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  1. Mandolin Mondays #179 w/ Special Guest Alon Sariel

    Award-winning Israeli musical director and classical mandolin performer Alon Sariel stops by Mandolin Mondays to play us a riveting excerpt of music on his uniquely designed mandolin built by Israeli luthier Arik Kerman.



    Alon got his start on the mandolin playing in the Beersheba Mandolin Orchestra in South Israel where he grew up. Later he went on to study mandolin, lute, and conducting at the prestigious Jerusalem Academy ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #178 w/ Special Guest Roger Tallroth

    Swedish guitarist Roger Tallroth of the band Väsen makes a special appearance on Mandolin Mondays this week with an original tune played on his Northfield flat top octave mandolin.



    Though a talented multi-instrumentalist, Roger is perhaps most well known for his guitar work with the popular Swedish Folk group Väsen. He was a forming member of the trio which is now celebrating it's 30th anniversary. They just released a phenomenal ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #177 w/ Special Guest Robin Bullock

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, North Carolina Celtic and Classical mandolin sage Robin Bullock plays his rocking cross-tuned arrangement of these old-time tunes on his 1920 Gibson A model mandolin.



    Robin got his start as a founding member of the innovative acoustic world-music trio Helicon. Since then, Robin’s solo career has won him three Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Player’s Choice Award from Acoustic ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #176 w/ Special Guest Simon Mayor

    British humorist and mandolin luminary Simon Mayor, brings us a very special Mandolin Mondays video this week with his beautiful teardrop mandolin built by Mike Vanden. Hear him play the sweetest Irish Air that's ever been played on the mandolin.



    Simon has been at the forefront of the UK acoustic scene since the release of his 1990 debut release The Mandolin Album. His virtuosic and eclectic playing style ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #175 w/ Special Guest Yura Lytkin

    Meet Yura Lytkin a singer songwriter/scientist from Novosibirsk, Russia who happens to be an expert on Renaissance and Baroque adaptations for the mandolin. This week on Mandolin Mondays hear him play an original arrangement of this lute composition by John Dowland performed on Yura's beautiful Jade mandolin.



    It's evident by Yura's beautifully curated youtube channel that his talents and interests are ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #174 w/ Special Guest Mike Guggino

    Steep Canyon Rangers resident mandolin powerhouse Mike Guggino slays this original tune on his incredible Lloyd Loar.



    Mike has been tearing up the scene with the Rangers for over a decade now. Perhaps best known for their work with comedian Steve Martin, they've also won Entertainer of the Year from IBMA in 2011 and earned widespread critical acclaim. Read more about Mike's career with the Rangers at this Mandolin Cafe interview ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #173 w/ Special Guest Ondra Kozák

    Czech Republic mandolin virtuoso Ondra Kozák brings the heat on an original tune this week on Mandolin Mondays. Another amazing Krishot mandolin here made by Czech luthier Eduard Krištůfek.



    Ondra is a true gem of the European bluegrass scene. He's 5-time winner of the Czech Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Award, and has won numerous other awards with the many bands he's played with over the years. His ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #172 w/ Special Guest Jack Pearson

    Allman Brothers Band member and all around guitar legend Jack Pearson also slays the mandolin. Hear him play a soulful, original blues on his Silverangel axe for this week's Mandolin Mondays.



    Though Jack may be best known for this work with Gregg Allman and the ABB, Jack has played with just about everyone--from Chet Atkins to Jerry Douglas and beyond. These days he's highly sought after as a studio musician and instructor,, ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #171 w/ Special Guest David Harvey

    This week on Mandolin Mondays Gibson master luthier David Harvey brings us an original cross-tuned piece performed on this incredible Gibson Hall Of Fame Mon F-5 prototype he helped to pioneer.



    David cut his teeth as a 14 year-old kid touring with the legendary Red Allen. Over the years, he made a name for himself as a performer, playing with Larry Sparks, Claire Lynch and a number of others. Now, David continues to play ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #169 w/ Special Guest Erik Igelström

    Stockholm, Sweden's very own mandolin monster Erik Igelström brings us some amazing traditional style Swedish music played on his Thomas Fredholm F5 mandolin.



    Erik can masterfully cross genres in the blink of an eye. Whether you hear him play Bluegrass music with the incredible Swedish Bluegrass band G2, or jazz music with the highly acclaimed guitar player Emil Ernebro, Erik displays an effortless authenticity and mastery. ...
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