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  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Great playing, Jacob. Welcome!
  2. JH Murray's Avatar
    I saw Hayes on tour with April Verch. A great sideman who is stepping out as a great performer in his own right. Well done!
  3. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Hayes, you're welcome to upload it on the regular part of the Forum. The blog comments don't have a utility for uploading PDFs, just images. It's a great piece of music.
  4. Hayes Griffin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by V70416
    Can't decide if I enjoyed the tune or the tasteful picking the most!

    Might have review MM#131 a few more times and steal as much as I am able.

    Thank you,Mandolin Mondays and David Benedict!
    Steal away my friend! I've got a PDF in tab and standard notation of what I played here, so message me here if you'd like a copy!

    - Hayes
  5. Hayes Griffin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe
    Great playing, Hayes. Welcome!
    Much appreciated!
  6. sgarrity's Avatar
    Good stuff!
  7. V70416's Avatar
    Can't decide if I enjoyed the tune or the tasteful picking the most!

    Might have review MM#131 a few more times and steal as much as I am able.

    Thank you,Mandolin Mondays and David Benedict!
  8. chasray's Avatar
    Great tune.
  9. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Great playing, Hayes. Welcome!
  10. Steve-o's Avatar
    Lovely tune, well played!
  11. Montananmrk's Avatar
    Absolutely gorgeous
  12. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    Your playing is so fluid and subtle and that mandolin sounds great!
  13. geechee's Avatar
    Superb tune - I always look forward to Mandolin Monday!
  14. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Beautiful playing, Joe. Welcome!
  15. AMandolin's Avatar
    Very nice
  16. Mark Wilson's Avatar
    Great tune. Mandolin sounds awesome. Well played
  17. EvanElk's Avatar
    Great piece! The dog came in right on cue too
  18. ccravens's Avatar
    Love it!
  19. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Billy. Nicely played!
  20. MHay61's Avatar
    Lovely David!

    I've seen it both ways Britches and Breeches. O'Neill's lists it as Breeches.

    The first part does sound a little like Banish Misfortune but it is 260 Frieze Breeches.
  21. Gelsenbury's Avatar
    One of my favourite players! Unfortunately I sound nothing like him.
  22. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    David, I love your playing and the sound of your Girouard A5! The tune is "Frieze Britches" or is that "Frieze Breeches?"
  23. smokin's Avatar
    no its not.
  24. Dave Hanson's Avatar
    It's actually the double jig ' Banish Misfortune '

    Dave H
  25. Jill McAuley's Avatar
    Great stuff!!!
  26. chasray's Avatar
    Awesome. Thanks!
  27. AMandolin's Avatar
    Fantastic David..
  28. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, David. Nicely played.
  29. Dave Reiner's Avatar
    Excellent playing as always, Dan!
  30. goose 2's Avatar
    Beautiful! Thank you!
  31. ccravens's Avatar
    How very nice!
  32. trainmaster's Avatar
    VERY NICE!!!!
  33. djweiss's Avatar
    Well done!
  34. Baron Collins-Hill's Avatar
    Beautifully played Dan!
  35. bbcee's Avatar
    Impeccably and soulfully played.
  36. AMandolin's Avatar
    Wow! Very nice. Thanks
  37. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Beautiful playing, Dan. Welcome!
  38. Scott L's Avatar
    Wow. Great feel, incredible tone, and such good technique. That Girouard sounds amazing, even on those super high notes.
  39. ccravens's Avatar
    Oh, so sweet. Always loved that song.

    Thanks Simon!
  40. V70416's Avatar
    Unseasonably cool!

    I really like how Simon Dunson picks with seemingly no resting or touching of picking hand upon bridge saddle;more from the elbow than wrist. That is how it looks to me;and,it makes for quite powerful tone. Being plugged in probably helps with that too.

    No dust on those close-together frets!

    Thank you,Simon. I enjoyed that.
  41. Alfons's Avatar
    Nicely done!
  42. BrianWilliam's Avatar
  43. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Very nice, Simon. Welcome to Mandolin Mondays!
  44. liamcpurcell's Avatar
    Thanks for the comments everyone!
  45. Tim C.'s Avatar
    Hey Liam - This is great, man! I remember you from Kaufman Kamp 2 years ago, great to hear you playing here!
  46. Gelsenbury's Avatar
    I really enjoyed this one!
  47. geechee's Avatar
    Great job Liam!!!
  48. StevenS's Avatar
    When I first met Liam, I think he was 10.

    We were at IBMA World of Bluegrass 2013, and I had so much fun watching this prodigious little boy drag his father around the Exhibition Hall for several days as he tried every mandolin that he could get his hands on. I'm fairly sure he made the circuit once or twice a day for 3 or 4 days.

    Finally, towards the end of the weekend, he brought his Dad back to my booth, and informed us that he really wanted a Sorensen Sprite Two-Point. The three of us had a little discussion about the seriousness of this commitment, and shortly thereafter, William (Dad) left a deposit check with me.

    Ironically, when I finished Liam's Sprite build, I had done a twin pair of instruments which were slightly different in tone and response. I had been so impressed with Liam over the years, that I decided to send him BOTH mandolins for test-drives.

    Liam had the two instruments for a while and very carefully compared the traits of both instruments. Finally, after a month or so, he chose the instrument that he is playing here.

    When I got the second mandolin back, it was in pristine, like-new condition! A stunning feat for any player who works instruments as thoroughly as Liam does!

    It has been a sheer delight to watch and work with Liam as his playing skills continue to develop.

    Ironically, I was listening to Cane Mill Road's first CD, Five Speed, this weekend. Those boys have serious chops!

    Updated May-21-2018 at 6:13pm by StevenS (Added CD link)
  49. Philphool's Avatar
    Liam was on the instructor staff at the Pre-Merlefest Wernik Jam Camp this year which I attended as a "jammer". He was knowledgeable, friendly, and did a great job of helping us improve our improv and jamming skills.

    He's obviously talented, but also one of the nicest guys you'll every meet!
    (That Sorenson sounded even better in person.)
  50. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Liam. Nicely played! Folks, watch, there's a great right-hand in action. Left too for that matter.
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