Winter Mandolin Gathering with Mike Giverin

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Helsby Community Centre

Lower Robin Hood Lane

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A relaxed afternoon of mandolin workshops with Mike Giverin (MandoMike) to provide some winter inspiration for any standard of player.

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Winter is here and we could all do with a bit of respite from the cold, dark days and the inevitable Christmas shopping ... so come and spend the afternoon with me, Mando Mike, playing the mandolin instead!

We're running a 'Winter Mandolin Gathering' (think of it as a mini version of the Mandolin Day if you've been to one of them before) on Sunday the 1st December at Helsby Community Centre, just outside of Chester. Starting at 1pm and finishing at 5pm, the afternoon will have a real focus on group playing and enjoyment of learning the mandolin. I want every level of mandolin player to feel welcome at this informal set of workshops and hopefully you will all go away inspired to keep up the practise during the festive period. There will be two main strands to the afternoon:

- Group playing; for any level of musician, playing with other people is the best way of improving and so often we fall into a pattern of only playing on our own at home. I want to create a nice, relaxed atmosphere where you can all enjoy being part of a larger ensemble for the afternoon. We will be learning a few interesting tunes together and arranging them. This will be accessible to all standards; I will provide easy versions of the tunes for beginners, and I will arrange harder versions for advanced players with some techniques to challenge you all.

- Introduction to improvising; some people think that improvising is only for advanced players. I think improvising should be accessible to any standard of player and having taught it for many years, the improvement in people's playing when they start to improvise is always very obvious. So, in this workshop, I aim to give you all the skills you need to start your journey to improvising breaks on the mandolin and just like in the first topic, I will be aiming this at all standards of mandolin ... even beginners can improvise!

There will be a large supply of festive tea & snacks available (all diets catered for), but we will not be providing a full lunch. The venue is easily accessible from the M56 and there is ample parking. If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch at; mike[at]mandomike.com (replace the [at] with @)

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