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    Re: Right Hand Practice Workbook - Mando Mike

    Hi Tom ... I've just come across this thread on a quick google, really sorry I don't notice it way back last year. Thanks so much for the kind words! Really glad the book was useful to you and I hope...
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    Re: 'Mandolin Day' in Chester (UK) 6/4/18

    We're down to the last 3 spaces for this event, book soon to avoid missing out! Tickets via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3rd-annual-mandolin-day-with-mike-giverin-tickets-54644837179
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    Re: 'Mandolin Day' in Chester (UK) 6/4/18

    That is Eventbrite adding their costs. I'm charging £30 for the day to cover hall costs/food and my costs ... then Eventbrite are adding £2.03 processing fee to each ticket order.
    I didn't realise...
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    'Mandolin Day' in Chester (UK) 6/4/18

    Hello!

    After the success of the last 2 years, I'm running another 'Mandolin Day with Mike Giverin' just outside of Chester on Saturday 6th April. We had two great days last year (the first one...
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    Instrument hire in Dublin

    Hi folks

    Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations to where I might be able to hire a bouzouki or octave mandolin from in Dublin for a days recording? Luthiers/shops/friends you have in the...
  6. Re: 'Free Monthly Lesson' - New website launched today

    June's 'Free Monthly Lesson' is now live on www.mandomike.com/free-monthly-lesson/lesson-2-june-18

    - Chords in 'A' for beginners
    - Shove that pigs foot a little farther in the fire for...
  7. Re: 'Free Monthly Lesson' - New website launched today

    Absolutely not! Heading into the studio next month with them :)
  8. Re: 'Free Monthly Lesson' - New website launched today

    Thanks Brian ... it's a Kristufek mandolin (sometimes called Krishot in the US), made in the Czech Republic, it's got a rather unusual solid mahogany back. Some amazing mandolins being made there by...
  9. Re: 'Free Monthly Lesson' - New website launched today

    Thanks for the info, didn't know that wasn't working on a kindle, I'll see if I can fix it.
    Cheers
    Mike
  10. Re: 'Free Monthly Lesson' - New website launched today

    I had not realised it was so tricky to find the right link. Thanks for pointing it out, I'll see if I can make it a bit easier :) Cheers, Mike
  11. 'Free Monthly Lesson' - New website launched today

    Hello

    My name's Mike and I'm a mandolin player based in the UK, I've just launched a brand new 'Subscription-Free' website for people wanting to improve their mandolin playing under my nickname...
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    Re: Extra 'Mandolin Day' in Chester (12th May)

    Tonight I'll be sending the material out to people who have booked tickets for May 12th .... make sure you book in advance via the Eventbrite page so you will have time to look over the music .......
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    Re: Extra 'Mandolin Day' in Chester (12th May)

    Yesterday, 22 fellow mandolin players gathered in rural Cheshire to spend the day discussing technique and how the mandolin operates in various time signatures (from 3/4 to 7/8!)... and a lovely time...
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    Extra 'Mandolin Day' in Chester (12th May)

    Due to the high demand (who knew there were so many mandolin players in Chester!) we're running a second 'Mandolin Day' workshop on May 12th for anyone who missed out first time around. Tickets and...
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    Re: 'Mandolin Day' in Chester (UK) 14/4/18

    So it looks like we've already sold out! If anyone who wanted to come but couldn't make it, or hasn't booked a ticket yet .... if I can gather over 10 names, I will run a repeat event on May 12th, so...
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    Re: 'Mandolin Day' in Chester (UK) 14/4/18

    Lovely, see you in April :) .
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    Re: 'Mandolin Day' in Chester (UK) 14/4/18

    Hello! I know I'm slightly biased as it's me organising it. ... but I'd say the day would be pretty well suited to you. I reckon 80% of the people attending will be in a very similar position to...
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    'Mandolin Day' in Chester (UK) 14/4/18

    Hello!

    After the sold-out success of last year, I'm running another 'Mandolin Day with Mike Giverin' just outside of Chester on Saturday 14th April. We had a great day last year with 25 mandolin...
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    Chester (UK) Mandolin Workshop 11/05/17

    Hi there!
    I'm running an evening's mandolin workshop in Chester next week on Thursday 11th May. Full info is on this facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1892984447643919/
    In brief,...
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    Re: Mandolin Day - Chester, UK

    "Hi Mike, I came to the Forum just too late to pick up on this. I have just sussed that I could make a train & bus from Chester Station to Manley Village Hall work out in budget, in line with...
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    Re: Mandolin Day - Chester, UK

    One person has just unfortunately had to cancel for tomorrow.... so, there is one ticket now available! Please send me a private message if intereseted :) First come first serve, £25 on the door....
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    Re: Mandolin Day - Chester, UK

    Blimey, that would win the gold star travel award :) This is my first attempt at organising my own workshop day (have run many in the past but always run by organisations ......
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    Re: Mandolin Day - Chester, UK

    Well I've been a little surprised with how popular this event has proved to be .. we have about a week and a half to go and there are only 3 spaces left as I write this! Who knew there were so many...
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    Mandolin Day - Chester, UK

    Hi! I'm running a one day mandolin workshop in the UK, just outside of Chester. Itís £25 for the day, 10:30 till 4:30 with lunch included. Morning will be techniques, afternoon will be more around...
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    I have a Krishot A style mandolin (although its...

    I have a Krishot A style mandolin (although its called a Kristufek) and is the best mandolin i have played as yet. Livivng in the UK i come across quite a few Krishots (with them being made in the...
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