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Offline fidla

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For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« on: Jul 07, 2005, 04:52:35 AM »
Some of you may or may not know that I've been a mandolinist for 25 years...I taught myself how to play way back in 1980 (my first mando was a Japanese "kentucky" a-style).  Since then I've graduated to a Weber "Flatiron" Artist.  Of course I've played a myriad of mandos over the years, but there's nothing better than my Flat.  I'm in love :)

Anyway...since 1989, I've been playing with this bluegrass band up here in western Ma called Maple Ridge.  And since I've been getting requests from some of you folks who want to hear me play mando...I've created a "myspace" profile for Maple Ridge so you can hear us play. 

here it is: http://www.myspace.com/mapleridgebluegrass

I couldn't help but include a "fiddle" choon as well (well, I am a fiddler to the core, so why not?)

Enjoy and please tell me what you think! :)

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Re: For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« Reply #1 on: Jul 08, 2005, 01:52:00 PM »
I really like "Louise."
Even before i heard your version. Almost sounds like Timothy B. Schmidt of the Eagles. Working in Maiden's Prayer was also a nice touch.

Best of luck to all of you Adam.

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Re: For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« Reply #2 on: Jul 09, 2005, 06:58:12 PM »
Yeah, sounds good.  Colleen Malone is a great song and fun to pick and sing.  Louise is a good one, too, that I remember from Leo Kottke a long time ago.

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Re: For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2005, 01:54:50 PM »
i love colleen malone...so much fun to play

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Re: For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 04:41:36 PM »
Ok, guess I'll get on the bandwagon too ...I started a MySpace page...

Don't know why , ha, another time killer I guess.  Maybe I'll I record some

of my homemade music experiments on it , I don't know ...

I did put up some cool old pictures on the page   :D

here it is 

http://www.myspace.com/70499312

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Re: For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006, 03:09:32 AM »
http://www.myspace.com/70499312

Who/what is that harmonica "theme music" on your page?  I have that sample somewhere, but I can't remember where.  It's a demo for the Hohner XB40, right?

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Re: For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2006, 08:52:09 PM »
Hi Eric


  Yes, that's Rick Epping playing that clip ....  Im playing similar Irish tunes on my
regular 10-hole diatonics ,able to bend some notes, but nothing like the bends on
Rick's XB-40   :D   That's one crazy ( and expensive ) harmonica

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Re: For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2006, 12:25:36 AM »
I have that somewhere, just can't remember where.  Do you know the clip's name?

With five six seven different instruments to practice, my harps are getting neglected.

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Re: For all you mando/banjo pickers out there!
« Reply #8 on: Jul 31, 2006, 03:25:38 PM »
Hi  sorry for the late reply .... that clip is still on the Hohner website..

It is an Uillean bagpipe tune , O'Farrell's " Farewell to Limerick "

A very nice slip-jig ....  I love to play it on the pipes :-)

 




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