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    Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    Just thought I'd post the ad, as it will disappear from EBAy eventually -- not because I bid on it though, Unfortunately, I can't transfer the photos, but here's the wording:


    *RARE* Authentic...
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    Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    My vibes improved just by reading the ad. ;)

    The price isn't bad though. Jack of "Beanstalk" fame had to work very hard and take considerable risks to get a magic harp!
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    I've been trying out the exercises on the video that Pete Martin generously made and shared on YouTube, and find them to be quite helpful. I wouldn't recommend them while driving though!

    That...
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    Re: Kris Kristofferson: the Austin Sessions...

    The "original Celtic nation"? Western Asia? Galatia? The area north of Greece?
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    Re: Blues Mandolin Song Choices

    Have a look at the posts entitled "Blues, Stomps & Rags," #1-50 down the Forum Page under the heading, "Jazz, Swing, Blues, Bossa, Choro, Klezmer, Ragtime."
    More blues than you can shake a stick (or...
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    I have similar problems. Besides not being very co-ordinated in my pinky, I nearly lost complete use of it when I broke my wrist a few years ago, then had to relearn how to use it. However, here are...
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    Re: Picked up a fiddle recently..

    I'm a fiddler, and, like others above, I'd recommend that you take a few lessons with an instructor present, just to get a sense of how to hold the fiddle and how to bow. I wouldn't worry to much...
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    Thanks. I have a great deal of interest in mythology, so am familiar with "Mjolnir", Thor's hammer. I also have Norse ancestors from way back, so I was curious.

    I enjoyed your bluesy tune.
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    Re: Hello, new member here.

    Welcome aboard.
    There are definitely Australians here. The good news is you even have a social group. The bad news is: it has two members, and no one leaves messages. Still, you'll have fun and find...
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    Personally, I'll defer to "tree" on all matters dealing with wood.
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    Re: Rockin' the Dulcimer!

    Thanks for that.
    I tried to find videos that I'd really enjoyed of Edmund Norris of the Ebony Hillbillies playing rockin' dulcimer on the streets of New York, but I can't find the videos on YouTube....
  12. historical fiddle and mandolin footage, Canadian north

    No sound I'm afraid.

    Footage of musicians begins at about 1:10. Watch closely!

    The military uniforms don't look Canadian. American?
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    Also for the uninitiated, what does the reference to Thor's Hammer mean?

    I second your words about the Mandolin Cafe community.
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    Early Bluegrass in Canada

    Check out this. Includes brief video.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/bluegrass-music-hassett-nova-scotia-brent-williams-birch-mountain-boys-1.5372663
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    Re: Where do all the Mandolin Cafe decals end up?

    1) on my case
    2) lying somewhere my case has been
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    Re: Mack the Knife - Irish Bouzouki

    Thanks, I enjoyed that. However, I'm wondering how you get those strings tight on a curved-necked bouzouki. ;)
  17. Canadian folk music moment (no mandolin content)

    Just thought I'd share this cute video of 16-year-old, Prince Edward Island, Acadian fiddler, Tianna Gallant getting ready for the big (hockey) game. If link doesn't work, try:
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  18. Thread: Hector the Hero

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    Re: Hector the Hero

    Scott Skinner wrote Hector the Hero in A, and it's usually played in A. If no one has converted it to D, here it is in A, perhaps someone can advise you about online conversion programs to change it...
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    Re: Online percussive dance tutorials?

    Agreed. Andre is outstanding. If you want to see more great footwork while fiddlers are playing, check out French-Canadian fiddlers generally. Louise Arsenault is another great one; her bandmates say...
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    Re: Online percussive dance tutorials?

    I didn't realize that Gilles wasn't actually dancing in the video in post #8 above (I thought it was another that I've seen of him with his group). Anyway, here he is in the 1960's (the fair-haired...
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    Re: Online percussive dance tutorials?

    I'm afraid that I don't have much experience with these videos. You'll have to have a look and see what you think. Louise Arsenault (Acadian) from PEI is an exciting dancer, as is Natalie MacMaster...
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    Re: Online percussive dance tutorials?

    Gunnar,
    For Canadian stepdancing, google "Canadian, "Cape Breton," "Acadian," "Ottawa Valley," or "Metis" and "step dancing," you'll find plenty of starting material. These Canadian styles are...
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    Re: First few bars at slower tempo?

    In Cape Breton, it's often the reverse in a medley, speeding up the last bar or two of the air before moving into a strathspey, and speeding up the end of the last strathspey to lead into the reel....
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    Re: Hearing Aids

    It takes a while to adjust to hearing aids, especially as you've probably been hard of hearing for some time, and have no idea what the norm is. When I first got hearing aids, sounds sometimes seemed...
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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    Oh, do you mean the difference between Cape Breton music and mainland Nova Scotia's traditional music? That would make sense. (I'm a terrible proof reader myself, so I understand how you make such a...
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