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Jacky Tar with Fergal Scahill of We Banjo 3
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damfino
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So I've been a fan of the band We Banjo 3 for a little while, followed their fiddler, Fergal Scahill's tune a day series back in 2017. He started it up again for this year, and about a week ago he posted that since their US tour was starting, he wanted people to collaborate with for his series. I had tickets to their local show yesterday, so decided, what the heck, I'd message him, be honest where I was with my playing, and let him decide if he wanted to play with a relative newbie. 

He decided to give it a go, let me pick a tune that he didn't already play this year or in 2017, and after the show last night we did this video 😀 

http://www.facebook.com/Fergal.....1330019750

:edit to now include the youtube link:

I only have access to his facebook post, he doesn't seem to be posting his series on youtube this time around, just facebook and instagram. I had thought of setting up my own phone to also record (just in case he decided he didn't want to use it, haha), but decided not to.

Anyway, no way could I have done something like this without doing things like playing on StreetJelly. Now I find I rather like pushing myself into situations that take me out of my comfort zone, and this was an opportunity to do that, so I jumped at the chance. 

... side note, their show is full of energy and a great time. I'd recommend seeing them if you get the chance (and like a mix of Irish, folk and bluegrass music).

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January 27, 2019 - 6:41 pm
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@damfino That was fantastic! Thanks for sharing. 

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That was...
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Mandy!

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Thank you @cid and @bocaholly 😀 It was so much fun to do 😀 

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What a great experience Mandy and you where awesome 👏Big compliments for you, fantastic!!!

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Saw that on FB first - great stuff, well done! 🙂

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Thanks @mookje and @Jim Dunleavy 😀 This was definitely icing on the cake of a great concert night 😀 

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January 28, 2019 - 10:57 am
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Very cool Mandy. Also, it's super cool that you have the confidence to play with him. You should be proud. 🙂 Great job.

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but the one who needs the least."

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@Fiddlerman I questioned my sanity, haha, especially since I have rarely played with anyone, and haven't played with anyone at all in several months. He was very easy to play with, though. I think I did add a note somewhere between the A and B parts to keep myself from screwing up... I have a bad habit of playing what I hear, but wanted to focus on my part and let him play his, haha, so I do remember purposely adding something to keep me from losing my place.

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That was awesome. You probably need to change your tag line though, more like "A damn fine fiddler".

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damfino said
@Fiddlerman ..............He was very easy to play with, though...............

Good musicians are WAY easier to play with.

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@Scrap Thank you 🙂 Haha, I know my place, I am still just okay at what I do, lol.

@Fiddlerman Very true 🙂 

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Look at the smile on Fergal's face. He was having a good time also.

Bad times make for good stories.

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Cool - great opportunity - if you don't ask, you don't get 🙂

Well done @damfino !  drummerdrummerdrummer

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@Pat His joy of playing music is very easy to see 🙂 The whole band is like that, you can just see they are having a blast playing.

@BillyG Very true! I figured if I did ask and he said no, that was ok, but if I didn't ask then I'd just never know and would regret not having tried. Happy I did it 😀 

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Mandy - Bravo! Well done.  Do I detect a slight sense of relief on your face at the end?

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@DennisS Thanks, and yes, haha! The whole thing was so fun, so it was half happy about having played, half happy that I got through it. For some reason, that last repeat is when I worry the most about messing up, I don't think too much about that the rest of the tune. But whenever I record myself, or play on StreetJelly, that last repeat is where I worry, no matter how well I know the tune, haha. 

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AWESOME, just awesome Mandy. great job and thanks for sharing...

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@JamesRSmithJr Thank you 😀 

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Mandy @damfino that was marvelous! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.

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