Frank Semola, 107 Years Old Mandolinist, Plays “O Marie”

If Frank Semola can play at 107 years old - how aobout you?


Frank began playing mandolin in 1912, at age seven. His passion for the mandolin lasted for a century. Frank played with the Munier Mandolin Orchestra for 40 years, and he played for countless social functions, on cruise ships, and in restaurants. This clip is from Munier’s 5/6/12 concert at St. Mark’s Church in Bristol, PA. Frank, who retired from Munier several years ago, attended the concert. When asked to play a few tunes, Frank gladly obliged. This was Frank’s final performance. He passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Frank had an infectious positive spirit and a zest for life and for music. He will be greatly missed.

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