Mark Gilston

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Location: Cedar Park, TX
Country: US

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Ubulele hstulips Jimmy Sample Elvensong Kathyb53 Kevin R. Cat Brown Shayne C. Selah Joyoussinger Leo Kretzner Pluckette 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 artandsong2@yahoo.com Michael Poole Sweet Fingers Guy Babusek Charley W Bob Reinsel Gary Major Helen Seiler Kathy L. Davanzo Jan Potts Heather Clark

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Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • an hour ago • comments: 0
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A Trip to Kilburn or Black and Gray
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A Trip to Kilburn or Black and Gray
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • one week ago • comments: 0
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Pas d'été
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
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Getting Upstairs
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on English Country Garden:
"hstulips: I am in heaven. I just discovered you and I am ecstatic. As I mentioned earlier I am an English country dancer an I was so happy to see you..."
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on English Country Garden:
"Terry Wilson: Mark, as i have told you before,  your choice of music, is not to my taste.  HOWEVER.   You are so very good,  your finger skills so..."
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
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English Country Garden
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
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English Country Garden
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
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The Wise Maid and The Bank of Ireland
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Polska after Carl H. Erlandsson:
"Elvensong: Excellent! I had never heard of a polska before.  Polskas are a type of old Swedish couple dance in widely varying triple rhythms...."
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
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Polska after Carl H. Erlandsson
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Yellow Rose of Texas:
"Terry Wilson: Thanks for playing this song, Mark.  You are indeed a remarkable dulcimer player.   Thanks Terry"
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 4
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Yellow Rose of Texas
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 1
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Sail Away Ladies
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 2
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Saddle the Pony and Kesh Jig
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • one month ago • comments: 1
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Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 1
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Scottish à Catinaux
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Toulpagorni:
"Thanks Marc.  I've really been enjoying playing some of the upbeat tunes these days.  This one is a hoot to play. Marc Mathieu:  That's one lively dance..."
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 4
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Toulpagorni
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Playford - English country dance tunes:
"Happy Summer!"
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 2
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"Happy Summer!"
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 2
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Upon a Summer's Day
Mark Gilston
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Carpanitza
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 2
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You"re a Grand Old Flag
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 2
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Soldier's Joy
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 2
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Soldier's Joy
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 4
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Slangpolska from Smaland
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 2 months ago • comments: 4
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Slangpolska from Smaland
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Can You Dance a Tobacco Hill?:
"Elvensong: That looks like a challenging piece! Played masterfully! Thanks, Yes it's not for the faint-hearted (:"
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 3
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Can You Dance a Tobacco Hill?
Mark Gilston
@mark-gilston • 3 months ago • comments: 3
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Can You Dance a Tobacco Hill?
Mark Gilston
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Over There
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Madame Bonaparte
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Schottish from Lindome

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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 3 years ago - Comments: 2

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Pas d'été

Pas d'été


@Mark Gilston
one week ago - Comments: 0
Getting Upstairs

Getting Upstairs


@Mark Gilston
2 weeks ago - Comments: 0
English Country Garden

English Country Garden


@Mark Gilston
3 weeks ago - Comments: 6
Yellow Rose of Texas

Yellow Rose of Texas


@Mark Gilston
one month ago - Comments: 4
Sail Away Ladies

Sail Away Ladies


@Mark Gilston
one month ago - Comments: 1
Saddle the Pony and Kesh Jig

Saddle the Pony and Kesh Jig


@Mark Gilston
one month ago - Comments: 2
Scottish à Catinaux

Scottish à Catinaux


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 1
Toulpagorni

Toulpagorni


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 4
Upon a Summer's Day

Upon a Summer's Day


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 2
Carpanitza

Carpanitza


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 1
You"re a Grand Old Flag

You"re a Grand Old Flag


@Mark Gilston
2 months ago - Comments: 2

Comments

Selah
11/05/17 07:46:35PM @selah:

Wonderful! Thank you, Mark... I'll be in touch! 


Selah
11/05/17 07:32:37PM @selah:

That would be great, Mark! Just may have to talk to you about some lessons... I'm as green as green can be! I would love to know about local events to attend also, could you direct me where I should look to be informed?


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