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    Sierra on Fretboard Journal

    She really is good, you know.

    Well, we all know that of course, but honestly, just watch how she covers the whole of the fretboard, watch how effortlessly she uses her pinky - indeed her whole...
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    He has inspired me to finally get around to trying to play Banks Hornpipe, which I have been familiar with for years but never really got the hang of.
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    Colin Botts is doing a tune a day on his Facebook page. Lots of tunes.

    https://www.facebook.com/colinbottsmusic
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    Re: Pete Sutherland RIP

    I met him here in Scotland once when he came over with a bunch of young (mostly) fiddle players from Vermont, who I think he was mentoring.
    Actually he wasn't playing fiddle in the short time I saw...
  5. Re: I’m afraid woodshedding has made me worse

    You could just decide to mainly play ukelele? If it seems to be going better for you, I don't see why not.

    However, if you really do want to play mandolin, then you probably do need to actually...
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    Re: Farewell To Stromness

    Hi Bren,

    There are a few classical guitar versions that I've heard. It would probably suit a mandolin duet quite well, I think.

    Here is a version on mandolin/mandocello by Harmon Gladding.
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    Farewell To Stromness

    I've been working on an arrangement for 10 string mandolin of this delighful piece by the late English composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who spent much of his life on the island of Hoy, in Orkney,...
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    Terrific. I'd never heard of him. Thanks for this.
  9. Re: Article: Simon Mayor Mandolin Retreat to Focus on the Music o

    Sounds like a great event altogether. What's not to like?
    I've often felt that we should focus more on the harp as a source of material. Suits the mandolin, I think, and the music of O'Carolan is a...
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    Re: Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    So it was truly great to hear this.

    Sometimes the music wasn't as tight as it could be, there were a few forgotten lines and some fluffed introductions but the magic was still there for sure....
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    Re: Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    So, tonight's the night!

    Perth Concert Hall, Scotland. I'll be there.
  12. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    I'm sorry you haven't been well, Aidan.

    "Anyway, I take heart from these stats. It would appear that there's plenty of life in the old dogs yet and the sense of purpose which I get from watching...
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    Re: Pharis and Jason Romero

    You might like this podcast about them.

    https://www.fretboardjournal.com/podcasts/podcast-370-pharis-jason-romero-romero-banjos/
  14. Re: New 2-point Octave Mandolin in Tawhai

    I see Lyttelton, where you are, is apparently 'brimming with bohemian artists,cafés, quirky shops and restaurants'.
    Sounds a good area for an instrument maker to be!

    One of my kids lived in NZ...
  15. Re: New 2-point Octave Mandolin in Tawhai

    Looks nice. I'd never heard of Tawhai actually. However, I approve of New Zealand builders using New Zealand wood.
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    Re: Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

    I must say they're quite amusing, those Begleys.

    Why is there a capo on the set Brian plays with Cormac. Is it tuned down or something?
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    Re: No plectrum but fingerpicking only

    The only time I ever saw anyone do this was in a Scots band called Alba in the seventies. They had a stringy thing going on with Sean O'Rourke (JSD Band) on bouzouki, Tony Cuffe (later in Ossian) on...
  18. Simon Dunson Fretboard Journal podcast

    Fretboard Journal has a new podcast with Simon.

    Worth listening.

    https://www.fretboardjournal.com/podcasts/podcast-384-simon-dunson/
  19. Re: What’s the nicest mandolin you’ve ever seen?

    Holding the instruments over their faces is something they do. I saw them once at their festival Mandopolis, and I think I remember they did that as they stood up at the end of their performance...
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    Re: Kerman Mandolin status as of 2019

    One of the well known Israeli mandolin players, Alon Sariel, now seems to play two mandolins by a builder from India called Mintu Biswas.

    Check out his recent Mandolin Mondays performance.
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    For a collection of unique mandolin family instruments, check out the Melonious Quartet from France, with instruments made by André Sakellaridès, who sadly died last year.
    This video shows them...
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    Re: Brendan Gleeson plays a vintage Gibson

    Brendan is a pretty good musician - no question.
    I have a Mary Staunton CD which he plays on called Circle Of Friends (2010) where Mary notes that she has known and played with Brendan for over 20...
  23. Re: who is the young man on stage with the legends

    The singing is fantastic!
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    Re: Kenny Baker

    I had a couple of his LPs. Frost On The Pumpkin was a really great record.
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    Re: Music from Central France

    Fun new video from La Machine


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ09JwCfpHY
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