Travels with Dulcimers
With this, his 5th CD, Mark Gilston explores how the mountain dulcimer marvelously adapts to some of the music of the world which he has known and loved for so long. In addition to playing 6 different dulcimers in various sizes and different tunings, Mark also accompanies himself on guitar, concertina, whistle and Bulgarian bagpipes. The music is exuberent and satisfying, and will have you returning to listen time and time again. Mark Gilston has been performing traditional folk music for over thirty 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 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.