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Mark Gilston has been performing traditional folk music for over forty 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 (first place, 2004 Oklahoma State Mountain Dulcimer Championship), 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.
Cliffs of Moher (Irish jig); The Green Dulcimer (Jig by Mark Gilston) 3:28 | Holmes’ Fancy (Northumbrian) 2:51 | Banish Misfortune (Irish jig) 2:10 | Maid Behind the Bar; Sally Gardens (Irish reels) 3:00 | Gay Gordons (Scottish) 2:45 | Maid at the Spinning Wheel (Irish jig) 2:18 | An Comhra Donn (The Brown Coffer) (Irish hornpipe) 2:09 | Lilting Banshee; Ten Penny Bit (Irish jigs) 3:06 | Planxty Irwin (O’Carolan); Munster Cloak (Irish waltz) 3:02 | The Road to Lisdoonvarna (Irish slide); Trip to Sligo (Irish jig) 2:32 | Quindaro Hornpipe (American) 2:23 | Dennis Murphy’s Polka; Lakes of Sligo (Irish polkas) 2:32 | The Moon and Seven Stars (Irish jig) 2:40 | Paddy on the Turnpike; The Star of Munster (Irish reels) 3:21 | Jim Ward’s; Leitrim Fancy (Irish jigs) 3:13 | Planxty Fanny Po’er (O’Carolan) 2:49 | Jockey to the Fair (English Morris tune or Irish set dance) 2:14 | Father Kelly’s; The Flower of the Flock (Irish reels) 2:53 | Sailor’s Hornpipe (English) 1:31 | Maggie Brown’s Favourite (O’Carolan jig) 2:01 | Border Fray or Reel O’Stumpie (Scottish) 2:49 | Rakes of Kildare; Mug of Brown Ale (Irish jigs) 3:25 | Madame Bonaparte (Northumbrian hornpipe) 2:54 | Follow Me Down to Carlow; Hide and Go Seek (Irish jigs) 3:05 | Planxty George Brabazon (O’Carolan) 2:09 | Dingle Regatta (Irish slide) 2:01 | Three Sea Captains (Irish set dance) 3:02 | Total Running Time: 73:49
NEW DULCIMER BOOKS - INCLUDES TAB FOR 19 OF THE TUNES ON GRANDAD'S FAVORITE
AMERICAN OLD TIME TUNES FOR DULCIMER, vol 1
40 American tunes from Mark's CD's masterfully arranged for Mountain Dulcimer in DAD
Barlow Knife | Boatman | Breaking Up Christmas | Bull at the Wagon | Bullfrog on a Puncheon Floor | Chinquapin Hunting | Cluck Old Hen | Cotton Eye Joe | Ducks on the Pond | Fairy Schottish | Going South | Going to Boston | Grandad's Favorite | Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Potato Vine | Greasy Coat | Hound in the Laundry | Irish Washerwoman | Jellyfish Tickle | Johnny Don't Get Drunk | Kitchen Girl | Little Billy Wilson | Little Dutch Girl | Liza Jane | Miss McCloud's Reel | Rock the Cradle Joe | Roscoe | Sally in the Garden | Seneca Square Dance | Silly Bill | Step Around Johnny | Stump Tail Dog | Sweet Marie | Tater Patch | Texas | Uncle Henry | There's a Brown Skin Girl Down the Road Somewhere | Wild Rose of the Mountain | Wink the Other Eye | Yellow Barber and Yellow Door Breakdown
Order directly from Mark or by on Lulu. Send $30 plus $5 for postage and packaging to:
1507 Fall Creek Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Overseas orders, please add $12 for postage and packaging.
IF YOU ORDER TWO OR MORE BOOKS, POSTAGE AND PACKAGING IS FREE