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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    That's generally the speed we play jigs at. Maybe one or two a bit faster, Connaughtman's Rambles for example and there are a few that I've come across which feel nicer to me slower, The Rolling...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation for A-style

    Just bought a Cinghialetto, very happy with it. I installed a strap pin under the neck as I rather this alignment than around the head. Last mando I put the strap button on the back at the heel but...
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    Actually here's us playing it, way too fast in my opinion but I was outvoted! and thus make some mistakes!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8JGCEL-0dw
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    Funny to see this post, I still play with the same trio and we now play Dusty Windowsills with Banish Misfortune.
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    Re: Violinist to Mandolin Questions

    I have an Eastman MD605 (f hole A stye) and a Jimmy Moon A2 (oval hole A style). The Eastman is a beautiful instrument to play with a great balance and tone across the strings and up the fretboard....
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    Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    I have an MD605, before I bought I played a 304 with a K&K installed. The 605 to me is miles ahead in every sense. I play mine through a Headway preamp and am very happy with the sound.
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    I play mandolin and Tenor Banjo. In Ireland the tenor banjo, referred to here as simply a banjo, is tuned an octave lower than an actual banjo. However I've seen Gerry O'Connor playing Trad on a...
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    Gigs I missed because of lockdown.

    I've missed Paul Brady and Andy Irvine, their gig in Kilkenny was cancelled. I also had tickets for Iarla ÓLionáird and Steve Cooney, Steve's new solo album, Ceol Ársa Cláirsí: Tunes of the Irish...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    I'm in Ireland and we were 2 weeks "social distancing" and now 1 week into lockdown. I have 3 kids and my wife works in a frontline service so I'm at home trying to make sure the 3 demons keep up...
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    Re: Eastman mandolins

    I have a 605. I was playing last Sat night and the other band members all commented on how good the pickup was. The general feeling is that its the most even sounding, plugged in, mandolin I've ever...
  11. Re: Irish trad musicians that use Blue Chip TAD 40 pick

    I use a TAD40 with bevel on mandolin. I find it awkward when i go back to a straight edge. However I can't seem to transition to a harder pick on the banjo.
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I have a Peterson strobovlip, a polytune, a blue headstock snark, a planet waves micro tuner and the planet waves sound hole tuner on my guitar. The Stroboclip is by far the best and most accurate....
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    Re: Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    Sorry John, I saw a poster online for the whole tour with at least one Scottish date and one Northern Ireland date, but can't find it now. All I see now are Irish dates. Donal Lunny and Kevin Burke...
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    Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    So this is happening in Ireland and Scotland next year. I'm hoping to grab tickets tomorrow morning. https://set.ie/event/paul-brady-and-andy-irvine/

    I have to admit Andy Irvine's approach to...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Second shout for Paddy Cleere in Kilkenny, lovely guy making great instruments. Love his mandolins and while I don't play bouzouki, any sessions I played in where someone has one of his they sound...
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    Re: 20 mins superb Celtic tunes

    Thanks, great listening, there's a couple of tunes in there that I've earmarked.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Please! and thank you.
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I have very few issues memorising tunes. I sometimes have problems with tunes that have similar opening phrases and often strat the wrong one. Luckily it has only happened at sessions.

    I have huge...
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    Re: mandoporn!

    Just followed you. My wife says with the amount of instrument photos I look at, she might be happier if it WAS porn I was looking at!
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    Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix

    I really enjoyed the dark humour and that uneasy feeling I get during most Coen Brothers movies.

    With regard to Brendan Gleeson singing, I've heard him and he has a beautiful voice, however this...
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    Re: Sé Mo Laoch - TV series on Irish legends

    On the subject of TG4, it has some great programming on Traditional Irish music, if you have access try looking up Geantraí.
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    Re: Marga's Moment

    Thanks for the replies, the alternative counting helps. I'm counting 12, 12, 123 and it seems to work for me. Not sure what my guitar player is going to do, but that's his problem. :grin:
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    Marga's Moment

    Anyone ever try Marga's Moment? I'm trying to get my head around it but the 7/8 timing is beating me. I'm listening to it on Brian Finnegan's album The Ravishing Genius of Bones or Dave Kosky and...
  24. Thread: Pub Prop

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    Re: Pub Prop

    I use the pub prop, like the d'addario it's designed to let large heavy instruments sit on the floor and to how smaller instruments, like mandolin or fiddle, suspended. There's every a hook for a...
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    Re: Need help with Jigs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmG6jv8IzDE

    Here's a great jig, the tune played in the solo is called "Kerfunken Jig"
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