Mandolinking began in 1997 with the aim of linking mandolin players with resources
available on the internet.
Since then, the internet has grown exponentially and, with it, the volume of information
for both new and experienced mandolin payers. Mandolinking retains its enthusiasm
for sharing this information and promoting the mandolin, by linking to the best of
the resources we can find.
Mandolin acquisition syndrome
Mando Book News
Coming soon - Simon Mayor’s long awaited new books “Great Tunes for Mandolin” have
recently been announced. Check out his website: Acoustics.
Having run a couple of series of bluegrass workshops this winter, I am now getting
into improvisation using Jesper Rubner-Peterson’s Mel Bay publication “The Mandolin
Picker’s Guide to Bluegrass Improvisation”. First impressions are that it is very
methodical with loads of graded examples - should keep me busy for at least 6 months,
At the end of 2013 I spent some time in company with other local song-writers interpreting
some of the archives uncovered by Hexham Heydays - a lottery-funded community project.
One of the results of the project, an e-book, has now been published and is available,
free of charge, for i-pad and i-phone users. It takes the form of a walk around Hexham,
pointing out buildings of historic interest and illustrated by stories and songs
about the characters who lived in Hexham between 1688-1838. Get your copy here and
learn more about historic Hexham
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We’ll be home tonight by the light of the silvery moon. And my heart’s a-thumpin’ like a mandolin a-plunkin’ a tune.
Fain/Webster - the Deadwood Stage
My two favourite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin, but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine.