Brazilian mandolin prodigy Ian Coury brings us a mind-bending performance on this Brazilian Choro classic "Corta Jaca" played on his powerful 10-string mandolin built by Tércio Ribeiro.
Ian was born in Brazil on February 4, 2002, and started playing mandolin when he was 8 years old. At the age of 11, he took the stage with Hamilton de Holanda, his idol. At 12, he made his first solo show at the renowned Clube do
This week on Mandolin Mondays, Boston-area mandolinist Audrey Mendenhall of the bands Stoneface Mountain Stringband and The Mendenhall Sisters joins us to share a few burning passes on the classic mandolin tune "El Cumbanchero" played on her Kentucky F5 mandolin.
Audrey is a mandolin player to keep your eye on. Her work with the Lexington/Bedford-based band Stoneface Mountain and with her sister in The Mendenhall
All the way from Scotland, mandolinist Kevin Macleod joins us this week on Mandolin Mondays for a lovely set of traditional Scottish tunes played on his Stefan Sobell mandolin.
Kevin is a multi-instrumentalist from Edinburgh, Scotland who has a deep history in traditional Celtic music. Over the years, he's made music with some of the biggest names in this music, including Alec Finn & Frankie Gavin of De Danann, Ali ‘Beag’
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
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.