This week on Mandolin Mondays, North Carolina Celtic and Classical mandolin sage Robin Bullock plays his rocking cross-tuned arrangement of these old-time tunes on his 1920 Gibson A model mandolin.
Robin got his start as a founding member of the innovative acoustic world-music trio Helicon. Since then, Robin’s solo career has won him three Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Player’s Choice Award from Acoustic
British humorist and mandolin luminary Simon Mayor, brings us a very special Mandolin Mondays video this week with his beautiful teardrop mandolin built by Mike Vanden. Hear him play the sweetest Irish Air that's ever been played on the mandolin.
Simon has been at the forefront of the UK acoustic scene since the release of his 1990 debut release The Mandolin Album. His virtuosic and eclectic playing style
Meet Yura Lytkin a singer songwriter/scientist from Novosibirsk, Russia who happens to be an expert on Renaissance and Baroque adaptations for the mandolin. This week on Mandolin Mondays hear him play an original arrangement of this lute composition by John Dowland performed on Yura's beautiful Jade mandolin.
It's evident by Yura's beautifully curated youtube channel that his talents and interests are
Steep Canyon Rangers resident mandolin powerhouse Mike Guggino slays this original tune on his incredible Lloyd Loar.
Mike has been tearing up the scene with the Rangers for over a decade now. Perhaps best known for their work with comedian Steve Martin, they've also won Entertainer of the Year from IBMA in 2011 and earned widespread critical acclaim. Read more about Mike's career with the Rangers at this Mandolin Cafe interview
Czech Republic mandolin virtuoso Ondra Kozák brings the heat on an original tune this week on Mandolin Mondays. Another amazing Krishot mandolin here made by Czech luthier Eduard Krištůfek.
Ondra is a true gem of the European bluegrass scene. He's 5-time winner of the Czech Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Award, and has won numerous other awards with the many bands he's played with over the years. His