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  1. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Fiddlers beware!
  2. Re: Pay The Reckoning's "Irish Mandolin" Webpage - Now Resurrecte

    Ahaa, there is Corey Ticknor's set alive and well. Hadn't heard it in years. Thanks a lot for that.
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    Telling us that what you're shedding when woodshedding is not neccessarily wood...
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    since the advent of baggage bombs, left-behind instrument cases are more likely to be blown up by means of a robot than to be stolen.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Ok, Start of pontification:
    "modal" is used for two different things:
    - Fifths without a third - tunings, where the third is avoided in accompaniment are often called modal
    - the 7 modal scales,...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I hope you are in a bright place, Ivan, playing.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Without dance music, there would be no fun in sadness. Piper's Despair:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bItMBKIyJlM
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    I have done several tweaks to my OM and my playing technique to be heard in an Irish session, and I have had encounters where people sitting to my right asked if we could swap places so they could...
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    That man might build a pool of picks to swim in and spend Christmas with three ghosts.
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    Re: Back in action

    File size may be an issue for people loading those files in a low bandwidth area, so it can be a matter of time, not space.
    WAV is common, but mp3 is more common. For instance, when I load an mp3,...
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    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    I can't be there for that all the time. Sometimes, I have to attend a session and actually play (and afterwards instantly fall asleep). :grin:
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    Re: Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    Funny what youthful pictures they chose for the website.
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    They also sell stuff called "Pick Honey", which I prefer - less creamy, more sticky.
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    Re: Unusual mandola

    weird proportions - reminds me of a Sumo wrestler seen from behind.
  15. Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    "specially designed for myself" - modesty wasn't invented yet at the time, apparently...
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    Sounds a bit like Marvin ;)

    Thinking of nothing at all is difficult for me, too, and I am trying to concentrate on getting more fun out of the same tunes as well. OTOH, sources of distraction are...
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    Re: Temperance..... Jig!?!?

    Yes, but Tommy Peoples is no longer with us. You'll have to pick up the baton. :cool:
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    Re: Temperance..... Jig!?!?

    Well done, Gunnar, and compliant with tradition - there are existing pairs of reels and jigs that work this way, e.g. Leitrim Fancy and Round the World for Sport.
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    Re: I can’t believe it!

    whose birthday? :confused::grin:
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    The Irish seem to be masters of it. Here's Jon Kenny:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1u3eRDUYbM
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    he has a point, and I'll have to remember that logic for occasional application. :cool:
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    Re: A word of encouragement (but maybe not)

    I'm game. Woodshedding and watching videos of others playing is in-cave musicianship. But going out and really playing with others and in front of audiences is the real music whose shadow you did...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    If I ever did that, milking bulls would be the least of my problems, just as long as I have a banjo by my side :cool:
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Someone may come up with a similar idea for Frankfurt Stock Exchange - I always wondered why there is a
    cow and a pig...
    https://statues.vanderkrogt.net/Foto/dehs/dehs161.jpg
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    Re: Youtube and Ookpik Waltz ownership

    I had this two or three times with traditional Irish tunes nobody can claim anything on. I followed the procedure provided by YouTube to controvert the claims and they were withdrawn in considerably...
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