Paul Hancock & Mark T. with 
Special Guest Sara Daniels

Paul Hancock and Mark T. play instrumental music from the Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany). They first started playing together in 1980 and became resident performers at The Cap and Gown folk club in Reading and The Nettlebed folk club in Oxfordshire. In 1981 they had their first major exposure when they became south of England busking champions. This led to radio and T.V. appearances and write ups in all the major music and entertainment magazines of the time. In 1981 and 1982 they toured Brittany twice as well as the north of England. Since then they have continued to play together, albeit  intermittently, as a duo and as part of the World music group Mark T. and the Brickbats. In 1996, with multi-instrumentalist Dave Maggs, they released the critically acclaimed CD 'A Parting Gift'. In 2015 they were commissioned to write a cycle of tunes to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thatcham Nature Discovery centre - This became 'Song of the Wetlands' a mixture of original and Celtic music.

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Quotes:

Richly varied influences and considerable talents on whistle, pipes and bouzouki.

They produce a collection of music which is delightfully melodic.

R2

They achieve a satisfying balance between the ethereal and the rythmic.

fROOTS

'Playboy of the Western World' was greatly enhanced and rounded off by the superb playing of Paul Hancock and Mark T.

Wokingham Times

 

Lovely, straight, instrumental music.

Kindred Spirit 

CONTACT MARK T.

circleofsound28@gmail.com