Introduction

The mandolin is a stringed instrument used in folk music in Scotland. It also can be heard in classical and rock music (REM’s Losing my Religion and Rod Stewart’s Maggie May to name a few). In recent years it has enjoyed a resurgence in Scotland thanks to events such as Celtic Connections.

I have played the mandolin for about 12 years. I put this website together as a resource for beginner/improver mandolin players. It has a particular emphasis on what is going on in Scotland in terms of Mandolin Playing/Lessons etc in folk music. However I hope it is useful to all players.

I am currently offering FREE video lessons for adult beginner mandolin players. Please contact me for more information.  

Also please contact me (Lesley) if you have any comments/suggestions for the site.

Tutorials

 Tutorials to help beginner players get started. 

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Video Call Lessons

I currently offer FREE lessons via video call for beginner mandolin players.

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Book Reviews

Reviews of books I have found helpful.

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Types of Mandolin

There are three common types of mandolin.

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About Me

My mandolin journey started about 13 years ago.

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Links

Links to various sites on lessons, tunes etc 

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