Mark Gilston

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Location: Cedar Park, TX
Country: US

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Pays de Haut
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Jamaica
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Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Mark Gilston
 
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Posted a new Comment on Dayagim (Song of the Fisherman):
"Thanks Dusty,  No I'm capoed at the first fret.  But the tune certainly requires 1 1/2."
Mark Gilston
 
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Dayagim (Song of the Fisherman)
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Polska after Batsman Dack
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Wolves in the Woods
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"Thanks Charles.  The dulcimer was made by Gary Gallier."
Mark Gilston
 
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Rose Tickle
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Brian Boru's March
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Posted a new Comment on Coleman's March:
"Dusty Turtle: Very nice, Mark.  I worked up my own version of that tune a while back based on some sheet music. I'm glad to hear I got it mostly right!..."
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Coleman's March
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Polska from Follinge
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"Dusty Turtle: Nice song and nice playing, Mark. What dulcimer is that?  I don't recognize it as one of your regulars. It has a particularly clear tone..."
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Duck River
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Applebo Ganglat
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Rufty Tufty
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Going South
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La Quinte Estampie Real
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Marcyes' Quadrille
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The Raspberry Tune (Norwegian Reinlender)
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Tar Road to Sligo
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Posted a new Comment on Mark Gilston sings Four NIghts Drunk :
"This song is extremely old.  There are versions from every part of the English speaking world, the oldest versions are Scottish."
Mark Gilston
 
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Mark Gilston sings Four NIghts Drunk
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Nylandspojkarnas Polska (in A)
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Phoebus on mountain dulcimer
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Big Sciota
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"Strumelia: One of my favorites for many years! Those chords are tricky.    Do the modes change for the two parts, Mark, or do the two parts simply have a..."
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Jenny Pluck Pears
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"Thanks Charles,  Yes it is. Charles Thomas: Mark, Loved this! Is that a Ewing Dulcimette? "
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Karis Pers Hambo
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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..."

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Mark Gilston

Playford - English country dance tunes


I thought it would be nice to collect English country dance tunes in...
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Pays de Haut

Pays de Haut


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Jamaica

Jamaica


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Polska after Batsman Dack

Polska after Batsman Dack


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4 weeks ago - Comments: 1
Wolves in the Woods

Wolves in the Woods


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Rose Tickle

Rose Tickle


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Brian Boru's March

Brian Boru's March


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Coleman's March

Coleman's March


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Polska from Follinge

Polska from Follinge


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Duck River

Duck River


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Applebo Ganglat

Applebo Ganglat


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Rufty Tufty

Rufty Tufty


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Going South

Going South


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La Quinte Estampie Real

La Quinte Estampie Real


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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.