Born and raised by the sea in Fort Amherst, Newfoundland, Mark was a born musician. At the age of 4 years his father, also a player, put an accordion in his hands, and Mark has never looked back. He performed for several years on the tour schooner The Scademia, and currently performs with Shanneyganock and The Government Rams
A multi-instrumentalist who plays accordion, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo and guitar and sings, Mark also writes and arranges songs. Mark's songs reflect his personal experiences with others, and with his island home.