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    Re: 10 Questions for Dagger Gordon

    Hope the lambing goes well. Dagger, and you can manage a few tunes at some point soon. All the best from rural Argyll.
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    Thanks John and Mike.

    The tune is on Dagger's excellent CD "The Frozen River" and the dots are in Ceol na Fidhle vol 4 and probably on The Session
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    A lovely sentiment, Bren, and congratulations on your new grandchild. Mine are 2 and 4, and across in East Calder (not far from me in Argyll but might as well be across the ocean just now). We keep...
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    You’re breaking my heart, Bren! Just beautiful! Is that tune available on paper?

    I haven’t seen my two grandsons in two weeks, except on FaceTime. They are 3 and 1, probably the most fun ages....
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    Faraway Grandchild

    Apologies to Dagger, this is to welcome our new grandchild, a happy event amid the general gloom.

    She's just across town, but given current isolation requirements it will be a long time before we...
  6. Re: Larry Campbell and John Prine ill with Covid 19

    Friday update from Teresa Williams for followers of Larry Campbell

    203981087685087

    https://www.facebook.com/LarryandTeresaMusic/videos/203981087685087/
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    Re: Pick (nerd) journeys

    Hi Dagger!
    Well, you are in good company in nylon-land. I have done a few gigs lately with Seamus Egan, and he really likes those triple-sided nylon Herdrim picks, which are pointy and not too...
  8. Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy birthday to the Dawg, born this date 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey. Still making beautiful and meaningful sounds after changing the face of acoustic music forever!

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    Above: David...
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    Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    Hi,

    Here is a photo of a Sobell mandolin I bought recently.

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    I think it’s from 1991 as it has 2591 stamped on the neck endblock inside the instrument. Nothing on the label. The year...
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    Re: Wade's Welcome to Inverness

    I kow, I bought it. Yes. I like it very much. There are zillions of great tunes , some ancient medieval, a passion with no end.

    I could upload for mando without diddlybits, if wanted. With mid a...
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    Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Hi Scott (and Dan), thanks for all your work in keeping this forum going and the effort the last few days must have been.
    I haven't been a member here for long but have been visiting for at least 10...
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    OneMic Series- The David Grisman Quintet

    Beautiful in every way...

    Enjoy!
    Dem


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4FCyzZXTVA
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    Re: Best Celtic Mandolin around ~500($700)?

    A few design features do dampen sustain and the high-end frequencies of the instrument. This is true both for mandolins and for guitars, and one can note the same dampening profile when comparing...
  14. Re: Best Celtic Mandolin around ~500($700)?

    Hathway mando can indeed be used for jigs and reels, check out Three Dollar Shoe on youtube e.g.


    https://youtu.be/wATgt1L2rUQ
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    Re: Best Celtic Mandolin around ~500($700)?

    I like the cedar tops too-#mellow and resonant are good features in Celt-land. A Sobell-style large-body mando is all too hard to find in my neck of the Canadian woods, but boy howdy I would like to...
  16. Andrew Marlin "Cody Road" Artist Session at GMBR

    I am not sure that too many "session" type videos exist out there for Andrew Marlin's solo effort tunes off Buried in a Cape...so I am sharing this session we filmed at this past year's Green...
  17. Re: New Steve Cooney guitar album of harp music

    A link to the tg4 documentary on Cooney that was aired a couple of days ago:

    https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=6120996798001&title=Steve+Cooney&series=S%C3%A9+Mo+Laoch+&genre=Ceol&pcode=086785
  18. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    Dagger and Simon, thanks for your kind responses. I still remember that great session we had a few years back up in Kevin's place at Achiltibuie and the afternoon in the Coigach Community Hall. ...
  19. Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    ... and I am so grateful for them! Every Sunday, I have a different couple of people drop by. I cook lunch for them, we eat together, then we eventually pick on tunes. Every Sunday is different, and...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Hi Dagger, I completely agree that working with other musicians is really important, not just for the development of musicianship but also for the general social experience and camaraderie. I'm sure...
  21. playing my Nordwall 10-string cittern from Sweden

    Hi all!

    Wanted to share a little video of me playing a really cool instrument. This is a 10-string cittern from Swedish luthier Mats Nordwall. I custom ordered this two years ago, and through...
  22. Re: Wanting to try a cittern (esp. Nordwall) in California/West C

    https://www.facebook.com/pgunning101/videos/10101168430473043/

    A little video featuring my Nordwall Cittern :D
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    The rise in popularity of mandolin orchestras in the 1890s led to the introduction of various mandolin family instruments, initially following the pattern of the bowed string instruments: mandolin,...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    A few years back I wrote a piece for my blog about the guitar bozuouki history - a little off topic but it may be of interest.

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/what-is-a-guitar-bouzouki/
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayuyfc-wBro&noapp=1&client=mv-google
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