is the site of the British Federation of
Banjo Mandolin and Guitar (BMG).
is an interesting mandolin site for all
musical genres, which features a lengthy
www.kingham.co.uk is the site of Kingham MTM Cases Ltd. They make musical
instrument cases to specific requirements and have made three mandolin
cases for Frances.
www.dogalstrings.it is the site of Dogal Strings who manufacture the
Calace Carbon Steel line of mandolin strings. Frances uses RW92 Regular
Tension on her modern mandolins. Dogal Strings also make plectrums.
www.nrinstruments.demon.co.uk is the site of Northern Renaissance
Instruments who manufacture strings for historical instruments and can
provide strings for baroque mandolins.
www.calace.it is the site of the Calace factory in Naples. The
proprieter, Raffaele Calace Jr., is the grandson of the famous
mandolinist and composer of the same name. Frances has purchased the No.
24 and No 26 mandolins for her mandolin teaching project.
www.trekel.de is the site of Trekel Music in Hamburg, Germany, which is
probably the biggest publisher and retail seller of mandolin music.
Visit this site for all your mandolin music requirements. If you dont
speak German then Maren Trekel is a fluent English speaker and can deal
with your enquiries. Music is sent quickly and arrives usually within a
www.hurdygurdy.org will link you to Chris Allen and Sabina
Kormylo who made a baroque mandolin for Frances
www.utorpheus.com Ut Orpheus Edizioni are publishers of early music in
Bologna and they publish a range of urtext mandolin concertos and
sonatas (Paolucci and Gervasio sonatas) edited by Ugo Orlandi with the
prefaces translated from Italian into English by Frances.
www.hobgoblin.co.uk is the site for Hobgoblin who are specialists in
traditional, folk and acoustic musical instruments. They often have a
good selection of second hand mandolins at their London branch in
Rathbone Place W1. They have started stocking the Dogal strings and
might begin to stock the Dogal plectrums if enough people ask for them.
Also Michael Cameron who works there is an excellent luthier who will
assist you with any repairs and adjustments that your mandolin may
require. He has worked on all of Frances instruments.