Known principally as a solo guitarist Mark also performs with musicians from various genres. His collaboration with English organist Christian Wilson led to the duo's appearance at the Dudelange Zeltik festival in Luxembourg in 2008 and at St.Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny during Kilkenny Arts Festival 2010.
Whilst recording and performing in many styles from traditional music to rock and baroque, Mark Anthony has also worked extensively for film and theatre.
As well as traditional 6 string nylon and 13 string guitars, Mark enhances his live concerts with the occasional use of live loops, delays and other effects which enhance the available timbres of his instrument and facilitates improvisation.
Mark is currently concertising with a show of the music German Baroque lute composer S.L. Weiss and Irish harper/composer Turlough O'Carolan on 6 and 13 string guitars which showcases his diverse influences.
Mark is also an accomplished arranger/performer of popular tunes and film themes and enjoys animating social and corporate events with his unique interpretations. For more information please visit Mark's sister site - guitarmcgrath.com
As a guitar educator, Mark has taught at all levels from ukulele classes for primary school students to professional diplomas and has taught and hosted masterclasses and workshops for graduate and postgraduate students in music departments including the CIT Cork School of Music, Univesrity of Limerick and the WIT Waterford Music Dept. He was employed as full guitar instructor for Dundee and Angus Schools in Scotland from 1990-1999. His range of teaching experience has inspired his belief in accessible music education across musical styles. He is currently preparing an alternative guitar syllabus which will enable guitarists of all levels to access a graded repertoire of pieces presented and taught in a less formal manner than with traditional methods.
A volume of arrangements of music by O'Carolan and other traditional pieces is also in preparation. For more information please contact email@example.com.