Music

All my musical activity is on other websites. The links below open new tabs.

Simon MayorSimon Mayor’s Mandolin Website

Simon’s extensive dedicated mandolin website resides at mandolin.co.uk
‘Evocative virtuosity… uplifting and a joy.’
The Daily Telegraph


Acoustics RecordsAcoustics Records

The online shop, home of all Simon Mayor & Hilary James’ recordings and books.

‘Lovingly delivered acoustic music and beautifully crafted pieces.’
Rock ‘n’ Reel


Simon Mayor and Hilary JamesChildrensMusic.co.uk

Simon Mayor and Hilary James have written and performed extensively for BBC children’s TV and radio. Find out here about the Musical Mystery Tour series of children’s albums.


MandolinquentsSimon Mayor’s Mandolinquents

Britain’s first modern mandolin quartet with mandolins of all shapes and sizes, featuring the voice and mandobass(!) of Hilary James. Their infectious fun and off-beat humour influence everything they play, from lively reels to traditional airs, hot swing and ragtime, plus the occasional Chinese or Brazilian tune.


The Two SistersThe Two Sisters

A pot-pourri of Parisian tangos, English folksong, baroque and popular song down the centuries. After spending 30 years and almost 1000 miles apart in England and the south of France, The Two Sisters Hilary James and Janet Giraudo have recorded their debut album Songs & Chansons with multi-instrumentalist and producer Simon Mayor.


Slim PanatellaSlim Panatella & the Mellow Virginians

‘Smoking fretboards! This worldclass collective on mandolin, violin and bass will light up your evening with an addictive blend of 30’s, 40’s and 50’s jazz, swing, ragtime, country blues and originals.’
Ents 24 (January 2013)