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  1. Re: MC Players of Irish Traditional Music - Feedback Wanted From

    Done!
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    Re: Kevin O'Brien mandolin

    Well Steve, I can heartily recommend their latest cd "The Hare's Lament", which I haven't stopped playing since I got it! Superb.
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    Re: Kevin O'Brien mandolin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XaOTPMHG74
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    Re: Kevin O'Brien mandolin

    The Dekavalas bouzouki sounds great as well! Beautifully singing and playing here, a classic!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF8HBXJVUuk
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    Kevin O'Brien mandolin

    I recently saw the wonderful Irish duo "Ye Vagabonds" in concert, and was taken with the mandolin being played, a very mellow, sweet instrument, expertly played by Brian and Diarmuid McGloinn in the...
  6. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    Alec went on to make a final duet album with Frankie Gavin, bookending the original Shannachie LP, and also a beautiful cd with his son Cian Finn, of traditional Irish songs. That was his last...
  7. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    TG4 have the documentary available again for a couple of weeks, if you missed it …

    https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=5858348933001&teideal=Alec%20Finn&series=Sť%20Mo%20Laoch%20&dlft=35...
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    Thanks Ted!
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    Any more news on the Fender tele tenor yet? Doesn't seem to be for sale yet ….
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    Re: Suggestions for Greek Bouzouki

    Octave mandolin tuned with light strings
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    Re: Suggestions for Greek Bouzouki

    https://www.dekavalas.gr/index.php?lang=en

    Been delighted with both my bouzoukis by Dekavalas, favoured by Alec Finn of De Danann for many years too.

    Regards

    Kevin Macleod
  12. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    I have now added a load more images of Alec Finn if anyone is interested.

    http://www.kevinmacleod.co.uk/alec-finn

    cheers Kevin
  13. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    Marvellous! That has saved the day! Thanks!

    Kevin
  14. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    I've lost the text of the remembrance I wrote on my website, and I just wondered if anyone had taken a copy? Bit of a pest to say the least! In hope. Kevin
  15. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    http://www.kevinmacleod.co.uk/alec-finn
  16. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/obituary-alec-finn-37562768.html
  17. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/alec-finn-obituary-musical-colossus-who-founded-de-danann-1.3715926
  18. Re: Interview with Rory Dowling of Taran on new "Springwell" mand

    https://vimeo.com/61629350
  19. Re: Interview with Rory Dowling of Taran on new "Springwell" mand

    Yes, very similar, but the 35 years age difference certainly tells. Doubt I'll be around in 35 years time to comment on the Taran though!

    Yup, still have the 1922 F4 Gibson, lovely for recording...
  20. Re: Interview with Rory Dowling of Taran on new "Springwell" mand

    The Taran Springwell sound continues to evolve, so here's a comparison of my Taran and my Sobell, for interest.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRf1sGg61mE&t=39s
  21. Thread: Reel picking

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    Re: Reel picking

    Might be of help, not sure …


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thpx-Ij0VLA


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNamZz4-YzA
  22. Re: George Duff cd "The Collier Laddie" with Kevin Macleod etc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__8bsDvxjXg
  23. Re: Interview with Rory Dowling of Taran on new "Springwell" mand

    Thanks John, it's a fine mandolin and a wee bit different from my Sobell.

    Here's one more....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9_1XjqXUWc
  24. Re: Interview with Rory Dowling of Taran on new "Springwell" mand

    Bedding in the Taran Guitar's Springwell mandolin in a live set at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with guitarist George Duff.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86cgcFP6A0
  25. Re: George Duff cd "The Collier Laddie" with Kevin Macleod etc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qw3ObRVLHY


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp9y9dtcH7w


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFerJEI-v8M
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