This has been a challenging time for us all. If you are like me you will have found solace in playing and listening to music on the various on-line platforms. Here are some of the open on-line tutorials and sessions I know about:-
Nigel Gatherer’s Mandomania – weekly online Mandolin Workshop on Thursday at 4pm
GFW Monday Slow Session – weekly online slow session on Monday at 6.45pm led by Nigel Gatherer
SMG Wednesday Slow Session – weekly online slow session on Wednesday at 7.35pm led by Nigel Gatherer
GFW Wednesday Warm Up – weekly online very slow session on Wednesday at 6.45pm led by Finlay Allison
Very Slow Session/Slow Jam – weekly online slow session and slow jam on Thursday at 7pm led by Finlay Allison
“Stoddy’s Session” at The Waterside Largs – monthly (last Sunday of the month) online slow session led by Allan MacDougall
If you have any more sessions/tutorials you would like me to add please contact me.
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). It recent years it has enjoyed a resurgence in Scotland thanks to events such as Celtic Connections.
I have played the mandolin for about 10 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.
Please contact me (Lesley) if you have any comments/suggestions.