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Mandolin Mondays #166 w/ Special Guest Eva Holbrook

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This week on Mandolin Mondays we're graced with a tune from the impeccable Eva Holbrook of Shel and Lady Moon. She can really make that Weber Beartooth sing!



Originally from Ft. Collins, CO, Eva has been playing music from a young age. She and her 3 sisters formed the genre-bending acoustic band SHEL that over the years has been met with a cult following and critical acclaim. Check out their most recent release Just Crazy Enough: https://www.shelmusic.com/#store-section

In addition to SHEL, Eva has recently struck out on her own with her new solo project called Lady Moon. She's exploring the many different worlds of folk music with her mandolin and guitar and sharing the results on social media and youtube. Be sure to check out her work at the links below.

Here's a word from Eva about the tune in this video, "I came across this jig in my study of O’Neils Music Of Ireland, and here lent my own ornamentation and picking interpretation to Kevin Allison’s transcription. I particularly love this piece because it conjures visions of dancing fairies."

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

https://www.instagram.com/ladymoonmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/LadyMoonCries/
https://twitter.com/ladymooncries
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChZ...-NIS54KNDY2Uqw
https://www.shelmusic.com

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

Happy Picking!
David

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Updated Mar-04-2019 at 8:02am by Mandolin Cafe

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  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Eva, great to see you on the Cafe again. Enjoying following SHEL and your new project on Instagram. Nicely played!
  2. William Smith's Avatar
    Well played, very nice tune!
  3. Bernie Daniel's Avatar
    Nice! But what is the name of the tune -- or did I miss it?
  4. DougC's Avatar
    "The Monaghan Jig" A great tune Eva.


  5. Jill McAuley's Avatar
    Great stuff altogether!
  6. Bernie Daniel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DougC
    "The Monaghan Jig" A great tune Eva.

    Thanks!
  7. ccravens's Avatar
    Very nice!
  8. Jim Garber's Avatar
    Beautiful playing of a hypnotic tune.
  9. John Soper's Avatar
    Enchanting!
  10. phelou's Avatar
    nice! sounds kinda like The Butterfly, which I think is a modern type tune.
  11. tbaum's Avatar
    I started playing Irish tunes on the mandolin a few years ago, and even though I will never be able to play a tenth this good, Eva Holbrook's playing of this jig re-convinces me I'm playing the right music on the right instrument. Thank you so much for this recording. Sublime.
  12. Steve-o's Avatar
    Lovely playing! I like the pull-off ornamentation and dynamics. I usually play the four part version. Wish I could play half as good as Eva.
  13. BBarton's Avatar
    Sweet! Monaghan is such a great tune, especially on the mandolin. Your playing really makes the tune work!