This weekend runs alongside the Hilary James Song Weekend (possibly joined by Janet Giraudo – tbc!) – click here for details.
Simon Mayor is beyond doubt this country’s finest mandolin player, moving effortlessly between classical, traditional folk, jazz & blues. His dazzling technical skills grace all the music he plays. He’s also a fine guitarist & fiddle player, with a delicious sense of humour & great teaching ability.
“Exquisitely played” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
The overwhelming success of Simon’s ‘Halsway Manor Mandolin Workshop Weekend’ over the last three years prompted immediate requests for this return visit – and here it is!
Simon will cover all right & left hand techniques including position shifting, tremolo, decoration, tone production & more. There will also be the opportunity to accompany songs with singers from Hilary James’ Voice Workshop which runs alongside this event.
“A master musician at his absolute best” The Living Tradition
Who’s It For?
Mandolinists, mandola players, mandocellists and mandobassists (are there any out there?) are all invited to this group experience involving some ensemble playing (with easy parts to follow)
Simon Mayor is one of the world’s leading mandolin virtuosos and composers for the instruments. His many faceted career includes his own series on BBC Radio 2, an album in the Classic FM Top Ten chart and causing mayhem at a Canadian humour festival, but his most thrilling moment was a journey through the square window on BBC’s Playschool!
“Matchless playing and breadth of genres, from classical to ragtime. Superb.” Musician Magazine