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Are you a mandola or mandocello player but don't want to cart your instrument to Santa Rosa?  There will be at least one mandola and mandocello available to be borrowed for use in the en masse orchestra. We know that the airlines can make large instrument transport...

Convention Room Shares

Are you looking for a room-mate to share the expense of a hotel room? Provide your name to Carol Ginsburg at gizmos@earthlink.net and she will try to match you with other individuals who are also looking for a room-mate.

Ivers Mandolin Orchestra

Ivers Mandolin Orchestra

This picture was take in 1921, probably in Adams, Massachusetts, and shows my great-grandfather Joseph Ivers (center), great-grandmother Mary Ivers (center holding the Gibson F-4), and several other relatives including my grandfather, and several...

Toledo Mandolin Group

Toledo Mandolin Group

Photo taken on Vance Street in Toledo, OH, 1907 The mandolin player is Mr. Dobek, the uke player's identity is unknown (Editor: I believe it's actually a classical guitar.). Four of the others are my uncles on my mom's side of the family. The rest are...

Unidentified Group

Unidentified Group

This picture was given to Dave Betts by Antonina Nigrelli as a Christmas present (2008). Do you know anyone in this picture? (received 12/2008) Who were they? Known and Unknown Mandolin Ensemble Photos From The Past This is something Dave Betts has wanted...

St. Mary’s Academy Mandolin Group

St. Mary’s Academy Mandolin Group

Guitars, mandolins and the occasional banjo were popular with music students at St. Mary's Academy (Portland, OR) in 1893. (Photo from the online version of The Oregonian: Oregon Live. A big THANKS to Michael Tognetti for spotting it!) (received 4/2009)...

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