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  1. Re: New Steve Cooney guitar album of harp music

    This is worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet Dagger:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnq9A23ikTU
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    Willie Nelson's Bout With COVID

    National treasure Willie Nelson recently survived COVID and is now back on the road!

    https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/willie-nelson-was-gravely-ill-with-covid-house-turned-into-hospital/
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Good to hear you vocally, Dagger. A fine delivery of a great old song, and interesting backing on your offering.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Right On Dagger! I'll take that, all day!:mandosmiley:
  5. Re: Andy Irvine's Sobell instruments missing amid airport chaos

    News from Andy this morning via FB: his instruments have returned home to him in Dublin!
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    Re: Music from Central France

    Hi Dagger:

    I love that music and play it on my English Border bagpipes by Jon Swayne and schäferpfeife by Thorsten Tetz, which are very similar to the cornemuse du centre that Julian Barbances is...
  7. Re: Here, there and everywhere on octave mandolin

    You certainly do the tune justice with your octave interpretation, Dagger.
  8. Re: Here, there and everywhere on octave mandolin

    Hey that does sound nice!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    love it!
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    Re: Two Kermans, no waiting, on Reverb

    Looks like Tom Cohen is another user.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENle4gYjlDQ

    Great performance.
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    Re: Chords and double stops in Trad

    Hi Doug,
    Of course, you're correct although I think that chordal instruments such as guitars and bouzoukis have been commonplace in Irish trad for at least 50 years, and as such, are part of the...
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    Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    My new Sobell Mandolin built by Stefan and Colin Keefe which I collected yesterday (18th March). Also a photo with the refurbished 1987 Sobell cittern I collected from Stefan last year. The mandolin...
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    Meeting my ole buddy after ages

    https://youtu.be/CGliuBaxkpE
  14. Thread: Shara Raat

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    Shara Raat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH6mAaQqPI4
  15. Thread: Volume vs Tone

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    Re: Volume vs Tone

    I had several reasons for buying my Ellis. I was a good violinist when I was quite young, but quit playing as I grew into adulthood. Even so, i never lost the love for the instrument and decided to...
  16. Re: David Crosby comments on tuning in Fretboard Journal

    I really enjoy the mathematics of tuning, although my ear is not good enough to HEAR the differences reliably.

    As Sunburst says, equal temperament (which an electronic tuner considers "perfect")...
  17. Re: Article: New Single from Diptanshu Roy - Firefly Waltz

    Thank you Dagger. Someday we will meet again and write a tune together about your beautiful farm! Give my love to Julie
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    Just A Nice Journey Back In Time

    A jewel from the past:

    "On Raglan Road." Peter Rowan with vocals and guitar, Jerry Douglas on dobro, and Mark O'Connor with very tasteful mandolin.


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    Re: Pine, what a tone

    An amazing instrument, Dagger, an so great to see wood being recycled in this way. The link you have included shows the quality of the Taran products and Rory's skills as a builder, and Jenny's...
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    Re: Playing chords alongside traditional tunes

    That's the tricky thing aye, I mostly see myself playing with the other instruments at sessions but it's worth keeping in mind an OM might suit my voice better. I have an annoying middle of the road...
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    Re: Fiddle tunes that don't work on mandolin?

    YES! This is what I'm after thanks. Here we have someone playing a slow air in a very convincing way on a short sustain shallow body high pitch F hole mandolin (albeit a really good one), and IMO...
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    My Grandmother the Mandolinist

    Greetings,

    After sorting through a ton of family photos I located this image of my paternal grandmother Jessie Howell playing her mandolin, while she was a student at Oberlin College. She no...
  23. Re: The Cobblestone, Famous Irish Pub Saved from Developers

    Yes, I was delighted to get a notification email this morning from Dublin City Council to say that permission for the hotel had been refused! It would've been an absolute disgrace if permission had...
  24. The Cobblestone, Famous Irish Pub Saved from Developers

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/29/dublin-famous-music-pub-the-cobblestone-saved-from-developers-refused-planning-permission-hotel
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Yes - I suspect a particular frequency response curve shape that violin produced was the reason the sound carried so well. Thanks for reminding me about Hobgoblin, Dagger - I looked at their site and...
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