Dave Gladkosky Mandolin, Guitar, Bass and Vocals
Dave is a music teacher in the southern part of West Virginia. He is also well known in old-time music circles and is a member of the Presby Pickers. In his spare time, he works on restoring a vintage German car, the Goliath. Our friend and hammered dulcimer master Sally Hawley, wrote a song called David and the Goliath, which is on our third CD.
Mark is a Biology Professor at the University of Charleston WV, but has long been interested in music. He discovered an interest in Celtic music in the late 80s and has been playing it enthusiatically ever since. He has actually made many of the instruments he plays. He joined the band in 2004.
Sheila has been active in drum circles in the Charleston area for many years and is well-known for her djembe playing. When she is not playing the drums, Sheila enjoys the outdoors and is editor of Wonderful West Virginia magazine.
Mark Watson Whistles, Irish Bouzouki, and Octave Mandolin
Photo by Ron Gaskins
Pennywhistles, Bagpipes, and Vocals
Mark has played a plethora of instruments over the past 30 years including oboe, saxophone, recorder, guitar, and bagpipes. He has been a member of the Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums competition unit and performed with the Presby Pickers. Oh yeah, he also has some kind of chemical engineering job during the day (no wonder he likes the bagPIPES...)