Website for  Beginner/Improver Mandolin Players

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 8 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 email me (Lesley) at if you have any comments/suggestions.