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    Re: Schottische

    I tend to say Highland Skiteesh.

    I think the definitive speed/rhythm for this dance is Brochan Lom/ aka Orange and Blue, played with a good beat.
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    If you want a list of Scottish makers, then that's kind of a different question.
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    Hi Dick,

    I would be interested to see what you have in mind, but I'm pretty sure the answer is that it is the style of music that makes them Scottish.
    There are a number of good Scottish makers...
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    Thanks a lot. That makes perfect sense to me. Also note that he doubled his money on that original Loar.

    I should think travels in Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain probably had an influence on his...
  5. Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    A nice recent video about Stefan.

    "Go with the magic"!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqep_ikrOCM
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    This thread made me put on Old Brooklyn, which for some reason I hadn't heard for ages. Ten years since its release.
    I was surprised to see that the recently sadly deceased Byrone Berline was on it....
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    If he sells this Loar, he could buy an even better stereo!
  8. Re: Song Lines Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine

    anyone up for 43 minutes of Lunny and Irvine ?

    Yes, I would say so. Still sounding great.
    Keep on going, You Rambling Boys Of Pleasure!
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    Re: Rest in Peace - Byron Berline passes

    Here is a video of him opening his mandolin case to see if the Loar survived the fire which burnt down his music shop.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyqLbAP50uU
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    Re: Rest in Peace - Byron Berline passes

    Sad indeed. I had a few of his records. A really great musician.
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    As far as I can tell, chopping chords is essentially a bluegrass thing, and people rarely just strum the mandolin in that scene.

    However, outwith bluegrass, it seems to me that people quite often...
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    Re: Octave mando 4 or 5 courses?

    I really enjoy the Spanish musician and luthier Ruben Bada's stuff.

    Here is clip of him playing a Sobell 10 string cittern. Fantastic.
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    Re: Octave mando 4 or 5 courses?

    I feel since we're both in Scotland that I should chip in and say something, but I don't have much experience of a 5 course octave mandolin (although I do play a 10 string mandolin with an extra D on...
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    Re: 10 Questions for Dan Beimborn

    Don't seem to hear much from Dan these days.

    Hi there, man.
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    Re: Best bet on a road trip

    It seems to me that you probably have the Michael Kelly for exactly this kind of journey, and it doesn't sound like you want to take the other two.

    Take it and look after it as best as you can....
  16. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    This is how to do it! I always really loved John Martyn.
    Warning - a certain amount of swearing and somewhat uncouth behaviour, but entertaining, and once he gets going , really fantastic.

    ...
  17. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I agree with you. No rush.
  18. Re: First Learning Session: Seeking Feedback

    "There was another guitarist who came with the mandolin player, and she really knew her stuff, and sounded great! Should i have sat them next to one another so that the one who knew what she was...
  19. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I think it very much depends on what you need to do with the instrument.
    When you see Thile play, you see that he is all over the fingerboard, way up the neck, playing on every string. Yet every...
  20. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    You are someone who has changed your instruments quite a lot, it seems to me Jill. However I get the impression you're fairly settled at the moment?
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    Re: Road trip music

    Dr John Plays Mac Rebennack was one of the first CDs I got (moving out of my cassette period). I'm also with you on the reggae and Greek fronts (actually Cretan music in my case).

    Nowadays I tend...
  22. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris.

    Legendary production by Daniel Lanois, with quite a lot of what I understand to be some kind of electric mandolin played by Daniel.
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    Re: Patrick Sky RIP

    I saw Patrick play in Black Mountain, North Carolina on my honeymoon in 1983. It was a double bill with singer Rosalie Sorrels. He played quite a lot of Uilleann pipes and had somebody with him on...
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    Re: Celtic Mando vs Bandolim

    Actually, Stefan Sobell mandolins do look quite different from (for example) F5 mandolins, and do look a bit like bandolims, especially his large-bodied ten-string ones, so I think it's a fair...
  25. Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad?

    Actually I thought that too. NK (Nigel) Forster wrote quite a long article called 'What is a Celtic mandolin' a few years ago, in which I made some comments....
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