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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Just to be clear, the links at the top of this thread are from seven years ago and no longer work. This link should allow you to download all five books:
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  2. Re: Help with Come Back to Sorrento please.

    You can download it from here:
    http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/tunes/zWorld/PQR/RSorr.html
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Strange - not sure why that is. Try the direct links:

    Standard notation: http://www.nigelgatherer.com/pigpipe/tow-books/TOW_Book_5.pdf
    mandolin tab:...
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Five)

    It has taken a few years, but Volume 5 is now out! This free PDF book (as well as volumes 1-4) can now be accessed from
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    Re: Hector the Hero

    http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/tunes/H/HectH/HectHt.pdf
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    Re: The Miller of Drohan—Tergal14

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    Here's a quick rendering of Tergal14's setting of the tune - hope it helps.
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    Re: Letter to Peter Pan by Liz Carroll

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    Re: Any Penny Whistle Players here

    I've been playing whistle longer than I have the mandolin, and I also teach classes in penny whistle. You can download the tutorial sheets from my class from...
  9. Re: A weird typo or weird tuning? Low F# in The Frieze Breeches

    One method was to use a device called a musical typewriter with which it was possible to produce pretty good notation. Another method was Letraset dry transfer sheets which involved painstakingly...
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    Re: Looking for the music to Suo Gan

    http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/world.html

    (at the very bottom of the page).
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    Musical Journeys

    There's been a wee fall of snow here in Scotland which is threatening my trip to the South of England this weekend. The BMG fretted instrument festival takes place in Worthing from Friday to Sunday,...
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    Re: Please recommend some Slow Airs

    Mr Mando said, "Get Simon Mayor's books if you can find them. Try "Maple Flames" or "Dark and Slender Boy."..."

    Simon's material is really good, and he's a wonderful player, but "Dark and Slender...
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    Re: Please recommend some Slow Airs

    • The Yellow Haired Laddie [TAB]
    • Pentland Hills [TAB]
    • Donald MacPherson's Lament [TAB]
    • The Cradle Song [TAB]
    • Camasunary [TAB]
    • Braigh Loch Iall [TAB]
    • Ae Fond Kiss [TAB]
    • My Love is...
  14. Re: Free Halloween Sheet music for contra dance

    An excellent presentation - thank you, harper.

    Ignoscere divinum.
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    Re: Need help identifying tune

    It's a fairly common Irish jig called "Biddy the Bowl Wife" or "Bangor Regatta".
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    Old Time in Fife 6

    My 6th annual Old Time workshop took place last weekend, this time exploring the music of Georgia. You can hear some of the results and download music from

    www.nigelgatherer.com

    My favourite...
  17. Re: Pick direction in Jigs after a Quarter note or a Rest

    In my opinion it's less important whether you use an up or a down stroke than making sure you use a downstroke on the next beat (in jigs there are two beats in the bar).

    The D-U DUD pattern is...
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    Re: Mandolin Oddities

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    From a museum in Milan. When you break a string, just move on to the next neck.
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    Re: Mandolin Oddities

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    A Milanese mandolin with a woman's head.
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    An Italian POW:

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  21. Re: Soldier with mandolin in first world war

    The young chap on our right is playing a balalaika (probably), but the one in the centre of the pic - definitely looks like a mandolin to me. Here's another:

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    This photo is from the cover...
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    Re: Farewell To Whiskey origin questions

    Hi Seter. Irish and American whiskey is spelled with an "e", while Scottish whisky without. The tune "Farewell to Whisky" was indeed composed by Niel Gow. After a few years of shortages, the harvests...
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    Re: I see I've done 2,000 posts

    Congratulations, Dagger! I doubt if I've reached three figures, and I may have been member for nearly as long as you.
  24. Re: Some fine old Shetland reels on mandolin

    None of the videos are showing for me either. Using Safari at home.
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    Re: My dream room is finally finished!

    Thanks for sharing those photos - you've done a great job all together, and you should be proud of yourself. Next project? Engaging with the local community?
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