Scotland’s award-winning mandolin and guitar orchestra, Da Capo Alba, are performing in Falkirk Trinity Church next Saturday.
Da Capo Alba is the senior orchestral section of the Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association (LGMA) and they recently returned victorious from the British mandolin and guitar championships in Bristol, winning two first places in the orchestral section and individual members taking nine first places in a variety of competitions.
The unique sound of 30 mandolins and guitars is something special and this promises to be a concert not to be missed.
Formed in 1999 the Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association is a voluntary organisation whose main aim is to promote guitar and mandolin music and playing.
With 180 people of all ages participating in tuition classes and orchestras each week the LGMA has grown to become one of the largest mandolin and guitar organisations in Europe.
From its base at East Kilbride Arts Centre the LGMA offers quality tuition in mandolin and classical guitar for young people and adults of all levels of ability.
Da Capo Alba play Falkirk Trinity Church (formerly Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Parish Church), on Saturday, June 14 at 7.30 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) Tickets priced £8 (£6 conc) are available on the door or from www.mandolinscotland.org
Our picture shows Da Capo Alba with just some of the many first place trophies from the recent British championships.