Mark Dignam and The House Of Song

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Born in Ireland, Mark Dignam grew up in the adventurous North Side Dublin suburb of Finglas, His father was a truck driver, his Mother was a typical Irish housewife of the time, except she sang around the house – a lot.

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A noticeable vocal talent led him to dream big and to leave the neighborhood as soon as he possibly could, finding a very cheap (read – no heat!) apartment in an old Georgian tenement in the city center, at the age of 18.

First, busking on city streets for pocket change and exposure, along with his friends, Glen Hansard (The Frames, The Swell Season, Oscar winner for best song for the indie movie – Once), Mic Christopher (The Mary Janes), KIla (Irish Traditional supergroup) among others; they quickly became the darlings of Grafton Street, a well-known center, of Dublin busking,; counting among their audience such luminaries as The Waterboys, Van Morrison, and Sinead O’Connor.

Mark struck out on his own in the nineties, releasing the acclaimed Poetry and Songs From the Wheel in 1995. The album, named a top ten best debut of 1995 by Ireland’s Hot Press Magazine, cementing Mark’s reputation as a powerful voice on the singer/songwriter circuit.

He’s continued to release records, from 1997’s In a Time of Overstatement, a stark collection of spiritual and political musings, to 2005’s Box Heart Man, chosen as one of WYEP Pittsburgh’s top picks for 2005. Mark has been invited to open for, or tour with: The Swell Season, David Gray, Billy Bragg, Joan Armatrading, Richard Thompson, Mike Nichols (of The Alarm) among others…

Today, when he isn’t touring with his band “The House of Song,” or at home with his family, Mark is in the studio preparing his long-awaited follow up to Box Heart Man, “Re-Build,” recorded live at Treelady Studios in Pennsylvania.

 
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