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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Thanks Jill. The soundboard is actually spruce, but at that time, 1983, Stefan seemed to be using an orange tinged finish on the instruments - not sure why. My pal Jack Evans of The Easy Club has a...
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Restrung the Stefan Sobell as well - here's the first jig for comparison, if of interest ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFahB0n5mrg
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Yes, I saw that and am keen to see quite what difference the compression braces make to the instruments. I don't know if these new ones are on order..... have to wait and see! Certainly enjoying mine...
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Restrung the Springwell today so knocked up a few jigs to ease it back in.
    And spent a long time fiddling with a new video editor, as Windows Moviemaker on my old Vista machine has expired...
  5. Re: Scottish mandolin event in Inverness on 1st September

    Excellent! Have fun!
  6. Thread: Schottische

    by kmmando
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    Re: Schottische

    https://vimeo.com/224247299

    How we do it in Scotland for dancing, back when we could do this!
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    Re: 2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    A nice idea - the old irish coinage was a delight of design, leaping salmon and suchlike...

    best Kevin
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    Re: 2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    Lovely instrument and performance. I've heard a few of Frank Tate's mandolins and a guitar in the exceptionally talented hands of Ye Vagabonds, live in small venues here in Scotland. Beautiful...
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    Re: A wee tune on the Sobell

    At Castlesound and Edinburgh 1999

    192562

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    Re: A wee tune on the Sobell

    Thanks! Yes, that same old Sobell, a 1983 model, Indian rosewood back and sides, small bodied, European spruce top, 8 strings, J74s....

    The track, the first thing I ever recorded "solo" was done...
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    A wee tune on the Sobell

    https://youtu.be/zXU9I8tHgkU

    Over many years playing traditional Scottish music with The Occasionals and many other great friends, I have been lucky enough to encounter a handful of remarkable...
  12. Re: Paddy Keenan. Se Mo Laoch, TG4. Essential viewing!

    They are great programmes, sadly little like this being done here....
  13. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

    by kmmando
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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    http://www.kevinmacleod.co.uk/alec-finns-instruments
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    https://vimeo.com/73938472


    https://vimeo.com/73938473


    https://vimeo.com/73936064
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Sadly, no sessions, ceilidhs, gigs, concerts .... all very grim! It'll be one helluva sesh when we finally get the chance again!!!
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Definitely louder, and the cocobolo laminated sides certainly assist in volume and a slight extra zing/edge compared with the Indian rosewood Sobell. Still wouldn't bother with it at a session, as...
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Hi John, good to hear from you in these weird and dangerous times. Maturing like an old cheese perhaps! Actually, it's quite hard to keep the fingers active and the brain up to gig playing speed,...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Here's one use of it, Lowtone2, EADG octave mandolin tuned ....


    https://youtu.be/JGLUqkAFNf8

    Great fun neck to play ....
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P0PNmFPcPY

    Bit of gloomy looking film, apt for these gloomy days without any live music, but the Springwell is developing and maturing beautifully, to my ears.
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Thanks! First take if I remember rightly, as we hadn't rehearsed beyond the pub!
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    Re: "The Flowing Bowl" - new cd by Rakish

    Good man! I hope that more folk here might support the lads efforts by downloading. It's very hard to sell music these days, so any support goes a long way!
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Here's my Taran Guitar's "Springwell" mandolin recorded professionally on the cd "The Flowing Bowl" by Rakish.

    Sounds good to me!

    ...
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    Re: "The Flowing Bowl" - new cd by Rakish

    A bit of bouzouki on this one ….


    https://youtu.be/En76LhIAv_Q?list=OLAK5uy_maQqNh1Awk_v0Tw_a0-pcnr7RGu4BdEBk
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    Re: "The Flowing Bowl" - new cd by Rakish

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1gDRYS89-c
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    "The Flowing Bowl" - new cd by Rakish

    A new recording for you, forged in the singing sessions of Edinburgh's Waverley Bar, crafted by fine young singers Gavin McCabe of Dublin and Kayne Coy of Waterford when studying over the past couple...
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