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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    I've found this thread to be very interesting, highlighting Irish makers whose work is not often discussed here (and indeed those who are more familiar to me like Joe Foley). It appears to be exactly...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Have a look at Moloneys music shop in Galway.
    They seem to sell instruments made by a couple of local Irish luthiers plus some by a Portuguese maker, which look quite good value on the face of it.
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Mandolin Cafe has lists of builders, so the listing for Ireland is probably a good place to start.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/builders/search?search=Ireland
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    https://www.facebook.com/800295416659621/videos/512572102838125/?t=0

    Michael Kontaxakis again
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Yes I went there in March, to a Group Workshop led by Spanish musician Efren Lopez, of whom I am a huge fan. There were only 5 of us along with Efren.
    Efren has just done another one last week as...
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    This is a nice atmospheric video of what looks like Michael Kontaxakis playing at Semeli Cafe across the road from the Labyrinth Music Workshop in Houdetsi, Crete. Really good sound on the mandolin....
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    Re: Off to Scotland

    Ullapool is a cool little town I would recommend. There is very often good (and I stress good- the folks there do know, and musicians like to play there) music at The Ceilidh Place.

    Good for...
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    Re: Off to Scotland

    MacGregors and Hootananny , both Church Street, Inverness.

    I don't know much about the scene in Skye, but I remember a similar question about a couple of years ago and someone came up with a list...
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    If you think it was your fault, then yes. It was an accident, and in a session these things can unfortunately happen, but if you think it was your fault ....
  10. 2 10-string Sobell mandolins for sale

    No financial interest, but unusually there are two 10 string mandolins for sale at the moment on Stefan's 'Available now' page.

    I have a cedar/rosewood one from 1984. Best buy I ever did.
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    Re: capek bouzouki

    Capek is a Czech instrument maker. His mandolins are highly regarded. Don't know about his bouzoukis.
    http://www.capekinstruments.com/index.php?lang=en
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    Re: Brid Harper Jig Fingering

    I think it is significant in the case of this tune that it is the key of Dm, and therefore you will be playing notes on the first fret.

    In the majority of Irish tunes in D and G etc you don't...
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    And here he is performing at Labyrinth in Crete.
    https://www.facebook.com/ploumiproject/videos/2319606068314211/?t=15

    There are a couple more short clips as well on the Labyrinth Facebook page.
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I'm with you there, but I do use tenor banjo quite often when I'm playing for dances. It's good for that.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    It was fun. It was grand to see another mandolin player from a completely different part of the world. We had got on very well at Mandopolis (which is a very small mandolin festival in the South of...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://youtu.be/1tMrpQfb5Js

    We had a visit from Indian mandolinist Diptanshu Roy and his lovely wife Karishma recently. We had met at Mandopolis mandolin festival in 2013.

    Here we are having...
  17. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    The first album by the Irish band Planxty - with its innovative use of mandolin type instruments by Andy Irvine and bouzouki by Donal Lunny - changed EVERYTHING in Irish music, and subsequently had...
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    Maggie May, for sure.
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    You could study with Yurdal Tokcan for about a week this August if you want to at Labyrinth Music Workshop in Crete. I did a seminar there this March with Efren Lopez. Can't recommend it enough,...
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    I feel we should take note of this extremely beautiful Irish air as played by Simon Mayor.
    He uses a variety of techniques,including a wee burst of tremolo at around 1.15. Exemplary playing, in my...
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    Not tab, but an interesting video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKdlT5EK9-8
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    The biggest problem which I've encountered with trying to play oud music is that the mandolin is a fretted instrument and the oud isn't.

    I once started a thread wondering if there were any...
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I certainly agree that the sound projects surprisingly well. It is louder than most mandolins I have played.
    As regards the tuner buttons, there are no issues with mine - indeed I find the tuners to...
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I quite like mine. I have travelled with it a lot this year.

    I was lucky enough to go to a music seminar in Crete in March, and I felt that the Seagull was actually good enough to use at it.
    I...
  25. Re: Any clues about this British-made mandolin?

    I can't think of a maker. I once had an electric mandolin called an Errington, but it was quite different to this (I'm making an assumption that the builder's name began with E). There were not many...
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