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  1. Re: Country Mandolin players in the Honky-Tonk era

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Some new stuff unearthed now. Ira Louvin was an easy one to overlook because he did a lot of later stuff without the mandolin. And the earlier stuff with Charlie...
  2. Country Mandolin players in the Honky-Tonk era

    Hi all,

    I can find plenty of old mandolin music from the 1920s/30s recordings of blues players (Yank Rachell, Charlie McCoy etc), brother duets (Monroes, Sheltons etc) and stringbands. But moving...
  3. Thread: What is Groove?

    by Paahto
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    Re: What is Groove?

    I haven't read the entire thread so forgive me if I'm repeating someone's sentiment. My explanation of groove is thus:

    Whilst "time", "rhythm", and "beat" are definable, quantifiable terms,...
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    Re: Wooden Irish Flute

    My two cents:

    A wooden flute gives significantly more scope for playing in every style of Irish music you would want. A radcliffe or Boehm doesn't. Yes Carty and Taylor played good stuff on the...
  5. Re: New Celtic music podcast: "Music at the Crossroads"

    Excellent idea Jill. Keep your ears peeled ;-)

    And I'm thrilled to hear you're enjoying the show. Knowing that there's appreciative listeners makes it so worth it and makes me strive to provide a...
  6. Re: New Celtic music podcast: "Music at the Crossroads"

    Hi Seamus, yes it's almost all irish material though I may include Scottish and Cape Breton stuff too. Thanks for checking it out!
  7. New Celtic music podcast: "Music at the Crossroads"

    Hi all,

    I started a new Celtic music (mostly Irish) podcast last month. I do a live show on Dublin South FM every Tuesday evening at 6pm GMT. The podcasts go up on MixCloud a day or two after.
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    Jams in Roanoke this Saturday

    Hi all,

    I'll be staying in Roanoke this Saturday evening. Would love to catch some bluegrass or old time jam but I'd be equally happy with good country or Irish music.

    If there's no jams,...
  9. Re: What's going on stateside between 26th Sept & early Novemeber

    Great Charlie. Thanks a million for that information. I'll certainly use it when I get to the city.
  10. Re: What's going on stateside between 26th Sept & early Novemeber

    Thanks Jason. Oct 6-8 I'll keep it in mind.

    I'm actually trying to form a plan for after our tour in October. Looks like we'll be finishing in Chicago area but I'm going to stick around and...
  11. Re: What's going on stateside between 26th Sept & early Novemeber

    I don't think I'll make it to Richmond unfortunately. We're in Sheperdstown, WV for a day or so and then headed on towards Chicago area. IBMA would be great to get to and thanks for the heads up but...
  12. What's going on stateside between 26th Sept & early Novemeber

    Hi all,

    I'm likely going to be back in the states for a few weeks from the end of September touring with an old band of mine. From what I've been told, our itinerary starts on 4th October around...
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    Re: Tips on chords in Jazz

    I'm not a jazz mandolinist but am interested in looking into it for musical ideas and an exploration of the instrument. What an interesting discussion. I think I get where you're coming from drbhrb....
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    Re: Ricky Skaggs playing an Ellis mandolin

    Edited because Google provided an answer...
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    Re: Ricky Skaggs playing an Ellis mandolin

    What way does Ricky Tune the mandolin for Get Up John? Sounds really great!
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    Cases for carrying on your back

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to buy some good quality cases for carrying my mandolin on my bike as I'll be cycling to gigs once I get my bike repaired soon. Something comfortable with pockets for leads etc...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here is a video of me practising New Camptown Races. I've been finding it difficult due to my limited knowledge in the key of Bb. But I'm happy with parts of these breaks so any advice in the right...
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Here's the band I used to be in until recently - Skipper's Alley, at StanFest 2016. Me on tenor banjo. There was actually another 4 members out of this shot but this makes us look really cool :-P
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    Re: Practice video: Soldier's Joy

    Thanks skip! I've listened to that record to no end so nice to hear something has filtered through :)
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    My latest project http://cobblestonepub.ie/news/once-there-was-a-king
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    Re: Practice video: Soldier's Joy

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm confident I'll get there with BG but I want to keep checking in here to keep progress going. And screw triplets! The most overrated and intrusive technique on banjo in...
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    Re: Practice video: Soldier's Joy

    Thanks Clinton. I still have a ways to go yet though. Is this the best place to post it? New threads for every tune like?
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    Practice video: Soldier's Joy

    Hi all,

    First upload. Learning bluegrass since December. Please advise me on areas needing improvement. My breaks have a long way to go I know.

    I'm linking to YouTube. Is that the handiest way...
  24. Thread: Jams search USA

    by Paahto
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    Jams search USA

    Hi all,

    I'm currently in Boston on tour with my band Skippers Alley (trad). Heading to Virginia and West Virginia tomorrow for a few days then flying out West to the San Francisco Bay area. After...
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    Re: Robbif's Recordings & Photos

    Just a note to say thanks a million to robbif for your generous work in making your collection available for download. It is an invaluable source of inspiration and education (and joy!) for bluegrass...
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