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  1. Re: Andrew and Emily of Watchhouse Band hit by car in crosswalk

    Update on Andrew’s Instagram page: 15 stitches removed. Now i just have to avoid screen time, reading, watching movies, bright lights, closing my eyes while standing up… that said i can still play...
  2. Andrew and Emily of Watchhouse Band hit by car in crosswalk

    Pictures says it all, luckily he says he'll recover. Saw just now on Instagram and thought worth sharing. In our thoughts, for sure!

    Dear friends, last night in Iowa City the two of us were...
  3. Shackleton's ship found (and yes, a mandolin!)

    I saw this story this morning, that Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, was found in the Weddell Sea in the Antarctic pretty nearly undamaged if you don't count the areas crushed by ice when it went...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko

    He was also proud of his Ukrainian heritage, especially poignant this week.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xewxt-BKarc
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    Peter Ostroushko

    Hi everyone!

    Yesterday was the anniversary of Peter Ostroushko's passing and I just wanted to post today in memory of him and his music. If you are looking for beautiful music to inspire you...
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    Ruhland Eye Candy

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    I thought folks might enjoy a photo of Mr. Ruhland's current work. I know I enjoy it.
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    Campanella Due

    Well folks, I've finally got one coming. I think it'll make a wonderful companion to the Halsey's...

    Here are some specs.
    2020 Campanella Due
    European Spruce top
    Either European or Red Maple...
  8. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    If you want to go down a rabbit hole of great Irish trad music, the YouTube channel for Hup (a great trad programme that was on TG4, our Irish language station) is a good starting point:
    ...
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    R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Sorry to pass along this sad news.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58881862
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    RIP Arthur Stern

    I haven't seen it mentioned here, but Arthur was a friend to everyone in the mandolin world and a brilliant artist. He was a long time forum contributor and a fountain of knowledge and experience...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I am like MandoMan. I have had some incredible mandolins. But, life happens, and after 30 surgeries I found my doctors wanted to get paid more than I wanted to have a mandolin. Ok, that’s not...
  12. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    This just appeared on the Synergy Guitars Instagram:

    p/CTGWrznsHTL
  13. Free Fall - Forrest O'Connor & Dennis Benjamin

    Recently, I had the pleasure of recording an original piece of music with Forrest O'Connor. As talented and gracious a person as I have ever met. The result is the tune Free Fall. I hope you enjoy...
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    Re: Ellis Archive - We need your help!

    I have #20. Just got it back from Tom. He updated the tail piece, refretted and did a general set up. A great early example of Tomís brilliance.
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    Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    A couple of weeks ago Andy Statman made the move and purchased a Lloyd Loar F5 from Larry Wexer (wexerguitars.com) in New York City. His father purchased a Loar for him when he was a teenager, but...
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    Re: Peace by Sarah Jarosz

    Quick follow-up ... I noticed today while watching Sarah's performance that in measures 19 and 51 she doesn't keep the 2nd fret barre and use the 2nd string, 7th fret to get the E. She actually lifts...
  17. Re: Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    Hey guys....Iíve been running fevers for about 10 days and the Drs are trying to figure it out. Itís not Covid....they tested that twice now which probably makes like 12 of those Iíve had in the...
  18. Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    I saw this on Facebook yesterday. I sent some prayers!

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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    I've liked everything they've done so far. And Andrew is a phenomenal mandolin player. But that video? A big meh from me.....
  20. John Monteleone "The Chisels Are Calling" movie trailer

    Some of our mando greats are featured:

    http://streetsingerproductions.com/the-chisels-are-calling/
  21. Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Hi all,

    I'm so excited by the new mandolin I just received from genius luthier, Oliver Apitius. In my opinion, there is no mandolin that is better suited to Jazz. And it plays like a dream. I...
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    Re: Ellis Waitlist

    Here's a few pics of #500 since the above link is gone193137
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

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    I did this one today. Hand rubbed burst, scraped binding, and sealed. It was a good day.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    And some tops for the other side of the story --

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    Steve
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    A wee tune on the Sobell

    https://youtu.be/zXU9I8tHgkU

    Over many years playing traditional Scottish music with The Occasionals and many other great friends, I have been lucky enough to encounter a handful of remarkable...
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