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    Dagger Gordon plays his own tune The North Coast

    Moderator note: Dagger has a good link to a YouTube version below. The link in here wasn't working well so I popped it out. - Jamie
    Last edited by JEStanek; Mar-17-2014 at 7:54am. Reason: Remove dead link
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    I'm getting an error message which says "This content is not available" .

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    Dagger you may need to get the public link for that video. In Facebook you would find it beneath the video in the Options section.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkIOSUEN950

    Sorry about that. Let's try this.
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    I love it, excellent tune, great playing.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR4M22Vrfrg

    Here are three Scottish traditional jigs.

    Kissed yestre'en, The favourite dram and The lads o' Dunse
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    Thanks a lot, both of those videos were fantastic, and I think I'll be returning to them a lot.

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    Thanks Dagger, your playing is great. I have your CDs and they are among my favorites. It's great to actually see you play on the videos.

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    Two very fine videos, Dagger. Great tone and playing. Thanks for sharing.

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    I really like how the lower strings work here like bagpipe drones, which is comical since I really don't enjoy the sound of bagpipes very much.

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    Thanks very much indeed everyone.

    Here is another one. This time it's a couple of Scottish Canaries from the Sixteenth century.
    I understand this was a popular dance in Scotland at the time, apparently based on a dance from the Canary Islands.
    I learned these from Bill Taylor who teaches harp for Feis Rois. Bill is an American, long resident in Scotland who is an expert on early Scottish music.
    I believe these tunes come from the Straloch Manuscript of lute music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppZq08C-nIA
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    Thanks Dagger--loved the jigs and the tone of that mandolin

    Thanks also for the mention of Bill Taylor--very well known to us harpers!

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    Here's more of DG in action ...






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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagger Gordon View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR4M22Vrfrg

    Here are three Scottish traditional jigs.

    Kissed yestre'en, The favourite dram and The lads o' Dunse
    Absolutely lovely!!!

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    Thanks for posting the link to these Canaries, Dagger. I have come across quite a few tunes from the Straloch and Skene manuscripts, and find they are among my favorites of all types of music. Wish there were more folks into Scottish mandolin (in the states it isn't as big as Irish, no question about that); I think it is mighty fine music and you are such a great player.
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    Excellent videos Dagger!
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    I thought for a change I would play some guitar.
    Here are two videos - the Scots jig Drummond Castle and a Gaelic song tune from Lewis called Calum Sgaire.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUHVNDeGM-k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkCA2vdiCYo
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    Fine playing on both, Dagger! Love the Lowden sound and the unfussy studio backdrop you are using here.

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    Great playing of great tunes on a great instrument.
    Indulge responsibly!

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    Thanks guys.
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    I'd like to know more about that wonderful mandolin of yours, Dagger. Looks like someone put too many strings on it!

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    Cheers Chasray,

    I have had it for 30 years. It was made by Stefan Sobell in Hexham, Northumberland in England.

    When I went to see Stefan to order it I had not planned to get a 10 stringer, but he had in fact just made one for a guy in California so I was able to try it and decided on the spot to go for 10 strings. It is cedar/rosewood.

    I have bass strings which I always tune to D.
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    Hi Dagger,

    I met a new contact the other week here in North Thailand. Nigel Richard, custom pipe maker from near Edinburgh, veteran Edinburgh folk scene hand and player of a wonderful cittern he made himself.

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    Yes I know Nigel. His brother Rod lives quite near me.
    My son Colin has a set of pipes he made.

    Nigel is a world music kind of guy. He plays with India Alba. By the way, that cittern of his is ferociously loud!
    http://indiaalba.com/
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    Here are two West Coast Schottisches and three reels.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Qbv-_ktWw
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