As a struggling guitarist for many years Mark finally found the musical medium that would become a passion. Joining a pipe band he found drumming. As a parade snare drummer and then a competition bass player, Mark flourished. After buying a Bodhran and playing it for several years the band Canned Haggis was born. Playing every festival and Irish pub only honed his playing skills. Irish, Scottish, African, R&B and Classic rock. In 2006 after the encouragement of his band mates, Mark started singing, performing with Canned Haggis, singing at private parties and funerals. Mark has gained a reputation as very good vocalist.