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Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves – Mandolin and Fiddle

Mandolin and Fiddle – Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves

Jake Jolliff belongs to the great young mandolin players in the uSA. He plays in the band Joy Kills Sorrow, but also as a duo together with Alex Hargreaves on the fiddle.

A complete concert of the duo has recently been filmed and is available at youtube – see my playlist below.

Her is a video from the beginning of 2010 – almost three years ago:

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves playing Old Dangerfield at the Ken Cartwright Performing Arts Center in Stayton, Or. on the 3rd of January, 2010.

Pictures from this concert: http://staytondailyphoto.com/2010/01/alex-hargreaves-jake-jolliff-concert/

and: http://www.flickr.com/photos/willamettevalley/sets/72157623126823902/detail/

The sister of Alex Hargreaves – Tatiana Hargreaves – played some pieces with her viola in this concert – another great sound to discover:

Tatiana Hargreaves Shows the Boyz

… almost 3 years later the duo sounds like this – again Old Dangerfield to compare with the first video:

04 Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves 2012-12-16 Old Dangerfield

Now the complete playlist of the current concert:

Playlist 2012

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves live at the Newberg Music Center in Newberg, Oregon on 12/16/2012.


Enjoy Jake Jolliff und Alex Hargreaves – mandolin and fiddle!


Mandolin and Ukulele – A Japanese Duo

Some time ago I have discovered this duo from Japan that plays a nice selection of  music with mandolin and ukulele.

For each video a special setup has been installed for the video, showing a special toy, a plant or like in the following video a drink:

Ukulele × Mandolin – MOLIENDO CAFE (コーヒールンバ)

Ukulele × Mandolin – 島人ぬ宝

BEGIN “Shimanchu nu Takara(=Treasure)” on the ukulele and mandolin.
Wish to keep our “treasures” on this islands eternally….

Playlist Ukulele & Mandolin Duo

Additional Information

youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/HoneyUmeboshi


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Mandolin and Guitar – The Duo Vivesco plays Irish…

Elke Limbach is mandolin player and teacher who teaches mandolin and guitar in her own music school in Hennef-Sieg / Westerhausen which is close to Bonn, the former capital of Germany. Her students were very successfull in the German youth competition “Jugend Musiziert”. She is also conducting several mandolin orchestras.

Together with the guitarist Kanaho Debinski she has founded the Duo Vivesco. This duo plays an interesting program by composers like Astor Piazzolla, Egberto Gismonti, Jaime M.Zenamon, Heitor Villa Lobos, Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Raffaele Calace, Louis Lunazzi, Stanley Myers, Giacomo Puccini or Turlough O`Carolan

Elke Limbach has added 3 videos from a recent concert of the Duo Vivesco with two great performances of Irish folk tunes. I enjoyed listening to their performance very much:

Irische Suite, Turlough o´Carolan, Mandoline und Gitarre

Duo Vivesco, Elke Limbach und Kanaho Debinski. Konzert April 2011

The water is wide, Mandoline und Gitarre

Additional Information

Homepage Duo Vivesco: http://www.duo-vivesco.de/

Homepage Elke Limbach: http://www.elke-limbach.de/html/index.html

youtube Channel Elke Limbach: http://www.youtube.com/user/Zupfinstrumententv

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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: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=BE5FEFEFD6737B82

Playlist Duo Andante – Mandolin and Guitar

Aditional Information:

youtube channel of the Duo Andante with duets and more music by plucked instruments: http://www.youtube.com/user/yoshiko0423

Wikipedia about Fuyumi Sakamoto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuyumi_Sakamoto

free sheet music for  The Entertainer: http://icking-music-archive.org/ByComposer/Joplin.php

free sheet music for  The Entertainer at IMSLP: http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Entertainer_%28Joplin,_Scott%29

Mandolin Cafe thread about The Entertainer (with sheet music for the mandoline): http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?630-Choplin-The-Entertainer