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Wingin' It on tour around Scotland

11th Sept
Kinross, The Green Hotel.
Start: 9pm (doors 8pm)
Tickets: 12
Buy tickets: www.mudellmusic.com

12th Sept
Benderloch Village Hall
Start: 8pm
Tickets: 12 (10 in advance)
Buy tickets: Campbell and Joy 01631 720247

13th Sept
Tayvallich, Village Hall.v Start: 8pm
Tickets: 8
Buy tickets: Tel 01546 870363 and from Tayvallich Village Shop

14th Sept
Inverary, Best of the West Festival.
Start: 11.50am
Tickets: For full information www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139023013

The British BMG Federation: 3rd Mandolin Teachers' Course

British BMG FederationIts aim is to educate players and music teachers in all aspects of mandolin teaching.

Further it is the aim to enable the participants to sit either of the Mandolin Teaching Diplomas offered by Victoria College of Music and in future London College of Music.

The course will further candidates knowledge across the range of styles and techniques used on the mandolin. Participants will gain an overview over the literature and history of the instrument. All components of the course are linked to help participants gain skills and knowledge the areas of techniques, history, literature and methodology of the instrument.

Further information

Kevin Macleod - Highland Strands

Kevin's 4th solo recording "Highland Strands" with long-standing friends Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) on bouzouki & mandolin, Alec Finn (De Danann) on bouzouki, fiddler John Martin (Ossian, Easy Club, Tannahill Weavers), guitarist Matheu Watson, mandolinist Tim Jones & flautist Phil Smillie (Tannahill Weavers).

Together they perform Scottish marches, reels, & retreats from the ancient repertoire of the great Highland bagpipe, jigs, waltzes, and airs from Ireland and America and new tunes by Ian Hardie, Andy Statman, Freeland Barbour, Ali 'Beag' MacLeod and Allan MacDonald.

This is lively, upbeat, acoustic music rooted in the traditional folk music of Scotland, performed with vivacity and spirit by masters of the tradition.

Another excellent CD from one of my favourite musicians, this CD should not be missed, a delight to the ears!


Pyrates - Uncharted Lands

CD cover: Pyrates - Uncharted Lands Uncharted Lands; 13 tracks of sea faring tunes an' song ranging from reworked classics that the band hasn't performed for years

Some new material that they've only started doing recently and a few tracks they've been doing regularly that you landlubbers have been demanding that they put on a cd.

There's something for just about everyone on this record!

Pyrates - Uncharted Lands available from


Simon Mayor - Hilary James - Mandolinquents - Slim Panatella & the Mellow Virginians - The Two Sisters

Slim Panatella.SEPTEMBER 2014

19 BASINGSTOKE. Upton Grey Village Hall Simon Mayor & Hilary James present 'Tears of Laughter'

20 ANDOVER. Tangley Village Hall Hilary James Trio - 'English Sketches'

27 SOUTHAMPTON. The Greylaydes Arts Foundation Simon Mayor & Hilary James present 'Tears of Laughter'


4 BRACKNELL. South Hill Park Arts Centre Simon Mayor & Hilary James

11 FARNHAM. The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Bordon Hilary James Trio - 'English Sketches'

18 STEVENAGE. Holy Trinity Church, Weston, nr Stevenage Mandolinquents

25 WINCHESTER. Crawley Village Hall, Crawley, nr Winchester Simon Mayor & Hilary James present 'Tears of Laughter'


8 NEW FOREST. Hyde Memorial Hall, Hyde, Fordingbridge Simon Mayor & Hilary James present 'Tears of Laughter'

12 MANSFIELD. Crescent Centre Simon Mayor & Hilary James


19 THAMES DITTON. The Ram Folk Club, Old Cranleighan Club Simon Mayor & Hilary James- Christmas party night


12 CLACTON-ON-SEA. details coming soon Mandolinquents

Mandolin.org.uk Featured Artist:

Image: Paul KellyPaul Kelly

Paul Kelly an experienced multi-instrumentalist musician from Tallaght in Dublin.

Mandolin.org.uk Featured Band:

Image: Mideando String QuintetMideando String Quintet

Mideando String Quintet is proposing a brand new kind of music that EBMA (European Bluegrass Music Association) has defined as : NEW ACOUSTIC MUSIC.

Mandolin.org.uk Classifieds:

Mandolin.org.uk Interviews:

Dagger Gordon
Highland Mandolin.

Mandolin.org.uk Maker Reviews:

Pete Mallinson


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