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    Re: Music from Central France

    Fun new video from La Machine


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ09JwCfpHY
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    Re: RIP Pharoah Sanders

    He had a very long career. I first came across him on Coltrane's Live at The Village Vanguard Again, and only last year he got a 5 star review in the Times for his album with Floating Points and The...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Forgive me if it was mentioned and I missed it, but one thing which makes a big difference is how far the body of the instrument is from the strings. In other words, the closer the strings to the...
  4. Re: New Steve Cooney guitar album of harp music

    I've just listened to Steve's beautiful CD at lunchtime today, and I thought it would be good to watch him play some of this stuff.

    Magic.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boU9BDYVI1M
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I met Negar in Crete in March 2019. She was teaching an oud course, and I was doing groupwork with Efren Lopez at the same time. Her concert was fantastic. Very nice lady as well.
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    Re: 10-string mandolin

    I have played 10 string mandolin since 1984 as my primary instrument. However I tune the bottom strings to D which suits me better. I play Scottish music.
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  7. Re: Advice on valuing my fathers Stefan Sobell mandolin

    Hi English Rose,

    Stefan Sobell has got a page on his web site where he advertises instruments which are available now. Very often these are instruments which are being sold on behalf of people...
  8. Re: Andy Irvine's Sobell instruments missing amid airport chaos

    There is a report on The Irish Bouzouki Forum Facebook page that Andy's two instruments have been found at Copenhagen Airport and have been returned to him. I so hope this is true ....
  9. Re: Stephen Foster on Mandolin & Tabs at a Jam?

    I quite enjoy singing. I know I'm not much good, but I go on the basis that EVERYBODY can sing. This song is Hard Times Come Again No More, by Stephen Foster. I heard Hannah Rarity sing it...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I quite enjoy singing. I know I'm not much good, but I go on the basis that EVERYBODY can sing. This song is Hard Times Come Again No More, by Stephen Foster. I heard Hannah Rarity sing it...
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    Re: So if I love The SteelDrivers...

    Rising Appalachia?
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    Re: Is this really a Gibson?

    I was so taken with Ron Hyde that I want to put up this video of him talking about a really nice 1907 Gibson.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpB4oGQx8iE
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    Re: Music from Central France

    Duncan MacGillivray had a great LP by accordionist Marc Perrone which I taped and often listened to. Great guitar by Dennis Glasser, plus hurdy gurdy and hautbois. I haven't heard this track for...
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    Re: Music from Central France

    Thanks for the great responses everyone, I was beginning to think I'd drawn a blank on this one.
    Regarding Blowzabella, I once went to a dance where they were playing in Cheltenham, England.

    My...
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    Music from Central France

    This is a nice video of a band called Cadene, who seem like they are from Central France. The pipes are certainly from there. (Cornemuse du Centre). Really nice, I think. Pretty funky looking lot as...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Dagger Gordon playing The Harsh February.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irAEHSgrudM
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    The Harsh February

    Dagger Gordon playing The Harsh February on his Sobell octave.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irAEHSgrudM
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    Andy Irvine is 80

    Hard to think of him as an 80 year old, but there was an 80th birthday celebration gig for him in Dublin last night.

    I am absolutely certain that many of us would not be on this site today, or...
  19. Re: Best places for live traditional music in Dublin, Edinburgh

    Depending on when you are Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Festival (which is enormous, with a famous festival fringe etc) could be on, and there are shows of pretty much any description.
    Hopefully Kevin...
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    Re: Tenor guitar in 5ths a stretch

    Jill is quite right (not for the first time - heed her advice), as is Simon DS.

    While the tuning is the same, the instrument really isn't and does require some adjustment on your part.

    I don't...
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    Re: My latest build: An orpharion

    Fascinating. I've never heard of such a thing. Good for you!
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    Re: Harsh amplified tone

    For my amplified sound I tend to use a Boss GE-7 graphic equaliser.

    Simple to use. Usually I roll the top frequency right back, which gets rid of quite a lot of the harshness in my experience....
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Dagger Gordon playing Here, there and everywhere by the Beatles.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxQD-EAD02g&list=PLbqQKQRJF6TbAdYKCkRQ-hhgxTlA1TdCs&index=5
  24. Here, there and everywhere on octave mandolin

    This is a version of Here, there and everywhere by the Beatles. Sounds nice on the octave, I think.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxQD-EAD02g&list=PLbqQKQRJF6TbAdYKCkRQ-hhgxTlA1TdCs&index=5
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    Re: Rick Turner has passed into Eternity

    Great article from Fretboard Journal.

    https://www.fretboardjournal.com/columns/rick-turner-1943-2022/?fbclid=IwAR0lrWmO5p3N7vUbpd4DJHVF8DkPDM2192mK_nPO-G_9P7gOhqP_6Dn925g
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