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 via Zoom 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.
Lessons to help beginner players get started.
I currently offer FREE lessons via video call for beginner mandolin players.
Reviews of books I have found helpful.
Online music sessions
Some well known mandolin players.
A brief history of the mandolin
There are three common types of mandolin.
My mandolin journey started about 13 years ago.
Links to various sites on lessons, tunes etc