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Mandolin Mondays #157 w/ Special Guest Olga Egorova

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Moscow mandolin sensation Olga Egorova plays this Dutch made octave mandolin like no other! This week on Mandolin Mondays she brings us a set of Russian and Ukrainian tunes that will put you at the edge of your seat.



Olga is a professional Russian mandolinist who can be seen collaborating with many artists around the country. She performs regularly with guitarist Roman Palmov in the exciting acoustic and electric group, Duo Ro. Check out their most recent release here: https://www.duo-ro.com/?fbclid=IwAR1...vd6TPw12JnboEw

Here are a few words from Olga about this video, "There are three melodies in this medley: Russian traditional “I’m Sitting on a Pebble”, Ukrainian “Carol of the Bells” and once again Russian “In the Dark Forest” with some blues notes and classical cadenza. I'm sure you all know Carol of the Bells. Russian and Ukrainian folk cultures are similar, but have some differences in the harmonic system. In Russian music you can hear more pentatonic scale. And of course, you can add Blues steps to any melody.

I made this especially for "Mandolin Mondays" this December. Don’t worry no mandolins suffered while I was shooting this video. We have very dry air in Moscow flats, so the humidifier is on all the winter time

A few words about my mandolin: this octave mandolin (Mr. Green) was built for me by a Dutch luthier Thijs van der Harst. You can see another his instruments on his website: http://www.thijsvanderharst.nl/ Mr. Green's double strings are tuned in octaves, except for the first E-E--they are tuned in unison and sound like the first guitar string."

Be sure to connect with Olga at the following links below for more information about her music and performance schedule:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTd..._as=subscriber
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCat...XxKEoQdYhiZOcg
https://www.facebook.com/olga.egorova.54540

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!
David

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Comments

  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Wow, fantastic playing. Welcome, Olga!
  2. AMandolin's Avatar
    Tremendous, thank you Olga.
  3. bbcee's Avatar
    I remember being knocked out by her "subway version" of St. Anne's Reel on YT a couple of years ago. How great to hear what you're up to now, Olga, thanks!
  4. Philphool's Avatar
    Just WOW!
  5. Robert Mitchell's Avatar
    I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE AMAZED!!!!!FANTASTIC!!!
    THANK YOU
  6. GTison's Avatar
    Makes it look so easy.
  7. bigskygirl's Avatar
    Wow!
  8. Gerry Cassidy's Avatar
    Simply amazing.

    I hope the rest of my week goes like this!
  9. MontanaMatt's Avatar
    Wow, my face just melted!
    Seems like the rest of the mandolin world isn't trying hard enough...
    The bar is raised quite high now.
    Bravo Olga!
  10. EvanElk's Avatar
    Wow!!!! Brilliant musicianship
  11. Bud Barnwell's Avatar
    WOW!! Olga awesome! I'm blown away. Wonderfully done.
  12. Doc Ivory's Avatar
    WOW!!!!
    That is just great Olga!
  13. Clement Barrera-Ng's Avatar
    Just outstanding. I've seen a number of her videos before and I've never been more amazed by her playing. How she's not a household name in the music/mandolin community is beyond me.
  14. Luna Pick's Avatar
    Olga, that was technically stunning and beautiful, thank you.
  15. Alfons's Avatar
    Superlative!
    I could listen to this over and over - oh wait ... I just did. Wonderful music, arrangement and technique. I have to go now so I can watch it some more.
  16. EvanElk's Avatar
    Nobody mentioned the smoke machine...
  17. Olga Egorova's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bbcee
    I remember being knocked out by her "subway version" of St. Anne's Reel on YT a couple of years ago. How great to hear what you're up to now, Olga, thanks!
    Thank you! I’m very pleased to know that!
  18. Olga Egorova's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Pick
    Olga, that was technically stunning and beautiful, thank you.
    🙏🏻Thank you very much!