Bouzouki Players

Group of Bouzouki players willing to share knowledge, tips, playing styles, tuning variations, builders, etc. Also, download performances, sessions, solos, etc.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2020

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Show your zouk!!

Started by Toon van den Boogaard. Last reply by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez Jun 13, 2017. 12 Replies

It's been quiet on this forum, and since the lousy weather seems to continue for all eternity, I take it upon my to ask about the instruments you play (concentrated on the bouzouki of course, but not…Continue

Nyberg Bouzouki

Started by Liam Caulfield. Last reply by Liam Caulfield Mar 15, 2016. 8 Replies

Hello Everyone,I hope you are all enjoying 2016!  I wanted to know if anyone in this group owns or has played a Lawrence Nyberg bouzouki.  I've been looking to upgrade from the cheap Luna that I've…Continue

Bouzouki help!

Started by Gerard O ' Connor Nov 29, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi all.Can someone point me in the right direction on where to buy a new or good quality second hand zouk. I'm based in the kildare area but willing to travel.Iv owned a very poor quality piece for…Continue

Upgrading My Bouzouki World

Started by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez. Last reply by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez May 26, 2015. 13 Replies

It's coming on two years since purchasing my present bouzouki (It was a gift from my wife, actually). As always happens, after time passes we all have a tendency to want "something better". Some of…Continue

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Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on June 5, 2020 at 10:17

Yeah,...the G D A D tuning works well for me. I've tried a few different tunings but felt most comfortable with this. I also have a background playing Bass (both standup and electric). Now I have an acoustic, fretless, wired for  electric amplification.

Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on June 5, 2020 at 10:10

Glad you responded back so quickly. We've got a great group here. Wish I'd hear/read more from them. Busy lives, gigging and such. I feel like an old man wondering why he doesn't hear from his kids anymore.  LOL. No,...seriously click on any icon/pic in the group's "MEMBERS" section and check out some profiles.

Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on June 4, 2020 at 11:57

I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to Mr. Chris Lane. Living in the Windy City, CHICAGO, Illinois, USA. Chris has an extensive musical background: Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Irish Bouzouki, Bodhran, Piano and Voice. Enjoy your new membership here at TRADCONNECT and specifically with this group. Explore the COMMENT WALL (a lot of interesting stuff in there all the way to the beginning page). Check the Discussion Forum, Members (click on a pic to check out who's who), Links, etc. Post some music, start a discussion. 

Oh, the way,.....I prefer G D A D tuning.

Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on June 4, 2020 at 11:46

Hello everyone. It's been awhile. Knowingly, the Covid 19 Pandemic has affected us all. Hopefully, personal sufferings have begun to ease. Well wishes to ALL TRADCONNECT MEMBERS. I expect the "MUSIC" has helped us to make adjustments to a "New Normal". Live life. Love life. Be smart.

Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on November 27, 2019 at 10:56

Please offer a hearty welcome to OLIVER McKEITHAN to our illustrious group. Hailing from Pennsylvania, USA, Oliver is a beginner Bodhram player. Hope you enjoy your new membership to TRADCONNECT. Explore and have fun.



Comment by Liam Caulfield on August 17, 2018 at 1:00

Well...aside from trying to keep up a gigging schedule with my band, Crikwater, I’m heavily involved as co-chair in charge of stage-management and band booking for the South Buffalo Irish Festival (in two weeks on Sept 1)...busy getting all the final arrangements in place.  ....

.....also been building a new humidity-controlled display closet for all of my collection has grown to include 4 zouks (Nyberg, Hora, Luna, & this cool Alvarez guitar converted to zouk), an Eastman mandolin, a Takamine acoustic guitar, a ‘78 Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul, 2 bodhrans & a few whistles and my kids’ instruments (a uke & 3/4 sized guitar)...I installed a spot lighting and am in the process of lining the interior with stained wood (pine bc it’s cheap & I couldn’t say no to 15 cents a board) & I have a nice heavy old oak door with windows that I’m using so one can view the instruments with the lights on....

To quote the wife, “there’s musical crap all over the house & it needs a home” ...I will post a pic of the “whole family” once they’re moved into their new home. 

Lots of other projects I’m into as well...including a new Baby family welcomed our newest addition (our 4th) last December..Declan Timothy just turned 8months old...

...also my other passion as a prof Firefighter with the City of Buffalo keeps me pretty busy too...

So, you could say I’ve been damn busy for I just need to talk to the big guy upstairs and see if we can get this pesky 24 day extended...balance is key and there’s never enough time. asked! 


Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on August 16, 2018 at 10:49

Hey Liam. Finally, a comment!!! Seems like members in ALL of my groups have no incentive to participate in comments, updates, postings, etc. At one point, I thought of discontinuing the groups but a part of me still enjoys the comradery that comes through in drips and drabs. Old members are off doing whatever, new members seem to join because the groups are here but don't participate in providing anything. I still get notices of comment entries or requests to join the groups and actually get excited when someone like yourself pops up in my email notification. Oh well. Enough of me bemoaning disappointments.

How've you been? Anything new going on with you? Myself??? I'm doing well, considering. Keeping myself active in my musical and personal life. But like most members I have nothing new to add. Again,....oh well. 

Great to see your name and brief comment. If ye got anything to add please do. Cheers,


Comment by Liam Caulfield on August 16, 2018 at 7:22

real quiet around here these days..'s everybody doing?

Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on July 14, 2017 at 12:51

Welcome Colin Hesketh. Thank you for joining our expanding group of Bouzouki enthusiasts. Please take the time to explore our group by taking a look at our Comment Wall history, as well as our Discussion Forum and Link Page. The 21 pages of our Comment Wall has plenty of stuff that you may find informative, as well as interesting. Feel free to start a discussion, ask a question, jot down a bit about yourself, download photos, videos, audios,....whatever. We'd love to hear from you. Again, welcome,....and participate. Slainte,


Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on June 16, 2017 at 13:08

Hey Diarmaid. Great to hear from you. I have to admit that I went to your profile page to re-familiarize myself with you. Glad I did. I listened to your video posting of "Set de Reels" (posted Abril 10th, 2014). Really enjoyed it immensely. I don't know how to transfer that performance to our group pages, I was wondering if you could post it here for our members to enjoy as well. I'm sure it would fare well,....maybe encourage some of our members to do the same.

Your little guy sounds like a handful of energy. Enjoy this time, as well as what's to come in both of your futures. Valencia must be awesome. My family comes from northern Spain: Galicia. Would love to visit someday and really explore the Celtic region of the country, as well as much of the interior.

Again, great to hear from you, and, again, think about posting some of your stuff here at the Bouzouki Players group pages. Vaya con Dios, mi amigo.



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