David Marks shows
David Marks is from Glasgow in Scotland.
Whilst David was at school he learned to play Irish traditional music at his local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and he once qualified for the all-Ireland Fleadh in the penny whistle!
He has played with many different Irish and traditional ceilidh bands over the years and still plays the flute, penny whistle and drums in St Roch’s Ceilidh band occasionally.
His love of radio started with a visit to Hospital Radio Paisley, just outside of Glasgow, back in the mid-’80s and has been volunteering as a presenter and technician in community stations and hospital radio stations ever since.
He has presented many different types of shows across different genres over the years, but it was only when he made the move to Celtic Music Radio that he came up with the idea of Sounds Irish.
Inspired by many visits to his wife’s home county of Cavan in the Republic of Ireland and his love of country music, David decided that Glasgow needed a platform to promote Irish Country Music with a radio show in the style of many of the excellent radio shows produced in Ireland at the time.