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David Surette - The Green Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
October 8, 2008 - 6:30 am

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David Surette - The Green Mandolin

David Surette - The Green Mandolin

Madrina Music has announced the release of The Green Mandolin, a new CD from David Surette. Widely acclaimed for his stringed-instrument artistry, Surette has assembled a new recording that focuses on the mandolin family of instruments, in a variety of settings, with a Celtic theme.

There are a number of studio tracks featuring mandolins and cittern, one solo on each instrument, as well as a duet with Susie Burke from their latest duo CD, When the Small Birds Sweetly Sing.

Additionally, there are four live tracks with Keith Murphy, taken from recordings made at the March Mandolin Festivals in 2007 and 2008.

As part of the project all the tunes are transcribed, in music and mandolin tab and will be posted for free download
on David's web site.

The Green Mandolin is an obvious nod to the Celtic provenance of this repertoire, but also represents a wink and a nudge in the direction of the Green Man, that mythical medieval figure of the woods and trees.

Devanney's Goat/Pigeon on the Gate
Loftus Jones/Cook in the Kitchen
Farewell to Aberdeen/Robertson's Reel
Vals efter Manneberg
Poor Old Woman/Apple Hornpipe/Devil in the Bush
Doc Boyd's Jig/Rakes of Kildare/The Clare Jig
Captain O'Kane
The Newmarket Polkas
Blind Mary/Rambling Pitchfork
Breton medley: En Dro/Gavotte
Chief O'Neill's Hornpipe/Byrne's Hornpipe
Hardiman the Fiddler/Drops of Brandy
The Green Mandolin/Nordicana

To order by mail from the artist, please send $15 plus $1.50 shipping (with checks made out to David Surette):

David Surette
PO Box 433
South Berwick ME 03908

Additional information:
Artist web site
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