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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Somehow managed to squeeze in time between packing to record a tune for Week 27 - a reel written by Josephine Keegan called "The Aughacashel".
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Cheers John! I'll definitely share some pix. I'll be in Dublin for a few days before flying back and plan on getting over to the Saturday or Sunday session at The Cobblestone.
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    Cheers Marty - it looks like my itinerary won't bring me near Mullingar for this visit - will be in Dingle, then up to Clare for stays in Kilkee and Feakle, looking at a few properties up in Carrick...
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    Cheers John! I'm actually off home to Ireland for a quick visit for a couple of weeks this day next week, may have the banjo with me so will try to keep posting, otherwise I may have to post a glut...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 26 - halfway thru the year, just another 26 weeks to go! Here's a short and sweet jig for ye, "The Stolen Purse":
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    Week 25 for the Tune A Week Project - a lovely four part jig called "Kit O'Mahoney's", but I only played it once through because I wasn't quite confident of getting through all four parts again...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Thanks for the kind words John. I definitely find this one to be a fun tune to play. I think all the tunes I've posted for this project are fun to play - that's one of the things that draws me to...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 24's tune: a reel called "Paddy Kelly's", learnt off of Peter Carberry's album "Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford":
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    So sorry to hear about that Ron, that's appalling!
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    My Girouard Concert model oval A - Port Orford Cedar top, maple back and sides. Best mandolin and best A style mandolin I've ever owned, and I've had quite a few (Weber Aspen II, Pomeroy A2, Weber...
  11. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    I'm with Sean on this - I really liked my MTO and had to sell it to help pay for my Girouard but honestly don't miss it at all, it wouldn't get played if I still had it.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Difficult to choose a favourite amongst them, but I definitely love the two jigs by the Kane sisters "Three Deer and a Hare" and Pangur Ban" - from the moment I heard those tunes I wanted to learn...
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    I think the thumb movement would be some of my tenor banjo technique overlapping here - it's something I'm actually trying to eliminate from my mandolin playing but it's proving difficult since the...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 23 of the Tune A Week project, had to do a Paddy Fahey (RIP) tune after the sad news this week - a reel for ye, "Paddy Fahey's No. 14":
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    Already have my dream mandolin - my Girouard Concert model A:

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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Catching up now, so here's the tune for Week 22, a jig called "Sean McGlynn's":
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 21 is a wee bit late, here's a nice Finbarr Dwyer reel for ye all, "The Kylebrack Rambler":
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    Week 20 of the Tune A Week project, haven't run out of tunes yet! This week it's a lovely Ciarán Tourish jig called "Port Chuilinn":
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's week 19's tune: A reel by Colm O'Donnell - "The Road to Monalea":
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    Re: High End mandolin cases... and theft

    A thief may prefer to grab a black case because it will be way easier to blend into a crowd with just another black case. I did ponder this when ordering a Calton recently for my JP Whitechapel tenor...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    All caught up now - here's the Week 18 tune for the Tune A Week project, a lovely jig by the Kane Sisters, "An Pangur Bán" - the title is taken from an old Irish poem written by a monk about his cat....
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    Week 17 of the Tune A Week project - a wee bit late because I have another big project on at the moment (trying to raise money to buy an organic farm back in Ireland to open a farm animal...
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    Re: Triplets Pick Direction

    Lovely tune! Thanks for the kind words Mike!

    Re: triplets and picking, Marla Fibish advocates for both DUD and UDU, depending on where in the tune the triplets fall. I would say do what feels...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Cheers John! I do find Paddy O'Brien's tunes to have interesting progressions in them, as do Finbarr Dwyer tunes - perhaps because they were written on the box?
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