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    Re: Birmingham tradfest 2019 anyone?

    That's a really great line-up Paul. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. If I didn't have other things on I might even go to it myself.

    Good to hear that you seem to be doing well.

    I seem to vaguely...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    So how is the Irish CBOM hunt going, I wonder?
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    Re: Seagull S8

    Here are a couple of threads on Seagull mandolins.
    I have one and I think it's pretty good.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/145177-Seagull-S8-Owners-Thread?highlight=seagull
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    Re: Hector the Hero

    Here is Jenna Reid playing Hector The Hero, accompanied by myself on octave mandolin. Key of A.


    https://youtu.be/Woqsh3WqtJ0?t=15
  5. Re: Asturias - Solo Mandolin (Performed by Tiziano Palladino)

    Great,

    I wonder if you saw Alon Sariel's version of this recently.


    https://youtu.be/AAwYccc9Rn4?t=5
  6. Re: Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

    Yes, good stuff. Stephen's quite a talker, I must say, but it was interesting.
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    Re: Instrument swap?

    Having said all that, we once swapped houses with a family in France for three weeks.
    It's not for everybody of course, but it can work to both parties' advantage.

    Personally I would only...
  8. Re: Article: Guess the Mandolin Dawg is Playing, Win $100 Gift Ce

    It's great to hear him still playing so well, and so unmistakenly Dawg.
  9. Re: Wanting to try a cittern (esp. Nordwall) in California/West C

    Hi Patrick,
    I remember the thread about Nordwall building your cittern and I have wondered how that worked out. Pretty well, by the sound of it.
    How do you tune it?

    Dagger
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    https://youtu.be/8onerwo28yY?t=883
  11. Well done David - on several levels: Your own...

    Well done David - on several levels: Your own playing on Russian Rag, your recent marriage, your travels with your band, your recordings and your book, and for creating Mandolin Mondays which, like...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I am very sorry to hear about Ivan. I always enjoyed his contributions here, over many years.

    RIP,

    Dagger
  13. Re: Dagger Gordon Mandolin Workshop - Aberdeen, Scotland

    I'm really looking forward to this.
    It will be the fourth time I've done a workshop in the Aberdeen area. There are some very good players around there. Here is a picture from the first one in...
  14. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Bill's earliest recordings seem to be about 1937, so most of the folk music local people would play in their own areas before then would not have been documented much and probably never recorded.
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    Re: Back in action

    Very nice to see you back Aidan.
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    Re: Magnus Zetterlund

    Yes I think he's very good.
    I always enjoyed this 2009 video of Nordic Trio at Urkult.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO5p2lQAjZc&list=PLCTlfAlA6IuGRUG7Tme6Gvm1OZ_P9zs9y&index=7&t=0s
  17. Re: No mando content: Remembering Ginger Baker

    I was a huge Cream fan and they really inspired me to play lead guitar, which was my main thing as a teenager, and actually, their instrumental workouts did lead me into modern jazz.

    I am still a...
  18. Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Changing the subject slightly, I have to say that when Byron Berline's music shop burnt down but his Loar mandolin survived would seem to me to the ultimate story here....
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    Thanks Marty.

    It's interesting to see that the 'modern cittern' pictured in your Sobell article only has 8 strings (as opposed to 10).

    In recent years the word 'cittern' seems to now mostly...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    I've got to say though,if I was looking for a new bouzouki, I might extend my search to Spain ...
    https://www.facebook.com/ruben.bada.9/videos/10157882911971978/?t=28...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    I've found this thread to be very interesting, highlighting Irish makers whose work is not often discussed here (and indeed those who are more familiar to me like Joe Foley). It appears to be exactly...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Have a look at Moloneys music shop in Galway.
    They seem to sell instruments made by a couple of local Irish luthiers plus some by a Portuguese maker, which look quite good value on the face of it.
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Mandolin Cafe has lists of builders, so the listing for Ireland is probably a good place to start.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/builders/search?search=Ireland
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    https://www.facebook.com/800295416659621/videos/512572102838125/?t=0

    Michael Kontaxakis again
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Yes I went there in March, to a Group Workshop led by Spanish musician Efren Lopez, of whom I am a huge fan. There were only 5 of us along with Efren.
    Efren has just done another one last week as...
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