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I live in Leicester, England. Classical guitar background. Started playing ITM on octave mandolin (aka octave mandola, tenor mandola) in 2008. Migrated to banjoland in 2010. Loving the freedom from the tyranny of the dots! Wish I had started younger.

Son plays fiddle - he’s by far the better musician. Singing’s his major thing though - he’s now at the Royal Northern College of Music on a vocal studies degree course having been awarded a scholarship. (Can you tell how proud I am?)

Instruments owned:
Clifford Essex Clipper 19-fret open back banjo (ca 1920)
Thomas Buchanan Octave Mandola (2010)
Burguet 3M classical guitar (2002) with Gotoh machine heads