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    I've just finished building my latest "Axe" bouzouki and Jon Doran came to my workshop to collect it this week. Along with Janice Burns on mandolin, they played some lovely tunes and songs.....here's the first (thanks to Rob Rowles who did the filming and editing):


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    Very nice sounding and looking instruments, Paul. Lovely playing, too.
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    Beautiful!!!
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    Great instruments and great playing.

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    Hi Paul - I've had the great pleasure of playing 2 of your mandolins belonging to a friend of mine, & they were superb in every way,both the build quality & the tone,
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    What a lovely clip. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Thanks Ron, Ivan, Dave, Spencer and Bill for your kind comments.
    There are some more really good videos that I would like to show you , as soon as I get them from Rob who is editing them for me.

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    It was a real pleasure to film this and see such awesome talent playing.
    I have the same zouk model as Jon in the video - the flat top carved back thing works so so well. So playable and so splendidly powerful and loud.
    The mandolin here is the same principle and proved to me that a mandolin doesn't absolutely need a carved top (though I do love it that way). The instrument is really gorgeous tone wise and I'd say also a great stage mandolin. If only I wasn't waiting for Paul to finish my octave mandolin for me.....

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    Here's another video from last week when Jon Doran collected his "Axe" Bouzouki from my workshop.
    Jon is singing "Mary and the Soldier" , which many will know from Paul Brady's arrangement.



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    Top job, excellent singing and playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hanson View Post
    Top job, excellent singing and playing.

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    Second that. At least as good as the classic rendition by Paul Brady, if not better.
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    Here's the third video that we made of Janice Burns and Jon Doran at my workshop. Janice is singing "The Fish Gutters song" by Ewan MacColl.



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    I was telling Janice that my flat has a connection with Ewan MacColl - his mate (my landlord's dad) used to live in it (they were in turn mates with LS lowry!!). Apparently Peggy Seeger came round to interview my landlady about her father in law (he'd passed by then). I must see if anything of the interview got into print. One of my favourite claims to fame!
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    This is the last of the videos recorded in my workshop recently. Here Janice Burns is playing "Ginny's Waltz" on one of my "Axe" mandolins.



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    My word! Magnificent, all! Wonderful instruments, Paul, and such fine playing and singing! And Rob, great job of archiving this. Paul, this is genius, and shows off your work in the best possible way. Drinks on me all around!
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    Thanks Mark.........I have to say, I really enjoyed the process of making these videos - because all I had to do was watch and make the coffee.....while Rob filmed it and Jon and Janice played the wonderful music!

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    Good stuff! Lp
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    Hey Mark thanks for the kind words. obviously what Paul doesn't know is that he's giving me a massive discount on my forthcoming OM. I jest of course!!!
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    Wow, these videos sound lovely. And the instruments are gorgeous too.

    Great stuff all around.

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