Welcome to Simon Mayor’s mandolin pages.

“Sheer Musical Brilliance.” BBC World Service

Welcome to the online home of Britain’s ‘hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso’, humourist,
multi-instrumentalist and composer, Simon Mayor… read more…

AOMdropshadowNEW ALBUM! The Art Of Mandolin
Simon has started a round of radio interviews promoting his new album. You may already have heard him as guest on Saturday Live (Radio 4), BBC London, or tracks from the album on the radio.

“matchless playing” Musician Magazine
“peerlessly produced, flawlessly executed” fRoots
“each piece is a joy”
R2 (* * * * 4-star)

The Art of Mandolin
A blend of Simon’s original tunes and specially arranged classical pieces including Minute Waltz (Chopin), Hungarian Dance No.2 (Brahms), Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Debussy), Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin) – and more – showcase Simon’s peerless mandolin artistry.

Sound clips and more…            buynow

New! – Sheet Music For Guitar
Three brand new collections of Simon’s arrangements of traditional tunes for classical or fingerstyle acoustic guitar.    Read more…


Learn the mandolin
Simon’s collection of teaching books, repertoire 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

Watch The Mandolinquents

The Buttermere Waltz – Mayor

Rigaudon (Holberg Suite) – Grieg
Czardas – Monti/Mayor
The Typewriter – Anderson

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

The Mandolinquents

Solo albums

The Mandolinquents

and for children…