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
I am running a mando workshop in Hexham in Sunday afternoon, 19th January 2014. The
theme is folk-rock mandolin and will be based on some of the source material used
by the great Irish band Horslips.
I am trying to get some more mando taster sessions off the ground, so if you are
in the North East of England and are interested in giving the mandolin a go for the
first time, drop me an e-mail.
Further workshop details are on the learning page.
The Mandolinkings - Dave Swarbrick
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
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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.