As well as a fine fiddler, guitarist, composer, producer and wit, Simon Mayor is one of the world's leading mandolin players. His live performances are a riot of humourous anecdotes and off-the-cuff wit alongside dazzling musicianship.
Simon Mayor has an unequalled reputation in folk and classical circles alike. His recordings have been heralded across the media from magazines such as as Q, Vox, fRoots, Rock 'n' Reel, The Living Tradition (Scotland), Sing Out (USA, Trad Mag (France) and Cosmopolitan, to BBC World Service' BBC World Service, Radio 2 , Radio 3's In Tune and the Classic FM Artist Chart top ten.
With his debut 'The Mandolin Album', he embarked on a series of recordings to realise his longstanding intention to give the mandolin a uniquely British voice.
The CD was immediately made Album of the Week on BBC Radio 2 receiving popular and critical acclaim. His mix of original and traditional material alongside classical showstoppers has brought widespread recognition with invitations from around the globe including the USA (The Classical Mandolin Society of America), Canada (The Stephen Leacock Humour Festival) and Germany (Rudolstadt World Music Festival).
His passion for the mandolin has produced a wealth of teaching books and DVDs, including 'New Celtic Mandolin' and 'The Mandolin Tutor', which is now widely regarded as the standard work for the instrument.
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