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Learn The Mandolin


Simon's collection of teaching books and DVDs receive constant accolades for their encouraging manner and clear explanations.

'I could not fault this material in any way. It's way, way better than anything of this sort that I've seen' fRoots Magazine

I'm A Parrot /
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

I'm A Parrot & Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!
Top That! Publishing have published two rhyming children's picture books based on songs written by Simon Mayor & Hilary James. 'I'm A Parrot' and 'Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!' are also illustrated by Hilary and contain music with ukulele chords and a singalong CD.
buy now see some sample spreads:
I'm A Parrot   
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!



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A Day with the Mandolinquents

Concert + masterclass workshops
7 July 2013, 1-9pm  
Museum of English Rural Life
Reading RG1 5EX

The Mandolinquents are back! Mandolin maestro Simon Mayor, UK banjo champion Richard Collins, conductor of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble Gerald Garcia and Hilary James present an afternoon of mandolin, banjo and guitar workshops followed by an early evening concert.
BOOK | INFO    MERL website

Or phone 0118 9268615.

Their 'Mandolinquents & Friends' concerts also continue at New Greenham Arts, near Newbury. Please check the tour dates page for details of these and other dates.


New! - Sheet Music For Guitar
Three brand new collections of Simon's arrangements of traditional tunes for classical or fingerstyle acoustic guitar.
Find out more...

Watch The Mandolinquents
Rigaudon (from The Holberg Suite / E Grieg) The Typewriter (L Anderson)
You can watch more video clips on the listen and watch page

New albums
Simon Mayor
'Folk record of the year'
The Daily Telegraph
wit and sparkle in this live set from the eclectic, virtuosic quartet.'
Radio 2 Website

The Mandolin AlbumThe Second Mandolin AlbumThe English Mandolin
Winter With MandolinsNew Celtic MandolinMandolinquents
DuosThe Working PartyChildren's Favourites from Acoustics

Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!Up In A Big BalloonA Big Surprise
Snowmen and KingsMidsummer MarketLullabies With Mandolins

Books & DVDs

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