Janet Friedman - Thursday, May 19th, 2016 5:36 PM PDT
Heard you playing Old Gray Cat on Youtube, but couldn't find it your tab music collection. Did I miss it?

Carolyn McMorrow - Monday, April 25th, 2016 12:47 PM PDT
Hello, Just received Country Dance tunes.s there any tab for Jim Shanks,if so ii would like to purchase it. Thanks!

Jesse - Friday, March 28th, 2014 4:35 AM PDT
Saw this on youtube and would love to get this version in MP3 format but I didn't see it available on Amazon:

youtube vid = Fx5O6V4taV8

JANET BROF DEMOSS - Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 9:21 PM PDT
Hello Mark,
Bill DeMoss wanted to get in touch with you these last few months of his life. He wanted to ask about you and about Mira. He had been ill for a few years and died this past December. He was a much loved man here in New York. I will miss him terribly. He wondered how you were doing also.

Kind regards,


Zeke Smukler - Friday, December 6th, 2013 2:30 PM PST
Heard of Mark as a concertina player before I knew he also plays other instruments.

Bill Mains - Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 2:57 PM PST
Really enjoy your Christmas With Dulcimers CD. Any chance you are going to put the songs out in tab? Some wonderful arrangements!

Mark Richardson - Friday, May 17th, 2013 11:51 AM PDT
Hello Mark... love the finger-work on your playing... all fingers are meant to be used!!If ever in need of a trip to the ocean and redwoods, your welcome here in Scotia, Emerald Triangle of the Lost Coast of Northern California...We may have a Dulci event in the fall...

Gary Mullins - Monday, January 28th, 2013 9:36 AM PST
Viewed and enjoyed your "Cluck Old Hen" video on you tube. I'm quite sure my Uncle Ira would have liked it as well. Thanks for keeping the old music if the hills alive.

Gary Mullins

Randall McKinnon - Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 10:24 PM PDT
I have known of you as a tremendous player from FOTMD videos-we even crossed paths at Winfield last year, but I didn't realize your academic background until I was looking at some Almeda Riddle info and noted that wrote liner notes for her in '77! Looking forward to some real time with you in the future!

Kathy - Monday, February 6th, 2012 8:07 AM PST
I met you in Louisville at the Ky Music Winter Weekend. I am impressed with your playing.... the jams were fun! I am listening to American Roots here at the office..... It has a calming effect on a stressful day! Thanks!!

Mark Gilston - Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 8:48 AM PST
All of my CD's are available in old-fashioned disc form at CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/all/markgilston

Andrew - Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 7:42 AM PST
I found you on iTunes looking for English country dances. Do you sell ye olde fashioned CDs or only on iTunes?

Ms. Deborah Goodhead - Sunday, December 11th, 2011 7:24 AM PST
I teach Elementary Music in Moore, OK and I came upon your youtube post. Thank you for sharing. Wish you were closer to Moore, OK so you could come visit my school. Teach Grades 1-6 and I collect folk instruments around the world also. Teach World Drums (Djembe, Conga, Bongo, Cajon and Doumbek) and Guitar/Ukulele, Soprano Recorder and the 4 hole Ocarina. Thank you again for sharing! Musically yours, Ms. Deborah Goodhead, Elmentary Music Specialist, Moore Schools

lynne stephens - Friday, October 28th, 2011 1:12 PM PDT
I enjoy your music so much and love the arrangements. Am considering buying one of your books! Keep strumming!
You bring alot of light to the world!

Jane W - Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 1:15 PM PDT
Love your "Mouth of the Potomac" - would love to know when your celtic tunes book comes out. Am here at our place in Nova Scotia with my dulcimers surrounded by celtic, Acadian and Quebecoise tunes and wishing I had more md tab for same!

Don Broadhead - Friday, July 1st, 2011 6:02 PM PDT
Enjoy your playing. Do you have the tab for Roscoe available for sale? You're playing way too fast for me to pick 'er out.

Mira de Moss - Monday, April 18th, 2011 6:29 PM PDT
I found you through the effort of Araceli.
Saludos from San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Mexico. My adopted home at this stage of my life.
With much love your Mom

Mark Gilston - Sunday, April 10th, 2011 6:02 PM PDT
Thanks Jim. I have been working on a book and a CD of
Irish and other Celtic tunes for dulcimer (also a book of Old-Timey
tunes). The books are a slow process for me, generally taking about a
year to complete, but when the book comes out, I will certainly let you

Jim O'Carolan - Saturday, April 9th, 2011 1:09 PM PDT
Hi there!

You're great! I love the way you play Irish tunes with the dulcimer, it's amazing!

I've taken a look at the Publications section and it made me sad to see that there's no Irish folk tunebook for dulcimer. Have you thought of selling one with all (or just some) Irish tunes you know?

I'd sure buy it, and I'm sure a lot of people would too :)

Greetings from Eire!

Glenda - Monday, February 28th, 2011 3:35 AM PST
Hi Mark, I'm Sina's daughter, she use to work with your mom (Mira) many years ago and became really good friends. Your mom is so special to me, so kind and always full of life and interesting things to talk about.
I've lost touch with her since Anna passed away and just wanted to know how everything is. She has always spoken about you and your music I don't know why I had the sudden urge to search you know.
I wish you good luck =)

Jeff - Friday, September 10th, 2010 4:23 PM PDT
A couple of addages for your collection, both attriuted to Groucho Marx:

Time wounds all heels.

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a peach.

Gene Griner - Sunday, August 29th, 2010 8:36 AM PDT
Your a great player!!!!!!!!

