Our first CD!

Our very first CD, entitled “Moonbeams” is now available! It was recorded in July 2023 and contains some of our very favourite repertoire. See the video clip below for a taster of one of the performances. Cost is £10 and if you would like a copy, please email info@moonlightmandolins.org.

Recording day 15th July

We eventually recorded the CD at St Luke’s Church in Cambridge. Our sound engineer was Geoffrey Smallwood and the occasion was video’d by Mike Addlesee. Everyone was well prepared and it all went remarkably smoothly. We spent a couple of hours warming ourselves up while Geoffrey and Mike set up and adjusted their gear. Then… Continue reading Recording day 15th July

Rehearsal 4 – Getting to grips with Kithara and Swimming Down the Stars

We made yet more trial recordings at our 4th rehearsal. All the pieces we played depended on a very precise tempo or very precise tempo changes. There were wobbles, and uncertainties. But the process of discussing it did indeed produce improvements, and the 2nd take of Swimming Down the Stars was a good deal more… Continue reading Rehearsal 4 – Getting to grips with Kithara and Swimming Down the Stars

CD project – pics from 1st rehearsal

This week the intrepid MMO players had a first runthrough of the 8 (8!) pieces that we are aiming to record at the end of this term. We were unfazed, as you can see …