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Well there we are, another Christmas gone. There seems to have been so many.
I got an invite to play at a local pub (bar) on new years eve as part of their festivities. I played a selection of 1960/1970s English pop classics with a 4 string baritone tuned guitar. One of mine.
Songs included 'Honkey tonk angels', Honkey Tonk Women', 'The Ballad of Lucy Jordan', 'Memphis', Brown eyed handsome man' and 'Promised Land'. Things went well and the Landlord and family at the Plough Inn at Swinderby said they really enjoyed it. The landlord also played as did the owner of the local recording studio and several other musicians and singers.
A good night was had by one and all.
T'other day I built a 4 string biscuit tin guitar and was delighted with the sound of the instrument. This one is a really basic instrument with a 600 mm scale length and a fret less neck. Pictures to be added once I am at home during the hours of daylight.
I've also ordered a pair of violin finger boards for future fiddles. They are of good quality (not the best) and cost me about £12 plus a couple of quid (English pounds) for postage.
I have been learning some old Lincolnshire folk songs for the fiddle. These include 'Lincoln lads', 'Lincolnshire Hornpipe' and 'As Sure As The Devil's In Lincoln'.