Charles Spicer & Mark T.

Folk and Early Music on Bagpipes, Cor Anglais, Bouzouki & Darabuka


'We were obliged to put out extra chairs, and no wonder

Charles Spicer and Mark T. make a joyful noise!' Lawrence Heath, (The Music Institute, Guildford)


'Live, they make a real impact and fire an audience's enthusiasm' Dai Jeffries, (R2 Live Review)


Messrs Spicer and T, have taken on an all-encompassing concept and package, adding an interesting dimension

and another fascinating take on the music which falls under the folk umbrella. (Mike Ainscoe,Bright Young Folk)


'A welcome debut album...I am sure that in performance this duo will deliver a great night' Tony Hendry, (Living Tradition 105)


'The Old Roads! There's some beautiful stuff on here!' Genevieve Tudor, (Sunday Folk)


'What a great album, just about everything is perfect' Les Penning (Mike Olfield's Ommadawn, Portsmouth & In Duci Jubilo)


'Very Impressive' Karl Dallas, (Simple Gifts, Video Caroline)


'A fascinating enterprise successfully executed' Dave Hadfield, (fRoots 367)


'Two sounding wonderfully as one... makes this an amazing collection' (Folknews Kernow)


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OUT NOW! Debut CD 'The Old Roads' £7.99

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See Charles & Mark live in the studio recording 'Saltarello' for their debut CD

Video filmed by Roger Pugh




Live at the 2014 Culturefest




'Cavalilly Man' Live filmed by Roger Pugh, this time at the Thatcham Festival





Charles and Mark talk about their music and instrumentation and play a bit too!

Filmed by Roger Pugh






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Listen to Mark & Charles:






Mark and Charles at the Weald and Downland Festival May 2016


Charles & Mark Live at Seaford Folk Club December 2015


With Paul Hancock (uillean pipes) and Iqbal Patel (Tabla) at the Discovery Centre 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert February 2015.


Mark & Charles with Iqbal Patel (tablas) at Culturefest 2014



2016 -2017 Gigs:


Weald & Downland Folk and Food Festival, Bank Holiday Weekend, Sunday 1st May 2016

Thatcham Festival at The Old Bluecoats School, Tuesday 11th October 2016

Weald & Downland Festival of Folk & Food Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April 2017



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Charles Spicer Charles Spicer is best known as oboist and singer with The Mellstock Band. He has worked for the National Theatre and the RSC as both actor and musician as well as in theatre, film, and television.

He played a variety of period instruments and wrote the musical arrangements for The Oxford Waits, and plays modern oboe and cor anglais with Red Spirit. With The Mellstock Band, Charles plays in concert at home and abroad as well as providing music for films including the BBC's Pride and Prejudice, The Woodlanders, and The Return of the Native.

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Mark T. is an award winning musician, composer & musical director whose work spans across the categories of folk, blues, and world roots music. In the 1980's and 90's he released a series of ground breaking recordings which received critical acclaim across all areas of the music press both solo and in the company of his eosoteric collaborators The Brickbats with whom he toured regulary.

Today Mark T. divides his time between film making, gigging, lecturing and organising community music projects including the Queen's Award nominated performance group 'Time Spanners'. Recently he returned to his first musical love with the release of his 'Folk Songs & Ballads' CD to critical acclaim.

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Together they provide a unique take on early music mixing Charles's wide knowledge of period music and English folk tunes with Mark's Celtic, Mediterranean and North African inspired backings.

Demo CD Available on Request

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