Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Peter Green

Mark pays tribute to Peter Green:-

‘I loved Peter Green’s playing from the moment I first heard him. He was one of the few greats. There’s hardly a month goes by when I don’t play a PG recording on my jukebox. He will be idolised by guitar players forever.’  MK


Something New

Something to hopefully brighten your day – Mark is a patron of Save The Waterberg Rhino who help raise awareness and support the war against rhino poaching. Recently Sophie gave birth to a strong and healthy male bull calf named Dinka, at Ant’s Nest Safari Park. 

For more information about this very worthy cause, please visit

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Sheet Music Direct

An extensive range of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits sheet music is available to help you learn to play your favourite songs at home via Sheet Music Direct, where you can Instantly download to print, or view on your computer, tablet or phone.

Enter the code MARK20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount on your order. Head to the Sheet Music Direct website to take advantage of the promotion now.

Discount code valid until 11:59pm, Tues 2nd June 2020. Code not valid in Germany/Austria.


From Mark …

‘I am very sad to announce the loss of our dear friend David Stewart, our studio Manager.

David will be sorely missed, not only by everyone at British Grove but also by everybody who knew him.

Our hearts go out to our beloved Robyn and their two sons Jake and Tommy’ – MK


Local Hero Postponed

The Old Vic Theatre’s Artistic Director, Matthew Warchus, has today announced the postponement of the Local Hero 2020 season:

‘On behalf of all at The Old Vic, I’d like to convey our great sadness at being forced to postpone this summer’s production of the uplifting new musical Local Hero. This beautiful, heartwarming and politically resonant adaptation of the hit film was a huge success with critics and audiences following its world premiere with our partners The Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh last year. The brilliant creative team and wonderful cast were all about to dive into rehearsals in the next few weeks. We very much hope you will get to see this production before too long.’

Ticket holders will have received an email directly from The Old Vic, and will be notified when the run is rescheduled.

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