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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Interestingly, the first tune these guys play is one I know as O'Neill's Cavalry March, which is the very first track on O'Riada Sa Gaiety, by Sean O'Riada, and I think the next tune is also what...
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    I must admit I lost interest in the Chieftains quite a while ago, but back in the early seventies their music meant a lot to me.

    One of my favourite albums was Sean O'Riada's 'O'Riada Sa Gaiety'....
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Michalis Kontaxakis. Sounds really great.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVtVaG8PjE
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Hi Paul,
    I thought I recognised Jamie's name - a quick Google reveals that he was in a band called Tom Shepley's Band in the seventies. My friend Duncan MacGillivray was in the Battlefield Band at...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Talk of Dave Swarbrick reminds me of his contemporary, Steeleye Span's Peter Knight. In this recent video Peter takes the lead vocal while holding his fiddle in the normal position. Hannah Martin...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Very sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed his posts. RIP.
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    And then there is this approach:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8DmK-Z5kEQ
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Good point. The tradition continues with the likes of Eliza Carthy, Jon Boden, Hannah Martin, Seth Lakeman and several others. I note that many of these people also play other instruments such as...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I think Sam Sweeney's fiddle playing is really beautiful. Sometimes it seems to have a Nordic influence, maybe?

    ...
  10. Re: Cel aig Baile. New Traditional Music on BBC Alba

    Yes, I haven't watched it yet, but it was a lovely afternoon of music. All of the musicians are from around Inverness.
    Incidentally, no mandolins, but Eamonn Doorley (Julie's husband) is playing a...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    The album which really got me going was Jerry Holland's Master Cape Breton Fiddler, with (I think) Hilda Chiasson on piano and Dave MacIsaac on guitar. I am aware that he was born in Massachusetts to...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    That's true for sure. Same for the Scots islanders. Nonetheless, their music has remained very Scottish, with plenty of strathspeys etc.

    However, I don't see the piano style as anything like what...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    This is not directly related to the mandolin recording, but is an interesting piece by the innovative Scottish small piper Hamish Moore, and is to do with differences between Scotland and Cape...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    I found that mandolin recording very interesting. I was in Cape Breton in 1988 and heard a lot of music, but don't remember any mandolin.

    One thing I noted was that these guys had hundreds of...
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    Re: 2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    I found this podcast by Frank last night. Good listening.

    https://podtail.com/en/podcast/the-rolling-wave/ep-14-frank-tate-instrument-maker/
  16. Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    I was enjoying the thought of her checking out your ears...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon CDs

    Just to say my early CDs Highland Mandolin and The Frozen River are now on Spotify. Like Father /Like Son by Dagger Gordon and Colin Gordon was already available.

    Cheers Dagger
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    Re: Dagger Gordon CDs

    The sleeve notes on Highland Mandolin were not very extensive, Sean. If you've any questions I'm happy to answer. I can maybe scan them or something.
    If you're interested in who plays on each track,...
  19. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    Can sound very good. Not certain if this an OM or bouzouki, but you get the idea.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHYHXMOdSfU
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    Dagger Gordon CDs

    I have finally got round to getting my old recordings on Bandcamp. You can hear/buy my albums Highland Mandolin and The Frozen River, plus my CD with my son Colin - Like Father/ Like Son.

    I'm...
  21. RIP Andre Sakellarides (French luthier)

    I am sorry to hear that Andre Sakellarides, the Marseille based violin and mandolin maker has passed away.

    In the mandolin world he was perhaps best known for creating the instruments played by...
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz

    Cool what Sarah does with the octave in this clip. Oh, and Sierra and Molly are pretty good too!!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuW7sNyz-hU
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    Re: Source for single monel guitar strings?

    Buying a set of guitar strings certainly can be a solution.

    I use 42, 32 or 30, 22 or 21, and 11 or 12 for my octave mandolin - depending on availability.
    In effect these are a guitar 5th, 4th,...
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    Re: Help me find a video

    Here is an interview Patrick Vaillant, the leader of the Melonious Quartet, did for Mandozine a long time ago (I couldn't see the date).

    https://www.mandozine.com/media/CGOW/vaillant.html
    In it...
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    Re: Help me find a video

    Fantastic group. Strangely I was listening to their CD Au Sud De La Mandoline a couple of days ago, for the first time in ages.
    They don't seem to be active any more, as far as I can tell, but I did...
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