Performer of British, Celtic & American Songs & tunes + World Music & Early 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
Thatcham Festival, Finale Concert at St Mary's Church, 23rd October 2015
Weald & Downland Folk and Food Festival, Bank Holiday Weekend, Sunday 1st May 2016
Cursus Cider and Music Festival solo 13th - 15th May 2016
Newbury Culturefest July 2016 - more details to follow
Stockfest August 2016 with Fran Wood - more details to be announced
Mark T. tuning up for 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' Reading 2015
Mark & Iqbal at Culturefest with classical dancer Abanti Chakrabarti Newbury 2015
Mark T. is available solo (English folk + Celtic and American tunes) or in duos with:
Iqbal Pathan (Tablas) - World Music & Celtic , Charles Spicer (Small Pipes & Cor Anglais) - Early Music & English Folk
& Fran Wood (Vocals) - Folk Blues and Original Songs
Fran Wood & Mark T.
(They will have their own web-site in the new year 2016)
Blogs and Features:
1)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.
Peter retired in 2015, I would like to thank him for producing such wonderful instruments.
Mark T. & Peter Abnett
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