Formed in 2007, the Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra (EMGO) is led by Nigel Gatherer, one of Scotland's leading mandolin players and teachers. The orchestra enjoys music from Scotland to Latin America, from the Beatles to light classical.
The pieces are generally in 4 parts: 1st, 2nd and 3rd mandolins; and guitars - though a few pieces have mandolas also. The orchestra is a friendly group with people of all ages. Playing with it is fun and a great way to develop playing and music-reading skills. The orchestra puts on, or takes part in, a few concerts each year. New members are very welcome; for more information email Nigel Gatherer, or visit EMGO's website.