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The Duo Andante from Japan – Mandolin and Guitar…

It is some time ago that I have discovered the videos of the Duo Andante from Japan. The duo plays some nice tunes with mandolin and guitar, including pieces by Bach, Scott Joplin and arrangements of popular Japanese enka-songs.

This is the famous ragtime The Entertainer by Scott Joplin played by the Duo Andante:

The Entertainer

The next video shows the version for mandolin and guitar of the popular enka song  I’m Falling in Love with You Again? This is one of the most successfull enka songs by Fuyumi Sakamoto. I think that the version for mandolin and guitar sounds very good.

wikipedia about this song: The song “Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru” (また君に恋してる, I’m Falling in Love with You Again?) rose to the number-one spot on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart between March 31 and April 6, 2010.[6] On July 13, 2010, Sakamoto’s album Love Songs: Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru (Love Songs〜また君に恋してる〜, Love Songs: I’m Falling in Love with You Again?) has sold a total of 202,000 copies since its release in October 2009, making her the first female enka singer to have an album reach 200,000 in sales since Teresa Teng in 1989.[7]

また君に恋してる~坂本冬美ヴァージョン – Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru

I have compiled more versions of Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru with guitar, ukulele, marimbaphone, guitar and koto and also with a wind orchestra in my playlist:

Playlist Duo Andante – Mandolin and Guitar

Aditional Information:

youtube channel of the Duo Andante with duets and more music by plucked instruments:

Wikipedia about Fuyumi Sakamoto:

free sheet music for  The Entertainer:

free sheet music for  The Entertainer at IMSLP:,_Scott%29

Mandolin Cafe thread about The Entertainer (with sheet music for the mandoline):

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The Duo TnT – Steffen Trekel and Michael Tröster…

The Duo Steffen Trekel (mandolin) and Michael Tröster (guitar) ist definitivly one of the most importand duos for mandolin and guitar in Germany and all over the world.

When they travelled to Japan and Korea in 2009 a set of videos has been recorded showing the most importand pieces the duo plays. This includes several compositions that have been composed for the duo.

Enjoy the duo TnT – Steffen Trekel – mandolin – and Michael Tröster – guitar.

Playlist Duo Trekel-Tröster

Additional information

youtube channel DuoTnT04:

Homepage Steffen Trekel:

Homepage Michael Tröster:

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Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker – Amsterdams Mandoline en Gitaar…

Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker are the Amsterdams Mandoline en Gitaar Duo. I have met them several times during the last years – sometimes together with there parents – and it has always been a great fun and experience to jam with them until late at night.

Marijke has studied mandolin in Wuppertal, and Michiel has studied the classical guitar. They are playing a broad selection of bluegrass, blues, folk, classical and jazz – and I like their style very much.

They have recorded several CDs and composed many new tunes for mandolin and guitar. Marijke often plays her old Gibson A mandolin, but sometimes she does also play her electric Rickenbacker mandolin. They have taken part in the mandolin symposium in California and they are teaching in Germany and the Netherlands.

I am very happy that there are several nice videos of Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker from workshops and concerts in the Netherlands and from the mandolin symposium.

Here is a selection of the videos:

Xtra strings – Peaches & Regalia (Frank Zappa)

Xtra strings – Flatbush Waltz (Andy Statman)

Playliste Marijke & Michiel Wiesenekker

Additional Information about Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker