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  1. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    So...

    I've just renewed my wordpress subscription to keep "The Irish Mandolin" up and running for another year. Many thanks to the very kind and generous souls out there who have made the...
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    My take on Scarborough Fair

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1rLkgpH0Vo
  3. Marla Fibish on Peghead Nation's Facebook page

    Just a heads up to anyone who might've missed it - Marla Fibish was live on Peghead Nation's Facebook page yesterday (the recording of it can be watched if ye missed it) and while there was some...
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    Over and Out / Paul Glasse & Aaron Weinstein

    Here’s a fiairly new tune I wrote called Over and Out. It basically a blues with a bridge, in the key of F. I made a simple iPhone video of myself playing the melody and the very talented Aaron...
  5. Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Since shattering my kneecap in early December I've been housebound, so already used to "sheltering in place". Playing a lot of mandolin and tenor banjo, when I can (when it's quiet out - still far...
  6. Fine music broadcast from Glasgow, Scotland

    Jenn Butterworth and Laura Beth Salter are lecturers at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This concert broadcast from home isolation in Glasgow, and complete with fine mandolin content, was just...
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    Re: These trying times

    If there's any way you can avoid this travel right now, dear Bill, please stay right where you are. I know none of us are used to living in such a situation, but it's a fact that the choices each of...
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    Good grief... what a set!

    Billy Strings is - of course - all shades of bad (_*_)

    The mandolin player in this recent set ain't bad either!!! I'm taking notes. Or trying to!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTrgZ6Bl8C8
  9. Re: New to playing Celtic music but I see its big locally

    There is a very nice irish trad album by Michael Kerry called The Rocky Road with some fine mandolin playing.
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    Re: sad news, Arty McGlynn passed today...

    RIP. One of the greats. I had the pleasure of having him in my home for a day of recording a couple of years back. It's an experience I'll never forget.

    There's dozens of great videos of Arty...
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    Re: Friendly reminder

    Just today. And I sneezed in front of a wall of banjos, and even with my mouth covered, they self played a bar of Foggy Mountain Breakdown.
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    Re: About my pick grip

    I’ve never believed there is any “right” or “wrong” way to hold the pick. Just use whatever is the most efficient way to get the tone and speed you are trying to achieve. While I see lots of great...
  13. Nice article about Dublin maker Frank Tate

    This is good.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/craft-and-graft-of-a-dublin-guitar-maker-1.3864724?fbclid=IwAR3Pzxo2QvGkzmlXUZxGtCo5JlNmCyqHVgbsDm0V2Btwo_r0pM9lankaIfQ
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    Can never enough "Orange"

    I love this group so much...

    Enjoy!
    Dem

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdFf2UAwark
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    Molly and Sierra doing "Salt Creek"

    not much to add to this other than to say there is a lot to like about it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0kefEVR56U&list=RDx0kefEVR56U&start_radio=1
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    Honky Tonk Happy Hour

    Here's something sorta western-swingy for your enjoyment - original music by my friend Ben Benedict.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1azbBlIQnQ
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    Mandolin getting some good exposure!

    https://www.facebook.com/285217274915881/posts/1812100382227555?sfns=mo

    One of our local elementary schools shared this video of a mandolin welcoming students back to school. :)
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    Re: If you only knew it back then...

    That sometimes you just have to decide to play an instrument, even if your picking buddies want to hear you play a different instrument.

    Wish I had stuck with mandolin a decade ago and not just...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hoping the best for you Ivan,,I've enjoyed all of your posts,except this one...
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    Re: what would you do

    Behavior that's reinforced goes up in frequency - every time someone "bites the bullet" and continues to go to that shop despite poor treatment they then end up unintentionally helping to make that...
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    Re: Favorite Mandolin Picture

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    Re: Nava Walnut Archtop

    I’ve always believed that the neck joint, on a fretted instrument, should be as rigid as possible. The aim of the game is to ensure that the kinetic energy, from the movement of the player’s hand, is...
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    Del at the NPR Tiny Desk Concet

    Not sure if this has been linked to already but if not here it is. The audio is slightly out of sync with the video for some reason.
    ...
  24. Brittany Haas and Chris Thile: “Crow Molly”/“Ship in the Clouds”

    of course they are awesome, but this is too fun, the guy playing percussion on the wood stool is right with them

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3HiT8u7GqE

    ...
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    Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

    I will never forget the phone call I got from my mother saying that my father took his life. Regardless of the fact that we hadn't spoken in 10 years, it was (and still is) incredibly devastating....
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