Malcolm Fielding

tunebook 22 tunes.

I am based near Maleny, Queensland, and started learning my traditional music on mandola in the UK circa 1980. I play mandolin and celtic style bouzouki mosltly, 17 fret tenor banjo or octave mandola less often. Dance music and especially playing for dancing are a focus for me, and no week feels complete without at least one good session.

Genre wise Irish trad has been a favourite for a long time, I also learn music from Scotland, Quebec, other French-Canadian tunes, Balkan tunes especially Macedonian, and Scandinavian. Arabic and Turkish music is another area I explore a little. Occasionally a new tune will arrive as a gift from the universe, always a special moment.