Performer of English, Scottish, Irish, & American Songs & tunes + Rembetica and World
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)
16th May Cursus Cider and Music Festival Nr. Sixpenny Handley, Dorset (solo World Music set)
25th July, Newbury Culturefest, Newbury Race Course
31st J uly - 2nd August, Coxwood, Mid Wales, Spirit Seekers (solo gig more details to follow)
17th March, The Henley College, with Paul Hancock (Uillean Pipes & Whistle)
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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