Kacey Musgraves

What Fiona is listening to:

Biscuits – Kacey Musgraves Musgraves has a voice as sweet as candy, and her lyrics are really clever. The video…

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Can you spot the changes?

The shop got a makeover! We now have a spacious setup for customers who are waiting to be helped, trying…

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What Fiona is listening to:

I’m back! What have I been listening to for the past year? too many interesting things…so I’ll start with what…

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What Katherine is Listening to:

The Milk Carton Kids. “Honey, Honey.”  

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What Armand is Listening to:

Hahn Bin. “His stage name is Amadéus Leopold. Former student of Itzhak Perlman, and an all-around badass.”    

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Featured Instrument: Juzek Viola!

This Juzek Viola (16″) has a deep and resonant sound, cherry golden varnish, and a lovely one-piece back. Come into…

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McCarten Violins in the ProJo!

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What Katherine is Listening to:

Art Blakey.  

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What Dennis is Listening to:

Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh.    

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Featured Instrument: Maggini Copy Violin!

This Maggini copy violin has a dark, bold sound that rings freely.  This instrument is ideal for any student who…

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What Armand is Listening To:

Rhode Island based band Eat Crepes. “You Complete the Circuit.”

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Herrman Cello

Featured Instrument: Herrman Cello!

This full size cello is an affordable choice for any advancing student! It comes with a case and bow. Come into…

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Join Mayor Jorge Elorza for the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Music performance by McCarten Violins’ own Armand Aromin!

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Clyde Lawrence

What Katherine is Listening to:

Clyde Lawrence.  Destiny Child’s “Say My Name”   Originally from New York but currently hailing from Providence, Clyde Lawrence and…

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What Armand is Listening to:

Edith Piaf. “La Vie En Rose”  

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What Dennis is Listening to:

Coeur de Pirate. “Comme des Enfants”  

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What Katherine is Listening to:

Mandolin Orange, “Cavalry.”  

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What Armand is Listening to:

William Basinski. “The Garden of Brokenness” “He’s an experimental artist that primarily works with tape loops. They’re gorgeous and meditative.”…

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What Dennis is Listening to:

Ray Charles. “Georgia on my Mind”  

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What Katherine is Listening to:

“Work Song” and “Take Me to Church” by Hozier. Soulful sounds that will follow you all day.

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What Armand is Listening to:

Barna Howard. Says Armand: “Love his music. Beautiful guitar playing. Not overpowering. Just the right amount of magic. Just voice…

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What Dennis is Listening to:

Regina Spektor’s “Eet”    

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What Fiona is Listening to:

“So jealous of everyone in this video.” Jay Z – Picasso Baby

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Ira Glass - This American Life

What Armand is Listening to:

  This American Life – Fiasco! “Stories of when things go wrong. Really wrong. When you leave the normal realm…

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Pablo Casals

What Dennis is Listening to:

  Pablo Casals playing Bach Cello Suite No.1, BWV 1007

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What Fiona is Listening to:

“Gaby Morena’s voice just hit me the first time I heard it – so soulful and sweet.” Gaby Morena –…

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Nat King Cole

What Armand is Listening to:

    Nat King Cole – Smile

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Eva Cassidy

What Dennis is Listening to:

Eva Cassidy – Autumn Leaves

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Crossover Kidz

What Fiona is Listening to:

“This video is an awesome combination of rap, strings, vocals, and percussion.” Matt Rosewood & Drew B – Deluge

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What Fiona is Listening to:

“She’s brilliant, and this video is so fun to watch!” Mayra Andrade – Tchapu na bandera

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Amos Lee

What Dennis is Listening to:

    Amos Lee – Sweet Pea This song is as sweet as its name suggests.

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Arvo Pärt

What Armand is Listening to:

  Arvo Pärt – Fur Alina “It’s simple, but the melody is so haunting,” raves Armand. This song is perfect…

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Queen Singer Freddie Mercury

What Dennis is Listening to:

A couple of times a week we’ll let you know what songs are making us tap our feet. First edition: What…

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Get to know Hope Artiste Village!

  Hope Artiste Village, home to McCarten Violins, is expanding more and more! The old textile mill has been beautifully restored, and…

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Our mothers made us wear these shirts

A long day’s war with a software installation…it might be best if you came by tomorrow.    

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Welcome to the blog!

Welcome to McCarten Violins! This blog will feature updates on the shop, interesting information about the instruments we carry, relevant musical…

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