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    Default 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKillop

    A fine set of tunes on the mandolin, might be of interest to some?

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    Default Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    Please note I am not benefitting from this in any way. I merely hope that the music and instrument are of interest.

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    Default Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    Very cool! Thank you for posting!

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    Certainly of interest to me. I have his Scottish Guitar book (or at least a download of it).

    I would like to tackle more of this kind of thing.
    I like the way the Spanish renaissance harper Javier Sainz plays this music.
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    Hi,

    What a lovely video. Great playing and selection of tunes and highlights what a fine mandolin a Sobell is!

    Regards,

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    I love Rob's work on the Scottish lute.

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    Thank you Rob for your continued works in interpreting and transcribing. Many of these are sweetly irresistible and will lie well on clarsach (I presume some derive from harp repertoire? Maybe I'll find out when I purchase your book)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    I love Rob's work on the Scottish lute.
    ...on the subject of which:



    What I love about these tunes is that they have the emotional depth of folk songs - they don't sound like courtly compositions.
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    Default Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    I've been doing mostly 18th Century Scottish tunes for the last year or so. I'm looking forward to seeing this book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmmando View Post
    A fine set of tunes on the mandolin, might be of interest to some?
    beautiful music - I can't wait for the book!

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    Default Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    I sometimes have a go at these two Canaries which Bill Taylor showed me. The bottom string on my 10 string Sobell is really handy here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    I love Rob's work on the Scottish lute.
    And the classic banjo. And the gut-strung guitar. And the plectrum guitar. And...

    Rob is a artist who creates music with whatever stringed instrument is in his hands.

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    Rob Mackillop's CD The Healing has been one of my favorites for a long time. He makes a variety of really nice music, I enjoy and admire him a great deal.
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    I really enjoy Rob's outings on scottish guitar/cittern. I love that medieval sound. This beautiful rainy morning I was playing those sweet pieces - Sweet William, Lady's Lilt on hammered dulcimer.

    Anyone know when the book/song listing is available?

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    When does the book come out? I checked Amazon and it's not listed on Rob's page. I'm very interested. The French tune (third one?) is very beautiful...
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    Hi folks, Rob MacKillop here. Thanks for all the interest in the book, and also for the nice comments about my work in general. Much appreciated.

    Mel Bay can't tell me when the book will be out, but I think it will be Spring 2018. I will report back when I have definite news.

    The video only gives an example of half the tunes in the book. There will be standard notation and also tab. It will be available as a hard copy from the Mel Bay site and any of their sellers, or you could download it from their site, once released, as an eBook. Soundfiles for every piece will also be available for download.

    Any questions, just ask.

    Rob

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    Rob, I couldn't quite make out the title - ".....-Lady's Lilt"?

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    Lady Lothian's Lilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop View Post
    Hi folks, Rob MacKillop here. Thanks for all the interest in the book, and also for the nice comments about my work in general. Much appreciated.

    Mel Bay can't tell me when the book will be out, but I think it will be Spring 2018. I will report back when I have definite news.

    The video only gives an example of half the tunes in the book. There will be standard notation and also tab. It will be available as a hard copy from the Mel Bay site and any of their sellers, or you could download it from their site, once released, as an eBook. Soundfiles for every piece will also be available for download.

    Any questions, just ask.

    Rob
    Great, I'll be looking out for this one!

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    The book is available now: https://www.melbay.com/Products/3067...-mandolin.aspx

    Any questions, just ask.

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    Default Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    Got my copy today. Looks good.
    Got a bonus of Mandolin Medicine Solos for Evening Solace bound between pages 28 and 29. Someone at the printer must have been asleep at the wheel.
    Thanks, but I also got that very book today. Coincidence?
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    Default Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    Went to a family Christmas gathering last night and got this book as a present. Looking forward to spending time with it.
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