Mark Wilkins is a musician, composer and songwriter from Cork City where he lives and works. He began playing bass and guitar in his mid teens and percussion a few years later. An active member of the live music scene in his native Cork and around the country for over twenty five years ,he has performed and recorded a wide range of musical styles with various bands, songwriters and DJs as well as writing and performing original music for theatre groups such as Gare St. Lazare Players, Macnas, Theatre Lovett and Intersections.
In recent years he has recorded and played live with the roots band Lazik, flamenco band Jaleo Y Palmas and singer songwriters Annette Buckley and Vicky Keating.
Since 2009 he has recorded two albums of his own songs and instrumentals with the Cork music collective ‘Autorickshaw’ as well as an album of his own original compositions. He has also composed soundtracks for a series of documentaries for the Cork Folklore Project.
In 2015 he helped set up the Cork based theatre collective ‘Intersections’ and composed and performed music for their production ‘Friars Walk’ at this years Cork Midsummers Festival.