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Improvers Mandolin
Location Hybrid*
Day/Time Mon, 7.30-9.15pm
Latest update 13 Mar '23 10am

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:  7.30-9.15pm

Class Schedule, Term C (Jan-Mar 2023)
Date Tunes
13/2 C1 The Four Maries and
Morag of Dunvegan
Gaelic waltz
20/2 C2 The Dark Island with double stops slow air
27/2 C3 Ashokan Farewell slow air
6/3 C4 Dennis Murphy's Polka
John Ryan's Polka
Irish polkas
13/3 C5 Mazl Tov
Shalom Aleichem
20/3 C6 The High Road to Linton reel
27/3 C7 Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle march
Class Schedule, Terms A & B (Aug-Dec 2022)
Date Tunes
29/8 A1 Jigs
Fear a Bhois Fada Gun Phosadh
The Goatherd and the Shepherd
puirt a beul
5/9 A2 A A Cameron's Strathspey
A Cup of Tea
16/5 A3 Waltzing with the One I Love
American old time tunes
19/9 A4 Leaving Lismore
Fil O Ro
Gaelic waltzes
26/9 -- Holiday - class not on
3/10 A5 Jes Sonnichen's Styk
Lyo Skottis
Danish tunes
10/10 A6 The Crags of Tumbledown Mountain pipe march
17/10 -- Mid-term - class not on
24/10 A7 Brenda Stubbert's Reel reel
31/10 B1 Bluegrass 1
Bluegrass Chime
American bluegrass
7/11 B2 Inisheer Irish air
14/11 B3 John Kelly's Polka
The Cuil Aodha Polka
Irish polkas
21/11 B4 For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name
Spancil Hill
Irish airs
28/11 B5 Johnny McIljohn's No.1
Johnny McIljohn's No.2
Irish reel
5/12 B6 Stramash tunes:
Flatwater Fran
Lucy Farr's Barndance
Angus MacLeod set
The Bear Dance

Belgian dance
12/12 B7 End-of-Term Stramash

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