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    I've decided to do a Tune-A-Week project for 2019! Here is the tune for Week 1, a great wee jig called "Peter Byrne's Fancy":

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    Nice.

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    Great New Year's resolution. I'm happy to watch every week a new video from you playing your new mandolin.

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    Great picking! I love the sound of that mandolin! I haven’t played an oval hole that I actually liked the sound of, but that sounds like it has a nice balanced sound. If I was to ever get an oval hole I would definitely look into one like yours!
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    Very nice playing and a sweet sounding mandolin too. Good luck, that's a lot of tunes in one year.

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    Looking forward to a tune from you every week!
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    Wow, impressive undertaking, Jill! Looking forward to watching for this. Great job on that one, your triplets always amaze me. And the Girouard is sounding fabulous!
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    Thanks for the kind words folks - I had actually contemplated doing a Tune-A- DAY project and would have done so if I had a way to leave my recording gear set up permanently but tiny apartment living with 3 dogs does not allow for that kind of luxury!
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    Week 2: A reel called "The Duke of Leinster":

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    Nice playing, thanks for sharing. I'll be looking for your posts each week.
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    Thanks Jill, nice playing, and great sound on that oval. Now you have me looking into a Girouard oval hole!

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    Good stuff, Jill!
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    Fine sounding mandolin and great playing!
    You really nail those picked triplets!

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Nice sounding mandolin Jill, great playing also.
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    Week 3 - a reel called "Coleman's Cross", short and sweet!

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    You're my new favorite player !! Still using that BC TPR35 pick ? How about Woodchoppers Breakdown ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankees1 View Post
    You're my new favorite player !! Still using that BC TPR35 pick ? How about Woodchoppers Breakdown ?
    Thanks for the kind words! Yes, I'm still using the TPR35. I sometimes switch between it and a Kenny Smith 35 - the KS35 is tiny but gets great tone, some days my preference is for the feel of holding a bigger pick and some days I like how with the Kenny Smith 35 it almost feels like you're not holding anything!
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    Woodchoppers breakdown ? ����
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankees1 View Post
    Woodchoppers breakdown ? ����
    Ah, I'm kind of using this project to add to my irish trad repertoire as I didn't learn as many tunes last year as I had originally intended to, so this will be an all ITM project - sorry!
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    Whatever you decide to throw at us is fine by me Jill! Love your playing, love that Girouard.
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    [QUOTE=Jill McAuley;1697621]Ah, I'm kind of using this project to add to my irish trad repertoire as I didn't learn as many tunes last year as I had originally intended to, so this will be an all ITM project - Sorry---I thought this song was an Irish traditional song or had Irish roots so I was wrong !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Awesome, Jill, thank you!
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    Bah - late with Week 4's tune because last week was crazy, but here 'tis! Week 5 tune coming up on Thursday or Friday! This is a jig called "Creeping Docken", that goes well played after "Peter Byrne's Fancy", which was my Week 1 tune!

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    Week 5 - a great reel called "The Maple Leaf", composed by the late Darach de Brún:

    2018 Girouard Concert oval A
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