Mark Clavey is a salt of the earth singer/storyteller who grew up surrounded by music. His journey began at the age of nine with a classical study of instrumental and vocal music, and his diverse background ranges from award-winning choral and theatrical ensembles to bands playing anything from Classical music, marches, ragtime, swing, and Big Band. A fan of folk music, Mark cut his teeth on artists from the Kingston Trio to Crosby, Stills & Nash. But it was the music of John Denver that got the guitar into his hands.

Mark stepped onto the path of Celtic music nearly four decades ago, listening to music from the Corries and the Clancy Brothers to the Tannahill Weavers and the Chieftains. In 31 years of performances with Emerald Skye and Tullamore, he has performed on stages nationwide – from the Sacramento Valley Highland Games to the Great Irish Faire in NYC – and on several concert tours of Ireland and Scotland over the past 16 years.