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The Scottish Mandolin: Mandolinists in Scotland

The Scottish Mandolin

The mandolin is not regarded as an instrument used to play traditional Scottish music, and it is still very much in the minority as far as Scots instrumentation goes (fiddle and accordion being the foremost).

However, there have been some notable mandolin players in Scottish folk, traditional and dance music, and I have attempted to find out about those musicians, and any other anecdotes, scandal and history regarding the mandolin in Scotland. This is a big job, as you can imagine, and I have just scratched the surface. These pages will be expanded in time, and I'd love to hear your suggestions, stories, etc (email me).

Last update: 3rd Sept 2011

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |