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Schiarazula Marazula

June 19, 2009 Leave a comment

A little mandolin love…

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Doedet (Skudrinka II)

March 16, 2009 Leave a comment

A traditional Macedonian tune.

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Aequinoctium

February 4, 2009 1 comment

Taking a break from my grandmother’s things today, here’s me doing a cover of German medieval rock band Schelmish’s song, ‘Aequinoctium’.  Feel free to leave your comments here, or on the youtube page, which is here.

Music to keep you warm this winter

December 2, 2008 Leave a comment

I don’t know why, but I recently started looking for more music again, this time mostly of the medieval and rennasiance variety (mainy because that’s what I prefer to play on the mandolin, and it’s good for inspiration).

So now I shall share with you the fruits of my efforts, in no particular order:

There’s alot more.  If you enjoy any of these groups, check out their friends list on their myspace pages to find more.  I would be remiss if I did not mention the three groups that really turned me on to this style of music in the first place:

  • Corvus Corax (found them via the Gothic III credits, oddly enough) (Website) (Myspace)
  • Patrask (I love their rendition of Meie Din, Leihter Schin) (Website) (Myspace)

And last, but certainly not least, the one and only international minstrel troupe know as…

Enjoy!

Bär Tanz

November 10, 2008 Leave a comment

I’ve been meddling with a few different variations of the Bear Dance (a medieval german sone) on my mandolin, and decided to tab out the variation that I kept returning to.  So for those interested, here’s a PDF copy of the tab/sheet music: Bär Tanz

I’ll probably do a video or recording of myself playing it at some point in time, so now you have something to ook forward to in the future. Isn’t it nice to finally have a reason to live?

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Ren Faire

September 7, 2008 Leave a comment

We went as a family to the Maryland Ren Faire today, and had quite a bit of fun.  Amongst all the usual stuff, the girls got their hair braided, got to ride horses, and play on the playground, and we got to see Wolgemut.  There were some bellydancing women right in front of where Em and I were sitting, and they seemed to befriend each other well enough, with Em trying to dance like them, and occasionally asking them questions about their belly button piercings.  Most of the way through the set, Micha (from Wolgemut) was …we’ll call it dancing in front of the bellydancers, and Em noticed him and decided he was a friend too.  Then she promptly got up on stage with the group!  Sorry Micha and crew!

Pics on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordjumper/

Videos on Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/user/VinDieselEatsBabies

Video of Em inserting herself on stage:

More mandolin love…

August 20, 2008 Leave a comment

A Que Avondou do Vinno:

Swallowtail Jig: