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    A newly formed, Philadelphia-based group - currently called "Frets and Bellows" - has just finished recording the first few songs for their first CD. The group is comprised of 3-string domra, mandolin, mandola (CGDA), accordion, guitar, and bass. Attached is a video.

    No one is very happy with the name "Frets and Bellows" but we are completely at a loss to find another name for the group. Any ideas/suggestions would be most appreciated! Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have!


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    Start here and don't use anything that pops up.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/timewasters.html

    Very nice music by the way.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    You are all very talented, play a verity of unique instruments and enjoy making music together. Hmmm.... "Simpatico".
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Charley,
    I like this name a lot! Will run it by the others! Thank you so much for the suggestion. Much appreciated!
    Best,
    Mark

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    Thanks, Mike! These are a lot of fun!

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    Thanks, Mike! These are a lot of fun!

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    So much texture. I'm not there yet, but maybe something like Melody Weavers or Drop Stitch.

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    I like this direction! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    You are all very talented, play a verity of unique instruments and enjoy making music together. Hmmm.... "Simpatico".
    The band Simpatico can be found here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJQXgZkmzxM
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Hmmm...Thanks for the heads-up. Good to know.

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    If you're looking for a Philly connection use something that is Philadelphia specific. Figure it this way. Nobody is going to have the word Schuylkill in their band name but you and nobody outside this area will know how to pronounce it either. Like simpatico? Schuylkill Simpatico is probably available.
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    Schuylkill Simpatico is probably available.
    Now that is funny. Heading up to Philly for Christmas, is your group performing in the area during the holiday's?
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    Las Flechas de los Ángeles is another favorite of mine.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I also like Domus Cohortem. Getting any ideas yet?
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    The Delfia Consort
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    Philadelphia Acoustic Sextet.......

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    "Philadelphia Pennies" comes to my mind while my train to work passes the Philadelphia Bridge in Vienna.

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    The Drexel Hillbillies.

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    'The Phillie Harmonia' Harmonia is the latin root word for harmony. A Philharmonic orchestra is another name/title for a symphony orchestra.

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    Lighter Than Air
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    Philadelphia Freedom. I'm sure Elton wouldn't mind.

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    Group names can be real problem. I don't have any for you but would urge you to find something cool yet sensible and not one that belongs on Mikes' list as I think most do.

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    The Paddy’s Pub Players.
    Gunga......Gunga.....Gu-Lunga

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    Thanks for your interest, Charley. This group won't be performing anywhere publically over the holidays. We will be doing some mando and guitar duo stuff though. Will send you details via PM just in in case you're interested.

    Thanks,
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    Good local color! I like it. Pretty apropos. I actually live just a few blocks away from Drexel Hill.

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    Maybe there is a suburb most of you hail from?, those are pretty trendy to work into a name.
    King of Prussia
    Upper Darby
    I don't know what those towns mean to a local, but once you are worldwide it won't matter.

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