Remington - Saturday, August 21st, 2010 11:42 AM PDT
nice stuff here, very very nice

William Cobb - Monday, August 9th, 2010 12:17 PM PDT
Hi, Mark,
I really enjoyed listening to Playing Around on the drive back to Denver. The complexity of the rounds comes through in a fascinating way.

Gail Richter - Thursday, June 10th, 2010 5:14 PM PDT
Hi, I just watched your Cold Frosty Morning videos. They are great and excellent photography. So often you can't see what the performer is doing with the fingering & picking. Many of the tunes that dulcimer players play are new to me being a Yankee. ;-)

taiya barss - Saturday, July 4th, 2009 5:52 AM PDT
Hi- My father used to sing "Siembaba, mammies baby" when my brother and I were little-we are both grand parents now, and I thought perhaps I had imagined it( in a nightmare!?)

Interesting to see those same lyrics in black and white.
Taiya Barss
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tom Swider - Monday, June 22nd, 2009 7:13 PM PDT
Wow! I had no idea you were a folk singer. I was just talking to somebody about playing D&D back at SUNY, and googled you. We did some occasional gaming there as well as at George Seary's and at the coffeehouse in JC. Good to know you're doing well and doings some rather incredible things.

Tom McHenry - Thursday, May 7th, 2009 7:07 PM PDT
Hey Mark, how is the dead goat? I just stumbled on your site, and am very impressed - glad to see you're still making music.


Jack Mullen - Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 10:46 PM PDT
Look forward to seeing you at the Palestine Festival this week. Met you there a couple of years ago and truly enjoyed your participation and assistance with the concertina.

Larry Cole - Friday, March 13th, 2009 5:54 AM PDT
Glad I found your wonderful site. I'm still blasting away on Spanish, French pipes. Let me know if your in the Hartford, CT area.

Bill Straight - Friday, December 26th, 2008 7:44 AM PST
Bruce Ford of "Everything Dulcimer" recommended that I contact you. I am a novice mountain dulcimer player who is interested in getting into maritime/nautical/sea chantey type music. Do you have any recommendation as to where I might get TAB and or CD's of such? I enjoy your website.
Bill Straight CAPT USN (RET)

Richard Goble - Friday, November 21st, 2008 8:32 AM PST
Happy Holidays and continued success.

sharon - Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 1:29 PM PST
Heard snipets of your Playford CD's for English Country Dance on CDBaby. I am wondering if these recordings are suitable for ECD (of dance length). I enjoyed hearing these tunes played on dulcimer.

Karl Hiller - Saturday, June 21st, 2008 8:00 AM PDT
Hi Mark

I'm enjoying your music on Dances with Dulcimers, and trying to learn a few of those tunes. I'm wondering if there is a way I could get sheet music/dulcimer tabulation for any of these - Athol Highlanders; Rosalie De Bon Matin; and Schottis Fran Lindome. Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your wonderful music.


Louisa Fiander - Monday, March 10th, 2008 4:40 AM PDT
Dear Mark,
I am not sure if you are the person I am seeking. I am worried about a dear friend, Mira, in whose casita I lived twice while on vacation. We became friends and she was one of the most wonderful people (experiences) I have ever had. My Spanish is very poor and, through her housekeeper I understand that she is very sick. If you can help me, I would so appreciate it. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Julie - Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 1:25 PM PST
Whoo hoo! Congrats! You have your new book up now!

Chris Dengler - Sunday, September 30th, 2007 1:11 PM PDT
The kids and I LOVE your music. Keep it up.

Julie - Monday, September 3rd, 2007 12:06 PM PDT
I really enjoyed meeting you at Cullohee. I was at a dulcimer gathering this weekend and met a guy playing a nyckelharpa. I pointed him to your book. Don't forget...some of us are waiting for your "soon to be published" book!

Linda Figgs - Monday, August 13th, 2007 9:49 AM PDT
I am a friend of your mom here in San Miguel de Allende. She told me about your site. I hope to communicate with you. Linda

Mira DeMoss - Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 8:19 AM PDT
Only yours

Lil Plumer - Thursday, July 5th, 2007 5:52 PM PDT
Really enjoyed your music at Cullowhee. It was really incredible when you played the zither tune on the MD. Also have new respect for the concertina!

Karen Buglass - Sunday, July 1st, 2007 9:58 AM PDT
Thoroughly enjoyed your performance at WCU last week--I still chuckle over your T-Shirt that led me to believe mountain dulcimer had made it to the middle east! (Thanks for letting me know there's a Palestine in Texas!)


Michael A. Harris - Sunday, February 18th, 2007 6:37 PM PST
Looking forward to your elective this year at Cullowhee.

marcuswotznika - Sunday, February 4th, 2007 1:59 PM PST
Just want to say that you have a really informative and amazing site.
Really helped me further, much thanks :-)

Denchik - Monday, January 22nd, 2007 12:54 PM PST
Hi guys intersting site
Big thnx. Den

RobertJ - Friday, January 12th, 2007 3:06 PM PST
Very interesting and very pretty website. :)
Good luck and keep up good work.
Best regards.

HannaRob - Thursday, January 11th, 2007 11:00 PM PST
Thnx a lot for your splendid site.
I learned a lot of interesting things from it
alles gute :)

HelenJames - Thursday, January 11th, 2007 3:21 PM PST
Very intersting site
I wish you prosperity
Best wishes. Helen

vlier - Sunday, December 24th, 2006 9:19 AM PST
I have discovered this site and I love to see that Mark is playing in the European way the dulcimer!!

Charlie Moore - Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 11:54 PM PST
Hey Mark
Just wanted to pop in and wish you a happy holidays.

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