News Archives: April 2007

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Play It Again

Update – 9th May 2007

Naturalist and former Goodie, Bill Oddie, wants to play guitar at his daughter’s birthday party but the problem is he can’t really play. So, he takes a few lessons and seeks advice from Mark. You can see how Bill gets on when the show is broadcast on Sunday 29th April at 8 pm.

Due to a scheduling mix-up this episode of Play It Again will now be shown on Monday 7th May.

BBC 1’s Play It Again series concluded on Monday 7th May with the broadcast of Bill Oddie’s attempts to learn guitar so he could play in his his daughter’s birthday bash. Bill struggled to learn from his assigned teacher so sought further assistance from others such as Albert Lee and Dave Davis. He also popped into British Grove Studios to get a few tips from Mark. To see a clip of Bill and Mark from the programme click here.


Hay Literary Festival

Mark will be appearing at the up-coming Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival in Wales, UK, on Sunday 3rd of June. The session will last around one hour and will involve an interview with Matthew Evans as well as a musical element. Tickets for this are currently on sale priced £14. For futher info click here.


A Guitar Lesson with Mark !

Update – 9th May 2007

Breast Cancer Haven held its big fundraising ‘Blush Ball’ at the fabulous Natural History Museum in London on Thursday, May 3rd, 2007. During the evening an auction was held and one of the items up for grabs was a half-hour guitar lesson with Mark in his British Grove Studio. In addition, the winning bidder received a copy of Mark and Emmylou’s All The Roadrunning CD signed by Mark.

We are delighted to announce that a total of over £200,000 was raised for Breast Cancer Haven. The winning bid for the guitar lesson was a fantastic £35,000 made by a genuine fan from the UK.