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    Re: Mandolin Rain - Video

    I liked that tune very much too. I'm from Nova Scotia, so the photography made me homesick.
    However, this week, I don't think Nova Scotians want to celebrate rain (first video):
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    Here's "Lady Play Your Mandolin," the first Merry Melodies cartoon, from 1931. In those days, it seems that mandolins sounded like pianos. Warning: AL Jolson imitation and other possibly offensive...
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    Re: Tamburitza

    I have one already, but not as nice as that one.
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    Re: Mandolin Rain - Video

    Greetings from Ottawa where it's been both rainy and snowy today. A fine, mellow tune, and a lovely video. Thanks.
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    Re: Second regiment scottish horse John McColl

    Father John Angus Rankin, the man, was well known among Cape Breton fiddlers. I believe he was a fiddler himself, and is often credited with personally starting the Cape Breton fiddle "revival" by...
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    Re: Second regiment scottish horse John McColl

    A fine set indeed, but, just to be clear, that's not me playing (I don't know a cittern from a cistern), despite any resemble to my avatar picture.
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    Re: Second regiment scottish horse John McColl

    Not sure if there was supposed to be more to the post above, but here's the tune, a pipe march, on cittern. The second one piece, Fr. J.A. Rankin, is a Cape Breton fiddle tune. If the links don't...
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    Re: Family photo, NMC, looking for ID

    Where were Head-Scratchers made?
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    Re: They got one word right

    Next time I'm asked, I'll say, "This? It's an elegant dual-stringed gourd guitar." That should shut them up.

    Perhaps there are salvageable parts for a luthier. Otherwise, it's elegant kindling.
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    Re: Any musical stamp collectors out there?

    Here's a story to illustrate how well known Buffy Sainte-Marie is in Canada. When my brother was in North Carolina a few years back doing a musical performance, he was shocked to hear his American...
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    Re: Any musical stamp collectors out there?

    Thanks for that, Journeybear. It sounds like you had a great experience.#As you no doubt know, Buffy Sainte-Marie is a highly accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, educator, and high-tech...
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    Re: Any musical stamp collectors out there?

    Barrett's privateers were just as real as Euclid Barrett -- Stan made up him too. Stan had a good imagination, and read a great deal of history and historical fiction (e.g., Thomas Raddall's Nova...
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    Any musical stamp collectors out there?

    The latest from Canada:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/singer-buffy-sainte-marie-stamp-1.6253946

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/stan-rogers-postage-stamp-1.6112494

    Leonard...
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    Thanks, Mandolin Cafe!
  15. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    Welcome to the Cafe, Isaiah.
    I'll let the experts weigh in on technical matters, but for genre, just scroll down the Forum Page (https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/), and you'll find a section...
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    Re: Light Crust Doughboys NMC

    Yeah, but if you'd been ambushed by a bunch of bad owlhoots, you'd be pretty thankful to see Gene Autry do his lariat tricks, followed by some guitar playing and singing at the campfire.
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    Re: Electric mandolin.

    The Godin's are much cheaper. Here's one at the Mandolin Store for $850 USD:
    https://themandolinstore.com/product/godin-electric-mandolin/
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    Re: Light Crust Doughboys NMC

    Thanks, Frank. Love the ten-gallon hats. The Doughboys were an impressive bunch of musicians. I gather that was Bob Wills, the bandleader, on fiddle (see Wikipedia article). ...
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    I'm afraid that I can't, as I was doing that song some time ago in a "Jam" class, and can't remember how I played it. If I had sheet music or wrote notes, I can't find them. However, if you google...
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    Re: Raccoon In The Attic (jig)

    Yeah. It's the only place I've ever lived where I met raccoons on a kosher diet.
    A friend in Toronto had next-door neighbours who "tamed" a raccoon. It would come onto their back porch regularly for...
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    Sorry for spelling your name wrong, Mark. I think it was an unconscious association. Where I live, people named "Marc" are more inclined to say "C'est la vie" than are people named "Mark."
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    Re: Raccoon In The Attic (jig)

    Believe me, you'll hear the raccoons in the attic -- been there, lived with that, in Raccoon City, Toronto. "Hey, keep it down up there!"
    Good tune, well played.
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    I enjoyed those, Marc, especially, "You Never Can Tell." I learned a beginner's three-chord version years ago, and I've been thinking lately that it's time to learn to play it in a more interesting...
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    Re: Mandolin - Resonator by Republic

    Yeah. I forgot that you and I don't approve of distressing instruments.
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    Re: Electric mandolin.

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    The Godin A8 is a hollow instrument, but with no sound hole. For its price range, I think it's a pretty good instrument. When I try out other mandolins in stores, I always come away...
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