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GFW Improvers Mandolin

This is an adult evening class in Improvers Mandolin. Participants should know the basics of the mandolin and 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.

GFW Slow Session

I run a slow session in the atrium before the classes, from 6.55-7.25pm to which everyone is invited to join in or just listen.
Full details can be seen here.


  • Through the GFW (visit their website), or turn up on the first night of term (Monday 1st February 2016)

Class Schedule

Term A (September - October 2015)
Download all Term A and Term B's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
Date Tunes Download
31/8 A1 Memories of Red Alexander [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
7/9 A2 The Smith's a Gallant Fireman [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
14/9 A3 Reel: Tail Toddle [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
21/9 A4 Reel: Rachel Rae [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
28/9 XX Holiday: No Class
5/10 A5 American tune: Whiskey Before Breakfast [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
12/10 XX Mid Term: No Class
19/10 A6
26/10 A7
Tobin's Favourite
The Milltimber Jig
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
Term B (November - December 2015)
Date Tunes Download
2/11 B1 Liberty [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
9/11 B2 La Ronfleuse Gobeil [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
16/11 B3 Da Slockit Light [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
23/11 B4
30/11 B5
The Morpeth Rant
Smash the Windows
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
7/12 B6 Consolidation and recap
Slow Session Tunes, Term A & B [STD] [TAB]
Term C (February - March 2016)
Download all Term C and Term D's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
Date Tunes Download
1/2 C1
8/2 C2
Out On the Ocean
The Liliting Banshee
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
15/2 XX Mid Term: No Class
22/2 C3 My Home's Across the Blue Ridge [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
29/2 C4 Lochaber No More [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
7/3 C5 Midnight On the Water [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
14/3 C6 A Fig for a Kiss [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
21/3 C7 La Changeante [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
Term D (April - May 2016)
Date Tunes Download
18/4 D1 Highland Skip [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
25/4 D2 Angus MacLeod/Teribus [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
2/5 XX May Day Holiday: No Class
9/5 D3 Hi O Hiram [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
16/5 D4 The GFW Mando Stomp [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
23/5 D5 The Soldier's Return [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
30/5 XX Spring Bank Holiday: No Class
6/6 D6 Preparation for end-of-year session

Name: GFW Imp Mandolin
Location: John Wheatley College
Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30 - 9.25
Last updated: 4th Jan 2016 7.50pm

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |