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Coronavirus Outbreak

All meetings are suspended for the foreseeable future as we have to follow the guidelines implemented by the Government, and rightly so.  As soon as it is safe to do so, we shall return.  Keep safe, follow Government advice and hopefully it will be eradicated as soon as possible.  I will endeavour to post a couple of tunes a month to our Facebook page

All the very best


The Mandolin Self Help Group is a small independent group who meet once a month to play Traditional Folk Music (Scottish, Irish, English, European, World and American) on Mandolins, Mandocello, Mandola, or any other traditional instrument.  Anyone is welcome to attend and take part.  Held at Westbourne Rehearsals in West London, near Royal Oak Tube on the Hammersmith and City Line.

Next Date:

The next date will be Sunday 19th April 2020 Postponed


10.00am - 2.00pm


Westbourne Rehearsal Studios, The Rear Basement, 92-98 Bourne Terrace, Little Venice, London W2 5TH.


The tunes for April 19th will be from the following:-  (Subject to change)


Kemps Jig
Da Rodd To Houll
Dornoch Links
Drummond Castle
Dunrobin Castle
Roxburgh Castle
The Castle & Keys
Castle Ceili
Castle Costello
Miss Forbes Farewell to Banff
Hamilton House
Favourite Dram
Flowers of Edinburgh
Lady MacKenzie of Coull
Stan Chapman's Jig
How To Abstain From Whisky
Farewell To Whiskey
Whiskey Before Breakfast

See below for an ABC file of the tunes we play:- 

 (Updated 18/07/2015)

Some of the versions are slightly different to the one’s we do but are essentially the same.   

To play ABC you need to download ABC software.   ABCexplorer

or ABCNavigator are highly recommended.  This is freeware and there is no cost involved and you can also copy and paste tunes in from or JC’s Tunefinder…….amongst others…….

There is an ABC Tutorial here:-

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