Scots Music Group runs traditional music and song classes for adults, informal sessions, monthly ceilidhs and other social events.
We are a community-based charity in Edinburgh.

Nigel Gatherer

SMG Tutor

Edinburgh-born Nigel Gatherer has been involved in the traditional music of Scotland for 25 years as a collector, a player and a teacher. In 1985 he published his first book, Songs and Ballads of Dundee. Since then he has published several collections of fiddle tunes.

In the 1990s he started teaching mandolin with the Scots Music Group, and today he is in great demand all over Scotland, working with projects in Glasgow, East Kilbride, Lochgoilhead and Crieff. Nigel is also an experienced session player, often asked to lead slow sessions for festivals and events. He plays in a mandolin/guitar duet with Sam Gifford; based in Perthshire, they play concerts, castles and private functions.

Nigel is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding his classes.

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