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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    The album which really got me going was Jerry Holland's Master Cape Breton Fiddler, with (I think) Hilda Chiasson on piano and Dave MacIsaac on guitar. I am aware that he was born in Massachusetts to...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    That's true for sure. Same for the Scots islanders. Nonetheless, their music has remained very Scottish, with plenty of strathspeys etc.

    However, I don't see the piano style as anything like what...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    Hamish is an interesting man altogether. Hope you're well. Dagger
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    This is not directly related to the mandolin recording, but is an interesting piece by the innovative Scottish small piper Hamish Moore, and is to do with differences between Scotland and Cape...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    I found that mandolin recording very interesting. I was in Cape Breton in 1988 and heard a lot of music, but don't remember any mandolin.

    One thing I noted was that these guys had hundreds of...
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    Re: 2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    I found this podcast by Frank last night. Good listening.

    https://podtail.com/en/podcast/the-rolling-wave/ep-14-frank-tate-instrument-maker/
  7. Re: MP3 of the Day - Little Rock Getaway by Scott Tichenor from t

    It's great to hear Scott playing!
  8. Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    I was enjoying the thought of her checking out your ears...
  9. Scottish mandolin event in Inverness on 1st September

    Mandolin celebration at Eden Court Theatre,
    Inverness next Wednesday 1st September. Two gigs, at 4.00 and 8.00. Good news!

    https://eden-court.co.uk/event/the-highland-mandolin
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    Re: Dagger Gordon CDs

    Just to say my early CDs Highland Mandolin and The Frozen River are now on Spotify. Like Father /Like Son by Dagger Gordon and Colin Gordon was already available.

    Cheers Dagger
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    Re: Dagger Gordon CDs

    Ah. My tunes are:

    1. Robbie Murdoch.
    2.Lambing storm.
    3.Ardross Hall/ Grand pair of boots.
    4.Song for Julie.
    7.Shandwick stone/hunt for the septic tank/Dick Clarke's reel.
    9. Cross Ross...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon CDs

    The sleeve notes on Highland Mandolin were not very extensive, Sean. If you've any questions I'm happy to answer. I can maybe scan them or something.
    If you're interested in who plays on each track,...
  13. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    Can sound very good. Not certain if this an OM or bouzouki, but you get the idea.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHYHXMOdSfU
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    Dagger Gordon CDs

    I have finally got round to getting my old recordings on Bandcamp. You can hear/buy my albums Highland Mandolin and The Frozen River, plus my CD with my son Colin - Like Father/ Like Son.

    I'm...
  15. RIP Andre Sakellarides (French luthier)

    I am sorry to hear that Andre Sakellarides, the Marseille based violin and mandolin maker has passed away.

    In the mandolin world he was perhaps best known for creating the instruments played by...
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    Re: Help me find a video

    Very sadly, I heard that Andre Sakellarides has just passed away.
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz

    Cool what Sarah does with the octave in this clip. Oh, and Sierra and Molly are pretty good too!!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuW7sNyz-hU
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    Gin Lane does look pretty wild, Charlie. Don't think I can spot a mandolin, though!
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    Re: Source for single monel guitar strings?

    Buying a set of guitar strings certainly can be a solution.

    I use 42, 32 or 30, 22 or 21, and 11 or 12 for my octave mandolin - depending on availability.
    In effect these are a guitar 5th, 4th,...
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    Re: Help me find a video

    Here is an interview Patrick Vaillant, the leader of the Melonious Quartet, did for Mandozine a long time ago (I couldn't see the date).

    https://www.mandozine.com/media/CGOW/vaillant.html
    In it...
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    Re: Greek/Cretan mandolin tuition

    Well if you find someone who teaches Cretan mandolin give me a shout.

    There are quite a few threads on Cretan mandolin here. Dunno if you've seen them....
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    Re: Help me find a video

    Fantastic group. Strangely I was listening to their CD Au Sud De La Mandoline a couple of days ago, for the first time in ages.
    They don't seem to be active any more, as far as I can tell, but I did...
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    Re: Greek/Cretan mandolin tuition

    Not sure if you only mean for mandolin, and if you are interested in Cretan music you are probably aware of Labyrinth , based in Houdetsi, Crete, who are now doing a lot of online courses. I must...
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    Re: Schottische

    I tend to say Highland Skiteesh.

    I think the definitive speed/rhythm for this dance is Brochan Lom/ aka Orange and Blue, played with a good beat.
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    If you want a list of Scottish makers, then that's kind of a different question.
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