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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 26th August 2019)

Class Schedule

Terms A & B (September - December 2019)
Download all Term A and Term B's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
Date Tunes Download
26/8 A1
2/9 A2
Roll Her On the Hill
The Glenburnie Rant
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
9/9 A3
16/9 A4
The Top of Ben Lomond
The Island of Mull
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
23/9 A5 Before I Marry/Morag
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
30/9 XX Holiday: No Class
7/10 A6 Hi Ho Hiram (click link above)
14/10 XX Mid Term: No Class
21/10 A7 O, Are You Sleeping, Maggie? [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
28/10 B1
4/11 B2
Johnny Todd
Far From Home
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
11/11 B3 I'll Tell Me Ma/The Rattlin' Bog
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
18/11 B4
25/11 B5
Isle of Mull
Mull of the Cool High Bens
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
2/12 B6 Practise all tunes
9/12 B7 End-of-Year Session
(All the above tunes will be played)
Terms C & D (February - June 2020)
Download all Term C and Term D's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
Date Tunes Download
3/2 C1 Mount Stuart House
10/2 XX Holiday: No Class
17/2 C2 Good Night, Joy Be With You (click link above)
24/2 C3
2/3 C4
Glasgow Highlanders
Cropie's Strathspey
Zig Zag Scales
9/3 C5 A Fisherman's Song [STD] [TAB]
16/3 C6 Laura-Beth's Polka [STD] [TAB]
23/3 C7 Fig for a Kiss/Another Jig [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
30/3 D1 Kelvingrove/Soor Milk Cairt [STD] [TAB]
6/4 XX
13/4 XX
Easter Holiday: No Class
20/4 D2 Rovin' Baker frae Milngavie (click link above)
27/4 D3 My Home's Across the Blue Ridge [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
4/5 XX Holiday: No Class
11/5 D4 John MacAlpine [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
18/5 D5 Kate Dalrymple
25/5 XX Holiday: No Class
1/6 D6 Practise all tunes

Name: GFW Imp Mandolin
Location: John Wheatley College
Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30 - 9.25
Last updated: 19th Jul 2019 9.45pm

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