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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Well part b of your comment is undeniably true! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    No doubt about it, but we're talking about much more than sustain, I think.
  3. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    I don't doubt it for a moment. I would like to go there.
  4. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Since you are based in England, you aren't going to have to worry about the searing heat of Death Valley or somewhere, which tends to be the main theme of these threads.

    You can get quite lucky in...
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    Re: Luthier on Luthier podcast

    Interesting new Fretboard Journal podcast with guitarist Courtney Hartman interviewing mandolin and guitar maker Lawrence Smart. Worth hearing.
    Lawrence's fan-fretted 10 string mandolins look...
  6. Re: MP3 of the Day - Quickstep to the Battle of Prague/Tuttle's R

    Always great to hear David Surette play. Hope he is doing well. Dagger
  7. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    Let's get a few more!

    How about Ross Ainslie? Fantastic piper and low whistle player but also excellent on cittern and mandolin. An amazing musician, actually.
    http://www.rossainslie.com/
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  8. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    This lot are pretty daft as well. Really good, though.


    https://www.daimh.net/video/

    https://youtu.be/VWnmI6SRCRA
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    Utterly daft!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn2yi6PtFtE
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    Shooglenifty are a long-standing and always popular Scottish band who have always featured the mandolin.
    Over the years the mandolin has been played by Iain MacLeod, Luke Plumb and currently Ewen...
  11. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    I understand the fantastic Scottish guitarist (and occasional mandolin player) Tony McManus is also left handed but playing right handed.

    I use the examples of him and Thile to show it not only...
  12. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    Watched a wee bit of Slí na mBeaglaoich. Looks grand.

    How's your Irish language, Jill?
  13. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    Depends what you feel like listening to.

    Gaelic singing - maybe Julie Fowlis or Kathleen McInnes.
    Fiddle bands - Blazin' Fiddles, Session A9, Fiddlers Bid.
    Fiddle- Duncan Chisholm is essential...
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    Re: Luthier on Luthier podcast

    This week's podcast with Australian luthier Tim Kill is quite entertaining. I haven't heard it all yet, but he seems some boy.

    https://www.fretboardjournal.com/podcasts/luthier-on-luthier-tim-kill/
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    Re: David Surette's health

    I am really sorry to hear that David has been so unwell. We met him and Susie once at their home, and we have been in touch quite often over the years.
    I have always greatly admired his music, and...
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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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