Frances’ new book is now available.

Frances’ CD of Italian Mandolin Sonatas is on the Claudio label (CR5581-2).

Click the covers for more information.

Welcome to the web site of mandolinist
Frances Taylor, the UK’s leading exponent
of the Italian school of mandolin playing.

Frances is passionate about 18th century mandolin music and devotes much of her time to exploring and performing the repertoire, much of which it still relatively unknown even by mandolin enthusiasts. She plays at both modern and baroque pitch, using either her Embergher or Pecoraro mandolins or her copy of a Vinaccia. Whatever the instrument or pitch Frances always gives careful attention to the details of baroque performance practice.