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  1. Michael Romkey's Avatar
    Very nice indeed! Thank you for these and getting our week of to a good start.
  2. EvanElk's Avatar
    Thanks Kevin - that was fantastic!
  3. kmmando's Avatar
    If anyone is interested, the first tune was written in 1994 to commemorate the opening of this land monument in Lewis, one of 4 that my cousin Will Maclean has designed to remember the struggles that the people of Lewis endured in the effort to obtain land to survive on.

    The second tune, a 6/8 pipe march was written by my great friend Freeland Barbour, leader of our ceilidh band The Occasionals, written for my late father Roddie Macleod, Polbain.

    The last short reel is a 4 part pipe version of Lord MacDonald.
  4. kmmando's Avatar
    Thanks Jill! best wishes, Kevin
  5. Jill McAuley's Avatar
    Wonderful stuff Kevin, definitely brightened up a dreary, drizzly day here in Co. Mayo!
  6. kmmando's Avatar
    Hopefully a little different for the series, variety being the spice of life, and we certainly need that these days! I am amazed at the sound, as that was simply the wee video camera microphone, as basic as it gets. It's a great wee mandolin though, nearly 40 years old!
    Thanks for having me on this great series, most honoured!
  7. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Nicely played, Kevin. Good to see you as a part of this series. The Sobell sounds fantastic, but much of that is always the player.
  8. wildpikr's Avatar
    Nice tune and well-played! Muy chistoso la historia del pulpo. ¿Lo lleva al chef?
  9. Isaac Casas's Avatar
    Thank you so much, guys! I've been following both the Cafe and the Mandolin Mondays series for years and it's an absolute pleasure and an honor to be an active part of both! Thanks again for the opportunity, David!!
  10. Michael Romkey's Avatar
    Any tune that combines mandolins and octopus attacks gets my vote. Fun stuff.
  11. BrianWilliam's Avatar
    To poetic licenses! That was awesome!
  12. greenoak's Avatar
    Great piece!
  13. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Great stuff, Isaac - Thile's influence is apparent, but you have your own style. That's a strong sounding Prucha, too! Thanks, Isaac and DB.
  14. Alfons's Avatar
    Isaac - that's great! Really enjoyed the piece and your playing. The Prucha sounds great, and it appears that you have recovered well from your ordeal. I can't help wondering about the octopus - not having a Prucha, he's probably still suffering from night terrors.
  15. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Very cool composition and great playing. Thank you Isaac!!
  16. Larry Howe's Avatar
    Beautiful right hand technique. thanks.
  17. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice energy and movement! Great sound. Makes me think of a Summit Artist that got way while I was thinking about it too long.
  18. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Love the tune and playing! Bravo!
  19. Benjamin Gieseke's Avatar
    Love it, very nice! Its exciting to see another Summit out in the world as well!
  20. Michael Romkey's Avatar
    Very nice indeed. Love the intervals, minors, trills and changes. Well done.
  21. Jill McAuley's Avatar
    Lovely stuff!
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  23. mondoslug's Avatar
    Just found this, so fantastic. Thank you!
  24. DCHammers's Avatar
    Yes, great tune. A haunting Appalachian mode to me. Can anyone tell me what a partial fret is?
  25. Ken_P's Avatar
    This is by far the most interesting entry in this series so far. Yes, it takes a bit of an adjustment to start hearing it as not simply out of tune, but it's totally worth it on the other end! I love how what is a pretty straight forward fiddle tune can really expand your ears to the possibilities that exist beyond 12 tone equal temperament.
  26. gregorx's Avatar
    Love this tune.

    Anyone know of lessons for this particular tune?
  27. Michael Romkey's Avatar
    This is something to ponder for certain.
  28. Eric Hanson's Avatar
    Thank you so much Flynn Cohen for your “late March” offering.
  29. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Microtonal has to grow on you a bit, but it does! Great job Flynn!
  30. Bill McCall's Avatar
    Great to see you playing mandolin. Wonderful tune and performance. Too bad we don’t have banjo Tuesday and guitar Wednesday so folks could experience a little more
  31. EvanElk's Avatar
    Love the composition and the musicianship - both technical and very expressive
  32. John Soper's Avatar
    Great tone and dexterous picking!
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  34. Michael Romkey's Avatar
    Creative and fun. Thank you! And this is two weeks in a row for the mighty Collings MTO, I believe. Very cool.
  35. Chuck Leyda's Avatar
    What a great tune to start the morning. Thanks G!
  36. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, G. Colling sounds fantastic in your hands.
  37. ccravens's Avatar
    Always love those Irish triplets!

    Nicely done!
  38. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    A beautiful, haunting song and beautifully played! Bravo, Frederic!
  39. Jill McAuley's Avatar
    That was the business Frédéric, great stuff as always!
  40. Michael Romkey's Avatar
    Great tune, great tone, great triplets, great way to start a Monday! I happened on his YouTube channel last week so it was especially fun to find Frederic here today. Now off score the transcript.
  41. Larry Howe's Avatar
    Great triplets. Gorgeous tone.

  42. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Frédéric. The Collings sounds fantastic.
  43. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice tune! At first I couldn't understand why your K9 friend would leave such a prime spot before the end, but then I realized he was probably relocating so he had a better view of all that fancy finger work.
  44. John Soper's Avatar
    Frankly, a good tune, well played. Always like Randy Wood's work as well!
  45. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Nice pickin' Frank! Great tone, clean, and felt!
  46. Michael Romkey's Avatar
    Great way to start the week!
  47. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Best way to start the week. Thanks, Frank, nicely played.
  48. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    WOW!!! Love the tune! It will be in my head most of the day!
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  50. gfury's Avatar
    Fantastic !!!!

    Made my day

    Thank you.
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