Website for  Beginner/Improver Mandolin Players

Useful Links

GENERAL

Mandolin Cafe – An international site for Mandolin players. Contains news, classified, a message board and information on workshops.

Chord Find.com – Shows you the fingering for most chords on the mandolin

Scratchy Noises – Scratchy Noises is a ceilidh band with a difference. Their purpose is to let us improver players of mandolin and other traditional instruments practice playing together and have fun.

GROUP LESSONS

GFW – GFW run adult mandolin classes at John Wheatley College, 2 Haghill Road, Glasgow on a Monday evening

Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association – LGMA run weekly classes for both children and adults.

NGMS Mandolin (Beg & Int) – Nigel Gatherer  Music School runs classes of various levels on Tuesdays at Morningside United Church, Edinburgh

TUNES

Nigel Gatherer’s Mandolin Pages – Nigel Gatherer is a professional musician: teacher, performer, composer, publisher and researcher. His pages contain information on mandolin classes taught throughout Scotland and the music for many traditional tunes.

The Sessions – Contains tablature for thousands of traditional tunes

Folk Tune Finder – An excellent resource to find the music for over 40,000 traditional music tunes. Also searches for MIDI files.

Riddles Fiddles – Contains the musical scores and audio files for lots of Scottish/Irish tunes

MAKERS/RETAILERS

Moon Guitars – A maker of excellent mandolins based in Glasgow, Scotland

CC Music – A music shop in the West End of Glasgow that sells various mandolins from beginner mandolins to more expensive models.

Acoustic Music Company – Based in Brighton, they have one of the biggest ranges of mandolins in the world.

Fylde Mandolins – A maker of very fine mandolins based in Cumbria, England

Eastman Mandolins – These mandolins are handmade by individual luthiers in China. They are excellent value for money.

Weber – Very Fine quality mandolins made in Oregon, USA

Lewis Mandolins – Quality Mandolins made in California, USA

Sobell – Quality handmade mandolins made in England

Rigel – Quality handmade mandolins made in Vermont, USA

Buchanan – Maker of fine handmade mandolins in based in West Yorkshire, England

Oakwood – Makers of quality hand-crafted mandolins based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Ozark – Makers of a range of mandolins for beginner to more experienced players

Hobgoblin – Music shop specialising in folk instruments. Has several branches in the UK.

Strung Out Guitars – Sells vintage guitars and occasionally mandolins