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 Nigel Gatherer's BMG Workshops Workshops 1-5
BMG 1
BMG01
Date  4-6 July 2008 For my first BMG Summer School I chose to do American old-time music, a style which I have loved for many years. These great tunes I learned from friends or recordings.
Location Burwell House, Cambs
Theme "Old Time Mandolin"
Participants 15
 Music
staff notation
staff notation mando tab

BMG 2
BMG02
Date  6 March 2010 The 2010 BMG Festival was held in Birmingham, so my one-hour workshop looked at traditional music of the area - always interesting to me. A good number attended the session.
Location Edgbaston, Birmingham
Theme "Music of the Midlands"
Participants 23
 Music
staff notation
staff notation mando tab

BMG 3
BMG03
Date  8-10 June 2012 The 2012 BMG Festival was held in Alston Hall near Preston, and I returned to my first love, Scottish music. We also looked at a few Irish tunes under the general term "Celtic Music".
Location Alston Hall, Preston
Theme "Celtic Mandolin"
Participants 10
 Music
staff notation
staff notation mando tab photos

BMG 4
BMG04
Date  15 March 2014 Another Festival, this time in Bristol, gave me the opportunity of doing some of my favourite English tunes. Dick's Maggot is a cracking 3/2 hornpipe.
Location Bristol
Theme "English Tunes"
Participants 21
 Music
staff notation
staff notation mando tab

BMG 5
BMG05
Date  4-6 July 2014 The 2014 Summer School went into Scottish and Irish music in greater detail, exploring the structures and tunes and recurrent patterns and modes.
Location Burwell House, Cambs
Theme "Old Time Mandolin"
Participants 15
 Music
staff notation
staff notation mando tab

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