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Barbara Shultz
Feb-11-2008, 4:29pm
Last year, at our first pretty informal gig for the Flatland Ramblers with these current band members, we had a friend video our performance. I've finally figured out how to create a video, and have uploaded it onto YouTube. We sound better now (hopefully, almost a year later), and the video isn't that great, but thought I'd post this, so those who are interested could check it out. We are playing a hornpipe medley; Fisher's Hornpipe and Belfast Hornpipe. Jeanne Witt is playing the brass whistle, Barbara Shultz playing Weber Bridger A Mandolin, Scott Ross playing Petersen Cittern, Craig Fox & Donna Ritchie on guitars.

Flatland Ramblers on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MaVejjMQbw)

Mark Walker
Feb-11-2008, 4:50pm
Very nice Barbara!

Your female guitar player looks REALLY relaxed and laid back! #Your penny-whistler gets those notes out flawlessly.

I listened hard and could even hear the mandolin! #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Barbara Shultz
Feb-11-2008, 4:59pm
Thanks for the compliments! Like I said, we've gotten better.. I'm working HARD to play louder (that's our whistle player's mantra... play louder, play louder!) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Mark Walker
Feb-11-2008, 5:03pm
Take turns with her on the lead parts! That way she can back off and you can shine through! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Keep up the great work!

mitchelwb
Feb-11-2008, 5:12pm
very nice... but maybe recommend that your camera guy either uses the tripod or moves it out of the way http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Patrick Sylvest
Feb-11-2008, 5:13pm
Great Celtic Chops!

Barbara Shultz
Feb-11-2008, 5:33pm
The decision to video was VERY last minute! Just kind of thrust a video camera that I'd just gotten, had no idea how to use, into our friend's hands, and that was it. The gig was at a VERY small coffee shop... we were happy that we actually got ANY video that we could use!

JEStanek
Feb-11-2008, 10:47pm
I'm sure you guys can get as much from a learning experience out of seeing your performance as we can from enjoying it. I could hear each of you, too. Looked like a nice gig.

Jamie

Bertram Henze
Feb-12-2008, 3:06am
Three interesting details I find standing out:

Barbara's gaze fixed on her own left hand (just once looked up and gave everybody a smile, there is much potential there, should do that more often for the audience)

Scott, solid as a rock, dominating the chords and keeping time even

Donna with the most scary necklace I ever saw (she is either killing dragons or working with the X-men in her spare time, I suppose) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

All in all a very solid basis of skills to build on (which you have done I understand)

Bertram

bshpmark
Feb-12-2008, 7:15am
Very enjoyable! Thanks for sharing that with us.

Jim Garber
Feb-12-2008, 7:58am
I like the feel of the music with a nice friendly bounce -- nice to play a hornpipe that way. Thanks for putting this up.

steve V. johnson
Feb-12-2008, 9:17am
Wow, nice movie!

And it's showing at theatres in all these different forums here, too... #
No need to miss a show time!

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Thanks!

stv