My own composition. Could do with a more competent mandolin player.
There's also a remix by ._. UnclE=MC2 ._. here John Hollingum
@a-n-l-1: Very nice played
Lovely John, has a kind of traditional Christmas feel to it.
lm glad you put this up again, lovely playing,
what an absolute pleasure
@John Hollingum: I just uploaded a new mix of this by balam(FredWhite) . I think Fred has done a nice job on dodgy recordings
@Daniel Adams: OK, so let's get this straight, you like it do you? I must say I approve of the quaffing idea. I've done quite a lot of damage to a bottle of Orvieto this evening (please drink responsibly). Glad you liked it Daniel. I also did a not-so-smash-hit follow up... John Hollingum
I really love this entire piece man. It's gorgeous from start to finish; really makes me feel like I'm sitting in a kings court having an ale after a long day of battle and enjoying the tune of the court's muse! Wonderful, exceptional, and beautiful tune throughout! :D
@John Hollingum: haha! great reply ;) Well get back to work! ;o)
@balam(FredWhite): Sorry to disappoint you but I wrote this in 1984 and haven't really come up with anything like this in a long time. So, for all we know, people may not be.
Really great, lovely to know people are still writing like this. Ace.
@bravenote: Indeed it is. As I recall I was kind of trying to come up with some changes that weren't too 'standard' for the mode I was using (which escapes me right now)
soothing check out my original mix Benya Brothers
@Johnny makes music: Fave much appreciated.
@John Hollingum: instant fav!
@John Hollingum: Ahh, nice!
such a heartwarming melody John ! loved it sir !
Beautiful guitar part!
@Simon Pilmer: Certainly not consciously. Different time sig, different mode. Both start with a rising fourth. ;o) I was mainly trying to sound like Turlough O'Carolan while stealing some guitar licks from fairport convention
Beautiful is right ! Is this in anyway influenced by strawberry fair ? reminds me of it in some parts. Sounds great !
what a beauty of a music track! :) lovely playing and composition :))
@Atuin: Well thanks. The guitar me is really pleased. Meanwhile, behind his back, mandolin me is making stupid faces, rude gestures and mouthing the word 'guitar' silently. It's really quite childish really.
lovely guitar work!
@John Hollingum: Lovely composition , enjoyed listening to the sound and feel of the melody performed on the mandolin :)
@backstage-wage: Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it, the thing about nylon is that it doesn't give you any more than you ask for. This can go two ways, one is that you can feel like you're dragging it along unwillingly, the other way is that you feel in complete control of what you're getting from it. It's softness allows and indeed requires a more aggressive style of playing. I love paradoxes.
love it. not much else to but that i wish i had a nylon string sometimes cause you can get the coolest sounds out of them. this being an example of the those cool sounds.
@Tiny Little Houses: Thanks guys. My commiserations with you on it being Monday morning already. It's still sunday here
This is gorgeous! The mandolin is beautiful, very well considered piece!
@solderboy: Thanks Ben. I'm getting the impression that everyone is liking raw much more than slick. Which in my case is probably just as well.
sorry it took so long to listen to your stuff, been exceptionally busy this week! but this is really nice, wonderful raw sounding recording, very honest, from the heart, and some sweet playing too
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