Author Archives: Marilynn

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On YouTube with Luiz

mist08luiz16intenseLuiz Simas has posted a video of our duo playing at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham MA. We are performing his cool new composition “Baiao da Siriema”. Check it out!Read More »

Posted June 5th, 2016

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Cyber Monday all week!

IMG_6270 From today, November 30, until next Monday, December 7, if you buy any of my CDs for sale on this page and I’ll send you a copy of my vintage CD of winter carols, “The Sounding Joy,” for free. One free CD per order. No need to do anything but place your order this week. You can peruse your CD options here.

Have a wonderful holiday season!… Read More »

Posted November 30th, 2015

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Enigmatica @ Blithewold ~ December 3, 2016

enigmatica1 Start your holiday season with music! Come see Enigmatica’s popular annual holiday concert @ Blithewold Mansion on Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 3:00. We’re playing music from our three CDs and seasonal music for Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year. You can get more information and make reservations here.Read More »

Posted November 30th, 2015

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Enigmatica @ Blithewold 12/6 @ 3:00

enigmatica1  Enigmatica will be presenting their annual holiday concert @ Blithewold Mansion @ 3:00 on Sunday, December 6 @ 3:00. Music from the ensemble’s three CDs will be performed as well as music for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. More information and reservations are here.Read More »

Posted November 30th, 2015

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Recap: SummerKeys 2015 ~ July 6-10 in Lubec, Maine.

7.10.15SummerKeys Mandolin and Guitar in Ensemble week 2015 concluded with a performance of Baroque, Brazilian, and traditional music by the Student/Faculty Ensemble. Fabulous music was produced and a wonderful week was had by all. Check back in the fall for plans for 2016.… Read More »

Posted July 17th, 2015

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Convivo Lusofono

Marilynn and guitarist Paul Dressel will be giving a performance of Brazilian Choro for a fund-raiser to support The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophonic World Studies at Rhode Island College. The event will be held at the Centro Comunitario Grupo Amigos da Terciera, and will include a lunch at 1:00, followed by performances of three musical styles: Choro, Fado, and Morna. For more information and tickets ($30), contact Marie R. Fraley, Director of the Institute @ email hidden; JavaScript is Read More »

Posted July 2nd, 2015

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Marilynn & friends in concert

Marilynn will perform in Lubec, Maine for the SummerKeys Concert Series with Enigmatica, guitarists Robert N. Martel and Paul Dressel, and her new Brazilian choro group, Choro Quadrando. Marilynn and Enigmatica will each be playing music from their newest CDs: Madrugada, and Enigmatica 3.… Read More »

Posted July 2nd, 2015

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SummerKeys 2015

Marilynn, with Ralph Costanza and Robert N. Martel, will present the Mandolin-Guitar Ensemble Week at SummerKeys in Lubec, Maine from July 6 – 10. For more information.Read More »

Posted July 2nd, 2015

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Enigmatica @ Concert for Afganistan

Enigmatica wil be part of the Community Play & Sing-In for the Children of Afghanistan. The concert on July 17, 2015, starts @ 8:00 at the Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston. Click or more information.… Read More »

Posted July 1st, 2015

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Madrugada now available everywhere

SO90311223 coverHooray– the long-awaited CDs have arrived and are available for sale on this page, CDBaby, Amazon, and other astute venues.

Buy a CD directly from Marilynn on this page, or download mp3s from CDBaby right now! International fans can buy a CD from Elderly Instruments or Amazon.

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Posted June 27th, 2015
  • "Stepping back to the 18th-century masterworks gave her the opportunity to highlight her technique with a fresh light... her playing is thoughtful, vibrant and a delight to listen to." -- Terence Pender, Mandolin Quarterly (USA)
    "Mair travels by mandolin to Brazil and brilliance... her commitment to the music shines through." - Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal
    "A brilliant concert from beginning to end…The performance was extraordinary." – La Rioja (Spain)
    Bring a talented ensemble of gifted musicians together playing some of the great concertos and chamber music pieces of the 1700s, present the extraordinary classical mandolinist Marilynn Mair front and center, and you have a rare combination of the right musicians performing the right music at the right time. – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)
    "A sparkling concert… absolutely brilliant!" – Guitar Magazine (England)
    "Mair displays an exceptionally gifted approach to this music, using her formidable mandolin technique with grace and sensitivity… It’s the next best thing to a trip to Rio." – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)
    "She’s a fabulous player with a wonderfully clear and lyrical sound." – The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
    "The final repeat of the melody transmitted a strong feeling of peace and tenderness that escaped no one in the audience. It is this sensitivity and subtleness that characterized the overall performance." - Brian Hodel, Guitar Review (USA)
    "Marilynn Mair acquits herself very well indeed, a most accomplished player, able to deal with the many intricacies the repertoire demands of her." - Chris Kilvington, Classical Guitar (England)
    "Marilynn Mair performs Brazilian mandolin music... she plays the mandolin as an instrument for all occasions." – Vaughn Watson, The Providence Journal (USA)
    "Smudging the lines between folk and classical is an intrepid endeavor... Mair's a superb mandolin player who has brought the instrument to unexpected places..." - Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix (USA)
    "Marilynn Mair has always had the keen ability to balance classical mandolin traditions and repertoire, while constantly breaking new musical ground…a superb and versatile mandolinist and composer." - – Butch Baldassari, Mandolin Magazine (USA)
    "Marilynn Mair lives up to her reputation as an excellent mandolinist, with clear tone, a beautiful tremolo, and creative expressiveness." – Zupfmusik Magazin (Germany)
    "Marilynn Mair é uma bandolinista americana de formação erudita" -- Paulo Eduardo Neves, Agenda do Samba Choro (Brasil)
    "A lovely concert! We estimate your spell-bound and enthusiastic audience at close to 1800 people…" - Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors (USA)
    "Mair is unstoppable… capable of evoking any landscape, past or present, you’d care to conjure." – Mike Caito, Providence Phoenix (USA)
    Marilynn Mair on mandolin...touches the deepest and most engaging reaches of the ancient and passionate 'Latin soul'. - Carlos Agudelo, Billboard Magazine