Ed McGarrigle

I’m an old beginner. At age 65, I’m taking-up learning the mandolin to cope with the coved 19 situation .
Using Online Academy of Irish Music For lessons, Aidan Crossey’s The Irish Mandolin and this website as primary sources of education about the music. My plan is to play Irish music exclusively everyday for a year to get started. When, this pandemic clears up I should be able to have some face to face lessons. Hopefully, in a few years I’ll be a passable player and at least minimally have deeper appreciation of the music.
I live about an hour Northwest of Chicago. Paternal grandparents were from Cashelard and Clar, Donegal