The Irish Mandolin

A site dedicated to Irish traditional music on the mandolin:

“Tunes from the Irish tradition played by Aidan Crossey with mandolin tab and links to further information. Now featuring a new section showcasing notable exponents of Irish traditional mandolinery!”

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Thanks, Jeremy

Many thanks, Jeremy, for sharing this link.

The primary purpose of the site is as a learning aid to mandolinists who are reasonably new to playing Irish music on the mandolin. There’s a lot of “woodshedding” in the early days of playing any instrument in any genre. Hopefully the site will be a means of making that woodshedding just a little bit more productive than it may otherwise have been.

In addition to the main section of the site, there’s also a section featuring many notable exponents of the Irish mandolin. And a section for some music-related musings…


Thanks again to Jeremy for the link.


check out Aidan’s mandolin web site

Aidan has done a fine job of recording popular tunes for players to learn as well as sharing his thoughts on traditional Irish music and collecting some fine examples of mandolin playing. The tunes for learning are played at medium tempo and will suit pretty much any instrument , not just mandolin.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Rosin. I’ve only just noticed your endorsement and it’s much appreciated. Aidan

Tunebook now available - proceeds help with the site maintenance costs

I’ve now made available for purchase “The Irish Mandolin Tunebook, Volume 1”. In pdf format, to read online or print as works best for you. 100 tunes selected from the “learn some tunes” archive at in standard notation and GDAE tablature format. With an option to purchase an instrument case sticker…

Every purchase will go some way towards helping with the costs of maintaining the site as a useful resource into the future.


Many thanks.