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Videos for the CMSA Convention in the Clouds 2021

The 2021 Connvention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America (CMSA) was held as an online event. Several artists were invited to send videos of performances and workshops.

After the convention nunberous videos have been uploaded to youtube and are now available.

I have compiled the videos that I have found in this post.

Enjoy!

Sebastiaan de Grebber – Mandolin

GIOVALE – FANTASIA | Chi me frena – Lucia di Lammermoor – Donizetti | MANDOLIN solo – S DE GREBBER
PIAZZOLLA – Nightclub 1960 – Sebastiaan de GREBBER on a Lorenzo LIPPI mandolin & Philine COOPS piano

Robert Margo – Mandola / Octave Mandolin

Raffaele Calace, “Notturno Cielo Stellato, Op. 186”: Robert Margo, mandola in G
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The Mandoloncello – The best Videos from Japan

The mandoloncello (or mandocello) is regularly used in most of the mandolin orchestras in Japan. So I have recently collected some interesting mandoloncello videos and want to present the best videos from Japan in this post.

A side effect of the regular use of the mandoloncello in the mandolin orchestras is that there are many players who are using the mandoloncello also as a solo instrument. And there are also groups like the quartet of four mandoloncellos as you can see further below.

Atsushi Ichikawa has arranged many pieces for the mandoloncello and he has composed his own pieces too. Most of the pieces seem to be popular songs and music from computer games. Atsushi Ichikawa makes great use of special sounds and percussion effects.

Atsushi Ichikawa – Mandoloncello player

youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/revirytic/videos

愛をとりもどせ!!(クリスタルキング) Mandoloncello solo

Take Back the love! (Crystal King) Mandoloncello solo

It is the theme song of the anime of old called Fist of the North Star. Always something I’m sorry only Anison (laughs)

A duo for mandola and mandoloncello can be found in the youtube channel of todorokigentaro.

Youtube Channel of todorokigentaro

Duo Mandola and Mandoloncello

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Show of Hands – Steve Knightley and Phil Beer…

I have a very old mandolin record by Phil Beer that I have bought many years ago, but I did not hear anything about Phil Beer since I bought this record.

Now a just found a note about Show of Hands who are touring through the north of Germany, and found out, that Show of Hands is composed of Phil Beer and Steve Knightley. So I was very curious to find out how Show of Hands sounds – and I was not disappointed.

From the Show of Hands homepage:

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times, headline major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and playing all over the world, from Europe to America, Australia and India. Voted Best Live Act by the public at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country and trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro.

Here are three videos with Show of Hands:

Show of Hands “Roots”

Show of Hands – Santiago

Haunting song – written by Steve Knightley – tells the tale of exploitation in South America. Thanks to SOH for permission. Check www.showofhands.co.uk for more.

Show of Hands – Country Life

More information about Show of Hands

Website Show of Hands: http://www.showofhands.co.uk

Videos with Show of Hands: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22show+of+hands%22&aq=f

Videos with Phil Beer: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=videos&search_query=%22phil+beer%22&search_sort=video_avg_rating&suggested_categories=10&uni=3

Show of Hands at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018