Mark is a born and bred Scotsman. He has been learning and playing the accordion since he was 6, studying classically with the British College of Accordionists until he “found” traditional music in himself. Mark has won championships across Scotland and also taken first place at the All Scotland and All Britain level. Most recently he came in 2nd place in the US finals of the 2008 Roland International Accordion Competition.
Mark is a sought after session and recording artist, and has an unfailing ability to keep both the music lively and the topics interesting in his presentations and teachings. Mark plays in his own developed Scottish style of playing, and can convey the intricacies and technique requirements through his classical background to playing and theory.
Instructor – Piano Accordion
2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010