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GFW-Online Improvers Mandolin

Classes at GFW (the Glasgow Folkmusic Workshop - visit their website) have been suspended until further notice, but I'll be conducting the class online for the next term. For details about how this works, see below.

Participants in this class should know the basics of the mandolin and have been learning for at least a year. During the term 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.

Much of our repertoire is also played in the GFW Slow Session, which is also continuing online - visit the GFW Slow Session page.


Priority will be given to existing class members, but if there are any spaces and you think you'd like to join the online class, let me know (email me.)

Class Schedule, Term D (April - June 2020)
Date Tunes Other GFW Session Sets
20/4 D1 The Roving Baker from Milngavie
27/4 D2 My Home's Across the Blue Ridge
4/5 D3
11/5 D4
John McAlpine
Kate Dalrymple
18/5 D5 Petronella
25/5 D6 Hot Punch
1/6 D7
8/6 D8
Miss Gayton's Hornpipe
Cooper's Hornpipe
8/6 D9 Your choice

Class Fees
The current situation has affected everybody in different ways, so I have come up with a range of fees which will hopefully suit everyone. No one will be judged on their choice, so don't let that worry you.
1) Full GFW Rate

 There is no obligation for anyone to do so, but some people have asked if they could pay the full term rate (7 weeks at £10 per class). Use this button if you're one.

2) Flat Rate

 A flat rate of £6.00 per class for 8 weeks, concession £5 per class.

3) Situational Rate

 If you have been affected by the crisis - if you're self-employed and can't work, for example - I don't want you to be left out. Pay what you can afford, no questions.

Payment for 8 classes:

Attending the Class

In order to participate, you need the Zoom app. When it's time for the workshop, by clicking the "Join Session" button on the right, you will be asked if you wish to download Zoom. Agree (it's free and quick to download).

Alternatively, download the app (Zoom Client App for Meetings) in advance:

Zoom Web Site

and you can enter the Meeting ID and Password manually.

Enable your audio and video:

Zoom Web Site


Zoom Web Site

and you'll be ready to start. Most of the time I'll switch everyone's microphone off and you'll only hear me, but every so often I'll switch individuals on and ask how they're doing.

 Join Class
Meeting ID:  964 8774 0119
Password:  218705
Day:  Mondays
Time:  7.30-9pm

Name: GFW-Online ImpM
Location:  Online
Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30 - 9.00
Last updated: 18th May 2020 10.30pm

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |