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Mark Gilston playing mountain dulcimer

Mark Gilston has been performing traditional folk music for over forty-five years. His vast repertoire encompasses songs and instrumentals from North America and most of Europe, particularly the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the Balkans. His performances are laced with humor and a wide base of eclectic knowledge. Mark, an award-winning mountain dulcimer player (Deep South Dulcimer Champion (2016), Texas Mountain Dulcimer Champion (2015) and Oklahoma Mountain Dulcimer Champion (2004), also plays concertina, guitar, banjo, Bulgarian bagpipes, pennywhistle, ocarina, tambura, and others.

He has given concerts at numerous colleges, clubs and coffee houses throughout the United States as well as England and Canada, and has been a featured performer and workshop leader for various folk music societies including the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club and the Folk Song Society of Greater Washington as well as groups abroad. He is currently performing music and living in Austin, Texas.

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Watch Mark perform on YouTube!

Mark is now offering dulcimer and concertina lessons over the internet using Skype.




  $25 for a 6 month subscription

Each week I will send out a PDF of one of my D-A-D dulcimer tabs.  The tabs will include my series of etudes and other requests from pieces among my YouTube videos.  Subscribers are welcome to send in requests.

Make sure you include your email with your donation.  If you prefer not to use PayPal, you can send a check to:

Mark Gilston

1507 Fall Creek Drive

Cedar Park, TX 78613






Joy to the World | Gaudete | Live Happily | In the Bleak Midwinter | Sing Hallelu | Away in a Manger | Mary Had a Baby | Babe of Bethlehem | Rise Up Shepherd and Follow | Coventry Carol | A Virgin Most Pure | Ain’t That Rockin’ All Night | Ding Dong Merrily on High | Cherry Tree Carol | Noël Nouvelet | Il Est Née, le Divine Infant | Brightest and Best | Pat-a-pan | Cradle Hymn | How Many Oxen |  The Holly and the Ivy | Jesus Rest Your Head | Jeanette Isabella | Miss Fogarty’s Cake | Hark the Herald Angels | Swedish Christmas Medley | International Christmas Medley            Total running time 72:28

As a pre-Christmas special, buy two or more copies directly from me for only $12 a piece and I will include free shipping.
Mark Gilston
1507 Fall Creek Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613





(The YouTube Videos)

 41 American tunes from Mark's on line videos masterfully arranged for Mountain Dulcimer in DAD




Antelope Gap | Black Eyed Susie | Bound to Have a Little Fun | Breaking Up Christmas | Bull at the Wagon | California Blues |  Chattanooga | Cold Frosty Morning  | Dandy Lusk  | Easy Pickins | Give the Fiddler a Dram | Grandpa’s Waltz | Indian Ate a Woodchuck | Jim Shank | Jonah in the Windstorm | Katie Bar the Door | Kittypuss | Mike in the Wilderness | Miller Boy | Mouth of the Potomac | Mowing the Meadow | Needle Case | Old Black Cat | Old Eighteen Twelve | Old Hen She CackledOld Jaw Bone | Old Joe Clark | Polly Put the Kettle On | Quince Dillon’s High D | Quindaro Hornpipe | Salt Creek | Santa Anna’s Retreat | Sarah Armstrong | Ship in the Clouds | Sourwood Mountain | Uncle Joe | Ways of the World | West Texas Waltz | What’ll I Do With the Baby-O?

Order directly from Mark or by on Lulu.  Send $30 plus $5 for postage and packaging to:


Mark Gilston

1507 Fall Creek Drive

Cedar Park, TX 78613


Also available from Lulu as an eBook.


Overseas orders, please add $12 for postage and packaging.


                                                     IF YOU ORDER TWO OR MORE BOOKS, POSTAGE AND PACKAGING IS FREE