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Mark Maguire


A native Glaswegian born to Irish parents, Mark is certainly the most decorated, as well as the most recent, member of Deaf Shepherd, being an eight-times All-Irish Drum Champion as well as an All-Irish Bodhran Champion. He is now in great demand as an adjudicator for such competitions, as well as having taught bodhran at the Cleveland Music Academy, USA. He joined Deaf Shepherd in late 1997, quickly becoming a key engine in the band's powerhouse rhythm section, with his uniquely distinctive style combining an innate sensitivity to traditional material with jazz-tinged syncopations and funky dancefloor drive.