Re: Hello everyone from the outer Hebrides
Welcome to the Cafe! 'Have never been to Lewis, but saw it quite clearly across the water while staying with relatives in northwestern Skye for a while in June -- so close! Next time we'll have to get to the Outer Hebrides. I've been a Celtic/old time mandolin player for a number of years and took up tenor banjo about 4-5 years ago. I found the transition really quite easy and I think you'll enjoy playing both as most of the tunes are also quite transferable. I do!! One player who does both tenor banjo and mandolin really well is Brian Kelly from London area. You may know of him as he has a couple of solo banjo CDs (and plays with the Long Notes). And of course, there's Mick Maloney and lots of others. Have fun with the new mando!!
It's never easy. - Dylan Hunt, Captain, Starship Andromeda