I don't know if any of you enjoy early music or medieval/Renaissance fair tunes. Here are a couple of videos that I've posted over in the "Medieval mandolin" group. Allan Alexander's book "Music for medieval faires" is great for mandolin newbies - it has notation, tab, and a CD, of tunes from the beginner-level to the really hard. I have no commercial interest in this book, I just recommend it.
Here's Cantiga 101, recorded this morning:
And here's Belle qui tiens ma vie, from last October:
Nice tunes. It is nice to mix up the types of music we play. I am going to have to look into finding that book or other sources.
I especially enjoyed "Belle qui tiens ma vie" Dennis.
The tune and the atmospheric video.
I also have this book, the tunes are really, really good. So simple and elegant, I think. I've only worked on the firt three tunes in the book since I got it, I like Cantiga 119, a lot, also Cantiga 101, but my favourite so far is A Virgen Mui Groriosa. Such a gentle tune.