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GFW Improvers Mandolin

GFW 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.

In addition, I run a slow session in the atrium before the classes, from 6.55-7.25pm. Fuller details can be seen here.


  • Through the GFW (visit their website), or turn up on the first night of term (Monday 1st September 2014)

Class Schedule

Date Tunes Download
2015 Term D Apr-Jun 2015
20/4 D1 Hornpipe: The Navvy On the Line [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
27/4 D2 Schottische: I Would Travel (as above)
4/5 XX Holiday: No Class
11/5 D3 Gaelic waltz: Leaving Barra
Brazillian song: A Rosa Vermelha
18/5 D4 Pipe march: Sweet Maid of Glendaruel
Waltz: The Tennessee Waltz
(as above)
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
25/5 XX Holiday: No Class
1/6 D5 March: Calum's Road [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
8/6 D6 Ragtime: The Entertainer [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
  Previous terms:
2015 Term C Jan-March 2015
2/2 C1 Irish air: Castle Kelly [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
9/2 XX Mid Term: No Class
16/2 C2 The Blues: On the Seventh Day/Holy Corner Blues [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
23/2 C3 Bluegrass: Tennessee Blues [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
2/3 C4 Classical piece: La Volage [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
9/3 C5 Irish polka: Little Diamond [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
16/3 C6 Song: Caledonia
23/3 C7 Burns tunes: Ae Fond Kiss/Afton Water [STD] [TAB]
2014 Term B Nov-Dec 2014
3/11 B1 Scottish reel: The Fairy Dance [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
10/11 B2 American tune: Cripple Creek [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
17/11 B3 Slow air: Ashokan Farewell [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
24/11 B4 Hornpipe: The Hut on Staffin Island [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
1/12 B5 Chords 1/Chords 2
When I'm Dead and Gone
8/12 B6
15/12 B7 End-of-Term Session: Session Tune List [STD] [TAB]
2014 Term A Sep-Oct 2014
All of Term A's Tunes [STD] [TAB]
1/9 A1 Irish air: The Chanter's Song [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
8/9 A2 Irish air: Down By the Sally Garden [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
American tune: Shove That Pig's Foot ... [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
15/9 A3 Pipe march: The Earl of Mansfield [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
22/9 A4 Slow air: Fires At Midnight [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
6/10 A5 Irish jig: Behind the Bush in the Garden [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
13/10 XX Mid Term: No Class
20/10 A6 Irish jig: The Scattery Island Slide as above
27/10 A7 Scottish jig: The Hills of Glenorchy [STD] [TAB] [MP3]

Name: GFW Imp Mandolin
Location: John Wheatley College
Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30 - 9.15
Last updated: 18th May 2015 12.15pm

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |