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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    I believe the idea was that the holes would eliminate "Wolf Notes".

    But in saying that I am not sure if mandolins suffer from that as I only see bowed instruments with devices to eliminate wolf...
  2. Re: Strings and stringing of historical mandolins

    Hello,

    On his aquilacorde.com site, Mimmo Peruffo has listed a set of Neapolitan mandolin strings with an historical setup according to Fouchetti (Paris 1771)

    e Nylgut, a & D brass, G silk...
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    Re: Bill Monroe - Scotland

    Hello,

    I found a list of the UK tour dates for Bill Monroe in 1975.

    The list starts with April 25 Glasgow (It was not actually Glasgow, but Uddingston but that may have been thought close...
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    Re: Bill Monroe - Scotland

    Hello,

    Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys played in Scotland on the 25th April 1975 in Greyfriars Monastery in Uddingston.

    "Big Mon" was joined on stage by Kenny Baker on fiddle, Bob Black on...
  5. Re: NAME in Spain: 45th Festival Internacional de Plectro de la R

    Thanks very much for posting a link to the video. I was there as part of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Internazionale di Mandolino. (For those who don't know me I am the chap in the orchestra with the...
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    Hello Rob,

    Thanks for sending me your e-book on Mandolin Setup, and while your book is about the American style of mandolin with an adjustable bridge, nevertheless I am hopeful that the underlying...
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    Re: Ukulele Orchestra's court battle

    Hello James,

    I should just point out that there are plans to have a possible British National Mandolin Orchestra. This grew out of the success of the British BMG Federation Ensemble which...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    A group of us from the British BMG Federation will be performing as the "BMG Ensemble" at the Eurofestival Zupfmusik in Bruchsal, Germany.

    This event is on from the 29th May to the 1st June 2014...
  9. Re: New Article by Paul Sparks about Mandolin and Guitar

    As part of the British BMG Federation Symposium, Paul Sparks (author of “The Classical Mandolin” and co-author along with James Tyler of “The Early Mandolin”) gave a presentation on “The mandolin...
  10. Re: 1904 Vinaccia Luito Moderna/Samuel Adelstein

    Samuel Adelstein in his book "Mandolin Memories" says that he was the first person in America to have a Luito Moderna, and that on a second visit to Italy he had a second made especially to order by...
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    Re: Hugo D'Alton article from 1973

    Hello,

    The last part of the article headed "In my early days I tackled many violin exercises..." actually comes from a different interview in the "BMG Magazine" which was headed "Close-up on Hugo...
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    Re: Eileen Pakenham compositions

    Hello,

    All I have to hand is an obituary about Eileen Pakenham written by Janet Ambrose which was published in the Summer 2009 edition of the British BMG Federation Newsletter, which I will try...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    Hello,

    To open the British BMG Federation Rally we are having a concert on Friday evening 7.30pm on 2nd March 2012 at the Central Foundation Boy's School, Cowper Street, London EC2A 4SH.

    The...
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    Re: Mandolin Advertisments from the UK 1914

    Hello,

    It may be of some interest to know that both "Clifford Essex" and "John Alvey Turner" will have stalls at the British BMG Federation Rally which will be in the Central Foundation Boy's...
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    Re: The Travelling Luthier

    Hello,

    You seem to be thinking about the Medieval Guild system of becoming a Jouneyman, but this was done after completing the normal seven year Apprenticeship with a Master. The purpose was to...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: Music/Classical/Workshop

    Mandolinist Frances Taylor presents a

    Georgian Mandolin Workshop
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    Georgian Mandolin Sonatas

    Frances Taylor heads up a unique and...
  17. Re: Interesting tidbits from old British mandolin method book

    I will try and post a couple of photos from the book to show G.G.Glen Turriff in action.

    Not sure if I've done this right, as it says attachments, but lets try.
  18. Re: Interesting tidbits from old British mandolin method book

    Hello Schlegel,

    You are making me feel very old. That was my first tutor book which I bought "new" for sixpence. I hope that you see he was the Conductor of the Aberdeen Mandoline Band. In this...
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    Re: Bruchsal BDZ Festival

    I think that Dr Stefanie Rauch (Head of the Organising Team of BDZ for the Eurofestival zupfmusic) should be congratulated on staging such an important event for the Mandolin and Guitar, and other...
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    Re: bowlback mandolin in old time

    Hello,

    I have a later photo of the Powers Family which shows the bowlback mandolin a bit more clearly and they look a little more at ease.

    (I hope this photo is attached)
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    Re: bowlback mandolin in old time

    Hello,

    I know that in the "Fiddlin' Powers Family Band" that his daughter Opha Lou played a bowlback mandolin.

    Charles Powers - 5-string Banjo
    Ada Powers - Ukulele
    Opha Lou - Mandolin
    Carrie...
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    Re: Classical Newbie..or Not ? !!

    Hello Haymate,

    I was unaware that the late Mr Bay had published a book about the baroque mandolin, but I am glad to see that there is some interest in the subject. While you are some distance away...
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    Re: Emotional content of various keys

    In J. Scott Skinner's "The Strathspey King" book "A Guide to Bowing" he describes keys as such:-

    C major Bold, but piercing

    A minor Sad and plaintive

    G major Plenty of body

    E...
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    Re: Mandolin symposium germany

    Natalia Marashova and Denis Ivanov are both from St. Petersburg in Russia and both studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire and Natalia later studied mandolin at the Hochschule fur Musik with...
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    Re: Thile's past mandolins

    In an interview Chris Thile gave to "Bluegrass Unlimited" in 1994 when I think he would be around 13 years old he said that his mandolin was a 1989 Gibson F-5L. It was given to him by the President...
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