Some well known mandolin players both past and present I know of. I have grouped them into the main type of music they play however like most talented musicians they can turn their hand to anything! This is a work in progress. Please contact me if you have other you would like me to add.
Kevin Macleod - Kevin's main focus is scottish traditional music. I would highly recommend his album Springwell
Nigel Gatherer - A Tutor and player from Crieff in Scotland. In 2017 he was inducted of the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame!
Andy Irvine - Best known for being in Planxty in the 70s.
Simon Major - one of the world’s leading mandolinists. Plays classical and traditional.
Laura Beth Salter - A well known face on the Glasgow Folk and Roots scene, mandolinist, tutor, singer and composer
Tim O'Brien - Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist
Russ Barenberg - Guitar and Mandolin player from the USA. Well known member of Transatlantic Sessions
Chris Thile - American Mandolinist
Alison Stephens - sadly no longer with us. An amazing classical mandolin player from England.