Some useful links for mandolin players (especially in Scotland) …..
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
Chord Genome Project – 23 Essential beginner mandolin chords. Also contains songs searchable by chords used.
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.
Wikipedia – Lots of mandolin related info
Mandolin Players – Nigel Gatherer’s list of notable Scottish mandolin players.
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
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
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
Davey Mandolins – Quality handmade mandolins made in Cornwall, 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.