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    Re: Dennis Cahill has passed away - R.I.P.

    A lovely guy too. I met him after a gig in the Cathedral in Kilkenny. We chatted for ages about his guitars, my wife had to interupt us to drag me away!
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    Re: Quick Tabledit?

    While I agree that it needs an updated, even a more intuitive interface, I still find it a pretty good piece of software. Can't complain too much about it for the price.
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    Re: celtic big body mandolins

    I've played both, but in music shops not at sessions. Both were louder than you'd expect, Maloney Music in Galway has/had both in stock. I ended up with a Jimmy Moon A2, but I would have been happy...
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    Re: Looking for suggestions

    I got a Jimmy Moon A2 about 9 or 10 years ago. i play Irish Trad with an accordion and a "heavy handed" guitar player. I'm told it cuts through! I've seen them on Hobgoblin and Eagle second hand for...
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    Re: Set of tunes by O’Carolan

    I like this, I can't give any technical reason why, I just like this. well done.
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    Re: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    I recently saw an interview with Frankie Gavin the fiddle player on Sé Mo Laoch (Available on Irish TV channel TG4 player) and in it Frankie says that ALL reels should be played fast and playing them...
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    Re: Your Wegen Pick

    I've tried a few different types, I had a small trianglar one you might like, not sure of the code, but I've settled on the larger triangler one I think it's the TF series. Michel is a lovely guy who...
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    Re: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    I love Gerry O'Connor's version on Time After Time (as the YouTube llnk above). That whole album is great.
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    No Accapella doesn't work on android, I'm told it does on certain android models but I've never found one. I have an old iPhone 5 that I use for accapella with a trad group. You need to get an...
  10. Re: Creating a solo video with my own backing track

    The simpliest way I've found is; I use a Win10 laptop and record myself playing guitar. I use OBS studio but there's loads of simplier app out there. I then play back the backing video on the laptop...
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    Re: dumb question

    I agree with the "what ever works for you, on my F I use the scroll but my As have strap buttons installed, cause that's how I like them.

    I once had a teacher who used to say " That's NOT the most...
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    Re: Another from the 2020 crop

    wOw that's a beauty.
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    Re: Irish Mandolin lessons?

    Have to follow the rest and recommend Marla on Peghead Nation. I come from rural Ireland and grew up playing at ceilis but gave Marla a go on Peghead on the recommendation of a friend. She gave me...
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    Re: String change frequency

    I use a Moon mandolin for acoustic sessions, on which I use Elixir's, and an Eastman when we plug in, which I string up with D'Addario EXPs. Before Covid I was playing about 3 to 4 gigs, or sessions,...
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    That's generally the speed we play jigs at. Maybe one or two a bit faster, Connaughtman's Rambles for example and there are a few that I've come across which feel nicer to me slower, The Rolling...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation for A-style

    Just bought a Cinghialetto, very happy with it. I installed a strap pin under the neck as I rather this alignment than around the head. Last mando I put the strap button on the back at the heel but...
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    Actually here's us playing it, way too fast in my opinion but I was outvoted! and thus make some mistakes!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8JGCEL-0dw
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    Funny to see this post, I still play with the same trio and we now play Dusty Windowsills with Banish Misfortune.
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    Re: Violinist to Mandolin Questions

    I have an Eastman MD605 (f hole A stye) and a Jimmy Moon A2 (oval hole A style). The Eastman is a beautiful instrument to play with a great balance and tone across the strings and up the fretboard....
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    Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    I have an MD605, before I bought I played a 304 with a K&K installed. The 605 to me is miles ahead in every sense. I play mine through a Headway preamp and am very happy with the sound.
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    I play mandolin and Tenor Banjo. In Ireland the tenor banjo, referred to here as simply a banjo, is tuned an octave lower than an actual banjo. However I've seen Gerry O'Connor playing Trad on a...
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    Gigs I missed because of lockdown.

    I've missed Paul Brady and Andy Irvine, their gig in Kilkenny was cancelled. I also had tickets for Iarla ÓLionáird and Steve Cooney, Steve's new solo album, Ceol Ársa Cláirsí: Tunes of the Irish...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    I'm in Ireland and we were 2 weeks "social distancing" and now 1 week into lockdown. I have 3 kids and my wife works in a frontline service so I'm at home trying to make sure the 3 demons keep up...
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    Re: Eastman mandolins

    I have a 605. I was playing last Sat night and the other band members all commented on how good the pickup was. The general feeling is that its the most even sounding, plugged in, mandolin I've ever...
  25. Re: Irish trad musicians that use Blue Chip TAD 40 pick

    I use a TAD40 with bevel on mandolin. I find it awkward when i go back to a straight edge. However I can't seem to transition to a harder pick on the banjo.
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