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Nigel Gatherer's Mandolin School

NGMS Beginners Mandolin

This is an adult evening class in Beginners Mandolin. Whether participants have played before or not, I will be treating everyone as if they're picking up an instrument for the first time; it's the only way to be fair to all class members.

During the course we'll be learning the techniques necessary to playing the mandolin, building up a repertoire of tunes, and learning about mandolin music from around the world.

The classes are held in the small hall in Morningside United Church on Chamberlain Road at Holy Corner (how to get there) on Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm.

Classes resume on Tuesday 5th June 2018

The cost for Term C (eight weeks) is £56.00 including all hand-out sheets, sound files, etc. There is also a limited number of concession places available for £50.00 for those on a state pension only or on benefits. To book a place on the course, email me with your name and contact details and I will reply. The next term starts on Tuesday 17th April 2018.

Either send a cheque made payable to "Nigel Gatherer" to Nigel Gatherer, 8 Mitchell Street, Crieff PH7 3AG, or bring it with you on the first night (please let me know if you're going to do that). Alternatively, you may pay on-line using the button below. Booking for Term C now open. Any problems, please let me know.

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Date Tunes Downloads
Term C (April - June 2018)
17/4 C1 Ca' the Yowes [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
24/4 C2 Pelagia's Song [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
1/5 C3 Cripple Creek (corrected 1/5/18) [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
5/6 C4 Shoe the Donkey [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
12/6 C5 Scotland the Brave [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
19/6 C6 Whiskey in the Jar [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
26/6 C7 We're No Awa Tae Bide Awa [TAB] [STD] [MP3]

Previous Terms:
Term B (January - March 2018)
Date Tunes Downloads
Download all Term B's tunes in one PDF file: [TAB]
9/1 B1 Egan's Polka/Ryan's Polka [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
16/1 B2 The Rigs of Barley [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
23/1 B3 For A' That/Scots Wha Hae [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
30/1 B4 Blowin' in the Wind [TAB] [MP3]
6/2 B5 Roses of Prince Charlie [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
13/2 XX Mid Term: No Class
20/2 B6 Hop Lite Ladies [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
27/2 B7 Suo Gan [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
6/3 B8 Mrs MacLeod of Raasay [TAB] [STD] [MP3]
13/3 B9 The Wild Rover [TAB] [MP3]
20/3 B10 Consolidation
Term A (September - December 2017)
Date Tunes Downloads
Download all Term A's tunes in one PDF file: [TAB]
12/9 A1 Mandolin - First Steps
The Clock Tower
19/9 A2 The First of October [PDF] [MP3]
26/9 A3 The Skye Boat Song [PDF] [MP3]
3/10 A4 Egan's Polka [PDF] [MP3]
10/10 A5 Barnyards of Delgaty [PDF] [MP3]
17/10 XX Mid Term: No Class
24/10 A6 Doon In the Wee Room
Coulter's Candy
[PDF] [MP3]
31/10 A7 The Rakes of Mallow
[PDF] [MP3]
7/11 A8 Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie [PDF] [MP3]
14/11 A9 Old Joe Clark [PDF] [MP3]
21/11 A10 Britches Full of Stitches [PDF] [MP3]
28/11 A11 Star of the County Down [PDF] [MP3]
5/12 A12 Recap
Name: Beginners Mandolin
Location: Morningside
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6.00-7.00pm
Last update: 19th June 2018 10.30pm

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