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Royal Garden Blues

from Retrospective by Ian Date

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Martin Taylor, guitar genius was on tour. He had been in the USA playing with David Grisman. Grisman had given him a mandolin from 1903! I said we need to record that. I am playing a six-string Deering Banjo. Just to make sure it's really weird!


from Retrospective, released March 8, 2020
Martin Taylor-mandolin
Ian Date-banjo


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Professional guitar player since 1975. Still going. Based in Ireland since 2002. Originally from Australia. Worked in theatre, festivals, radio, television, recording, production, publishing, soundtracks, writing.

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