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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Not sure if this link will work. Ye vags with one of Frank's mandos.

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCbNPH-HIl5/?igshid=ityj11nu8bya
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Hmm... Working here. It's a link to Macdara's FB page and a video of a new mandolin just strung up and on its way to Custys in Ennis.

    I think if you click on his FB page link you should find it....
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Macdara ” FaolŠin

    https://www.facebook.com/mofluthier/?ti=as

    Gil Draper

    http://www.draperstringedinstruments.com/

    Paul Evans
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Yup, the University I work at has closed until 29th. Huge implications for students doing modules in recording or studio procedures; no access to equipment or the recording studio to complete...
  5. Re: New to playing Celtic music but I see its big locally

    A few online resources worth checking out:

    TG4 website has quite a few videos of their music shows online, but only for a limited time. Here's the recent TG4 awards (which features quite a bit of...
  6. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs7Nb9rJLAI
  7. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    what about a Northfield F2S? Brendan O'Regan had one once. Tried it and loved it! But the neck as a little too thin for my tastes:
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  8. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    I've an Ellis A4 and love it. It's an exceptional mandolin. I've also a Girouard oval, another long neck x-braced oval. The Girouard might be worth considering.

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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    Already have a Girouard, Gibson and Ellis oval hole, so sights are now set on Gilchrist, Heiden, Kimble and that Monty oval! We can dream....
  10. 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
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    Glad that previous post was removed. Absolutely vile.
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    :)) Nice first post!

    Congrats on your new mandolin, and welcome to the Cafe
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Ah Jill, all the best on the heal. I messed up my knee cap doing judo; it's never been the same since. I spent about a month on the sofa practicing, waiting for my knee to recover. Only fools and...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Those JP banjos are fantastic. I've played a few, including the one owned by John/Maggie Carty and it's a brilliant banjo. You did well, hopefully Jim will build again, but if not that'll be a great...
  16. Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

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    5 course Sobell mandolin, sat beside my Girouard. This one is owned by a friend who's based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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    Re: sad news, Arty McGlynn passed today...

    RIP. One of the greats. I had the pleasure of having him in my home for a day of recording a couple of years back. It's an experience I'll never forget.

    There's dozens of great videos of Arty...
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    Re: I made a "Smart" purchase this weekend

    Congrats on your new pair! They look absolutely stunning. I've only ever tried one Smart mandolin; an a style 'comma' that was at TAMCO in UK. It was also the first mandolin I've played with a sound...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

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    Thinking of Ivan this morning and his many nuggets of advice.
  20. Re: Nice article about Dublin maker Frank Tate

    Finally got the chance to try out one of Frank's mandolins and it was fantastic. Brilliant projection and so easy to play. Ye Vagabonds commissioned a guitar and mandolin from Frank and they're both...
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    Re: Show off your back side

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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    https://www.facebook.com/mofmusicalinstruments/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMwi7DyXqU&t=67s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycL_-hjJQNM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF531Q2sVMw
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  23. Thread: Clean picks

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    Re: Clean picks

    I usually lose them before they get a chance to get dirty.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Lol, if you're in Drogheda you're very welcome to come 20 mins north and record your tune of the week on my Girouard in my studio. I've even got the same nt5 microphones. :)
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Safe travels Jill. The Girouard is sounding great.
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