Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Gigi, a young woman attempting to understand the mixed signals she gets from the men she's dating.
In the music community I play in, the only thing that matters is whether you can play this music, or not. Trying to chase down what "authentic" means on the level of individual instruments in this music is a fool's errand anyway. I DID follow that rabbit hole and actually began to reconsider my commitment to mandolin and CBOM instruments as my favorite music to play is ITM.Trying to chase down what "authentic" means on the level of individual instruments in this music is a fool's errand anyway. Because if you fall far enough down that rabbit hole, you'll end up learning the pipes. I actually called up CJ Dixon and got a set of pipes.This is a quote from the Chieftains authorized biography, about the music environment fiddler Martin Fay grew up in (page 39): "As a young boy Martin remembers hearing his uncle Andy Kelly, who was a famous mandolin player in traditional circles. With due respect to Nigel's blog post (and there's a lot of great info there!But the music didn't impress the young boy any more than the other kinds of music he was hearing at the time." Martin Fay was born in 1936 and raised in Dublin. ), this is why I think it's problematic to refer to the "Celtic Mandolin" as if it sprung fully formed from the forehead of Stefan Sobell or anyone else, and to suggest that the "authentic" sound was sealed in amber by bands like Planxty back in the day. From the age of three, my dad took me to school on the back of one. I bought it at an auction in Pebble Beach in California about five years ago. It’s been restored to such a high level that it’s worth a serious amount of money. Machine gun I found this in an antiques shop in Chelsea and just thought it was beautiful.
Motorbike This was the world’s best motorbike in 1911.
I own a celtic mandolin, made in the style of a Sobell, by Nathan Curry, a luthier here in Canada. Every now and then I find myself dreaming of an F style instrument, but articles like this remind me that I already have the instrument which delivers the sound I qualities I am looking for.
A thoughtful article, Nigel, and it brings up some good points.
Gigi's co-worker Janine (Jennifer Connelly) finds herself involved in a major redecorating project with her husband, Ben (Bradley Cooper).
Unbeknownst to Janine, Ben contemplates an affair with Anna (Scarlett Johansson), an attractive woman trying to make a career as a singer.
Celtic is a marketing term, not something that many of us who play this music use to describe what we're doing. As far as I can tell Bluegrass players suffer from this problem less. Put the pipes down in favor of my low-tier Washburn f-hole A style mandolin. One interpretation I'd add- many players of Irish/Scottish Mandolin will use tenor banjo technique.