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  1. EvanElk's Avatar
    Wow and wow. What a wonderful piece and great playing
  2. Lena's Avatar
    So great! the sound of the mandolin is very pure! Thank you very much!
  3. TimB989's Avatar
    That rocked Robin! Amazing!
  4. usqebach's Avatar
    Every now and then one is faced with mindbogglingly superior talent that merely serves to highlight one's own futility in pursuing relatively pedestrian goals. This is one of those occasions.

    Fortunately, my rapturous enjoyment of this music is significantly greater than my own self-loathing at this moment!
  5. darylcrisp's Avatar
    thank you Robin.
    I've had the pleasure to see you live a few times in Asheville and at Dream guitars, always amazing, always the most beautiful music.
    thanks so much for sharing with us here.
    d
  6. Alfons's Avatar
    Very nice indeed. Enjoyed the pieces on the MP3 page as well.
  7. oliverkollar's Avatar
    Sounds SO great!

    Thanks Robin!
  8. Thomas Rawson's Avatar
    Freakin rad!!!
  9. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Robin. Nicely played!
  10. chasray's Avatar
    One of the best ever. Thanks.
  11. Alfons's Avatar
    Beautiful!
    I'll be looking for the U.S. tour schedule.
  12. SimonMayor's Avatar
    A quick word of thanks for all the very nice comments here. Mindful that most users of this site will be American, some advance notice that Hilary James and I will be in the US summer of 2020, our first trip there for many years. I've been invited to Brian Oberlin's River of the West Mandolin Camp, and to also Steve Kaufman's Mandolin Kamp. We'll have gigs in between and maybe before and after too. Be good to see you then!
  13. Dave Hanson's Avatar
    The Lark in he Clear Air, beautiful.
  14. Bud Barnwell's Avatar
    Simon Very tasteful and well done. Thanks for the transcription. Absolutely beautiful.
  15. darylcrisp's Avatar
    my kind of mandolin playing. absolutely wonderful in every way, and thank you very very much for the transcription!

    d
  16. ccravens's Avatar
    How very beautiful.

    Many thanks.
  17. John Soper's Avatar
    Masterful tone variation and beautiful tune. Kudos!
  18. greenoak's Avatar
    Wow! Picking jaw off floor! Thanks for sharing such beautiful music.
  19. mossmanl's Avatar
    Wonderful. Love the interpretation and execution.
    Thx for taking the time to share that beautiful piece with us.
    Larry
  20. Al Trujillo's Avatar
    One of the best...and so much fun to watch!
  21. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Thanks, Simon and 'cafe. A very emotive piece, and with Mayor tone. Beautiful.
  22. DougC's Avatar
    The pure drop as they say. It is so nice to hear an arrangement from someone who really knows the style. A gentleman and a generous soul. Thank you for the transcription.
  23. Anglocelt's Avatar
    Tremendous and tasteful.

    Thanks.
  24. Perry's Avatar
    I have long admired Simon Mayor's playing. His instructional material is excellent as well. I love the way he fills out the sound playing solo.
  25. oliverkollar's Avatar
    Wow....beautiful!
    Your tone is spectacular Simon.

    Thanks!
  26. Luna Pick's Avatar
    Just beautiful. Nice way to start the week. Amazing tone and dynamics.
  27. AlanN's Avatar
    Marvy!
  28. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    So happy to see Simon on Mandolin Mondays. Long one of our favorite mandolin players on the planet. One of the most spectacular players walking the planet right now in our opinion. Bravo, Simon, and what tone!
  29. musicology's Avatar
    Wonderful music - the P in the title derives from Diana Poulton, who edited the works of John Dowland
  30. Paul Statman's Avatar
    A beautiful song and you make a wonderful sound. Thanks, Yura, DB and MC
  31. Alfons's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DougC
    There should be more Dowland played on mandolin. It is beautiful music and Yura has done a great job of capturing the particular phrasing of that style.

    But sit up Yura, you're gonna get a back ache!
    I agree - a beautiful arrangement and performance!
    Great recording as well.

    As to John Dowland music for mandolin, there's a wonderful recording arranged and performed by Joseph Brent and Alon Sariel called An Englishman in New York.
  32. Bill Foss's Avatar
    Bravo!
  33. Bud Barnwell's Avatar
    Yura
    Wonderfully played and executed.
  34. John Soper's Avatar
    Elegant and sweet!
  35. blacktop's Avatar
    very sweet, and nice sounding mandolin. thank you
  36. oliverkollar's Avatar
    Sounds great! Great playing and great tone.

    Thanks!
  37. tbown's Avatar
    His Mandolin is a Jade made by Bob McRee. Bob is a MC member.
  38. EvanElk's Avatar
    Beautiful!
  39. DougC's Avatar
    There should be more Dowland played on mandolin. It is beautiful music and Yura has done a great job of capturing the particular phrasing of that style.

    But sit up Yura, you're gonna get a back ache!
  40. Eric Hanson's Avatar
    WOW!!
    I am loving his wonderful technique, and the power he is producing in the tone.
    Thank you so much Yura for being part of Mandolin Mondays!
  41. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Yura. Beautiful playing. Interested if anyone can identify this particular mandolin build he's playing.
  42. Mandophile's Avatar
    Hi 'Cuz,
    ...that's some fine pluckin but now I want to hear that Monroni piece on a bowlback please! S~
  43. Alfons's Avatar
    Now THAT's entertainment!
    Glad that idea stuck with you.
  44. ccravens's Avatar
    Great blending of styles!

    Loved it!
  45. f5joe's Avatar
    Nice tune! At one time, he was playing/borrowing Steve Martin's Loar. Not sure, but I believe that was a different mando. To my ear, on the computer speakers, I'm guessing this one has a Virzi.

    Care to clarify Mike? Thanks
  46. oliverkollar's Avatar
    Sounds great!

    Thanks!
  47. Drew Egerton's Avatar
    Mike is killer at Monroe style and traditional Italian tunes, so this cool mashup makes sense! Following SCR for 15+ years now and having lessons with Mike when I was first getting started, I can say he's a heck of a guy as well!
  48. BrianWilliam's Avatar
    Nice! Is that a VCR?
  49. Bud Barnwell's Avatar
    I really like your tune. Thanks for sharing.
  50. Hajd's Avatar
    Beautiful playing! What is the serial number of this beautiful Lloyd Loar mandolin, please? Does it have a Virzi? According to the sound I suppose it does not. Many thanks.
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