Lanarkshire Guitar and 
   Mandolin Association

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If you are a Guitar or Mandolin Fan, why not sign up to our mailing list or become a Member of the LGMA?

LGMA Mailing List

If you're not a member, but would like to receive updates about the LGMA and information about our courses and forthcoming concerts and events, please sign up for our e-Newsletter online. We will absolutely not pass your details to any other organisation.


In May 2008 we launched our electronic newsletter. (You can read past copies on the Newsletter page.) This allowed members to receive all the technique articles, information on music history and CD and music reviews as well as event listings and LGMA news that was previously in the hard copy version, but they now receive it to their mail in-boxes much sooner than we could possibly prepare and send hard copy newsletters.

Up to date information, more regularly

What's more, we're planning on sending out the e-newsletter more regularly than the old hard copy version. This means that the information those signed up to the list will receive will be really up to date.

We will continue to send out updates and reminders about concerts and events to all on the mailing list (and via "your profile" you can choose which to receive), but as far as possible we will include this information in the newsletter, to avoid overloading you with emails. All the information you need will be in one place, six times a year.

LGMA Membership

A better deal for members

Managing the newsletter and email list this way leaves us time free to negotiate more member offers, and save LGMA funds so that we can continue to offer member discounts on our concerts and workshops.

Members only

The e-newsletter will be sent to all our mailing list contacts, but only LGMA members will be able to access all of the articles. Technique articles, information on music history and music notation will be accessible for members only via a password. Non members will be able to read articles on forthcoming events, information updates and reviews of CDs and concerts. Your password will be sent to you along with your membership card.

The LGMA committee is very excited about the potential improvements "going electronic" offers, and we hope you are too. Please let us know if there are any specific types of article you would like to see in the new e-newsletter, or about any types of membership benefits you would like us to offer you.

We regularly work to increase the number of discounts and special offers available to our members, and hope to add even more.

As a charity and a membership organisation, membership subscriptions are an important part of our fundraising income. Membership subscriptions help support our expanding number of activities and maintain our success, and membership allows you to access some great benefits:

  • your copy of our regular newsletter directly to your email inbox, including access to articles on guitar and mandolin technique, CD reviews, music history, and written music for you to play
  • discounts on LGMA events including concerts and residential weekend courses, and
  • discounts and special offers from a range of music shops and instrument makers:

Current members-only offers

Ozark "2001" mandolin with a gig bag for £90

(The LGMA uses these in classes) Ozark 2001 mandolin

  • Portuguese style mandolin
  • Solid natural spruce front with inlaid escutcheon
  • Solid maple back and sides
  • Solid maple neck
  • Slotted head
  • Mid-brown finish

From Hamilton Music Centre.

Join now

You will be able to access all the discounts above when you are a member.

There are three types of membership: Adult at £10, Child £5 (under 16 years of age) and Family £15 (for up to two adults and any number of children in the same family). All memberships are for a period of one calendar year.

You can become a member by returning the application with a passport sized photograph (to be shown on your membership card) and the appropriate payment. An updated list of membership discounts and offers will be posted to you with your card.
A pdf version of the form is also available.

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