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Songwriter — Tunesmith— Guitar and piano accompanist
Old time fiddler — Modal philosopher
Champion fiddler Mark Simos leads a great, full-steam ahead "campground" string band of friends from the Clifftop Festival in traditional old-time fiddle tunes, ranging from familiar jam and dance tunes to the obscure and archaic.
Champion fiddler and tunesmith Mark Simos leads old-time stringband the Cliffhangers and other Clifftop Festival friends in original old-time fiddle tunes (composed by Mark at Clifftop), played in the improvisational "campground" style.
And don't forget my other albums - if you've enjoyed them, wouldn't this be a nice time to order one for a gift?
Devachan Music is the name of my publishing company. Though I love all aspects of music ~ such as performing, accompanying great traditional musicians, studio work, and playing for dancers ~ songwriting, composing and 'tunesmithery' are the heart of my musical life at present. Devachan Music is my catalogue of songs, fiddle tunes, waltzes, and other instrumentals ~ spanning varied styles, many strongly rooted in traditional sources such as Celtic, old-time American and bluegrass music.
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Originally put together by the talented Kyra Lucas ... then re-organized and maintained for some time by the conscientious and entrepreneurial Gar Ragland of Riparius Records, now an organizer of the great New Songs Festival (in its second year). Please forgive the current state of this crude '2nd generation' website; at present I'm managing the whole grab bag myself!
If you've visited in the past, you'll find that even familiar page titles will include greatly revised content. Come back to visit us soon and oftenwe are growing fast!
I have a lot of written material on this site that I intend to someday do something (more) with. Please respect the Devachan approach to data rights and information sharing.
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