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

Mandolin and dance music workshops

A new series of workshops starts in 2014 at Core Music in Hexham , including the popular Slow and Steady Sessions and Club Mando. New for 2014 are a couple of “pop-up” mandolin nights to play mando, talk mando and listen to mando, and some Sunday afternoon slow-sessions with a twist - we will be working on Scandinavian dance tunes. Uff da!

Further workshop details are on the learning page.


The Mandolinkings - Dave Swarbrick

The latest in my series on the mandolin players who have inspired me features Dave Swarbrick. The fiddle player and vocalist with Fairport Convention, was fairly handy on the mandolin too!

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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.
after Mark Twain