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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    I just picked up the sad news over on the session.org . I picked up a lot from him in my early days playing in sessions in London. RIP.
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    ...I see Dave Shapiro was mentioned earlier in the thread by Sean Keegan.
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    A quick mention of Dave Shapiro in Co. Kerry (can't find a website for him, but here are a few recommendations from The Session https://thesession.org/discussions/30256...
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    Re: Tarantella Storta

    See video desctription: It's a chitarra battente https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitarra_battente
  5. Re: Ceilidh Band in Lockdown (WARNING: non-mandolin content...)

    I should say that we are normally an actual 5-piece band (including a guitarist that plays in time), but two of our members were indisposed due to family commitments and lockdown injuries.
  6. Ceilidh Band in Lockdown (WARNING: non-mandolin content...)

    ...Those of a sensitive disposition, avert your eyes.


    https://youtu.be/hJ59pXDz_6k
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    Re: The merry Ploughboy?

    Ah, well necessity is a the mother of learning.

    Once you've learned it, you'll be glad you did.
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    Re: The merry Ploughboy?

    www.thesession.org offers abc and staff notation but not tabs.

    Edit: It seems that Dean Campbell has got what he was after :)
  9. FREE Virtual Klezmer Concert! (non-mandolin content)

    Following of the cancellation of this year's Kleznorth https://kleznorth.org.uk , there will be a free virtual concert of klezmer and Yiddish song tomorrow (Sat 21 March) at 8pm UK time. See below...
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    Re: Best Celtic Mandolin around ~500($700)?

    As you'll find looking through past threads on this forum, there is no definitive 'Celtic' mandolin. Decide on your budget and choose the instrument you like the sound and feel of.

    Eastman's...
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    Re: Back in action

    Some nice tunes there. I particularly like Farewell to the Bay and Cardiac Hill - the first one for its simplicity (I am aware that it is not actually that simple - but the basic musical concept...
  12. Re: New to playing Celtic music but I see its big locally

    I must apologise in advance for not directly answering the question asked - and I certainly do not mean to be negative about the mandolin (a forum dedicated to the mandolin would be the worst place...
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    Very perceptive! I don't think I could confidently identify Clare fiddlers of that generation to species level.

    For my part, however, there are a few more incorrect titles:
    1. The Happy Bloom...
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    Re: Back in action

    'Mr. E.' - I like that. It has an air of 'Mr. E.' about it.
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    Re: Birmingham tradfest 2019 anyone?

    Unfortunately, my lack of forward planning means I can't make it. Public transport stops early to my part of Wales, which means I would need to organise accommodation in Birmingham. Pitching my tent...
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    Re: Back in action

    Some nice new tunes for me to learn on your site. I look forward to playing them with you sometime - I'll have to get south of the river on one of my visits to London.

    Ed. - Something peculiar...
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    Re: Back in action

    Some nice tunes for me to learn on your site. I'll have to get south of the river again on one of my visits to London so we can play them.
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    Re: Drunken Sailor

    It's a 5-part hornpipe. The first part is built on the same basic melodic theme but highly elaborated. The rest of the parts are quite different.
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    Re: Drunken Sailor

    Are you looking for the well known sea shanty ("What shall we do with the drunken sailor etc....") or the hornpipe of the same name (which is related to the song melody, but far more complex)?
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    I should add, Sean Keegan, that your playing followed close behind ;).
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    This is gold! Although I played with (or along to) Sean Casey in sessions many times, I only heard him play mandolin - my mandolin, in fact - once. (The only other instance of his playing I had ...
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    Re: Modal music (Balkan) on the mandolin

    Indeed. But, in fact, Misirlou is in a mode with two augmented 2nds (sometimes called 'double harmonic minor' but I am sure it has better name in Greek), which is not one of the traditional klezmer...
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    Re: The Blarney Pilgrim

    Admittedly, I am not much of a heavy metal connoisseur - it was just a convenient name that popped into my head. I hope I haven't offended your sensibilities too deeply ;) . But the rock lead guitar...
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    Re: The Blarney Pilgrim

    More Eddie van Halen than Eddie Furey. ;)
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    Re: Ornamentations in a Jig

    Sounding nice - and your self-appraisal seems fairly accurate. I would say, though, that I am not a fan of the little variation at 1:05, not even the first time round ;) - it deviates a little too...
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