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  1. Does your mando need a setup? Learn to do it yourself!

    Hi there, mandolin lovers. Many moons ago I wrote an ebook on how to set up a mandolin. Mandolins are finicky little beasts and very slight adjustments can make a very big difference. I've been...
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    Re: David Benedict quit Mile Twelve

    His October 8 Instagram spelled it out. Worth sharing here. That and continuing to dwell on it while the new members are already playing gigs, I think, could be viewed as bad form. It was a healthy...
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    I must admit I lost interest in the Chieftains quite a while ago, but back in the early seventies their music meant a lot to me.

    One of my favourite albums was Sean O'Riada's 'O'Riada Sa Gaiety'....
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Sad week for trad music as box player Tony McMahon died a few days ago as well. Oddly enough, when I heard about Tony's death for some reason the thought popped into my head wondering was Paddy...
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    I have had the opportunity to play perhaps a half dozen Ellis mandolins over the years and dearly love their voice. I also admire the extraordinary care and beauty that goes into those instruments. ...
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    I had a few Chieftain's records and saw them live once, Paddy always had a jar by his side and would swing that pennywhistle like a pendulum while he talked about the tunes. It's his work with Mike...
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Also, Tony MacMahon passed on Oct 9th.
  8. Stephen Perry updates, shop running again, located N. Va.

    Greetings mando peoples. Things have settled down sufficiently that I'm starting to touch mandolins again. I'm just outside of Old Town Alexandria, VA. After fits and starts, my shop is fully up...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Yes another Dear one has gone.
    He had as much enthusiasm as anyone you ever met about the music. He was honest in his critiques too ; ) But always endearing.
    My first days with the Dawg and...
  10. Video demo of my new Craig Wilson "Griffith Loar"Tribute mandolin

    https://youtu.be/qzNPojq25hI

    wilsonmandolins.com
  11. David Surette offering new online mandolin class, lessons too!

    Hi folks,

    The Mandolin Almanac is a new, online, participatory class being offered this fall at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH. The Mandolin Almanac is based on last year's...
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    Re: RIP Nanci Griffith

    Sad news, I played mandolin on her first album in 1978
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    Todd Phillips Released

    Glad to see this obscure Gem of a Gem available , so woody, smoky, and heavy on the Bebop. Some of my favorite string band music ever.

    ・Todd Phillips (Bass, Mandolin)
    ・Tony Rice (Guitar)
    ・John...
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    Thile Update NYT

    New York Times profile of 40-year old mandolinist, C.T. HERE


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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    I was playing bluegrass and a friend recommended this group that just had their first album come out that he thought I might like, because it was also acoustic. We figured it was pronounced "planks...
  16. Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    Irish trad: Planxty first album, got it around 82. A true classic.
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    A sensational find...

    Yesterday I was browsing through YouTube - as one does - and I stumbled across an incredibly beautiful song "Suantraí na hOíche" by Macdara Ó Faoláin. Everything about the recording had me...
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    TablEdit is back!

    Mandozine was hosting a wonderful collection of TablEdit files for mandolin, but as you are probably aware it has not been reliable lately. The site went offline at the beginning of 2019, was...
  19. Nickel Creek - When You Come Back Down (posted 2 days ago)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c4OOYp-5ic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c4OOYp-5ic
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    Peter Ostroushko Passes

    From his Facebook page

    A note from Peter’s daughter:
    It is with such profound sadness that I share with you that my father Peter passed away this afternoon due to severe heart failure. We have...
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    A new guitar bodied bouzouki

    This one got shipped off to the US today. 26" scale, carved Sitka soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with two-way truss rod and ebony fingerboard. Gotoh tuners and Allen...
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    It’s here! Really stunning instrument. So fun to design this with Lawrence and see it come to be. I kind of wanted a mini octave and this fits the bill. Lots of volume and tone to experiment with....
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Big fan of the brown 1.5 small triangle Primetones. I drill a hole pattern similar to the Wegans for improved grip. Next stop will be Apollo "Peek" picks.

    I have some 1.4 and 1.5 large triangle...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Medley 12-If you live in the US I have a few different 1.5 Primetones w/grip I’ll send if you want to experiment. One is my personal favorite, but that’s something you can decide for yourself. Send...
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    RIP cafe member man_dough_nollij

    I was surfing Reverb for mandolins when I read in this ones https://reverb.com/item/38082469-strad-o-lin-stadium-blonde description that the sellers Uncle (man_dough_nollij), who was a member here,...
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