Mark Gilston

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About Mark Gilston

Welcome to my Patreon page.
If you have enjoyed my music or my instruction videos, please consider helping me earn a living from being creative.

Back in the Renaissance, artists made a living from patronage, wealthy benefactors who appreciated being surrounded by glorious music and art. In today's mercurial society, it's much more difficult for the small time artist or musician who doesn't follow the mainstream cultural norms. So it's more important than ever to help those who want to keep the old traditions alive and thriving. Let's not let the old music get washed away in the flood of the new pop trends. Patreon is my way to make it possible to spend the endless hours practicing, learning and working to preserve and keep vibrant the music that has been loved by generations and withstood the tests of time.

Mark Gilston has been performing traditional folk music for almost fifty 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, the 2016 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion also plays concertina, guitar, banjo, Bulgarian bagpipes, pennywhistle, ocarina, tambura, and more.

I've been posting weekly videos of my dulcimer and concertina music since 2009. I have produced 10 books of dulcimer tablature and 14 CDs. In 2014 I launched a Tab of the Week Subscription providing a new dulcimer tab each week of one of my videos or of a special request from among my subscribers. Let me share my joy and love of old music with you.
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