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  1. Re: Kevin Macleod, John Martin & Allan MacDonald - tunes

    https://youtu.be/xJkMz33WQRM


    https://youtu.be/n9Z9QmcSgwQ
  2. Re: Kevin Macleod, John Martin & Allan MacDonald - tunes

    https://youtu.be/FQBL10ZGie8


    https://youtu.be/aEGbOLsTb4g


    https://youtu.be/qqoOYa1EMOM
  3. Kevin Macleod, John Martin & Allan MacDonald - tunes

    Recently, we performed music and song to reflect the art exhibition by Will Maclean entitled "Points of Departure, currently on display in Edinburgh City Arts Centre.
    It was a lot of fun!

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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    Yes, that's well spotted- George Duff has been after one for years, and finally found one in a recent private sale - on the Isle of Lewis!
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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    Yyes, that's what I liked about it, and its a cedar soundboard, flat, ebony fretboard, and a deep sapele body, zero fret, Grover tuners, really nicely set up, great sound, all good and different from...
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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    The Waverley Bar is on St Mary's Street, south side of the High Street/Royal Mile, session on Sundays 3-6pm
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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    Thanks Cheryl, glad that they were enjoyable for you. And I hope you get to one of the great session pubs in Ireland one day, The Cobblestone in Dublin or Tigh Coilis in Galway. We are actually in a...
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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    Iain was playing on a borrowed Joe Foley mandolin, mine is a Manolis Stagakis Cretan instrument...
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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    Yes, good to get the tunes going strong again. We've been up and running since the back end of 2021. A few of us have had C19, but not from being at the bar. It's pot luck these days, and Edinburgh...
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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    https://youtu.be/BcSlMbiiIxY


    https://youtu.be/2uvD2re6KIk
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    Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    The session in the Waverley Bar, Edinburgh, hosted by top Scots singer George Duff, is usually quite busy. However, last weekend there was just myself, the wonderful fiddler John Martin and top...
  13. Re: Banjo tuners - Grovers - friction washers replacement

    Thanks Chris, I think I have found nylon m5s online here in the UK, so will give them a go! Cheers for the helpful advice!
  14. Re: Banjo tuners - Grovers - friction washers replacement

    Great advice - will follow that line up! Many thanks for the reply!
  15. Banjo tuners - Grovers - friction washers replacement

    Can anyone advise me on the type and availability of replacement friction washers for a set of 1930s Grover tuning pegs that I have. They were on tenor guitars at that time too.

    I know the size -...
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    Re: A wee tune on the Sobell

    https://youtu.be/aqMpFPLzfGw

    Thanks John, yes, it was quite a thrill to sit and play for folks again like that, rather forgotten how wonderful it is to do that, especially with those marvellous...
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    Re: A wee tune on the Sobell

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD0pfpd4JKI


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ntx-tjg6WQ
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    Re: Stefan Sobell guitar-bouzouki

    And Niall plays quite gently too. But that big beast can roar when driven hard. Cracking find for Niall!
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    Re: Stefan Sobell guitar-bouzouki

    I was surprised to hear the mandolin easily holding its own with the big guitar-bouzouki. You sometimes forget how well a good wee instrument actually projects...

    Hope all goes well there John!
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    Re: Stefan Sobell guitar-bouzouki

    https://youtu.be/utDQ6tkI1TA


    https://youtu.be/FscVI7awOB0
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    Stefan Sobell guitar-bouzouki

    My friend Niall Anderson acquired this lovely 1997 Stefan Sobell guitar-bouzouki recently, so we got together to play a few tunes and see how it sounds, along with my older Sobells.

    It's a camera...
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    Re: Bouzouki tunes for Ali Beag MacLeod

    Thanks Aidan, and I hope things go weel down South there!

    best wishes

    Kevin
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    Re: Bouzouki tunes for Ali Beag MacLeod

    Do you happen to know its name? The second short jig?

    Cheers! Hope to meet again sometime!

    best Kevin
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    Re: Bouzouki tunes for Ali Beag MacLeod

    Thanks, and I'm glad you like that cd - it's rather special to me on so many levels. Cheers!
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    Re: Bouzouki tunes for Ali Beag MacLeod

    Yes, Ali Beag leaves a giant, unfillable gap in the Gaelic world up in Coigach, and with him and my late father's passing, virtually all vernacular conversational indigenous Gaelic has ceased. So sad...
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