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  1. Re: New Steve Cooney guitar album of harp music

    A link to the tg4 documentary on Cooney that was aired a couple of days ago:

    https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=6120996798001&title=Steve+Cooney&series=S%C3%A9+Mo+Laoch+&genre=Ceol&pcode=086785
  2. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    Dagger and Simon, thanks for your kind responses. I still remember that great session we had a few years back up in Kevin's place at Achiltibuie and the afternoon in the Coigach Community Hall. ...
  3. Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    ... and I am so grateful for them! Every Sunday, I have a different couple of people drop by. I cook lunch for them, we eat together, then we eventually pick on tunes. Every Sunday is different, and...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Hi Dagger, I completely agree that working with other musicians is really important, not just for the development of musicianship but also for the general social experience and camaraderie. I'm sure...
  5. playing my Nordwall 10-string cittern from Sweden

    Hi all!

    Wanted to share a little video of me playing a really cool instrument. This is a 10-string cittern from Swedish luthier Mats Nordwall. I custom ordered this two years ago, and through...
  6. Re: Wanting to try a cittern (esp. Nordwall) in California/West C

    https://www.facebook.com/pgunning101/videos/10101168430473043/

    A little video featuring my Nordwall Cittern :D
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    The rise in popularity of mandolin orchestras in the 1890s led to the introduction of various mandolin family instruments, initially following the pattern of the bowed string instruments: mandolin,...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    A few years back I wrote a piece for my blog about the guitar bozuouki history - a little off topic but it may be of interest.

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/what-is-a-guitar-bouzouki/
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayuyfc-wBro&noapp=1&client=mv-google
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Dagger,

    That looked like a lot of fun. Thanks for posting.

    Regards
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    Re: 10 Questions for Dan Beimborn

    Noting today's anniversary of this feature interview. Just paid a couple of days visit to Dan on his houseboat near London while on vacation a few weeks back. Way too much fun :).
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    The new Session King mandolin?

    Some of you might have been following the Session King uke thread over in the "4 string/5 string" section. Long story short, one design stood out as a likley Session King Mandolin.

    Here it is:
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    Nice Statman interview...

    ...over at the FJ...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    That's a tough old journey, Ivan, but thanks for sharing it with us. Sending you all the best wishes from out here in sunny California. Here's hoping that your sense of taste, hair, and yen to play...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi all - Thanks once more for all your good wishes & kind thoughts. I have to have blood tests / x-ray & an ECG prior to Chemo.,to make sure that i'm ok to have it - let's hope so !!,
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    It has always seemed to me, and this thread has kind of reinforced, that while the Bluegrass world tends to be dominated by the F5, there's a wide variety of mandolin styles seen in Celtic music.
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    Irish traditional music played on a bowl back mandolin:

    http://claddaghrecords.com/index.php/instruments/guitar-mandolin/fiontan-o-meachair-irish-traditional-mandoline.html
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    I agree with the above statements; can be played on any type of mandolin. There's great players playing flatbacks - Declan Corey is an amazing player and able to take on the loudest session with his...
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    On the other hand, a round-backed mandolin holds more Guinness.
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    Re: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

    Dagger .... Dornoch is indeed a lovely town and the golf course is one of my favorites in the world.There were about 50 of us in my group paying golf there that day and the pro shop had a banner day...
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    Re: 7 Oud Players to Listen To

    Wow Dagger that's going to be a great vacation.
    I suppose you will meet Ross Daly. He's been a hero of mine for a number of years. Fine musicians, thoes folks!

    Send us some 'travel notes'. ...
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    Re: 7 Oud Players to Listen To

    Some of my favorite Oud players
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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    Is this it? Grabbed from Google cached.

    A PERSONAL REMEMBRANCE ON ALEC FINN BY KEVIN MACLEOD

    I was very deeply saddened at the sudden passing on 16th November 2018 of my dear friend and...
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    Playing for Change - Ripple

    My sister sent this to me:



    Mando and moando-like instruments at 00:57, 1:27, 1:55, 2:20, 3:03, 4:15.
  25. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Here ye go: A great Tommy Coen reel, called "Christmas Eve", keeping with the season and all:
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