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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    I must admit I lost interest in the Chieftains quite a while ago, but back in the early seventies their music meant a lot to me.

    One of my favourite albums was Sean O'Riada's 'O'Riada Sa Gaiety'....
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I just posted this one on the SAW group earlier and thought I would put it here too. It is Blair Douglas's lovely tribute to all the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. I...
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    Re: King Of The Fairies

    Ranald, thanks for the posting of Five Hand Reel. It brings back so many great memories of the old Cornkister songs of the north-east, epecially the opening one - McGinty's Meal an' Ale - "They were...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon CDs

    The sleeve notes on Highland Mandolin were not very extensive, Sean. If you've any questions I'm happy to answer. I can maybe scan them or something.
    If you're interested in who plays on each track,...
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    Re: Schottische

    The chotis (Schottische) became the most representative and traditional dance in Madrid, Spain. In Colombia this is played and danced to its own and local version, it is called chotis too or chiotis....
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    Re: Ry Cooder isolated mandolin Love in Vain

    Dawg interviewed Ry and the interview appeared in a MWN issue in 1979. Here's the salient part relative to this thread.
  7. Ed Elliott's Paul Bigsby Inspired Mandolins

    I've been building some Bigsby Inspired Mandolins, though I'd share some photos.
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad?

    I had a similar moment with a dissimilar outcome.

    When I ventured out to sessions in the early 90s , the first person I met was a Shetlander with a Stefan Sobell mandolin that you could actually...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Just got the recommended case and it fits great. I wouldn't too it from a truck but more than OK for in house humidification in dry months. Thanks a lot for the suggestion kmmando and Huck!
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Finally was able to order one of these cases, thanks so much for the information. If you see this message, could you give a brief overview of what you did to retrofit this for the Tenor Tele? I can...
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    Re: 2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    Cheers folks! I've been a fan of Frank's instruments for a long time so I'm over the moon to finally own one meself! The workmanship is flawless, hands down one of the most beautifully made and...
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    2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    Just got this lovely Frank Tate tenor guitar from Cafe member gortnamona/Lawrence the other day - it's an absolute beauty! This is one of my favourite jigs (written by Seán Ryan), and always the...
  13. Tweed Hard Shell Guitar Case for Electric Tenor Guitars

    Hi Kevin - I hope all is well. I found this on eBay USA. Two sellers, both under $70 USD. Said for "Beginner & Learner Guitars", figured what the heck - I'll try one. Happy I did. Look for them on...
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    Re: A wee tune on the Sobell

    Thank you for sharing the story of that track, which is so interesting. Credit to Alec, for sure, but don't downplay your own excellent picking on that classic track.

    And that's a real keeper of...
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    Re: A wee tune on the Sobell

    3 for 3!
    1. good tune
    2. good sounding mandolin
    3. good playing

    thanks for posting it, kevin!
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    Re: A wee tune on the Sobell

    Fine playing as usual, Kevin. A great wee tune and the Sobell is sounding great in this recording.
    I must say you are weathering the lockdown well too, and even keeping the hair tidily coiffured!...
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    Re: A wee tune on the Sobell

    I love the tone on that Sobell!
    fine playing there.
  18. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    I've added a new page to the site.

    Those who follow my Twitter feed (a mere handful, tbh) which kicked off in November 2020 will know that now I've got rhythm going there, most days I post a link...
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    Re: Scottish Reels

    It's very hard to play Robertson's Reel without it coming out a bit bluegrassy.

    I was at a session in Ireland last y..., I mean 2019, and played a Shetland set, finishing with Robertson's and the...
  20. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    A few words, mainly to say thank you to those at the cafe who have provided help, encouragement and inspiration over the course of the past year. It's been a tough one for all of us and I'm sure...
  21. Re: Paddy Keenan. Se Mo Laoch, TG4. Essential viewing!

    I've just watched the program about Geraldine and Eamonn Cotter, who I have to admit I really knew nothing about.
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  22. Paddy Keenan. Se Mo Laoch, TG4. Essential viewing!

    The legendary piper from The Bothy Band talks about his life.
    Lots of great music.

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    Re: Taran Springwell

    It's a great sound from the mandolin, absolutely. You're lucky to have each other - a great instrument for you, a great player for it!
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    Re: Mainland or Cretan Laouto

    It looks like a nice instrument.

    The most common traditional tuning is CGDA, but the lowest C string is re-entrant and an octave higher than one would expect. Your looks like many of the standard...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    I ordered one thursday and got it today from thomann here in germany. But they wrote me that they wouldn’t get a new order but maybe they want me to buy one. ;) that worked!
    I have a blond one and...
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