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    traditional post cards from Belfast

    really enjoyed these short little stories of local Belfast musicals , everyone of them is superb , great to see the belfast tradfest going from strength to strength

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    Re: New Pono Octave Mandolin

    i love my rosewood 21.5, really comfortable and just great fun to play.
  3. andy irvine, donal lunny, live stream this evening

    great live gig tonight kick off at 8 o clock, the two legends are joined by the fantastic radie peat and the dundalks finest the mary wallopers.

    go to long distance love site to purchase, well...
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    I never play chords, i don't know any, its all melody for me, closest I get is a open string above or below a fretted note .
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    McIlroy Mando-Gazouki

    http://mcilroyguitars.co.uk/product-range/mg-series/

    was wondering if anyone owns or has played one, im intrigued , i may have to pay him a visit :)
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    Re: Frank Tate Article

    thanks for the link Sean, i enjoyed that, i have one of Franks tenor guitars, it actually looks like thats what he working on there with the sound port, Ed Sheeran and Colm Naughton have the same...
  7. Re: Octave Mandolin Brand/Model Recommendations

    not an f style but the Pono octave is worth considering, im very happy with mine.
  8. Thread: new cittern

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    new cittern

    well ive been enjoying my Shippey 10 string axe mandolin so much, that i just couldnt resist this Paul Doyle cittern which was down to half price in his January sale, very much looking forward to its...
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    Re: 60's Stella Tenor

    that's fantastic Mike :)
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    60's Stella Tenor

    i jumped the gun a bit and thinking i would have a long wait for my Tate, i bought this vintage Stella to mess with in the meantime, though i will keep this one in standard tuning, any thoughts on...
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    Re: Frank Tate Tenor

    its looks like 15 frets to body
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    Re: Frank Tate Tenor

    thanks , not sure if this will work, you maybe need a fb account to view. scale lenght is 23" GDAE tunning
    https://www.facebook.com/colm.naughton.3/videos/10154916823186207/
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    Frank Tate Tenor

    my new tenor is nearly ready and isnt it beautiful, i had been looking around for one for a while but was hooked from the minute i first heard Colm McNaughon's wonderful playing on his Tate tenor....
  14. Re: Best wood type for a mandolin for trad music that's a warm so

    you might find this interesting

    http://www.theacousticmusicco.co.uk/index.php/mandolin-luithers/old-wave-mandolins/the-great-wood-expreriment-.html

    i have an early Paul Shippey cherry A5 which...
  15. Re: straw poll: what's your favourite pick for trad/celtic playin

    dunlop prime tone 1.3 for me at the minute, not much difference between them and a bluechip as far as i can see....other than price of course.
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    Re: New video from Imar

    great music, video not my cup of tea either, would have preferred to just watch them playing
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    Re: Upcoming trip to the North of Ireland

    kellys cellars would be my first port of call in Belfast on those dates for a session or the near by Maddens,rough and ready but you'll have a bit of craic in both

    http://www.kellyscellars.com
  18. Re: Paul Shippey and The Best Mandolin in The World

    great post, i'm also lucky enough to own one of Paul's early A5's , a cherry and sika model , its a super mandolin.
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    Re: irish trad mandolin spotting....

    always enjoyed darragh's playing, such a little character in his younger videos :) im afraid i couldnt listen to declan corey vid, was just noise to me.
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    Re: octave tuned DAEA

    the road trip would indeed be a bonus Rob :)
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    Re: octave tuned DAEA

    my question stemmed from considering ordering an octave from this builder

    http://www.mcloughlininstruments.com/mandolas.html
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    octave tuned DAEA

    anyone playing their octave tuned this way ? if so , would be interested on hearing the pros and cons with traditional Irish music in mind , thanks.
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    Re: “Celtic” compilations CDs.

    avoid anything that says celtic on it !
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    Re: Non Traditional Irish Inspired Reel

    floats my boat, lovely tune.
  25. Re: New Mandolin album made from pure Quebec folk trad

    would love to hear a sample
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