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    Re: My take on Scarborough Fair

    Nice playing Loboguy, good to hear a fresh take on a great song.
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    Re: Steve Winwood "Back in the high life again"

    Do my eyes/ears deceive me? or is the mandolin tuned to something other than standard GDAE ? ...CGDA perhaps
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Farewell John, such a brilliant wordsmith. A huge loss to music. RIP
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    Re: sad news, Arty McGlynn passed today...

    He also had a serious talent for a good story, as the second of Sean's videos demonstrates. RIP Arty
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    On every forum to do with music, there's always a rare individual, who's comments and posts are invariably helpful, never sarcastic or thoughtless. This role was one which Ivan filled. May he rest...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Paddy Cleere in Kilkenny is well worth a look Susanne, he's on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Paddycleereinstruments/
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Sorry to hear this Ivan, your posts are invariably helpful and cheerful. I wish you well, and while it wont be easy, would advocate what many others have said about holding on to some of your...
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    Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

    Tom followed his musical heroes, and made a noise that will never subside. So sad to hear of his passing, last night. RIP
  9. Re: GDAD / FCGC string gauge and tension questions

    There you go. http://www.mcdonaldstrings.com/stringxxiii.html
  10. Re: Si Bheag Si Mhor (guitar and acoustic bass)

    Beautiful arrangement. The two instruments blend seamlessly.
  11. Re: Mairi's Wedding - with guitar, bass & percussion

    Thanks Will, Just had a couple of runs through the tune using your backing track. Heel for heel and toe for toe! I remember hearing The Alexander Brothers version many moons ago, it's a great tune.
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    Re: Another FFcP believer!!!

    FFcP is Four Finger closed position, developed by Ted Eschliman, and the book is "Getting Into Jazz Mandolin" by Ted Eschliman. See
    http://jazzmando.com/gijm_20835bcd.shtml
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    Re: This is incredible...

    I like it. He's confident, competent, efficient, musical, versatile, a genius. I don't see anything to dislike at all.
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    Re: Black electric Gibson 2 poiont

    "The neck (fretboard forward from the nut) has an area
    where the finish was stripped and re-lacquered clear
    to accommodate a capo"
    I don't know whether this is really what happened the neck, but...
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    Re: Irish mandolin

    Welcome Tergal, I too have been following your Youtube videos. You have great technical skill, and your style is really musical and sensitive. (sometimes people replace soul with too much...
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    Re: Silverangel econo A number 2

    That's really nice Ken, love the look!
  17. Re: A Relic'd Collings MF-5: Beauty or Blasphemy?

    I hope the people at Collings' finishing department are being offered counselling, this is an affront to them. Comes close to criminal damage IMHO.
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    Re: irish trad mandolin spotting....

    Jill, as far as I know, Quentin Cooper makes instruments, and the mandolin he's playing is one of his own. What a great blend those three make, magic!
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    Re: irish trad mandolin spotting....

    As we're talking about irish trad mandolin spotting, this thread would not be complete without some of this:-
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    Re: irish trad mandolin spotting....

    The box player is Josephine Marsh, and that's the Josephine Marsh Band, which might explain the box being more to the front in the mix. I can hear Declan just fine (DJF). :)) I think the whole clip...
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    Re: irish trad mandolin spotting....

    For anybody who doesn't know him, it's Declan Corey, a very fine player.
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    Re: Headed to Ireland - Bring the mando?

    This is an interesting one. My gut reaction is to agree with Eddie and advise you to leave your mandolin at home and have fun.
    Irish traditional sessions are not generally advertised. If they...
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    Re: Expensive but totally worth it

    I've done it too! Every day a school day.
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    Re: Chris Thile - Miss Manhattan

    For me, the music I like most is the simple stuff. The tracks where people are playing well within their technical limits. This piece is just that. I often quote a musician friend of mine who,...
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    Re: Chris Thile - Miss Manhattan

    Great, just Great!
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