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Pyrates - NEW CD 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

"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


Shooglenifty gigs

Shooglenifty gigsAugust


Mideando String Quintet - SEGUENDO LE NUVOLE

Mideando String Quintet - SEGUENDO LE NUVOLEMideando String Quintet latest Cd titled SEGUENDO LE NUVOLE (trasl. folloving the clouds), with nine new original songs, plus five covers re-arranged by Mideando String Quintet.

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Mandolin.org.uk Featured Artist:

Image: Dave GriffithsDave Griffiths

Dave Griffiths is a renowned blues, choro and jazz mandolin player, a respected mandolin teacher and workshop leader.

His performance projects include Duo Recado with guitarist Helen James. His interest in Choro, the samba based music from Brazil, has teamed him up with fellow bluegrass mandolin wizard Mike Prior to form the quartet Brejeiro.

Dave plays mandolin and bass with Jim Reynolds.Dave plays mandolin and bass with Jim Reynolds featuring Jim's own wonderful songs and the music of, among others Ry Cooder, John Martin, Nick Drake and Roy Orbison.

Dave also runs workshops for Creative Vacances in France, the BMG Summer School and in his home town of Bristol.

Mandolin.org.uk Featured Band:

Image: PlektronitePlektronite

Plektronite: traditional dance and ceremonial music from Finland.

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Mandolin.org.uk Interviews:

Trevor Moyle
It's a few years since we first interviewed him so here's an update.

Mandolin.org.uk Maker Reviews:

Kai Tönjes
Mandolins, Mandolas, Irish Bouzoukis, Citterns...


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