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  1. Mandolin Mondays #263 w/ Special Guest Mike Marshall

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special Tony Rice tribute repost sent in by the one and only Mike Marshall. Hear that beautiful Lloyd Loar mandolin sing out on this moving rendition of Tony's "Swing 51."



    Tony Rice is perhaps one of the most influential flatpicking guitarists of all time. His music has left an impact on our community, and he will be sorely missed. Special thanks ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #262 w/ Special Guest Caterina Lichtenberg

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, premier classical mandolinist Caterina Lichtenberg joins us all the way from Germany to share some beautiful Bach played on her Alfred Woll German Neapolitan Mandolin.



    Caterina Lichtenberg is one of the most important mandolinists of our time. She has recorded over 10 CDs to date, and has toured throughout the U.S. Europe and Asia. She currently holds the only existing Professor ...
  3. What do Orchards and Mandolins Have in Common?

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    We've named it Sound To Earth Orchard, of course.
  4. Mandolin Mondays #261 w/ Special Guest Laura-Beth Salter

    To start a New Year of Mandolin Mondays off right, Glaswegian singer, songwriter, and mandolinist Laura-Beth Salter brings us a set of original tunes played on her lovely Krishot Mandolins F5 built by Eduard Krištůfek.



    A well kent face on the Glasgow Folk and Roots scene, mandolinist, tutor, singer and composer Laura-Beth is a founding member of award winning folk bands The Shee & Kinnaris Quintet. ...

    Updated Jan-04-2021 at 8:53am by dbmandolin

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  5. Mandolin Mondays #260 w/ Special Guest Bobby Osborne

    To close another year of Mandolin Mondays videos, we have the incomparable Bobby Osborne with us to share his mandolin version of the Merle Travis number "Goodbye My Bluebell" played on his legendary 1925 Gibson F5 Fern.



    Bobby is one of the most accomplished mandolin players alive today! His pioneering work with The Osborne Brothers paved the way for the early generations of bluegrass music. ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #259 w/ Special Guest Sarah Jarosz

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special guest! Grammy-winning artist Sarah Jarosz is with us to play a beautiful solo rendition of her composition "Peace" on her 1975 black top A-style Nugget mandolin--just one serial number away from Tim O'Brien's.



    Sarah is a mandolinist who needs no introduction. Through her stunning solo recordings and her work with power house group I'm With ...
  7. Our New Shop

    We are settled in our new place and temporary shop. Bruce is accepting tune ups, repairs, customizations again! We also are accepting MAC Instruments to sell for you (we have two great ones on our website, now).
    The Christmas season isn't usually the time you want to mess with this sort of thing, but I suddenly realized I hadn't posted here yet! If you have any questions or topics don't hesitate to email or give Bruce a call.

    Here's hoping you have a very Merry Christmas ...
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  8. Mandolin Mondays #258 w/ Special Guest Calum McIlroy

    Check out Calum McIlroy from Glasgow, Scotland playing a beautiful piece composed by Hugh Campbell, and played on a lovely 2018 Taran Springwell mandolin, built by Rory Dowling in Fife.



    Calum McIlroy is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland. He began playing the guitar at a young age and by the time he left school he had discovered a passion for folk music, and a new-found interest ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #257 w/ Special Guest Emma Borders

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Emma Borders brings us a stunning interpretive performance of the Gigue from Bach's Dm Violin Partita played on her Weber Bridger Octave Mandolin.



    At fifteen, Emma is more musically accomplished than most adults, and she performs on a wide range of instruments: mandolin, octave mandolin, classical violin and fiddle. Add to this her soaring vocal prowess, and the artistry ...
  10. Ostrander Instrument Inquiry

    Came across this site. Old posts from a few members asking for info on Ostrander mandolin & violins from 1880’s. I am a descendant & have an E. Ostrander 1885 viola. Anyone looking for Ostrander info can contact me here.
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