Octave mandolin,  Irish bouzouki and Cittern are becoming more well known by their increasing popularity in traditional music but also in other music: jazz, bluegrass, rock, hard rock....

They are instruments filled with possibilities to investigate, what's more, the quality of materials and manufacture has increased remarkably.

These instruments are far from being sub-guitars! They are differents instruments, being born between the Portuguese guitar and the Greek bouzouki well known in the Anglo-Saxon countries, less known in France


(Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O'Flinn)

This site has a modest purpose, to introduce beginners  to these double-stringed instruments ;-) Enjoy it !

(Chris Thile)


You listen a Blues Tune by John McGann