Robin Jones

Mandolin, Bouzouki, Tenor Banjo, English, English Literature
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My name is Robin  and I have been playing fretted instruments including the mandolin, tenor banjo and Irish bouzouki for the last 20 years. 

I currently work as a full-time musician in The Trials of Cato, where I alternate between various instruments. I also sing and contribute songs for the band. We were recently described as 'one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times' by BBC 2's Mark Radcliffe and our debut release won 'Best Album' at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

I offer instruction in various styles including Celtic, bluegrass, blues, country, klezmer and Balkan music. 

If you would like to listen and get a feel for the type of music I play, please check out the following links:


Irish bouzouki: 

Tenor Banjo:


My approach towards tuition is primarily focused on the personal goals and aims of the student and, most importantly, their enjoyment of playing music. I don't believe that learning a musical instrument should be an exercise in torture, but rather an exciting journey which equips you with the tools to play the music you want to play!

So, if you want to learn how to play Irish jigs and reels for your local session, that's what we will focus on. If you want to learn chords, rhythms and picking patterns to accompany yourself while singing your favorite folk songs, that's what we'll do. Or if you just want to learn how to play but have no idea of what direction to take, we can figure that out together whilst learning the fundamental skills you need to express yourself on your chosen instrument.

I am not a purist and I believe that music is one of the greatest pleasures in life - let's keep it fun and enjoy the journey together!


BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 - Best Album Winner BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 - Horizon Nominee Wales Folk Awards 2019 - Best Emerging Artist - Winner Wales Folk Awards 2019 - Best English Language Song - Nominee

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