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    Re: Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    Sorry John, I saw a poster online for the whole tour with at least one Scottish date and one Northern Ireland date, but can't find it now. All I see now are Irish dates. Donal Lunny and Kevin Burke...
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    Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    So this is happening in Ireland and Scotland next year. I'm hoping to grab tickets tomorrow morning. https://set.ie/event/paul-brady-and-andy-irvine/

    I have to admit Andy Irvine's approach to...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Second shout for Paddy Cleere in Kilkenny, lovely guy making great instruments. Love his mandolins and while I don't play bouzouki, any sessions I played in where someone has one of his they sound...
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    Re: 20 mins superb Celtic tunes

    Thanks, great listening, there's a couple of tunes in there that I've earmarked.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Please! and thank you.
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I have very few issues memorising tunes. I sometimes have problems with tunes that have similar opening phrases and often strat the wrong one. Luckily it has only happened at sessions.

    I have huge...
  7. Thread: mandoporn!

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    Re: mandoporn!

    Just followed you. My wife says with the amount of instrument photos I look at, she might be happier if it WAS porn I was looking at!
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    Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix

    I really enjoyed the dark humour and that uneasy feeling I get during most Coen Brothers movies.

    With regard to Brendan Gleeson singing, I've heard him and he has a beautiful voice, however this...
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    Re: Sé Mo Laoch - TV series on Irish legends

    On the subject of TG4, it has some great programming on Traditional Irish music, if you have access try looking up Geantraí.
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    Re: Marga's Moment

    Thanks for the replies, the alternative counting helps. I'm counting 12, 12, 123 and it seems to work for me. Not sure what my guitar player is going to do, but that's his problem. :grin:
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    Marga's Moment

    Anyone ever try Marga's Moment? I'm trying to get my head around it but the 7/8 timing is beating me. I'm listening to it on Brian Finnegan's album The Ravishing Genius of Bones or Dave Kosky and...
  12. Thread: Pub Prop

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    Re: Pub Prop

    I use the pub prop, like the d'addario it's designed to let large heavy instruments sit on the floor and to how smaller instruments, like mandolin or fiddle, suspended. There's every a hook for a...
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    Re: Need help with Jigs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmG6jv8IzDE

    Here's a great jig, the tune played in the solo is called "Kerfunken Jig"
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    Re: Andy Wood - Bohemian Rhapsody

    Fantastic. Thanks for sharing this.
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    Re: 2018 Winter NAMM Show

    I'm always so jealous of the trade show and sheer amount of workshops for my friends across the pond. One day I'll arrange a visit around a festival, workshop and if not an expo then I'll at least...
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    Re: Looking for an electric tenor

    only :))
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    Re: Looking for an electric tenor

    I've never seen the harley benton short scale but I teach guitar to a couple of kids who have cheap short scale electrics and the intonation is so bad they're unplayable. Is the Harley Benton OK...
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    Re: Looking for an electric tenor

    Thanks everyone for the replies. Harley Marty I'll take you up on that offer in the new year, thanks.
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    Looking for an electric tenor

    Hi, I'm mainly a mandolin player but recently started playing with a guitar player and my acoustic tenor is getting used a fair bit more. I'd like to try an electric tenor but would like to try...
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    Re: Authentic D'Addario Strings?

    Thanks for the replies, I didn't want to call the retailer before I got another opinion, I felt it was a bit of an accusation.

    The play real website only accepts serial numbers from players...
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    Authentic D'Addario Strings?

    I generally like EXP74s but for the last 2 string changes i tried the newer Nickel Bronze sets. Last week I changed back to the EXP74s but when I opened the pack the inner sleeves looked odd. I've...
  22. Re: We Banjo 3 tour-- don't miss them! (Mandolin content)

    Saw them in Kilkenny last month, they were amazing. Martin played mandolin mostly, had a good chat about mandos after the gig.

    My wife came over after a while and the first thing Martin said to...
  23. Re: £400-£500 to spend on a mandolin for my husband's birthday...

    I've had that exact model for 4 years now. Within Irish trad circles it certainly get a lot of attention. I love it and when I had a question about it Jimmy Moon himself took he time to talk to me on...
  24. Re: Anyone tried a Planet Waves NS micro tuner?

    I've used both snark and planet waves, I generally play mando and tenor banjo in sessions. I couldn't pick a winner with regards to tuning my instruments however other people seemed to ask to borrow...
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    Re: experiences with internet lessons

    I've been with Mike Marshal's Artist Works since January and have to sing it's praises. The prerecorded lessons are great but the video exchange works wonderfully. You can also look at all the past...
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