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    This one sounds great as well! Did you happen to hear any on your trip you plan to use?
    I heard so many great tunes on me trip, will definitely be learning them and hopefully they'll show up in the Tune-A-Week soon!
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    I am going through and getting all the titles you mention or played. Seems a great way to start a library to learn. In the middle of the prairie, my access to Celtic anything is mostly limited by the region. A few Irish pubs in Sioux Falls but I don't drink much and the potential to lose my job is too great. So the internet rules for my enjoyment of this type of music. Thanks again for putting these up!


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    Week 32 - only 20 more weeks to go! Another reel for ye, "The Mossy Banks", goes well after "Iniscealtra", which was an earlier Tune of the Week. It's a three part reel but I only played it through once as wasn't confident of getting through it a second time!

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    Wow, how do you learn all these so fast. Most excellent!
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    Wow, how do you learn all these so fast. Most excellent!
    I've usually worked on a tune for a couple of weeks before recording it for the project, so it's a bit like an assembly line!
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    Wow, how do you learn all these so fast. Most excellent!
    Talent !
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    I've usually worked on a tune for a couple of weeks before recording it for the project, so it's a bit like an assembly line!
    So at any given time you practice some you already know work on one for a future recording then throw another new one in! I have troubles with just one.
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    Holy triplets Batman!
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    Week 33's tune is an Ed Reavy reel called "Maudabawn Chapel", (gotta get some new strings on the mandolin soon!):

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    Two more fine entries, Jill. Amazing that you have managed not only to keep finding the tunes, but to play them at a consistently very high standard.
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    Week 33's tune is an Ed Reavy reel called "Maudabawn Chapel", (gotta get some new strings on the mandolin soon!):

    Assuming you have CM Bluegrass series strings on your Girouard as this is what Max normally installs on new builds , are you sticking by these or experimenting with others ? I just received CM Monel strings and will give these a try but very happy with the CM Bluegrass series strings on my Girouard oval ! I still always go back to GHS A270's for my Ellis F and A 5 mandolins. Just put CM Monels on my Ellis F5 but jury still out !
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    Really nice! I liked that one a lot. If I was the type onget jealous I would be. Dry jealous, but I’m not. Instead You make me want to practice more! Thanks!
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    Assuming you have CM Bluegrass series strings on your Girouard as this is what Max normally installs on new builds , are you sticking by these or experimenting with others ? I just received CM Monel strings and will give these a try but very happy with the CM Bluegrass series strings on my Girouard oval ! I still always go back to GHS A270's for my Ellis F and A 5 mandolins. Just put CM Monels on my Ellis F5 but jury still out !
    Yes, they're the CM Bluegrass strings - I used to use them on my Collings and A-jr. so will definitely be sticking with them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kelly View Post
    Two more fine entries, Jill. Amazing that you have managed not only to keep finding the tunes, but to play them at a consistently very high standard.
    Cheers John! It's definitely helped that I've been taking tenor banjo lessons from Angela Usher since January so I've learnt a ton of tunes from her, and I've also gone back and relearnt tunes I knew ages ago but never got around to recording - this would be one of them - I first learnt this one back in Ireland when I was taking banjo lessons from Angelina Carberry but haven't really played it since then so about 11 years ago!
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    Fiddler friend of mine who used to run a learning session brought this one to us once upon a time and I've always loved it. Forgot about it over the years, but now I'm up for relearning it -- many thanks!
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    Wee bit late with the tune for Week 34 (which was last week!) - here 'tis: a nice reel called "The Silver Strand":

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    Finally caught up - here's the tune for Week 35, a hornpipe called "The Few Bob", a Joe Ryan tune I think:

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    Here's the tune for week 36 - a reel called "Tom Ahearn's":

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    Really nice but you left me wanting more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    Here's the tune for week 36 - a reel called "Tom Ahearn's":

    It still amazes me how you can learn so many tunes so quickly Jill !
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    Very nice -- and the mandolin just sounds sweeter every tune!
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    Jill, how many times have you changed strings over the course of the vids and do you remember at which week before or after the vid? Just curious, listening to the first and this last one the differences I hear in tone form then to now if it is just me or related to something else. I like the sound now more so than the first 10 or so vids. They seemed to me to have a bit more of something, I don't know the word to use a bit of edge maybe, that I don't hear now.
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    Haven't changed strings at all - in fact I'm way overdue for a string change. You may be hearing a difference in sound due to me playing around with mic placement for the first few videos, trying to find the sweet spot between not too close and not too far away.
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    Haven't changed strings at all - in fact I'm way overdue for a string change. You may be hearing a difference in sound due to me playing around with mic placement for the first few videos, trying to find the sweet spot between not too close and not too far away.
    HAHA thanks you anticipated my next question about mic placement and even a different room? I thought I saw metion of the interface you used but I haven't found it again.
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    HAHA thanks you anticipated my next question about mic placement and even a different room? I thought I saw metion of the interface you used but I haven't found it again.
    Same room, though I did change the location/angle in the room I was sitting out as it seemed to work out better as far as the acoustics go - I'm in a basement apartment with low ceilings so at the mercy of that environment. I use a Zoom Q8 video camera with two Rode NT3 mics set up - one pointing towards the bridge area and one pointing towards where the neck joins the body.
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