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  1. New Mandolin Day Endorphins - Rod Neep

    I have a theory that MAS is born of the endorphin hit one experiences acquiring a new mandolin, and the panic inducing thought that we may never experience that again.

    I was just congratulating a member on her new mandolin and I got to thinking about this. Not wanting to hijack her thread and her joy on her new mandolin day, I thought I would share my thoughts here.

    Rod Neep is a member here, though I we have not heard from him in a long time. in 2009 he did what we would ...
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  2. Mandolin Mondays #275 w/ Special Guest Isaac Casas

    Mandolinist Isaac Casas of the Spanish acoustic group WoodSpell joins us for Mandolin Mondays this week to share this compelling original, programatic composition about his own personal octopus encounter experience. Read more about the story and the beautiful Prucha F5 he's playing below:



    Isaac has played music his whole life. In 2014 he bought tickets to see Brad Mehldau in a duet tour with someone called Chris Thile. It ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #274 w/ Special Guest Ruby Mae Shiels

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, multi-instrumentalist Ruby Mae Shiels joins us from France to perform this compelling original composition entitled "Outside" played on her A style Summit mandolin.



    In addition to her impressive solo mandolin work on YouTube and social media, Ruby plays with several music groups including her family folk band The Shiels and her new progressive enterprise with The Village Vandals. ...
  4. New Shop Update

    Things are moving along now that it’s not winter anymore -for the moment anyway. We should be partially in the new shop in a few weeks, and can begin making parts and Rangers once again- Lord willing and the creek don’t rise (a bluegrass title if there ever was one). Things always take longer, especially if it's a 100 year old barn.
    We really appreciate the patience of those waiting for pickguards, Rangers, etc.
    *edited to add, Bruce is accepting all repairs and MAC instruments ...

    Updated Apr-02-2021 at 12:51pm by Mary Weber

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  5. Mandolin Mondays #273 w/ Special Guest Flynn Cohen

    A bit of novelty on Mandolin Mondays this week! Multi-instrumentalist Flynn Cohen of Low Lily joins us for an original microtonal fiddle tune called "The Last of Biff" played on his modified vintage Gibson mandolin that has two partial-frets and one micro-tuned course.



    Acoustic Guitar and mandolin player Flynn Cohen has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. ...
  6. Room for Everyone - Alex Heflin

    Hey folks!

    It's finally here! For the last year I've been working on this crazy genre-bender of an album called "Room for Everyone." It was sort of an idea I've had for a long time - to put the mandolin in a ton of different genre spaces and show that it can work well creating all kinds of different textures and colors.

    Here's a link to the full record:



    And you can pick it up on iTunes, ...
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  7. Mandolin Mondays #272 w/ Special Guest G Rockwell

    New England multi-instrumentalist G Rockwell joins us this week on Mandolin Mondays for a spin on this original tune "Swimming Upstream" played on his toneful Collings MTO Mandolin.



    An award winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and bandleader, G Rockwell has performed and competed across the country, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Michael Daves, Bela Fleck, and more.

    At age ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #271 w/ Special Guest Frédéric Bourgeois

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, prolific Celtic mandolin educator, performer, and YouTuber, Frédéric Bourgeois (aka Tergal14) joins us for a lovely jig called "Machine Moran" composed by Rory McMahon, played on a beautiful Collings MT2O.



    Tergal14 Irish Mandolin lessons is a very popular mandolin YouTube channel that hosts a plethora of Irish mandolin video lessons and transcriptions. For the past decade or more, Frédéric ...
  9. Memorandum - Mandolins owned in the past

    SUZUKI Bowl Back Mandolin / Year: unknown
    BLUE BELL F8 ( F5 style mandolin) / Year: 1980s.
    Kasuga A style / Year: 1980s
    Glass Land F4 style / Year 1980s. (Sumi worked there)
    Tennessee A5 style by Mark Taylor / Year : forgot
    OLD WAVE C# style /Year: forgot
    WEBER Gallatin Prototype / Year : forgot
    Krishot F5 / Year : forgot
    Gibson A5L Carlson signed / Year : forgot
    Kentucky H5 style Mandola / Year : forgot
    Rigel A plus / ...

    Updated Mar-30-2021 at 2:19am by Kykym

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  10. Mandolin Mondays #270 w/ Special Guest Ashby Frank

    Nashville mandolin cat Ashby Frank of The Likely Culprits is with us this week on Mandolin Mondays to take a spin on the tune "Goodbye Liza Jane" with his 1997 Randy Wood mandolin.



    Ashby, is one of the top go to mandolin players for touring and recording in the Nashville area, and his work speaks for itself--from his time on the road with Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leiscester, John Cowan, Mountain Heart and ...
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