September 17, 2016
This weekend Minnesota Public Radio will be re-airing the “A Prairie Home Companion” episode from October 2, 2004 that included Mark and his band. The radio show will air 5pm – 7pm CDT, Saturday 17th Sept. You can tune in on your local public radio station or listen live at prairiehome.org
A list of stations can be found here
September 7, 2016
Bap Kennedy’s album ‘The Sailor’s Revenge’ was produced by Mark in 2012 and features most of Mark’s usual band on the record. It’s a work of eloquence and rare beauty and definitely worth adding to your Spotify playlists, or purchasing from the following links:
Mark has also made the playlist available on his Spotify page here:
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June 30, 2016
Elvis wouldn’t have been the same without Scotty Moore, who has passed away at the age of 84. Scotty’s playing on those early songs was the inspiration for thousands of youngsters to start out on guitar.
June 28, 2016
As part of London’s 2016 three-day Blues Fest, Mark will be among numerous artists lined-up for guest appearances with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings at London’s Indigo At The O2 on October 28 in celebration of Bill’s 80th birthday. Tickets go on general sale at 9 am UK time on Friday July 1.
This year’s London Blues Fest takes place 28th – 30st of October. Ticket info
April 28, 2016
Mark joined John McCusker, recipient of the ‘Good Tradition Award’ at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony held on the 27th of April at the Royal Albert Hall in London, for a performance of Haul Away.
April 22, 2016
“I was sad to hear of Prince’s passing. He was a multi-talented writer, singer, instrumentalist and producer who gave huge pleasure to so many. I’m sure we all felt there was much more to come.”
April 8, 2016
‘I was very sad to hear that Merle Haggard has passed away. He was one of the greats. If I had to describe country music to anyone I’d play them a Merle Haggard record. He will be much missed.’
April 1, 2016
Mark discusses Altamira and his work with Evelyn Glennie on the film’s soundtrack in this behind-the-scenes video.
March 25, 2016
The ten track Mark Knopfler- Evelyn Glennie soundtrack, Altamira, will be available from this Friday, April 1, through iTunes and Amazon. The film, which features Antonio Banderas and Rupert Everett, is the story of the man who discovered Altamira’s caves in the 19th century. More information can be found here.
March 9, 2016
Sir George Henry Martin CBE the English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician died aged 90 on the 8th of March.
“It’s going to be hard to imagine a world of music without George in it. He was a lovely man who gave so much of his talent and of himself. I am proud to have been his friend and grateful to have so many happy memories of him. My thoughts are with Lady Judy and Giles at this time.” – MK