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McVerry's Men (from Crossmaglen) / St. Anne's Reel / Drowsy Maggie

"Lads, that's absolutely brilliant! Well played, and UP THE REPUBLIC!"
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Favorite Flatpickers
Tony, Doc, David Grier, Kenny Smith, Bryan Sutton, Russ Barenberg, etc. etc.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Beaumont Rag, Ragtime Annie, Alabama Jubilee, Limehouse Blues, Temperance Reel, New Camptown Races, Roanoke, etc. etc. etc.
Favorite Guitars
Lowden 025, Martin d-35
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Having cut my musical teeth on bluegrass, I've been a flatpicker (and banjo picker) for more than 30 years now. I am currently in a Celtic/Bluegrass ensemble called Sligo Rags, a band which incorporates bluegrass textures into (primarily) Irish tunes; although we do lapse into the occasional "Foggy Mountain Special" and such. Sligo Rags is an extraordinarily busy band, playing shows constantly in Southern and Central California. If you live in the area and would like to come see us, check out http://www.sligorags.com/showschedule

I am also a member of a "Jazz-grass" band called TimbreLine, we play from time to time in Southern California as well. You may visit us at http://www.timbreline.altpro.net
I have included a cut from our 'Sophistry' CD on this page.

I also have my own personal web page at http://www.davidburns.altpro.net
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http://www.sligorags.com

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Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 3:41pm on July 1, 2008, Yiannis Gougourelas said…
Hey there from Yiannis!
At 4:42pm on July 1, 2008, Larry Walton said…
Hi David, Thanks for adding me to your pickin friends. I
like (love) the D-35 as well. The only HD-35 I had was stolen
last year. I am awaiting the delivery of a Martin SWDGT I
bought on EBAY last week. Two weeks ago I picked up a
12 fret Collings 0001A-SB . Best classical guitar I have ever played, even without nylon strings. It's a great finger player.
Welcome Sir! Larry
At 6:07pm on July 1, 2008, William L. Whitacre said…
David: Glad to be a flatpickin buddy. Thanks for adding me as a friend. Hope to see you down the road and pick a tune somewhere. Let me know if you are ever in the Orlando Florida area. We have good music, and I always have an extra guitar available if you don't want to fly with yours. Bill
At 7:14pm on July 1, 2008, Bruce Fogwell said…
Hi David, Thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm still trying to find my way around the place. Looks great!
At 8:48pm on July 1, 2008, Dale Peterson said…
thanks for adding me as a friend, I'm new to the site and still finding my way around.
At 9:22pm on July 1, 2008, Bob Minner said…
David, thanks for adding me as a friend. I see you like Lowdens. I also own a newer Avalon L-10 and it is an underestimated guitar for flatpicking. Great instruments - Avalon and Lowdens.
At 11:39pm on July 1, 2008, Bob said…
Hi David,
Thanx for adding me as a friend, I am new to this flatpicking so it is very exciting for me
Cheers
Bob Evans (newy)
At 6:39am on July 2, 2008, Greg Clarke said…
Burning the midnight oil - find the flatpick guitar network a nice diversion
regards
GC
At 6:41am on July 2, 2008, Greg Clarke said…
Not burning it to that extent - it is only 11.40pm 2nd July down under.
At 6:06am on July 3, 2008, Thomas "Skip" Kelley said…
David, Thanks for adding me as a friend. That's some awesome music you have posted here!

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