The Irish Mandolin

Learn some tunes – intended as a learning resource. An index of tune types in alphabetical order will take you to mandolin tablature and sound files of some “session classics” and other less seldom heard tunes played on mandolin. Also contains links to further information on “thesession.org” – a fantastic resource for Irish trad musicians.

Original tunes written and played by Aidan Crossey – a few of my own compositions

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

Random thoughts… – musings on music, life, anything, everything as and when the mood takes me

About this site – a little bit of background

Contact me

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