Fretted excellence – Moonlight Mandolins to host first ever BMG national convention in Cambridge

For the first time in its 100-year history, the British Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar (BMG) Federation is holding its national festival in Cambridge. This is the first fretted string convention of its kind ever to take place in Cambridge and has only been made possible because of the relentless enthusiasm of a small group of… Continue reading Fretted excellence – Moonlight Mandolins to host first ever BMG national convention in Cambridge

Xmas concert 2023

The Christmas Concert was a truly magical moment for the orchestra this year! With a programme focused entirely on seasonal tunes, delivered in the impressive setting of Histon Baptist Church, it was a window onto a world of festive music across the ages. The programme started in Ukraine, with the heralding, ‘Carol of the Bells’, followed… Continue reading Xmas concert 2023

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.

Chris Acquavella workshop and massed orchestra concert in Brighton, Oct 2023

Didn’t we have a loverly time, the day we went to Brighton?! At the invitation of friends in the Fretful Federation, some of the Moonlights trekked down to join them for an intensive weekend. First was the workshop with genial mandolin wizard Chris Acquavella,  who talked us through some exercises – his eagle eye spotted… Continue reading Chris Acquavella workshop and massed orchestra concert in Brighton, Oct 2023