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GFW Improvers Mandolin

This is an adult evening class in Improvers Mandolin. Participants should know the basics of the mandolin and have been learning for at least a year.

During the course we'll be further developing the techniques necessary to playing the mandolin, increasing our repertoire of tunes, and learning about mandolin music from around the world.

GFW Slow Session

I run a slow session in the atrium before the classes, from 6.55-7.25pm to which everyone is invited to join in or just listen.
Full details can be seen here.


  • Through the GFW (visit their website), or turn up on the first night of term (Monday 27th August 2018)

Class Schedule

Term A (September - October 2018)
Download all Term A and Term B's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
Date Tunes Download
27/8 A1 Mairi's Wedding/Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
3/9 A2 Barren Rocks of Aden
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
10/9 A3 Flatwater Fran
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
17/9 A4 Johnny Will You Marry Me [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
24/9 XX Holiday: No Class
1/10 A5 Welcome Charlie Stewart
8/10 A6 Walking in the Parlour [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
15/10 XX Mid Term: No Class
22/10 A7 When the Battle Is O'er [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
Term B (October - December 2018)
Date Tunes Download
29/10 B1
5/11 B2
Donachd Head
Jamie Rae
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
12/11 B3 Huntingtone Castle [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
19/11 B4 Mr Tambourine Man [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
26/11 B5 The Road to Lisdoonvarna [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
3/12 B6 The Christ Child Lullaby [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
Term C (February - March 2019)
Download all Term C and Term D's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
Date Tunes Download
4/2 C1 Ger the Rigger/We Won't Go Home [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
11/2 XX Holiday: No Class
18/2 C2 Harvest Home [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
25/2 C3 Cawdor Fair [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
4/3 C4 Long Journey Home
Step Ladder Waltz/Norsk Reinlander
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
11/3 C5 Jacky Tar [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
18/3 C6 Liberty
Saddle the Pony
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
25/3 C7 Leaving Barra [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
Term D (April - June 2019)
Date Tunes Download
15/4 D1 The Rowan Tree [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
22/4 XX Holiday: No Class
29/4 D2 Trallern [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
6/5 XX Holiday: No Class
13/5 D3 John Grumlie [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
20/5 D4 March of the GFW [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
27/5 XX Holiday: No Class
3/6 D5 Old Joe Clark [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
10/6 D6 Consolidation and recap

Name: GFW Imp Mandolin
Location: John Wheatley College
Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30 - 9.25
Last updated: 15th Apr 2019 4pm

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