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Old 12-13-2011, 07:01 PM
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Default Welcome new sponsor Lagan Lutherie School!

Please join me in welcoming our newest sponsor and friend of the AGF - Lagan Lutherie School! Lagan Lutherie School offers both full and part time classes in stringed instrument making and can also offer accommodation to those attending from other countries.

Lagan Lutherie School takes its name from the river Lagan, which runs through the city of Belfast, and leads out to the Irish Sea.

The school itself is based in a period property on Eglantine Avenue, situated off the affluent Malone Road area of South Belfast, and is only minutes from Queens University and the city centre.

The local areas benefits from University culture with lots of music venues, bars & clubs, art galleries, shops and cafes all nearby.







If you've thought about studying Lutherie, please take a moment to check out their website. Thanks for your support!

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:13 PM
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:19 PM
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For those of us with some Ulster ancestry, like me, the name Lagan reminds me of the great ballad "Lagan Love," sung memorably by Sinead O'Connor here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s145VpTgVXQ

For those puzzled by the gaelic phrase "leannán sí," it's a type of demon lover, a Celtic succubus of sorts. Here, in part, is Wikipedia's explanation:

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In Celtic folklore, the Irish: leannán sí "Barrow-Lover" (Scottish Gaelic: leannan sìth; Manx: lhiannan shee; [lʲan̴̪-an ˈʃiː]) is a beautiful woman of the Aos Sí (people of the barrow or the fairy folk) who takes a human lover. Lovers of the leannán sídhe are said to live brief, though highly inspired, lives. The name comes from the Gaelic words for a sweetheart, lover, or concubine and the term for a barrow or fairy-mound.

The leanan sídhe is generally depicted as a beautiful muse, who offers inspiration to an artist in exchange for their love and devotion; however, this frequently results in madness for the artist, as well as premature death.

Well. Leaving all that madness and early death ASIDE, welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Forum, Lagan Lutherie School! Some of my people came from Newry in the County Down, and I'm glad to see some Ulster representation here.


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Old 12-13-2011, 09:21 PM
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If I had any talent for manual labor at all, this would certainly be attractive! I'm very glad to welcome a Lutherie School as a Sponsor, and suspect that people will be most interested in learning more.

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:35 PM
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Welcome aboard! Look forward to seeing some of the guitars that your students are building.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:44 PM
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Welcome, welcome.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:26 PM
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Welcome and thanks to LLS.

I think I just found how I want to spend my forthcoming sabbatical.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:39 AM
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Welcome indeed. If this is where Ciaran McNally honed his skills you must be doing something right.
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Very cool, welcome !
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Welcome, I'd sure love to be able to attend your course.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for the kind welcome everyone.
We look to forward to interacting on the forum.
I think we will try to post photos of whats being made in the shop at least once a month in "Build & Repair." (I'll do the first one now)
But we'll also try to weigh in on discussions of lutherie, tonewoods, repairs etc and answer any questions that we can.

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