At a live gig in Motherwell, 2019

Learn to play Trad songs and tunes

Hello: I'm a mandolin player, guitarist and singer from Glasgow. I enjoy playing Celtic tunes on the mandolin and would be delighted to help you learn jigs, reels, hornpipes or airs on the mandolin.

If you like to hear traditional fiddle tunes, you'll be delighted to learn that they sound great on the mandolin because the strings are tuned the same way.

These days, a lot of lessons are done online, using FaceTime, Zoom etc. This method works fine with mandolin lessons too.

Why not get in touch and we'll get the diary out and make an appointment for an online class?


Cunningham-Stewart. That’s the brilliant guitarist, Scott Cunningham, and myself, after a show,

By the Clyde.

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By the Clyde in a windy March day.

End of show: 30th March 2019, Glasgow. That’s the end of our run with Horsehead Theatre’s production of Vicious.

At The Clutha, Glasgow.

Peggy Gordon. A Trad song we recorded at The Clutha, Glasgow.

Rob on drums. On this recording, Evelyn on guitar and Brian on bass.

Wild Mountain Thyme

From a gig at The Electric, Motherwell in 2018.

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The music

Songs or tunes? I do both kinds. When it comes to singing, I enjoy coming up with new arrangements of Scots songs. As I love rock music too, this often means coming up with some guitar riffs to carry the song. For tunes, either I work with a fiddle-player or else play the tunes myself, on the mandolin. I have a Grade 8 certificate in Scottish Trad music which I took on the mando. This allowed me to study jigs, reels, hornpipes... the full range of our musical treasure.