A Child of Lir
Mark 'T' started playing guitar at the early age of eight, initiating a life and career that never strayed too far from his musical roots. He went on to Rutgers University where he studied music theory and classical guitar. Determined to broaden his musical scope, Mark's list of accomplished instruments include the acoustic and electric guitar, the mandolin, and dabbles with bass and keyboard. He joined the Just For Play Country Dance Band in 1981 and had the honor of performing with several national recording artists including the Oak Ridge Boys, Brenda Lee, Marty Haggard, and Jon Anderson. He's been part of studio projects, commercials and various bands and music projects. Later life took him in different directions and his music career went on hold for nearly 15 years. In 2010 though Mark returned to public performance playing to "wonderful reviews," and is set to release his much anticipate new solo project A Child of Lir in March of 2011. The collection of original songs, traditional arrangements and signature cover pieces promises to pave the way for a new chapter in Mark's musical career.