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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Did ye see this one? NFI on my part obviously - would love to have the $$ for this though!

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/156847#156847
  2. Couple of tunes on the mandolin from Ye Vagabonds!

    Great stuff here from Ye Vagabonds (Brķan & Diarmuid Mac Gloinn):
  3. Re: Recommendations for a quality but affordable mandolin

    This looks like a candidate - NFI on my part, just hit the classifieds:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/156536#156536
  4. Re: How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

    Very inspiring read - I'm about to embark on a new venture, starting an organic farm/farm animal sanctuary back in Ireland. It's nerve-wracking taking this leap into the unknown and the pandemic...
  5. Re: New strap from Mandolin Straps of Montana

    Great looking strap! I'm a fan as well - I have two of Alan's straps, can't recommend them highly enough!
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    Re: Irish Mandolin lessons?

    Marla Fibish gives Skype lessons: http://marlafibish.com/contactteaching.asp
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Not sure if these would work for you: https://tradbanjo.com/collections/vintage-used-parts/products/tuners-3 but this is my pal Dan's online shop, he restores old tenor banjos and gets vintage parts...
  8. Re: New and recent Tenor, best than vintage Martin's and Gibson ?

    Irish luthier Frank Tate also makes tenor guitars - I'd love to have him build a tenor for me one of these days!
  9. Re: Somebody knows about NK Forste's" Session King Tenor guitar?

    Irish luthier Frank Tate makes tenor guitars as well, I'd love to have him make me a tenor guitar one day!
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Awesome! Assuming you went with a 17 fret model re: strings you'll want to use heavier gauge strings on a 17 fret tenor vs. a 19 fret tenor. When I played 17 fret tenor banjos I usually went with...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Just for the nerdy banjo spotters out there, Angelina plays a 17 fret Oakwood tenor banjo, and most recently I've seen clips of her playing a Dave Boyle 17 fret tenor. Don't think she's ever had a...
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    Keeping your eyes peeled on the classifieds here is a great way to snag a second hand Blue Chip to try out - that way if they're not to your liking you can put it back up for sale here and get your...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    My pal Dan restores old tenor banjos and sets them up for Irish playing, he only has one banjo listed for sale at the moment but always has a few on the workbench so check his site regularly to see...
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    Re: Advice on a Good Beginner Mandolin

    As you're in the UK an Eastman may be out of your price range - for what you have to spend you might check out either the Ashbury Rathlin or Ashbury Army-Navy models that Hobgoblin stocks- if you're...
  15. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Cheers, Aidan - delighted to contribute, thanks for the kind words!
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    May the days ahead be peaceful ones.
  17. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Can't speak to the "women more busier with child rearing responsibilities" thing as I don't have kids, but when I put down the mandolin for a couple of years it was due to 1) starting a small...
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    Re: What is MAS?

    Here 'tis:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/150226-Describe-your-MAS-progression
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My list and my story:

    1) Briefly had a Jimmy Moon AE flat top mandolin back in Ireland, but sold it a few months later as I was moving to the States.

    2) A couple of months after my arrival in...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    I started playing mandolin in Jan 2009, but I'd already been playing the tenor banjo since 2007 and guitar since I was a kid. I play/practice for 2 hours a day, usually switching off with tenor banjo...
  21. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Anecdotal and also specific to playing irish trad music on the mandolin, but I've attended two of Marla Fibish's Winter Intensive workshops and the attendees were a pretty even split between male and...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Congratulations on that one - more beautiful work from Max & Lauri!
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    Not everyone uses thick picks - I use a Blue Chip Kenny Smith 35, which is about .89mm thick and quite small. I've also used larger Blue Chip TPR35 picks but always go back to the smaller Kenny Smith...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    Lovely stuff David!
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    Re: New Member Old Questions

    I'm a fan of Eastman mandolins as regards bang for your buck, but I wouldn't describe them as having a chunky neck, so that may rule them out of the running for you.
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