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    Northfield F5S Review

    Hi, Everyone:

    I received my new Northfield F5S (Engleman) mandolin two days ago and am happy to provide a review here for our collective knowledge-base. It's a wonderful mandolin unlike any other...
  2. Re: MC Players of Irish Traditional Music - Feedback Wanted From

    This is a great project! We sent it out to all of our seisiun players, as well as those on our Comhaltas mail list.
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    Paddy Fahy RIP

    Paddy Fahy, fiddle player and renowned composer of tradition Irish tunes has passed away at the age of 102.

    RIP


    https://youtu.be/y-i6h35CAH0

    https://youtu.be/y-i6h35CAH0
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    Re: Can never enough "Orange"

    I'll admit -- I didn't figure it out until I was at the grocery store buying mandarin oranges for my daughter :) There's nothing like an Aisle 5 Epiphany, is there?
  5. A few neat exercises from Sierra Hull and Reverb

    Some fun arpeggio exercises illustrated by Sierra Hull by way of Reverb:
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I had my second chemo. session on Wed. - just the same prolonged 6 hour day as last time. It seems that a bit of hair loss is kicking in - so what ! - i'll shave my head if i have to. Fortunately,my...
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    Re: New duo mandolin album

    The final video went live today, and we even got it premiered by The Bluegrass Situation:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ycxTkDTto

    Thanks!
    Baron
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    Hey! I'm "Album of the year"!!!

    The Spanish independent music association awarded us with the best "world music/folk/fusion" album of the year!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh7kDsEekPU&t=9917s
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    There's a very nice, very complete obituary for Paul Hostetter in today's San Francisco Chronicle and online here:
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    Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    It is with great sadness that I bring the news that luthier and Cafe member Paul Hostetter has passed away.

    Paul's well known site www.lutherie.net has helped many of us repair and understand the...
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    Not *that* kind of mandolin!

    Many of you here have gotten copies of my free ebook on how to set up a mandolin. This Christmas season I've gotten plenty of requests from people who received a new mandolin under their tree. I...
  12. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Well the stars aligned and 5 minutes before I was going to walk out the door this afternoon to head off to work the postman arrived with the mandolin!!! Left it to acclimate while I taught my last...
  13. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    And it's finished! Max just sent these to me and it's as stunning as I imagined it would be! Can't wait to be able to play it!!!

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    Re: Intermediate Upgrade

    Not sure if anyone is interested in what I would up deciding. But I thought I'd come back and report. I bought a The Loar LM 600 VS from Folkmusician.com. it was a blem model and Robert was kind...
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    Re: Officially joining the Silverangel Fray

    IT'S HERE!!! .... and it is pretty flippin' awesome... I'll post some vid ASAP.
  16. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Here's a sketch of what the pegged inlay is going to look like, featuring the silhouette of my crazy Beagle Janey Mack! Difficult to see because the lines are so fine but if you click on the blurry...
  17. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    And we're off!

    Here's a photo Max sent yesterday - he's rough carved the back and the top:

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    Officially joining the Silverangel Fray

    Hello all, ... so after exchanging many emails yesterday, today I sent Ken my deposit for a custom Silverangel Econo A. I can already tell you that I really appreciate Mr Ratcliff and his work. Aside...
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    Re: why is it?

    Yes.
  20. Hey all! Thanks for your lovely comments! Iíll...

    Hey all! Thanks for your lovely comments! Iíll get a breakdown video done and post this month
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    Re: Old Gibson with Cedar Top

    Inside the top, next to another piece of cedar
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    The top, showing some of the cracks
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    The back, with the label
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  22. Re: 3rd FFcP Fourths Exercise (theory question)

    Here's a chart that might help you with intervals:

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  23. FREE ebook: Learning Mandolin: a Genre-Hopping Approach

    Hi!

    So, I'm giving away my first (slightly abridged) mandolin ebook on my website.

    It's mostly aimed at beginners but covers a number of different genres, ideas and techniques to keep things...
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    Tommy Peoples RIP

    Sorry to post the news that Tommy Peoples has passed away.

    May he rest in peace.


    https://youtu.be/hebBrG8cLbs

    https://youtu.be/XDb4KMDlPC0

    https://youtu.be/67-AhKdvk18
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    Prodigious and Sophisticated Musicians

    Strange title, I know. It comes from a question that a guy asked about in a podcast I listened to. Here's the gist of his question, slightly edited, he was asking about a really good, professional...
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