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    Re: St. Cecilia's Waltz

    Nice tune
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    That is a beautiful tune Jill. Thanks for sharing it.
    BJ
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    Re: Disease among musicians...Report and study

    Add "KIDS" to the list.
    BJ
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Nice playing, thanks for sharing. I'll be looking for your posts each week.
    BJ
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    Re: Halloween Costume

    Ooh, high maintenance.
    BJ
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    Re: My "sketchy" version of St. Anne's Reel

    Thanks for the post. I liked it very much.
    BJ
  7. Re: He said "will you be my Mandolin Monday everyday..."

    Congrats. Here's to many mandolin Mondays.
    BJ
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    Re: Why/how did you start playing mandolin?

    I do woodworking as a hobby. I was tired of making furniture. I wanted to make something challenging but small. I thought I would make a bowl back mandolin because my uncle had one when I was a kid....
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    Re: S'Alright, Don't Think Twice About It

    Thanks for the post Mark. You are certainly a multi-talented guy.
    BJ
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    Re: Instantly absorbing tunes

    I attended a repertoire workshop. We learned 3-4 tunes a day for three days straight. I was overwhelmed after the first day. Others in the class caught on much quicker. Several were professional,...
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    Re: Music Documentaries.

    Thanks for posting. I watched "This Ain't No Mouse Music" a few years ago. Very interesting.
    BJ
  12. Re: Jamie Lavalís TED Talk - Scottish Fiddle (NMC)

    Jamie Laval and Ashley Broder play together on "Murmurs and Drones" too.
    BJ
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    Re: New (old) waldzither

    Hank,
    Is the ninth string used as a triple chord or is it a single string tuned independently? Can it be used as a drone like a 5 string banjo?
    Cool instrument. I'm glad you have it and are using...
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    Re: Heading to Ireland (Galway mainly and Dublin) for Memorial Da

    I'm not sure how they are with non-local players, but for listening there is a Sunday afternoon session at the Crane in Galway. It was really good. We also listened to a session at Tigh Coili and the...
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    Re: Which type of practice do you do?

    Applying this to learning an instrument?
    Takes ALL of the fun out of it.
    BJ
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    Re: Support group for my MAS

    Buy now.
    Don't eat until March, so you can buy again.
    Priorities!
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    Re: Music documentaries.

    "This Ain't No Mouse Music" is a great documentary. It's about Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records collecting examples of America's musical roots.
    BJ
  18. Re: Home made mandolin, homemade fiddle, home made banjo...

    Lappy, I'd like to see a pic of your mandolin.
    BJ
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    Re: Amazed every time

    Br1ck,
    Thanks for the post. I didn't realize that frets.com was such an extensive site. Lots of info there.
    BJ
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    Re: "Floating" right hand

    I always throw the cork in the fireplace as soon as I open the bottle. ;)
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    Re: Walter Becker of Steely Dan dead at 67

    Saw Steely Dan a few years ago. They put on a great show. I was impressed by the players they brought with them on tour. Several talented back-up musicians and three fantastic female vocalists. I...
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    Re: Milwaukee Irish Fest

    Randi,
    Who would that be? I may have seen them.
    BJ
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    Milwaukee Irish Fest

    This is billed as the biggest Irish festival in the U.S. Lots of great acts. This years theme is Irish Trad from Dublin's Temple Bar district. Five large stages and half a dozen smaller venues....
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    Re: Need help identifying tune

    Greg,
    Did you record that at Taaffes? I was in Galway in May. Couldn't squeeze in at Taaffes but listened to a great session across the street at Tig Coili and later at the Crane. Great fun.
    BJ
  25. Re: We Banjo 3 tour-- don't miss them! (Mandolin content)

    They are a great gig to see at Irishfest. They have also played at the ICHC, Irish Cultural Heritage Center, which is in and old church. A very close and intimate show. Also looking forward to seeing...
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