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  1. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Hi Dagger, hope you're well?

    I completely agree about the TG4 documentaries. As well as the ones that you listed, I really enjoyed this one about the great pioneering Irish guitarist Arty McGlynn...
  2. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Great thread, I love a good music documentary. In these challenging times when it is more difficult to get out and play with others, it seems like an opportune time to indulge in some quality music...
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    Re: Gangstagrass?

    I haven't checked out the link, but when I saw ganstagrass in the title, I assumed it was some kind of urban outlaw country/bluegrass thing
  4. Re: any advice/help would be appreciated! zoom q8 editing?

    Actually, I've just seen this which may be the best editing software solution as it is from zoom and presumably designed to be compatible with their products.
    https://www.zoom.co.jp/HandyShare
  5. Re: any advice/help would be appreciated! zoom q8 editing?

    Hi Beanzy, I recorded myself with my friend's H5 a couple of weeks ago, which as far as I can tell has the same sound recording facility as the q8. I was really pleased with the results so am...
  6. Re: any advice/help would be appreciated! zoom q8 editing?

    Thanks Beanzy and ProfChris!
    Definite food for thought... This could be a reasonably slow burner as I have my business to run from home, and a 2 year old so not much free time. We have another...
  7. any advice/help would be appreciated! zoom q8 editing?

    Hi folks,
    I hope the good people of the mandolin cafe are keeping well and managing life ok in these challenging times?

    I'm really missing playing with other people as I'm sure many others here...
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    Re: Who is James Greene?

    There is a bit of info about him in this link, looks like a v nice mando :) http://www.mandomutt.com/products-page/mandolins/2016-greene-f-5-sold
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    There is an excellent luthier who lives near me in Manchester called David Lim. He used to work for Oakwood instruments in the late 80's and has made a load of flat top mandolins, more recently he...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    I hope this isn't going too far off piste. A jazz trumpeter that I know a bit who also plays Irish trad has come up with a 3d version of the circle of fifths. This video below explains it. In these...
  11. Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    Interesting topic, I've spent a lot of time playing with musicians informally in pubs over the years, and inevitably there is a range of skills at these "gatherings".

    My dad always said that the...
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    Re: Birmingham tradfest 2019 anyone?

    what about this (apart from the knitting) ;) http://www.alfolkschool.com/celtic-week

    PS I love a bit of Lynyrd Skynyrd :)
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    Re: Oakwood Mandolins?

    There is a very good luthier who lives near me called David Lim who used to work for Oakwood. The info on his website suggests that he worked for them from 1989 to 1996, making mandolins, guitars and...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    I tend to agree with other people here that it is good for musicianship and mando skills to just use your ears, figure the key out and play closed positions.

    That said, if you want to use open...
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    sad news, Arty McGlynn passed today...

    Just seen this sad news. Arty was an excellent and pioneering guitarist for Irish trad although he played other genres....
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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...
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    Re: Birmingham tradfest 2019 anyone?

    Thanks Whistler, yep great line up and loads of sessions :) I really like your friend's (Adam's) playing, hopefully I'll get to meet him. I tend to agree that camping in Birmingham at any time of the...
  18. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    Wow, I thought I had a fairly "eclectic" musical diet. Respect to you Devan :)
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    Birmingham tradfest 2019 anyone?

    Hi folks,
    Next weekend I'm going to the Birmingham tradfest (I've got an 18 month old little boy so weekends off are a rarity these days, but more than compensated for by the little man)....
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I'm very sorry and sad to hear this news.

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ivan a handful times a few years back (via this website) and did a bit of jamming with him. I remember a kind, curious and...
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    Re: Improvising

    This doesn't necessarily answer your question Br1ck, but I thought it worth sharing this clip where guru Grisman talks about improv and offers (to my mind at least) some profound insights about the...
  22. Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    Here is the amazing Tim Edey demonstrating an Ashbury
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn6IuIAkirY
  23. Re: Ale Brider (a Yiddish folk tune) [on Red Valley Mandolin]

    Great to see some klezmer mandolin :mandosmiley:

    I've been loosely involved with both the Irish music and klezmer scenes in Manchester for about the last 20 years. Admittedly, I play more guitar...
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    Re: Music venues in London England

    The session website lists traditional Irish music sessions, I'm not saying that this is complete or all the sessions are definitely running but may be worth a look....
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, I'm so sorry to read this. If you're feeling up to it then I could try and visit sometime soon?
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