The Irish Mandolin

Learn some tunes – links to some of my favourite tunes in the Irish tradition. Sound files, links to further information, mandolin tablature

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

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

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