The Mandolin

The instrument has a history stretching back over 400 years and has always been popular for informal music-making.

Lucie Skeaping talks to mandolin player Alison Stephens, who traces the instrument's journey from its Medieval and Renaissance ancestors.

Music includes works by Vivaldi, Domenico Scarlatti and Leone.

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EMS20070505

The instrument has a history stretching back over 400 years and has always been popular for informal music-making.

Lucie Skeaping talks to mandolin player Alison Stephens, who traces the instrument's journey from its Medieval and Renaissance ancestors.

Music includes works by Vivaldi, Domenico Scarlatti and Leone.

EMS20070513

The instrument has a history stretching back over 400 years and has always been popular for informal music-making.

Lucie Skeaping talks to mandolin player Alison Stephens, who traces the instrument's journey from its Medieval and Renaissance ancestors.

Music includes works by Vivaldi, Domenico Scarlatti and Leone.

EMS20080531

With a history stretching back over 400 years, the mandolin has always been popular for informal music-making.

Lucie Skeaping talks to mandolin player Alison Stephens, who traces the instrument's journey following on from its medieval and Renaissance ancestors.

Music includes works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Leone.

EMS20080608

With a history stretching back over 400 years, the mandolin has always been popular for informal music-making.

Lucie Skeaping talks to mandolin player Alison Stephens, who traces the instrument's journey following on from its medieval and Renaissance ancestors.

Music includes works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Leone.