Mark Gilston

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Location: Cedar Park, TX
Country: US

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Charles Thomas giddykitty Mark C Strumelia jeffrey charles foster Mary MacGowan Bob DianeL Ginney Camden Rock-wyre Erin Hussey Magdalena Steven Berger PDGotro Linda Boies Redmando Tessie Marc Mathieu Volha Boo Kathy Jedrzejewicz Elliot Actor Pine Judy Robinson Sandi McHugh Repp Gregg Schneeman Bill Strech Michael Poole Sweet Fingers Guy Babusek Charley W Bob Reinsel Gary Major Helen Seiler Kathy L. Davanzo Jan Potts Heather Clark Deborah Hinz Tumbleweed Mr. Phil Mcdaniel Carla Maxwell Dusty Turtle Steve Battarbee Kristi Schutz Greg Patterson Lexie R Oakley Monica Cindi Zechman filipinouker

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Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Megadim Lere'i (Sweet fruit to my friend):
"Yes Dusty,  The conception that minor music is "sad" is basically a Western cultural one.  A lot of Scandinavian, Eastern European, middle Eastern and..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
Megadim Lere'i (Sweet fruit to my friend)
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
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New Five Cents
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
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Atholl Highlanders
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
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Gardeby
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Cielito Lindo:
"I am pleased to say that due to my almost total avoidance of ads and commercial television I have no recollection or awareness of that particular (obviously..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
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Cielito Lindo
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Saltarello "La Regina":
"Strumelia: Love these ancient ones... I never tire of such tunes.  :) Mark I can envision this one would be especially delightful with a spare percussion..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Saltarello "La Regina"
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Uncle Henry - dulcimer & fiddle:
"Strumelia: Wow, this sounds terrific this pairing Mark-  and what a great tune you chose too...with that beautiful held note.  Love your fiddle and..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 5
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Uncle Henry - dulcimer & fiddle
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 1
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Stigvals med Bakmes från Kall
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 3
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Mear
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 4
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Three Forks of Cheat
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Kemp's Jig:
"Hi Dusty,  I discovered this tune after I'd already published my two books of English country dance tunes.  But I will be sending it out as a TAB OF THE..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 3
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Kemp's Jig
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New book of popular Old Time tunes from Mark Gilston":
"Hello Sean,  Wherever possible, the tunes are set in their correct keys.  Some of the G tunes use a capo at 3, while others are played out of a 3-1-3 G..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 0
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Polska from Skepplanda
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on El Ginat Egoz:
"A lot of those old Isreali tunes from the '40's and '50's seem to have that wistful quality about them.  They love mixing the major and minor modes, and have..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 3
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El Ginat Egoz
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "New book of popular Old Time tunes from Mark Gilston":
"My New Book of Popular Old Time Tunes is Now Available on Lulu.com 48 tabs of the most commonly played popular Old Time jamming tunes arranged for..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 2
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Calvary by Daniel Read
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 1
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Sourwood Mountain and Lonesome Road Blues
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Castle Kelly and The Musical Priest:
"Happy St. Patrick's Day!"
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 3
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Castle Kelly and The Musical Priest
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 0
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Stor Kalle's Waltz
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 2
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Mage on a Cree
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 2
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Star of the County Down
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 0
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Presjekaca (Croatian folk dance)
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 4
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NeedleCase - fiddle and dulcimer
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 1
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Chadwell's Station
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 4 months ago • comments: 2
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Juice of the Barley or Stingo
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 4 months ago • comments: 0
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All the Fleas (Hambo)
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 4 months ago • comments: 0
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All the Fleas (Hambo)
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 4 months ago • comments: 5
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Lakes of Ponchartrain

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Mark Gilston

Playford - English country dance tunes


I thought it would be nice to collect English country dance tunes in...
@Mark Gilston 2 years ago - Comments: 1

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New Five Cents

New Five Cents


@Mark Gilston
2 weeks ago - Comments: 4
Atholl Highlanders

Atholl Highlanders


@Mark Gilston
3 weeks ago - Comments: 2
Gardeby

Gardeby


@Mark Gilston
3 weeks ago - Comments: 0
Cielito Lindo

Cielito Lindo


@Mark Gilston
4 weeks ago - Comments: 5
Saltarello "La Regina"

Saltarello "La Regina"


@Mark Gilston
one month ago - Comments: 5
Uncle Henry - dulcimer & fiddle

Uncle Henry - dulcimer & fiddle


@Mark Gilston
one month ago - Comments: 5
Stigvals med Bakmes från Kall

Stigvals med Bakmes från Kall


@Mark Gilston
one month ago - Comments: 1
Mear

Mear


@Mark Gilston
one month ago - Comments: 3
Three Forks of Cheat

Three Forks of Cheat


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 4
Kemp's Jig

Kemp's Jig


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 3
Polska from Skepplanda

Polska from Skepplanda


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 0
El Ginat Egoz

El Ginat Egoz


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 3
Calvary by Daniel Read

Calvary by Daniel Read


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 2

Comments

Mark Gilston
09/09/16 04:37:13PM @mark-gilston:

Strumelia:

Hey Mark, have you ever played "Emperor of the Moon"?  If so, I'd love for you to post a video of you playing it either on concertina or dulcimer or any instrument you play.  I've recently been taken by the tune. flower

It's not a tune I was familiar with, but I like it.  The penultimate sharped 7th pushes it into chromatic dulcimer territory if I were to try to play it on dulcimer.  But I suspect it would be a lot easier to learn on concertina.  I'm traveling for the next several weeks, but I'll put it on my list of tunes to learn.


