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Published: 2009/07/28

John Skehan and Todd Collins Perform Mandolin Duets of Emanuele Barbella

Railroad Earth mandolinist John Skehan will team up with mandolinist Todd Collins for an album of Sonatas by eighteenth century Italian composer Emanuele Barbella. The duo

have been performing as a mandolin duo for a number of years, usually playing Bluegrass, Celtic and Old-time fiddle tunes and Jazz ,as well as their own original compositions. According to the pair, The music of _ Perform Mandolin Duets of Emanuele Barbella_ would traditionally be performed on classical Neopolitan or bowl-back mandolins- (‘tater-bugs’ as the bluegrassers call them)-which have a very delicate sound compared to the modern F5 mandolin.

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