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MARK ASHWORTH

songwriter ♦ singer ♦ musician

ABOUT

I am a songwriter, singer and musician, performing my own and other people''s songs, rooted in the broad folk tradition...

I sing songs both traditional and contemporary, including some of my own compositions, accompanying myself on guitar and bouzouki/octave mandolin, in a folk/roots-based style. I am a regular performer at Maidenhead Folk Club and occasionally further afield.

To my great delight, some of my songs are sung regularly by other singers, and one or two have been recorded. I have also won occasional awards for songwriting. I was a finalist five times in the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Song for Lincolnshire competition, winning first prize in 2010 with When the gallopers come to town (I was also placed 2nd and 3rd in other years). You can read a review of the 2010 competition here.

In 2017 I won first prize in the Maidenhead Folk Club song competition with Common ground. I also came second in the 2017 Watford Folk Club song competition.

Playing guitar

NEWS

Look here for news about upcoming live performances etc, or keep up with my news on Facebook...

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I really enjoyed live-streaming for Folk Weekend Oxford 2020. Thanks for having me, guys!

You can watch the video here.

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Delighted that the excellent Reunion Lane have released their long-awaited CD We tell stories - which includes their splendid versions of two of my songs (Go dancing and Common ground) - thanks guys!
Listen/buy here: Reunion Lane CD

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♦ Looking for gigs (eventually?) - get in touch if you'd like me to play for you...

CONTACT

If you want to get in touch with a question about a song, suggestions for projects, offers of bookings or whatever, you can email me at the address below. You can also find me on social media.

email:

markashworthmusic@gmail.com