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Improvers Mandolin
Location Hybrid*
Day/Time Mon, 7.15-9pm
Latest update 10 Jun '24 5pm

My Improvers Mandolin class is aimed at players who know the basics of the mandolin or 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. Booking is through the GFW website.

GFW Slow Session
I run a slow session before the classes, from 6.55-7.25pm to which everyone is invited to join in or just listen. See the Monday Slow Session page for further details.

* This is a "hybrid" class. The class normally will be conducted in the classroom, but there will an opportunity for people to join online using Zoom. Use the button below to join.

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Meeting ID:  977 0122 0019
Passcode:  GFW-M2
Day:  Mondays
Time:  7.15-8.50pm

Class Schedule
     Term D (Apr - Jun 2024)
15/4 D1 Haughton House slow march
22/4 D2 Flowers of Edinburgh
Staten Island
29/4 D3 The Tennessee Waltz American waltz
6/5 -- Holiday - no class
13/5 -- Industrial action - no class
20/5 D4 Flatwater Fran waltz
27/5 -- Holiday
3/6 D5 Ballachulish Glen
Mairi's Wedding/Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie
March of the GFW
slow air
song airs
10/6 D6 Midnight On the Water waltz
17/6 D7 End-of-Term Stramash
     Term C (Feb - Mar 2024)
12/2 C1 The Steamboat jig
19/2 C2 Little Diamond
Irish polka
26/2 C3 The Milltimber Jig jig
4/3 C4 Britches Full of Stitches
Irish polka
12/3 C5 Lovely Stornoway/Leaving Lismore Gaelic waltzes
18/3 C6 Off to California
Salt Spring
25/3 C7 The Spinning Wheel
Bonnie Oban Bay
Irish song air
1/4 -- Holiday
8/4 -- Holiday
     Term A (Aug - Oct 2023)
28/8 A1 Warm Up Exercises 3
The High Road to Gairloch
4/9 A2 Highland Laddie march
11/9 A3 Farewell to Govan slow air
18/9 A4 McKechnie's Farewell slow reel
25/9 -- Holiday
2/10 A5 Seneca Square Dance old time
9/10 A6 Over the Waterfall old time
16/10 -- Holiday
23/10 A7 Spootiskerry Shetland reel
     Term B (Nov - Dec 2023)
30/10 B1 Willafjord Shetland reel
6/11 B2 Spanish Lady
Leather Away the Wattle O't
Irish polka
Irish polka
13/11 B3 The Blackthorn Stick Irish jig
20/11 B4 Donnybrook Fair Irish jig
27/11 B5 The Humours of Tulla
O'Connell's Trip to Parliament
Irish reel
Irish reel
4/12 B6
June's Garden
Night in that Land
Humours of Glynn
Whisky Before...
Fires at Midnight
You Can Call Me...
Julia Delaney
Blackberry Blossom
High Road to Gairloch set
Road to Lisdoonvarna set
Farewell to Govan
11/12 B7 End-of-Term Stramash

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