Strumelia
09/09/16 01:07:40PM @strumelia:

Hey Mark, have you ever played "Emperor of the Moon"?  If so, I'd love for you to post a video of you playing it either on concertina or dulcimer or any instrument you play.  I've recently been taken by the tune. flower


Maxspop
05/10/15 04:16:09PM @bobby-maxspop-bingham:

Honored to have such a great player as my friend. Have a nice day.


Marvin T (Tommy) Huntsman
12/30/14 01:20:29AM @marvin-t-tommy-huntsman:

Hello Mark

I am enjoying your videos. I visit my son an family in your home town. If you are a member of a local dulcimer group, I would like some information and perhaps join your group when I visit.

Thanks

Tommy


Cynthia Wigington
12/12/14 06:05:46PM @cynthia-wigington:

I'm honored Mark. Always enjoy your videos. This was a particularly sweet arrangement of one I play in the most boring fashion, so it was a joy to listen to it.


Gordon Hardy
09/29/14 09:49:23PM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Mark, I received the "Grandad's Favorite" CD some time agoand am enjoying your musical stylings very much. Thank you for this. Best regards, Gordon


Cindi Zechman
09/02/14 02:19:59PM @cindi-zechman:

Glad to be your friend...I did check out the Utube videos and they are great. Do I remember you posting Dodi Li before?


Kathy L. Davanzo
05/24/14 09:12:52PM @kathy-l-davanzo:
I am now living in Wilmington nc by the beach. I left a group of dulcimer players back in Vestal. Now I have started a group here.
Jon Timlin
05/14/14 09:41:20PM @jon-timlin:

Thanks again, Mark. I am honored to be considered a "friend" on Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.

I'd love to meet you in person some day. Where are you performing this summer?


Helen Seiler
03/20/14 01:28:50AM @helen-seiler:
G'day Mark. Lulu are great. I received paperback copy of More American Old Time Tunes today. Thats very fast. The songs look great and I have picked a couple to start on. Congratulations on a fine publication. Helen
Helen Seiler
03/15/14 12:06:10AM @helen-seiler:

G'day Mark, I went onto lulu.com to buy a soft cover version of your new TAB book but was unable to check how much they charge in shipping without progressing into the Checkout page. I have had a few nasty frights with Checkout pages andinternational shippingrates onbooks, which seems silly, but I guess they all have their own idea of a handling costs.

Anywayyyyyy, do you know how much they charge to send the bookto Australia? Thanks Helen


Lesley Lewis
02/22/14 11:26:08AM @lesley-lewis:

Hi Mark ... I'm honoured to be your friend ...and will follow that link tomorrow. many thanks.

Lesley


Ken Hulme
01/16/14 04:52:52PM @ken-hulme:

Ayup, I'll need a good email address anyway. Digital file I should be able to ship electronically. I'm away from the boat until next week, but once I'm back there I have a buddy who has all the good digital recording equipment.

I'll pick out five songs and record them back-to-back with an hourglass and a teardrop.


Matteo
01/09/14 07:37:48AM @matteo:

thank you for the add :-) it's amazing for me hear these familiar tunes 1) played on a dulcimer and 2) played in texas! :D

asap i got my own toy i will follow you in this path (even if i may play a little simpler than you :D)


Karel Votanek
12/07/13 01:05:31AM @karel-votanek:

Hello Mark,es freut mich sehr,dass Du mich unter Deine Freunde eingeladen hast.Es ist fr mich groe Ehre.Schada ist,dass ich nicht englisch kann,nur tschechisch(ich bin aus Prag),deutsch(ich wohne in Deutschland),und russisch.Ich bin kein Profimusiker,wie Du,ich spiele aber hnliche Instrumente(Konzert-und E-Gitarre,Ziehharmonika,5-Seitiges Banjo und mehrere Kleininstrumente.Dudelsack aus Schotland liegt nur auf dem Schrank,Sitar aus Indien wartet im Eck,bis ich Zeit habe das Sitarspiel zu verstehen und lernen.)Also,nochmals vielen Dank!

Karel Votanek

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Susie
11/09/13 12:32:52PM @susie:

Hey Mark, do you still have your Doug Berch dulcimer? I'm going to be ordering a custom dulcimer from him. He and his wife are long-time friends of mine from Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI. His dulcimers are beautiful (as is his playing).


Jim Damico
10/11/13 01:17:17PM @jim-damico:

Thanks for the friend request Mark. I've been watching your videos all morning. Amazing. Maybe some day I'll have 1% of your talent. Looking forward to seeing more of your playing in the future. :)


Carlos Eduardo Fermoseli Simas
05/17/13 12:50:26AM @carlos-eduardo-fermoseli-simas:

Hello Mark ! Very nice your arrangements, repertory and vdeos. Very good !113.gif


Alaska Pfeiff
04/02/13 03:39:22PM @alaska-pfeiff:

HI Mark,

Thanks for watching the video. Your playing is really quite accomplished--I see from your website that have been able to make a profession of it! How nice.

I AM interested in the possibility of lessons, but for the moment I am going to explore some online resources. I am heading into the Alaskan summer, during which time I am so busy that I won't be able to focus much on my new instrument. However, come next fall, I may be more interested!


John E. Wood
01/09/13 10:00:19AM @john-e-wood:

You're welcome Mark. It's amazing to me how you come up with the traditional songs from all of the different countries. They are wonderful. Best wishes.