Sunday, October 22, 2023

Chambered E-mando: pt 2 (and a bit more)


I’ve been working on the Adirondack top for the new chambered e-mando and here’s a video to show how it was made.

Also I’ve just started preparing the wood for the next Standard: this one is a commission for a player who has one of my e-mandos. I was very happy with this request as I’ve always felt that someone coming back for another instrument is one of the highest compliments that can be made.

Monday, October 09, 2023

Chambered Body E-Mando: part 1

 I've  just started building a new Chambered Body E-Mando (electric mandolin) and will be doing a series of video updates. Here’s the first, cheers Gary.

Saturday, October 07, 2023

UNDER THE BRIDGE 10 Clive Carroll and Dariush Kanani play the music of John Renbourne. With support by Phil Hare.

I would like to draw your attention to a very special gig coming soon. This is promoted by my good friend and brilliant guitarist Phil Hare (who of course shall also be playing). It’s on at the Town Hall in March Cambs. Saturday 28th October 2023. Below is some information on the gig from Phil’s website. I’m sure it will be a night to remember!

“For those who followed the folk revival of the 1960’s and the music of the cult band Pentangle, John Renbourn’s music needs little introduction. Spanning musical genres from blues and jazz through to folk, early music and original compositions he left behind a sumptuous catalogue of recordings which demonstrated not only his extraordinary talent as a guitar player but also his great musical depth. Any boundaries which may have existed previously were blurred by John’s eclectic taste, alongside a level of artistry and delicacy which led the way in the evolution of the steel-strung guitar.

Here is a rare, one-off opportunity to hear some of John’s greatest compositions performed live by one of the World’s finest guitarists who regularly shared the same stage. Clive Carroll was recently described by Total Guitar Magazine as “...arguably the most accomplished fingerstylist in the world today…” and like John, he is equally at home playing Mississippi Blues as he is playing the Elizabethan lute music of John Dowland. On stage, Clive’s entertaining performance transfixes audiences whether they are guitar enthusiasts or not. Coupled with Dariush Kanani’s stunningly good technique inspired by his heroes John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, this one-time show is not to be missed!

This tour coincides with the release of Clive’s new album which features the music of John Renbourn.

ENJOY! Cheers Gary