Mudcat Café message #1744648 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91596   Message #1744648
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
21-May-06 - 10:53 AM
Thread Name: Mandolin Mudcatters survey
Subject: RE: Mandolin Mudcatters survey
Is the mandolin your primary instrument or a sideline?
Guitar is my main instrument. The mandolin shares second place with the fiddle

Do you perform regularly with others/are you part of an organized group?
I play at sessions on an irregular basis. I learn tunes on the mandolin and switch to fiddle when I think I know them.

What type of music do you play?
Whatever's going on at the time, which tends to be Irish and Scottish with bits of English and others thrown in. I follow rather than lead.

What style would you LIKE to be playing?
Anythying I could play well.

Are you happy with your mandolin?

What type/style/brand of mandolin do you own
Not really sure I inherited it from my Dad. There are no ID markings on it but it is a flat backed, guitar shaped instrument with an oval sound hole. Around the sound hole and extending down to the bridge is a cream coloured plate with dark inlaid ornamentation. There is an ornate picture on the back of a woman in a flowing dress, sitting on a marble stool, playing a tambourine. It's believed, by people who know more than me, to date from around 1910.