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Nigel Gatherer's Mandolin School

Nigel Gatherer's Mandolin School

Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I get there?
    Go to this page for info about the address, buses, parking and a map.

  • What should I bring?
    A mandolin, a bag for carrying music, a pencil. If you have a music stand bring that, but don't worry if you haven't, because I've always got some spare. If you have a tuner bring that, and it's essential to have a plectrum (I can lend you one and give you advice before you buy).

  • Where would I get a mandolin?
    Scayles Music Shop is a good place to start. They have a range of instruments to suit every budget, and a wee room in which you can try them out. While you're there, get a medium plectrum. I sometimes have an odd mandolin waiting for a good home, so it might be worth asking first (email me).

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