Considered by many to be one of America’s foremost players of the bodhrán, Mark Stone has performed and taught across the United States and Canada with many of today’s top Irish musicians. His knowledge of chord movement and structure has been transferred to the bodhrán, resulting in a unique blend of rhythm and tones that has established Mark as a top player in this country.
As a teacher, Mark has taught workshops and master classes across the continent. He has taught for many years at the Augusta Heritage Center’s “Irish Week” in Elkins, West Virginia and The Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival in St. Louis along with classes in Nova Scotia, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
got his start in Irish music with the All-Ireland winning band, St.
James’s Gate. He is best known for his work with
the renowned Irish fiddler, James
Kelly and guitarist Zan
McLeod. Mark’s recording credits include James Kelly’s
critically-acclaimed solo fiddle album for Capelhouse Records and with
the group Ceoltiori on their award-winning Women of Ireland
CD for Maggie’s Music Records. He regularly does studio and
production work for traditional bands in South Texas. Mark has also performed
on stage with Jean-Michel
Veillon, Mick Moloney,
Eileen Ivers, Billy
Madden, Liz Carroll,