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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.

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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.OCTOBER 2014

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

"Carinhoso" New album from Brejeiro

CD cover: "Carinhoso" New album from BrejeiroReally excited to announce the new album from Brejeiro. Its been nearly two years in the making and will be available in the next few weeks from there web site and previews can be heard and the album bought at www.brejeiro.co.uk.

A very different feel from the first album and introducing the Cavaquinho to our instrumentation. The launch is on Thursday 5th June at the Little Theatre in Bath along with a showing of the film Black orpheus. Tickets from The Little Theatre 0871 902 5735


Mandolin.org.uk Featured Artist:

Image: Júlio PereiraJúlio Pereira

Multi-instrumentalist, Composer and Producer

Mandolin.org.uk Featured Band:

Image: The SheeThe Shee

Described as ‘flirtatiously funky’ by The Scotsman, as well as ‘boasting some of folk music’s cutting-edge instrumentalists and singers’ by the Daily Record, their music features original compositions alongside a wealth of traditional material.

Image: The Shee

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Allan Greenwood on the attraction of the round back
Collecting Neapolitan mandolins

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Mark Mawby
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