Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Mandolin Cafe
We wish all visitors an early Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. Below, a new album cover every time you refresh the page, from our definitive Christmas mandolin recording list.
Looking into 2018 at the Mandolin Cafe. Are we slowing down? Nope, stepping on the gas.
Looking great at 100+ yrs. old: this Gibson K-2 mandocello with red case interior on eBay.
Dec. 14, the birthday of DeFord Bailey. Who is that you say? Bradley Klein told us this past March.
Cool gig: Carlo Aonzo will be a Visiting and Artist Scholar at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH in February 2018.
Mandolin Mondays #102 is Isaac Eicher playing an original composition.
New music from the Teres Aoutes String Band on the Cafe MP3 page.
From NPR Music: At 86, Bobby Osborne Doesn't Intend To Quit Singing Anytime Soon.
Please read: an open letter to the users of our Classifieds.
Ten most recent Classified Ads of 1204 current ads and 118821 since inception.
- 12/16: Guitars - Hand Made Beaumont (Think D-21 Authentic)
- 12/16: Guitars - Martin D-28A 1931
- 12/16: Guitars - For Sale 1938 L-00
- 12/16: Mandolins - Mid-Missouri M-4 Spruce & Rosewood, Wide Nut $Us 460 Shipped
- 12/16: Guitar Accessories - Elliott Guitar Capo Elite 1-3/4
- 12/16: Mandolins - Gibson A Snakehead (1922)
- 12/16: Guitars - 1963 Fender Telecaster Custom
- 12/16: Mandolins - 2016 Collings MF5 Custom Winfield Edition Mandolin - $6900
- 12/16: Mandolin Accessories - Bubinga Pick Box
- 12/16: Guitars - WTB Gibson Early 50's A Tuner
- 12/17/17, 04:03 AM - Ancient New-Bee Questions..
- 12/17/17, 03:44 AM - My New Big Muddy M-2
- 12/17/17, 03:15 AM - Should I Buy It???
- 12/17/17, 02:46 AM - My New Big Muddy M-2
- 12/17/17, 02:41 AM - I "lost faith" in the mandolin...
- 12/17/17, 02:37 AM - Is a Breedlove Crossover OO an upgrade over Rogue RM-100A?
- 12/17/17, 02:32 AM - Upgrade time?
- 12/17/17, 02:31 AM - I Bought "The Loar" Once!
- 12/17/17, 02:16 AM - "Relaxing" As A Method?????
- 12/17/17, 01:55 AM - Loar pickguard
- Peghead Nation CyberMonday and Beyond Special
- Emory Lester Interview
- New American Mandolin Ensemble - Contemporary Works for Plucked Strings
- Neil Gladd - Four Centuries of Solo Mandolin Music
- Mike Marshall Joins Faculty at Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany
- New in Print - Airs for the Seasons by James Oswald
- Straight Up Strings to Sell Mandolin and Banjo T-Shirts to Benefit Bluegrass
- D'Addario Nickel Bronze Mandolin Strings and NS Micro Tuner Giveaway
- 2018 Keith Harris Plucked String Ensemble Workshop
- Mark Johnson & Emory Lester - Acoustic Milestones: 20 Years
- January 3-7 - International Italian Mandolin and Guitar Winter Academy, Sorrento, Italy
- January 3 - Feb. 7 - Wernick Method Jam Class with Tara Shupe, Murray, UT
- January 4-6 - Wernick Method Jam Class with Gilbert Nelson, Jekyll Island, GA
- January 4 - Feb. 8 - Wernick Method Jam Class with Rick Sparks, Reno, NV
- January 5-6 - Fiddle and Pick Old Time Music Weekend Workshops, Pegram, TN
- January 6 - Feb. 24 - Wernick Method Jam Class with Dave Howard, Louisville, KY
- January 9 - Feb. 13 - Wernick Method Jam Class with Rick Sparks, Reno, NV
- January 11-14 - Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music, Bellows Falls, VT
- January 14 - Feb. 11 - Wernick Method Jam Class with John David, Glendale, CA
- January 15 - March 12 - Wernick Method Jam Class with Jeff Burke, Evanston, IL
- 11/20/2017 - Emory Lester Interview
- 08/02/2017 - The 1988 Jethro Burns Interview
- 06/18/2016 - Jenni Lyn Gardner - Jenni Lyn Lights Up with Burn Another Candle
- 06/04/2017 - Bill Monroe Interview in Denver, Feb. 19, 1986
- 05/17/2017 - The Charlie Derrington Interview
- 05/14/2016 - Tim Connell Interview
- 05/08/2017 - Bill Monroe on the Farm Interview
- 04/30/2017 - Bill Monroe Receives his Mandolin from Gibson - The Video
- 03/14/2017 - A Brief History of Evening Prayer Blues
- 02/27/2017 - Rising Brazilian Mandolinist Elisa Meyer
Ten most recent Mandolin Monday Videos. Bookmark page with this tab open.
- Episode #102: Isaac Eicher - Original Composition
- Episode #101: Thomas Cassell - Sapporo
- Episode #100: David Benedict - My Own Kind of Hat
- Episode #99: Evan Marshall - Blackberry & Turkey
- Episode #98: Jake Workman - Bill Cheatham
- Episode #97: David Tiller - Forro Brasil
- Episode #96: Adam Steffey - Fiddle Tune Medley
- Episode #95: Jake Howard - Ways of the World
- Episode #94: Tommy Norris - Someday My Prince Will Come
- Episode #93: David Benedict - Old Tom
This Day In History
December 17, 1966,
Bill Monroe recorded "All The Good Times Are Past and Gone" for Decca.
» More history
Mandolin Cafe Events Calendar for December 17, 2017
From eBay: Great story but it's the mandolin we like. Gibson A Jr. stored for 75 years.