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    Dubova tenor guitar

    A while back I asked Michael Dubova if he would be interested in building me a tenor guitar. He hadn’t done one, but was was keen to try. He really is great to work with and receptive to my ideas...
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    Re: Tenor guitars

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    Douglas-fir, Oregon myrtle, and black walnut. Just about the favorite thing I've made.
  3. 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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    Recent Session King tenor guitar

    Not posted any Session King photos of late - here is one due out the shop today - mahogany back and sides, torrefied sitka top, 22" scale, tuned GDAE.
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    Chief Francis O'Neill documentary

    I was doing some research and fact checking on Francis O'Neill for this month's tune of the month over in the Newbies group and I came across a 30 minute documentary produced by the Chicago PBS...
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    Article on Chief O’Neil

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-opinion-flashback-chief-oneill-irish-music-20200918-pxualytarfah7bvbzmhmoqpwtq-story.html

    Not mandolin specific but a good article about Chief O’Neil in...
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    Re: Virtual St Patrick's Day

    And a poem from WB Yeats on "social distancing". Very appropriate for this St Patrick's Day-

    The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    by William Butler Yeats

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,...
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    Hi again , yes I have the old Topic LP of Jimmy Power where he plays the full version of The mountain Road not just the 2 part most are familiar with . He is joined by a Limerick bodhran player (who...
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    When these videos were made Sean Casey lived in a house in Dundrum , Dublin with Frank Hogan and Noel Hill ( amongst others ) Tony Linnane was a frequent visitor and Michael Gavin the flute player...
  10. Old Silky and John Lawlor cover "Way Down in the Hole" @ TGG 10

    John, as always, is superb...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voF6kaHfIGs&feature=youtu.be
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    Darragh Ó Ciardha Ó Cinnéide

    Just posted this over in the CBOM subforum, but have to post it here as well - been following Darragh since he was about 10 years old - what a player!
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    Re: Down the Tenor Rabbit Hole... (Help)

    It probably depends a lot on the individual instrument as far as which one will give you the sound you want in octave versus tenor tuning. Here's a video link to a Gibson TG-00 tuned down to an A...
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    Couple of clips of Seán on tenor banjo (think I posted these before):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iQPUzoBthQ


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68dXftDhHXY

    There's also this commercial...
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    Re: Down the Tenor Rabbit Hole... (Help)

    Hi and welcome to the rabbit hole - glad you could join us! I give you my opinions as someone who mostly plays GDAE and adjacent tunings (FCGD, GDAD).

    When you ask what kind of guitar is better...
  15. Difference between a tenor guitar and a plectrum guitar

    I was cleaning up me laptop today and found a video I recorded in 2017 and never published. I think the reason was the sound of the Session King distorts on the recording, but I've uploaded it 'cos I...
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    Re: Paddy Fahy RIP

    http://journalofmusic.com/news/thoughtful-musician-and-thoughtful-composer-remembering-paddy-fahey#.XPkneuJmbBY.facebook
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    A short tune in GDGD tuning

    I know I rarely post anything much despite my rather bad GAS habit. Frankly if it wasn't for the band I'd probably lose my mandolins and uke and concentrate only on tenor.

    This is my Mcilroy...
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    Re: Breedlove, Tenor, Revival OM M

    JC has asked me to comment on my OM. The first thing always brought up is the scale. This makes it perfect for playing in GDAE tuning. I believe if you play guitar it would seem natural if not a...
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    Re: Breedlove, Tenor, Revival OM M

    There was one on Reverb that just sold. Did you buy it? I had a similar model (T/Sme) that was fantastic all around but ultimately not for me, though I have enough regret that I was watching this...
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    100,000+ views for the video

    YouTube sent me a message the other day saying one of my videos has had over 100,000 views. Its the video of Tom Kimber playing the first Session King tenor guitar.

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    The Blarney Pilgrim

    on a Weber Gallatin Octave
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    More Than I Expected

    Well last week I did it and am very pleased that I did. There was a Circle Strings tenor guitar in the classifieds. I pulled the trigger and got it last weekend. I had heard and read very good...
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