Events

To book a concert by Marilynn, send a request email to booking@marilynnmair.com, or fill in the form on her contact page.

In Concert

May 19 @ 2:00

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Posted May 16th, 2019

In ConcertNews

Mandolin Concerts in May!

Enigmatic will be performing two free concerts in May:

Sunday, May 19 @ 2:00 PM
First Universalist Church
134 Main Street, Harrisville RI
free admission, freewill offering for the church
refreshments and book sale to follow and food trucks!

 

Thursday, May 30 @ 6:30 PM
Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol RI
part of ArtNight Bristol/Warren
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Posted May 16th, 2019

In ConcertNews

Mandolin concerts in June!

The American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School will present two free concerts open to the public:

Monday, June 24 @ 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI
Faculty & Friends, featuring Marilynn Mair & Enigmatica
American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School
free admission

 

Friday June 28 @ 7:30
University Library, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI
the American Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra
with an opening set by Matt Flinner, mandolin
free admission

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Posted May 16th, 2019

NewsWorkshops

SummerKeys ~ study with Marilynn July 8-12, 2019!

Mandolin Week at the legendary “SummerKeys” in Lubec, Maine will return July 8-12, 2019. Enrollment is limited to 5, maybe 6 students, who each get a daily private lesson with Marilynn, plus her mandolin group class, and daily use of a private practice room. Watch this page for registration information to reserve your spot.

If you love Marilynn’s “The Complete Mandolinist” method book, and wish you could access her expertise in a private-lesson setting, this is your opportunity. Lubec is … Read More »

Posted July 20th, 2018

Workshops

SummerKeys 2017

Marilynn will once again be hosting her mandolin week in Lubec, Maine, July 10-14. Private instruction from Marilynn is the SummerKeys’ focus. If you love her “The Complete Mandolinist” method book, and have wished you could have access to Marilynn’s expertise in a private-lesson setting, please join us in 2017!

Registration is openBut there’s only one more place to fill!… Read More »

Posted June 24th, 2017

In Concert

A Florentine Tragedy

Marilynn will play the mandolin part for the opera “A Florentine Tragedy” with the Macao Orchestra in Macao (China).

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Posted June 24th, 2017

The American Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 PM

The American Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

Musicians from across the country create a 30-member plucked-string orchestra

Performing music from the Baroque to the 20th century.

Mary Tefft White Cultural Center
University Library
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol Rhode Island

Admission free… Read More »

Posted May 23rd, 2017

In Concert

Marilynn Mair & Enigmatica

Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00 PM

Marilynn Mair, mandolin, and Enigmatica, a plucked string ensemble

Performing music from Argentine, Brazil, Germany, and the USA

Mary Tefft White Cultural Center
University Library
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol Rhode Island

Admission free… Read More »

Posted May 23rd, 2017

Workshops

AMGuSS 2017

Marilynn’s American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School returns! The pioneer of the American mandolin-guitar summer workshop scene comes roaring back to the campus of Roger Williams University, in Bristol RI.

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Posted May 23rd, 2017

In Concert

Enigmatica @ Blithewold 12/6 @ 3:00

enigmatica1  Enigmatica will be presenting their annual holiday concert @ Blithewold Mansion @ 3:00 on Sunday, December 6 @ 3:00. Music from the ensemble’s three CDs will be performed as well as music for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. More information and reservations are here.Read More »

Posted November 30th, 2015
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    "A sparkling concert… absolutely brilliant!" – Guitar Magazine (England)
    Bring a talented ensemble of gifted musicians together playing some of the great concertos and chamber music pieces of the 1700s, present the extraordinary classical mandolinist Marilynn Mair front and center, and you have a rare combination of the right musicians performing the right music at the right time. – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)
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