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    Hello Everyone,
    Iím based in London, UK and new to the mandolin.
    Iíd really appreciate any information on how to connect to other enthusiasts in the U.K. and abroad. Iím particularly interested in workshops, festivals, clubs, groups, etc. both local or further afield like Europe and beyond.
    So far, Iíve only found out about the ďSore FingersĒ workshops and a residential summer school in Italy.
    Also, what places can you recommend in London to go and jam or just listen to some mandolin music?
    Best regards,
    Darek

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    There used to be a regular Sunday afternoon session at a rehearsal studio somewhere in London but, for the life of me, I cant remember the organiserís name. They used to publicise the session on the, now deceased, mandolin.uk site and I think the session might have gone on line during covid. Iíve never been as I live a couple of hundred miles away up in them there hills!

    Some of the participants are likely to be on the cafe so keep watching.

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    There used to be a regular Sunday afternoon session at a rehearsal studio somewhere in London but, for the life of me, I cant remember the organiser’s name. They used to publicise the session on the, now deceased, mandolin.uk site and I think the session might have gone on line during covid. I’ve never been as I live a couple of hundred miles away up in them there hills!

    Some of the participants are likely to be on the cafe so keep watching.

    Welcome to the forum.
    Thank you very much.
    That’s probably the one linked underneath.
    D.

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    This should help you, I hope although some of the things listed I know, no longer happen: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/events/sessions.htm

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    Thank you very much; that’s a very interesting website to explore.

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    Have a look at The Session - https://thesession.org/ they have a section showing details of sessions all over the place, mainly dealing with Irish Trad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDarek View Post
    Thank you very much.
    That’s probably the one linked underneath.
    D.
    That’s the one - the one Simon links - they seem to have graduated to their own website.

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    Another thing is that sessions come and go, especially with covid, but most people are still around so you can try contacting them.
    If they are local then they may invite you to other things… and maybe not No harm in trying.

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    Mate, where in London are you? I’m in the suburbs these days but I might know something depending on where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    That’s the one - the one Simon links - they seem to have graduated to their own website.
    It’s an interesting website. The sessions are off for the time being; not enough takers, apparently. It’s a shame as I seem to remember wanting to join this friendly bunch a few years ago but a short trip abroad extended into my 6 year absence from the U.K.

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    @John Kelly, thanks a lot. That is one cool website!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumpystumpy View Post
    Mate, where in London are you? I’m in the suburbs these days but I might know something depending on where you are.
    Thanks for asking.
    I’m based in North West London, near Camden.
    Willing to travel a reasonable distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon DS View Post
    Another thing is that sessions come and go, especially with covid, but most people are still around so you can try contacting them.
    If they are local then they may invite you to other things… and maybe not No harm in trying.
    Thank you, Simon.
    You’re absolutely right, I need to give it more time, just got back here.

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