Stop Press: Buy The Irish Mandolin Tunebook, Volume One : 100 tunes selected from the “learn some tunes” section with the option to purchase a TheIrishMandolin.com mandolin case sticker.
Learn some tunes – a learning resource. An index in alphabetical order will take you to mandolin tablature and sound files of “session classics” and “rarer” tunes played on mandolin. Links, where available, to further information on “thesession.org”…
Original tunes written and played by Aidan Crossey – a few of my own compositions
Traditional tunes played by Aidan Crossey – tune sets and single tunes, mainly drawn from the Irish tradition
The G&O #34 – a unique and very special mandolin. A few words about a mandolin, hand-built and generously gifted to me by Michael Gregory
Notable players of the Irish mandolin – noteworthy players of the mandolin (including Jill McAuley, Dan Beimborn, Marla Fibish) play some exquisite sets of music, some tracks specially recorded for this site!
Mandolin players’ favourite sets – some suggestions of sets in various tune categories to inspire your playing
Recommended listening – links to YouTube videos of inspirational Irish music and songs – with a focus on mandolin and a separate listing for music/songs played on other instruments
Random thoughts… – musings on music, life, anything, everything as and when the mood takes me
About this site – a little bit of background
The obligatory request for donations and a nod to our kind sponsors
Running a website may not count as the world’s most expensive hobby. But renting web space, etc isn’t completely free of charge – particularly when one is also buying audio support as part of the package. Hence the paypal button. If you feel like making a donation to help support this endeavour, then please feel free. It will be very welcome.
The Roll Of Honour
In the meantime, thanks to the following for their financial support. Very much appreciated. I’m not going to give out your full name, but hopefully you’ll recognise yourself below:
Jonathan C; Mike G; Mairtin O’R; David E; Sean McG; Larry M; Bertram H; Sean McK; Dennis P H; Michael O’M; Edward McG; Agostino (Gus) S; Denis K; Paul McA; Philip W; John D; Jaime K; Iain MacD; Lawrence M; Peter R; Danny McA; Andrew L; Jackson K; Rick F; Kevin McE; John W; William McC; Randy B; Steve C; Eric P; Jason C; Ken M; Peter R; Ciaran K; Iain MacD; Michael D; Frithjof S; Shaun D; Eli G; Robin A