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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Not really. I bought one when I was in Houdetsi. Also there is a classical guitarist of the same name, which adds to the difficulty.

    Here is his Facebook page, which has his email. Maybe try...
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Michalis is playing with Stelios Petrakis these days. They are about to release a new CD called Spondi. You can watch them in this lengthy Youtube.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FEL2NsEGbI
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Interestingly, the first tune these guys play is one I know as O'Neill's Cavalry March, which is the very first track on O'Riada Sa Gaiety, by Sean O'Riada, and I think the next tune is also what...
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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: cretan mandolin

    http://www.labraid.ca/players

    Sure enough, Michalis is on the list of players who play Brian Dean instruments.
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Ah really? Well I must say I didn't expect that. I had certainly assumed it was probably made in Crete. Thanks.
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Michalis Kontaxakis. Sounds really great.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVtVaG8PjE
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Yes that's right.
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Hi Paul,
    I thought I recognised Jamie's name - a quick Google reveals that he was in a band called Tom Shepley's Band in the seventies. My friend Duncan MacGillivray was in the Battlefield Band at...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Talk of Dave Swarbrick reminds me of his contemporary, Steeleye Span's Peter Knight. In this recent video Peter takes the lead vocal while holding his fiddle in the normal position. Hannah Martin...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Very sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed his posts. RIP.
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    And then there is this approach:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8DmK-Z5kEQ
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Good point. The tradition continues with the likes of Eliza Carthy, Jon Boden, Hannah Martin, Seth Lakeman and several others. I note that many of these people also play other instruments such as...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I think Sam Sweeney's fiddle playing is really beautiful. Sometimes it seems to have a Nordic influence, maybe?

    ...
  15. Re: Article: Master Educator Sharon Gilchrist Spreads her Wings

    Fantastic musician, I think. I'd like to meet her some time.
  16. Re: Cel aig Baile. New Traditional Music on BBC Alba

    Yes, I haven't watched it yet, but it was a lovely afternoon of music. All of the musicians are from around Inverness.
    Incidentally, no mandolins, but Eamonn Doorley (Julie's husband) is playing a...
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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/
  23. Re: MP3 of the Day - Little Rock Getaway by Scott Tichenor from t

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

    I was enjoying the thought of her checking out your ears...
  25. 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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