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  1. The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for July 2021

    Hi Folks

    Sorry about the late posting. I'm too old to be working on a building site, but I am, albeit one of my own making - and I can only get to a computer at weekends so things can get a bit...
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    Re: Cornish Tunes?

    Great tune, great playing and a definite Breton feel to it. Love it.
    John
  3. The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for June 2021

    Hi Folks
    Here are the tunes I've posted during June. I'm continuing with Aird's tunes for a wee while yet as I'm short of time at the moment. I posted versions of these last year but I'm re-doing...
  4. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for May 2021

    Fascinating stuff. I could get into a long discussion about all this, especially the political context, but I'm really interested to lnow what it all sounded like at that time, in the late 18th...
  5. The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for May 2021

    Hi Folks

    Here are the tunes I've prepared for Tune of the Week during May. Hope some of you are enjoying from learning these old tunes from the first Airds Collection (1782 app).


    Wk 28...
  6. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - for April 01/05/21

    Thanks Aidan. They do take a bit of work. However, like last year I may have to wind down the Tune of the Week now that the weather has improved (a bit). A couple of other projects are underway...
  7. The Celtic Mandolin - for April 01/05/21

    Hi Folks

    Here are the resources I've posted this month. There were four tunes in April but I've added today's - because it's great wee tune (Kiss me Sweetly).

    There are two more Aird's tunes...
  8. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for March 20121

    Nigel, thanks for that on The Old Tune. I can see how it can be played as a strathspey. I must have seen it somewhere with the name , The Old Tune' or maybe 'Auld Tune'. Wonder where that was?
    ...
  9. The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for March 20121

    Hi Folks
    Here are the resources I've posted this month. Hope you enjoy them. Remember, they're not too difficicult and work best in small groups or at least duets.

    20. The Old Tune
    I can't...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folksongs play along.

    Lovely stuff.
  11. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for February 2021

    Sorry about the links not working, but I've now tried the 'play' links on a PC, an Android phone and an iPad and they all seem to be working - except that you might have to 'refresh' the page before...
  12. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for February 2021

    Thanks John. Hope you're enjoying these tunes as much as I am.
    John
  13. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Well said Aidan. The music is for all of us, not just the weirdly gifted. Relax, enjoy a stride not a gallop.
    John
  14. The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for February 2021

    Hi Folks
    Here are some new resources I've posted for February. There are various audio files to help you learn the tunes and tablature and notation too. I think the main benefit here is having an...
  15. The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for January

    Hi folks

    I've posted some new tunes this month on my Tune of the Week page. As well as helping intermediate level players learn some great tunes you could look at these as kits for small groups...
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    Tune of the Week - Dr Who

    Hi all

    Hope you had a good Christmas. The daylight hours are increasing by a couple of minutes with each new day here in Scotland. I'm really looking forward to getting a bunch of mandoleers...
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    Re: A Fig for a Kiss

    Gurgling the Churn is a great name. I notice that there are loads of names for it on thesession.org, and a few 'churn'.

    Fig For A Kiss, Figs For A Kiss, Gáire Na MBán, Glugar An Mheadair, Milk...
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    A Fig for a Kiss

    Hi all,

    I've posted a series of tutorials for this tune. You can just learn the basics of the plectrum style or try to play triplets and Irish style ornamentation.

    If you have a go I'd love...
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    Re: More mandolin tunes to learn

    Might be an iOS problem. The files seem to open on some devices. Refresh the pages if you're on a normal browser - might be best to use google's Chrome. Odd that you can't open anything in the...
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    Re: More mandolin tunes to learn

    Ah, I see. I posted it to a rockabilly section.
    John
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    Re: Free stuff for Celtic mandolin Learners

    Thanks John. Hope the stuff proves useful.
    John
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    Re: Free stuff for Celtic mandolin Learners

    Hi Mike
    Not sure why that is. I just tried it on someone else's iPad and I could open the PDFs but audio wouldn't play. Refreshing the page sometimes works. I'm not so up on the tech, thus I use...
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    Re: Free stuff for Celtic mandolin Learners

    Hi Jim
    It is actually a google hosted site and I've directed the URL to the site. I can't seem to get google or my domain company to help me make use of the domain, which should simply disguise the...
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    More mandolin tunes to learn

    Hi

    Free tunes and learning resources available at

    www.thecelticmandolin.co.uk

    Audio practice files and PDFs with parts for harmonies, bouzoukis and guitarists.

    John
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    Free stuff for Celtic mandolin Learners

    Hi Folks

    Just adding a link to my site where I'm doing a 'Tune of the Week' with audio files and notation (and TAB) for all parts, harmonies and chord sequences for bouzouki and guitar.
    I've...
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