Friday 6 December 2013, 8-11 pm, playing guitar and mandolin with Murphy's Pigs, Sharks Sporting Club
325 Colburn Ave, Victoria Point.

Saturday 7 December 2013, 7:30-10:30 pm, playing bass with Nick Weinert and the Gentlemen and also guitar and vocals with Mark Cryle and the Civil Union (original songs), New Farm Bowls Club, Brunswick Street New Farm,

27 December 2013 - 1 January 2014 mooching around Woodford Festival. No gigs as such (alas) but playing sessions, drinking coffee, going to other people's gigs and stuff like that

Sunday 29 December 2013, 2-5pm playing bass with Murphy's Pigs, Caloundra Power Boat Club
Woorim Park/Esplanade, Golden Beach QLD 4551

Tuesday 14 January 2014 8pm playing bass with Murphy's Pigs, The Bug, New Farm Bowls Club

Sunday 19 January - Sunday 26 January 2014 various gigs at Tamworth Festival playing guitar and mandolin with Murphy's Pigs. For more details see

Tuesday 21 January 2014 11:30 am-1:15 pm Mark Cryle & friends Joe Maguires Pub,
148 Peel Street Tamworth, New South Wales, (02) 67662114

Wednesday 22 January 2014 11:30 am-1:15 pm Mark Cryle & friends Joe Maguires Pub,
148 Peel Street Tamworth, New South Wales, (02) 67662114

Friday 24 January 2014 11:30 am-1:15 pm Mark Cryle & friends Joe Maguires Pub,
148 Peel Street Tamworth, New South Wales, (02) 67662114

Saturday 8th February 2.30pm & 8.00pm playing bass with Murphy's Pigs and Queensland Pops Orchestra
Concert Hall Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Melbourne St, South Brisbane

Saturday 22 February 7:30pm playing bass with Murphy's Pigs and Queensland Pops Orchestra, The Event Centre
20 Minchinton St, Caloundra, (07) 5491 4240

Saturday 1 March 2014 7:30pm, playing bass with Murphy's Pigs and Queensland Pops Orchestra, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD, (07) 5588 4000


You haven’t heard from me for a while but I have not been idle on the musical front. The big news for those of you in the Brisbane area is that on 6 July Music by the Sea   and the Brisbane Music Bureau  are hosting a concert at the Sandgate Town Hall called “I’ve Got a Heart”. It features a stellar line- up of talent, all of whom I am honoured to call my friends,  performing songs that I’ve written. You’ll hear Nadia Sunde, Michael Fix, Sunas, The Poachers, Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay, Richard Evans, Helen McGreevy, Dan Grant and Cathy Bell and Nick Weinert. There is a flyer attached.

In conjunction with the show there is a new cd available also entitled “I’ve Got a Heart: the Songs of Mark Cryle” which features versions of my songs performed by the artists playing at the concert. Some of these songs have been recorded before and others are new. I even sneak one in myself at the end just to prove that it’s not a posthumous tribute.  It has been a very exciting and relatively painless project for me to be involved with.  I’m honoured and deeply flattered that so many of these extremely talented people have offered their services. With Michael Fix’s skills at the recording console, the cd has come up a cracker, if I may say so myself.  I look forward to its release and to this event  with great anticipation, hearing my words and melodies delivered by such a range of magnificent voices – male and female, all of whom are an important part of my musical history and community. 

I’ll be speaking about the project and playing a couple of sneak preview tracks from the cd on radio around Brisbane this week:

Sunday 30 June 4pm 4ZZZ Folk Buddies with Robyn Clare 102.1FM

Wednesday 9.30am (ish) with Jan Huggett 4RPH 1296 AM

The Civil Union

In recent times I’ve been playing a lot of traditional Irish and Scottish music. It’s a steep learning curve but a fun ride. With The Civil Union (Rebecca Wright, cello/vocals, Donald McKay bodhran/vocals)  and Alice McDowell fiddle/vocals, I bring some of the aesthetic from those traditions to my own songs, revisiting some material from my back catalogue and introducing some new ones too. If you came along to see us and you played your cards right, you might even get to hear Rebecca or Donald take over the lead vocals and hear Alice play some tunes on the fiddle. Now that is indeed something worth showing up for.

The Company

In recent times too it has been my privilege to do some gigs with Australia’s foremost bluegrass band The Company I’ll be joining them at the Redlands Bluegrass Convention in August. We’ll be revisiting some songs of mine and working on some new ones together too.

Murphy’s Pigs

You can catch me playing bass and singing a few songs in Murphy’s Pigs on a regular basis– when  I’m not collapsing with laughter at some onstage hijinks that’s going on.

The Full Quid

I’m still doing the occasional gig with my good friends Richard Evans, Dan Grant and Cathy Bell in the Full Quid –playing some of our favourite covers at the Manly Hotel.

Sideshow Alley CD

Sideshow Alley has managed to glean some great reviews. People are so kind. I’ve put a few up on the page here:

Lately I’ve put up some Youtube clips for 3 of the songs from this cd. My daughter Hannah did the one for
That’s How the World Goes Round which you can see here
or on the Videos section of this page. That’s Hannah in the German Wheel.

Sideshow Alley is available to download from iTunes here... Sideshow Alley - Mark Cryle

For more info about getting a copy of Sideshow Alley check out 'contact me'

Interview With Mark Cryle on 101.5fm

The Poachers

Because of her commitments with The Poachers (brilliant band  by the way) Cathy Bell won’t be seen
playing fiddle in The Redeemers so much these days.
She is sadly missed but I’m extremely fortunate to have the incredibly talented and very much in demand
Mick Patrick covering the fiddle/vocal duties for gigs in the near (& hopefully distant) future. Go Mick!

At some of their recent gigs The Poachers have been performing one of my songs, The Queen of the Great Below.
There is a youtube clip of them in action.

Murphy's Pigs

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately filling in on bass (& various other things) with local Celtic outfit  Murphy’s Pigs.
The Pigs are legendary and gigs are a total hoot. Pig Power!!