Performer of English, Scottish, Irish, & American Songs & tunes + Some World Music
Also an award Winning Community Musician & Composer
On Bouzouki, Steel Guitar & Harmonica
A true individual ...its good to have him back - Simon Jones - fROOTS
Identity and passion in abundance -Sean McGhee - ROCK n REEL
The new CD is an impressive piece of work -Bright Young Folk Review
Innovative, honest and credible - Folker (Germany)
A talented multi-instrumentalist - Sing Out (USA)
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Gigs with Charles Spicer (Early and Folk Music) 2015
Weald & Downland Folk and Food Festival, Bank Holiday, Monday 4th May 2015
17th March, The Henley College, with Paul Hancock (Uillean Pipes & Whistle)
16th May Cursus Cider and Music Festival Nr. Sixpenny Handley, Dorset (solo World Music set)
25th July, Newbury Culturefest, Newbury Race Course, with Iqbal Patel (World Music Set)
31st J uly - 2nd August, Coxwood, Mid Wales, Spirit Seekers (solo gig more details to follow)
23rd October, Thatcham Festival, Finale Concert at St Mary's Church, Song of the Wetlands band.
Here is a video of Paul and Mark playing at Henley-on-Thames on St. Patrick's Day
Blogs and Features:
1) Halloween Event Kingston Library 2014
A great session of ghostly story-telling at Kingston Library on the 31st.
I debuted my new version of 'Young Tambling' which was very well received.
2)My meeting with Peter Abnett
I took my new bouzouki to Peter Abnett (its maker) for a six month service and met him for the first time... and a very nice man he is too... together with Donal Lunny of Planxty, Peter designed and made the first purpose built bouzouki for Irish music using a unique three piece dished back which, still, only he makes - don't know of anyone else that makes them that way - it retains certain aspects of the Greek sound - but is much easier to hold, has a shorter neck and a wider finger board... it's a treat to play and produces a lovely strong, clear sound.
You can hear it being played, solo, on the set of Breton Tunes on the Sound Cloud player above.
Mark T. & Peter Abnett
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