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. Among the many instruments he plays are concertina, Appalachian dulcimer, guitar, banjo, Bulgarian bagpipes, pennywhistle, ocarina, tambura, etc..
He has given concerts at numerous colleges, clubs and coffee houses throughout the United States as well as England and Canada; and he has been a featured performer and work shop leader for various folk music societies including the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club and the Folk Song Society of Greater Washington.
He has been featured at many folk festivals both in the US and abroad. Mark is currently performing music and living in Austin, Texas.