Mark Gilston is creating Music and music videos
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patrons

$57
per month

Welcome to my Patreon page.
If you have enjoyed my music or my instruction videos, please consider helping me earn a living from being creative.

Back in the Renaissance, artists made a living from patronage, wealthy benefactors who appreciated being surrounded by glorious music and art. In today's mercurial society, it's much more difficult for the small time artist or musician who doesn't follow the mainstream cultural norms. So it's more important than ever to help those who want to keep the old traditions alive and thriving. Let's not let the old music get washed away in the flood of the new pop trends. Patreon is my way to make it possible to spend the endless hours practicing, learning and working to preserve and keep vibrant the music that has been loved by generations and withstood the tests of time.

Mark Gilston has been performing traditional folk music for almost fifty years. His vast repertoire encompasses songs and instrumentals from North America and most of Europe, particularly the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the Balkans. His performances are laced with humor and a wide base of eclectic knowledge. Mark, the 2016 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion also plays concertina, guitar, banjo, Bulgarian bagpipes, pennywhistle, ocarina, tambura, and more.

I've been posting weekly videos of my dulcimer and concertina music since 2009. I have produced 8 books of dulcimer tablature and 14 CDs. In 2014 I launched a Tab of the Week Subscription providing a new dulcimer tab each week of one of my videos or of a special request from among my subscribers. Let me share my joy and love of old music with you.
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Pledge $1 or more per month
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E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Access to my patron-only stream.
One special request tab.
Pledge $5 or more per month
4 patrons
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed) or one of my CDs or your choice.
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed).
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Five of my CDs: Dances with Dulcimers, Travels with Dulcimers, American Roots, Lend Me an Ear, Troll Road
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed).
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Ten of my CDs.
Digital copies of each of my books (one each month) and any new books once they are published.
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
One monthly 45 minute dulcimer, guitar, arranging or music theory lesson via Skype or Facetime scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed).
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Ten of my CDs.
Digital copies of each of my books and any new books once they are published.
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Two 60 minute dulcimer or other music lessons via Skype or Facetime each month scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed).
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Ten of my CDs.
Digital copies of each of my books and any new books once they are published.
Access to my patron-only stream.
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$57 of $100 per month
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Welcome to my Patreon page.
If you have enjoyed my music or my instruction videos, please consider helping me earn a living from being creative.

Back in the Renaissance, artists made a living from patronage, wealthy benefactors who appreciated being surrounded by glorious music and art. In today's mercurial society, it's much more difficult for the small time artist or musician who doesn't follow the mainstream cultural norms. So it's more important than ever to help those who want to keep the old traditions alive and thriving. Let's not let the old music get washed away in the flood of the new pop trends. Patreon is my way to make it possible to spend the endless hours practicing, learning and working to preserve and keep vibrant the music that has been loved by generations and withstood the tests of time.

Mark Gilston has been performing traditional folk music for almost fifty years. His vast repertoire encompasses songs and instrumentals from North America and most of Europe, particularly the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the Balkans. His performances are laced with humor and a wide base of eclectic knowledge. Mark, the 2016 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion also plays concertina, guitar, banjo, Bulgarian bagpipes, pennywhistle, ocarina, tambura, and more.

I've been posting weekly videos of my dulcimer and concertina music since 2009. I have produced 8 books of dulcimer tablature and 14 CDs. In 2014 I launched a Tab of the Week Subscription providing a new dulcimer tab each week of one of my videos or of a special request from among my subscribers. Let me share my joy and love of old music with you.

Recent posts by Mark Gilston

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Access to my patron-only stream.
One special request tab.
Pledge $5 or more per month
4 patrons
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed) or one of my CDs or your choice.
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed).
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Five of my CDs: Dances with Dulcimers, Travels with Dulcimers, American Roots, Lend Me an Ear, Troll Road
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed).
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Ten of my CDs.
Digital copies of each of my books (one each month) and any new books once they are published.
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
One monthly 45 minute dulcimer, guitar, arranging or music theory lesson via Skype or Facetime scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed).
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Ten of my CDs.
Digital copies of each of my books and any new books once they are published.
Access to my patron-only stream.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Two 60 minute dulcimer or other music lessons via Skype or Facetime each month scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.
Automatic enrollment into the Tab of the Week club (special requests welcomed).
E-mail linking to new weekly YouTube videos as soon as they're posted.
Ten of my CDs.
Digital copies of each of my books and any new books once they are published.
Access to my patron-only stream.