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    Brazilian Bandolim

    I'm looking to buy a Brazilian bandolim. Any suggestions as to where they are available?
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    Milwaukee Mandolin Orch

    Fall Concert could not have been better. Soloist Evan Marshall. Elegant guest conductor Elina Chekan. Mozart, Brahms and of course Evan's signature, William Tell.
    It was a short two hours. ...
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    Milwaukee Mandolin Orch.

    Congratulations to the MMO for their Nov 2 concert. Music director Rene Izquierdo, soloists Carlo Aonzo, Linda Binder, Mikhail Litvin and members of the MMO provided a memorable afternoon of...
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    Re: Those with TC OM-How they holding up?

    I have two TC octaves, for about three years, one in low humidity winter Wisconsin and one in tropical high humidity Honduras. Neither one has any problem. Both tops are in perfect...
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    Re: Sierra Hull and octave mandolin

    Great way to start my day. Sierra rocks!!!!!!
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    Re: where best to put strap button on A5 mandolin

    Agree with mandobassman. I have two A5's with the strap button the the treble side and they work very well.
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    Re: Jig by Orrin Star on a New Wave Mandola

    Thanks for the post. It brightened up my morning.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Imagination is the mother of invention
  9. Thread: F-Style CBOM...

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    Re: F-Style CBOM...

    I just got back from Honduras. It's cold up here!!! After Labor Day it's anyones guess as to when we kick in the furnace again.
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    Re: F-Style CBOM...

    Send it to Wisconsin!!! It will heat my house for a week!!!!
  11. Re: Do You Reach For Your CBOM's More Than The Mandolin?

    I made the jump to octave mando in May 2010. I had never played one before so I started out with a TC that I purchased from the forum classifieds. It did not take long until my std. mandos weren't...
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    Re: Free Mandolin Cafe ball caps

    Great way to spead mandomania in the populace. Any color will do.....
  13. Thread: bachata

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    Re: bachata

    Bachata is popular in my old Peace Corps site in Honduras. I go back frequently. Here are just a few of my favorites: Paso A Paso, Alex Bueno; Si Te Vas, Daniel Moncion and Vete y Alejate De Mi,...
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    Milwaukee Mando Orch

    Congratulations to the MMO for their 110th anniversary concert last night. It was fitting that you connected with those in the audience who had never heard you before. Keep building your fan base...
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    Re: Pomeroy Flat-tops?

    I bought one of Don's last flattops in late Nov '09. It was the Sopris, mahogany sides and back. I love it and it has become my main instrument. Try to convince him to make some more. If I get...
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    Re: Mandolin in Mexico

    I know that this is a bit off thread but have you seen the video on YouTube, "United Breaks guitars".
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    Re: Mandolin in Mexico

    I took my mandolin to Honduras a couple of years ago. Sweet memories of tropical nights. Somehow the music I played sounded more romantic! People strolling at night would stop to ask what kind of...
  18. Re: Video: Sebastiaan de Grebber & Eva van den Dool Musicians at

    Thank you. It was a special way to start Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year or in my second language, Feliz Navidad y un Prospero Ano Nuevo
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    Re: 15 videos of Edu Miranda Trio Live in Portugal

    Great music. Let the forum know when the DVD/CD comes out and how to get it.
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    ChoroMusic.com has it. Classics of the Brazilian...

    ChoroMusic.com has it. Classics of the Brazilian Choro. Both the sheet music and a CD included.
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    Infectious music. It made me want to get up an...

    Infectious music. It made me want to get up an dance. Keep posting your group!!!!!
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    In February I flew with Continental from...

    In February I flew with Continental from Milwaukee to Houston on a small regional jet and then from Houston to San Pedro Sula , Honduras on a packed 737. No problems with the mandolin in the...
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    Congratulations to the Milwaukee Mandolin...

    Congratulations to the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra for the superb concert. The collaboration of Carlo Aonzo and Rene Izquierdo was very special. It was fun watching Carlo conduct the Orchestra in...
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    Milwaukee has the oldest continuous mandolin...

    Milwaukee has the oldest continuous mandolin orchestra in the US and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers who beat Oklahoma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The orchestra's website is www.milmando.org
  25. Thread: New to the Cafe

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    I've followed the site for a few months but just...

    I've followed the site for a few months but just registered. I'm 64 yrs old in Port Washington, Wi. In the late '60s I picked up an old Rex bowlback from my dad's music shop. I played it a few times...
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