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  1. Mandolin Mondays #280 w/ Special Guest C.E. Jones

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, classical mandolinist and composer C.E. Jones joins us for a beautiful performance of the "Allemande" from Cello Suite No. 1 by J.S. Bach played on this Gibson F9.



    With a Bachelors degree in Cello Performance and a Masters and Doctorate in Music Composition from West Virginia University, Jones became deeply indoctrinated in the Appalachian traditional folk music. For the past half-decade ...

    Updated May-17-2021 at 8:11am by dbmandolin

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  2. Mandolin Mondays #279 w/ Special Guest Tim May

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got the amazing Tim May with us playing this original tune that he co-penned with Dave Harvey called "The Lost Chord." Tim sure makes that Ellis F5 mandolin sing!




    Flatpicker Tim May, has been working in the Nashville area for over 20 years as a sideman, session player, band member and performer. Higher profile projects have included touring with Patty loveless and John ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #278 w/ Special Guest Ian Coury

    Brazilian mandolin prodigy Ian Coury brings us a mind-bending performance on this Brazilian Choro classic "Corta Jaca" played on his powerful 10-string mandolin built by Tércio Ribeiro.



    Ian was born in Brazil on February 4, 2002, and started playing mandolin when he was 8 years old. At the age of 11, he took the stage with Hamilton de Holanda, his idol. At 12, he made his first solo show at the renowned Clube do ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #277 w/ Special Guest Audrey Mendenhall

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Boston-area mandolinist Audrey Mendenhall of the bands Stoneface Mountain Stringband and The Mendenhall Sisters joins us to share a few burning passes on the classic mandolin tune "El Cumbanchero" played on her Kentucky F5 mandolin.



    Audrey is a mandolin player to keep your eye on. Her work with the Lexington/Bedford-based band Stoneface Mountain and with her sister in The Mendenhall ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #276 w/ Special Guest Kevin Macleod

    All the way from Scotland, mandolinist Kevin Macleod joins us this week on Mandolin Mondays for a lovely set of traditional Scottish tunes played on his Stefan Sobell mandolin.



    Kevin is a multi-instrumentalist from Edinburgh, Scotland who has a deep history in traditional Celtic music. Over the years, he's made music with some of the biggest names in this music, including Alec Finn & Frankie Gavin of De Danann, Ali ‘Beag’ ...
  6. New Mandolin Day Endorphins - Rod Neep

    I have a theory that MAS is born of the endorphin hit one experiences acquiring a new mandolin, and the panic inducing thought that we may never experience that again.

    I was just congratulating a member on her new mandolin and I got to thinking about this. Not wanting to hijack her thread and her joy on her new mandolin day, I thought I would share my thoughts here.

    Rod Neep is a member here, though I we have not heard from him in a long time. in 2009 he did what we would ...
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  7. Mandolin Mondays #275 w/ Special Guest Isaac Casas

    Mandolinist Isaac Casas of the Spanish acoustic group WoodSpell joins us for Mandolin Mondays this week to share this compelling original, programatic composition about his own personal octopus encounter experience. Read more about the story and the beautiful Prucha F5 he's playing below:



    Isaac has played music his whole life. In 2014 he bought tickets to see Brad Mehldau in a duet tour with someone called Chris Thile. It ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #274 w/ Special Guest Ruby Mae Shiels

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, multi-instrumentalist Ruby Mae Shiels joins us from France to perform this compelling original composition entitled "Outside" played on her A style Summit mandolin.



    In addition to her impressive solo mandolin work on YouTube and social media, Ruby plays with several music groups including her family folk band The Shiels and her new progressive enterprise with The Village Vandals. ...
  9. New Shop Update

    Things are moving along now that it’s not winter anymore -for the moment anyway. We should be partially in the new shop in a few weeks, and can begin making parts and Rangers once again- Lord willing and the creek don’t rise (a bluegrass title if there ever was one). Things always take longer, especially if it's a 100 year old barn.
    We really appreciate the patience of those waiting for pickguards, Rangers, etc.
    *edited to add, Bruce is accepting all repairs and MAC instruments ...

    Updated Apr-02-2021 at 12:51pm by Mary Weber

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  10. Mandolin Mondays #273 w/ Special Guest Flynn Cohen

    A bit of novelty on Mandolin Mondays this week! Multi-instrumentalist Flynn Cohen of Low Lily joins us for an original microtonal fiddle tune called "The Last of Biff" played on his modified vintage Gibson mandolin that has two partial-frets and one micro-tuned course.



    Acoustic Guitar and mandolin player Flynn Cohen has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. ...