The Art Of Mandolin

Simon Mayor with Hilary James

Simon Mayor

Simon Mayor & Hilary James present a portrait of the mandolin and its family across four centuries, both instumentally and as accompaniment to song.

The mandolin, mandola, mandocello and Hilary’s unforgettable mandobass feature in newly arranged classics, rags, dances, airs and original music.

Simon Mayor is firmly established as one of the world’s leading mandolinists as well as a witty and entertaining presenter.

Hilary James

The Art Of Mandolin‘A peerlessly produced, flawlessly executed journey through
400 year
s of music history in the expert hands of one of
our premier mando maestros.’


‘A master musician at his absolute best…’
The Living Tradition

‘Matchless playing.’ Musician Magazine

‘Played exquisitely…’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2


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The Buttermere Waltz
(composed by Simon Mayor)

live at Goderich Celtic Festival, Canada

The Dead Sea Dances
(composed by Simon Mayor)

live at Association Musique Concertante, Bonnieux, France

Down The Road I’ll Go
(composed by Hilary James)
live at Goderich Celtic Festival, Canada