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    Re: The Break (jazz original)

    Hi,

    Listened to your Soundcloud recordings and enjoyed them. Thanks for posting. Real sense of enjoyment from the live recordings.


    Regards,
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    Re: Girouard "Griffith" tribute mandolin.

    Don,

    The A5 that I commissioned from Mike Black was he said based on the Griffith. Got it in 2014 and still happy with it.

    201550

    Regards
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Frank,

    Thanks for posting all these videos. I really enjoy your tune selection and your playing. Very inspiring.


    Regards,
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    Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TAMCO retirement.

    Trevor,

    Thanks for all you did for the UK mandolin community and wider. You made instruments available to us that we would probably never got hold of.

    Best wishes for your retirement.
    ...
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    David Mold Videos on YouTube

    Hi,

    Not seen any mention on the Cafe yet of Cafe member Old Sausage (David Mold) and his newly posted videos on YouTube. He has posted four in the last few weeks and they are all excellent. A...
  6. Re: Not able to view (Most!) videos in eg social groups on MC

    Hi,

    In case it helps, I use an iPad but have not downloaded the latest 15.1 update yet and can see both videos. That seems to support your theory?

    Regards,
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    Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Hi,

    Watched all the videos last night on the new YouTube website. Nice selection of songs beautifully played with all of the quartet making a good contribution. Well worth checking out if you like...
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    Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Hi,

    Nicely played (and filmed). Subscribed and will check out the other videos tonight. Thanks for letting us know. I wish playing the mandolin was as easy as you always make it look!

    Regards,
  9. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    Hi,

    In terms of listening I like fiddle music with Duncan Chisholm and Pete Clark being my favourites. They both lean towards slower paced tunes, which suit my ability to translate them to...
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Pete,

    Sorry to hear that, but enjoy your retirement. Thanks for the advice you have given freely to me and others over the years. I recently got a Belmuse 4 string and I am very impressed with it....
  11. Cel aig Baile. New Traditional Music on BBC Alba

    Hi,

    New BBC Alba music program Cel aig Baile aired last week. Not any mandolins sighted, although I did sight our own Dagger Gordon watching on. First of a series of four I believe, so we live in...
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    Re: greg butler/ viper strut

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting that, I enjoyed it. Never ever heard of him, so will have to research to see if he’s got anything else out in a similar vein.

    Regards,
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    Re: Nut Width Preference?

    Hi,

    I’ve got small hands and think a narrow nut width should suit me best, but in truth I think you get used to any width if you play it enough. I’ve got several mandolins that range from 27mm...
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    Re: Help me find a video

    Hi,

    Theyre French and called the Melonious Quartet. If this link does not work the tune was called Gaucho. Perhaps my favourite video on YouTube.


    https://youtu.be/sj_MpqS53mI

    Regards,
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    Hi,

    I’ve always loved the look of my Michael Lewis in which he paid homage to the Art Deco movement. He is a great luthier and I hope he getting back to work after a tough time.


    Regards,
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Spencer,

    Think #002 sounds great. Big improvement over #001. Keep it up and #003 should be special.


    Regards,
  17. Re: recorded tunes for turlough O'carloan music posted on the for

    Hi,

    I’m a great O’Carolan fan. My favourite source for how to play the tunes on mandolin is David Hansen on YouTube. He is a member here and a wonderful player. He probably has videos up on most...
  18. Re: John Abercrombie's e-mandos were auctioned off last November.

    Hi,

    Someone got a bargain. Ive been looking for a Schwab 4 string for a few years and not been able to find one. Placed 4-5 ads in the wanted section and never had a single reply.

    Oh well,...
  19. The Cliffs of Conachair by Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach

    Hi,

    Can’t get this fiddle tune out of my head since I first heard it last week. Never a bad thing when you trying to learn it. Puts me in mind of Ricky Skaggs comment about Bill Monroe’s music...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Hi,

    I find that sometimes individual strings will bind or get stuck in either the nut or bridge grooves. This means that they will release over time and cause the string to play sharp after the...
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Hi,

    Two nice blonde instruments from veteran English luthier Dave Farmiloe. Dave is primarily known as a repair man, but he makes wonderful instruments.

    190808


    Regards,
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    Re: First E-Mandolin build

    Hi,

    My Farmiloe 5 string telemando is 1.625 inches.

    190301

    Regards,
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    Re: Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    Hi,

    I would be grateful if the moderator could close the thread. I had raised the questions in the original post because they were of genuine interest to me, but others seem intent on derailing...
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    Re: Romeo in love (my last mando experiment)

    Hi,

    Very nice. Thanks for posting. Definitely a continental feel to it from a Scottish perspective.

    Regards,
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Hi,

    Sorry, Im not the most technical. It comes up ok on my iPad?

    If you search Ivan Drever Durham on YouTube it will be first up. Worth watching.


    Regards,
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