Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar And Renaissance Lute
“Marvellous! Mark Willcocks here with me in the Great Hall at Shaw House. Check him out on-line, go and look on YouTube: hear some of that!”

Mike Read, Radio Berkshire

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar And Renaissance Lute
“Lutenist and minstrel with a sweet tenor voice!”

James May BBC’s Man Lab

“The music just fitted so well. Not only did Mark’s beautiful tone create a warm uplifting atmosphere but he was relaxed yet sensitive and friendly: it was great to have him at the exhibition. I couldn’t have wished for anything better.”

Rachel Charter (Artist)

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar and Renaissance Lute

“I really enjoyed your playing – wish I had been able to make more time to just sit and listen.”

Steven Thomas (Bridegroom)

“Alison and I wanted to thank you for the excellent playing that you did at Tortworth last weekend. Many of our guests have commented on what a refreshing change it made from band and disco noise and what a pleasure it was to be able to talk without shouting. Also, and most importantly, they enjoyed what you played. So thanks very much for helping to make it such a pleasurable day for us and our guests. Best wishes,”

Bob Roberts (Bridegroom)

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar And Renaissance Lute
“I had the pleasure of hearing Mark play his beautiful Lute at Herstmonceux Castle Medieval Festival during August bank holiday weekend. Mark played for couples in love having Handfasting Ceremonies in the Magic Garden. His beautiful playing set the tone prior to the start, during and at the end of the Handfasting Ceremonies I conducted for cloud9ceremonies. His romantic songs and subtle musical tones were appreciated by all. His outfit was also very fetching!”

Glenda Procter

“Mark did what so few of us dare to do: accompany himself to songs by John Dowland. He has a light, pleasing, very natural voice, sings the songs as if the words mean something, and adds little elements of freedom in the form of introductory passages and interludes.”

Christopher Goodwin (Lute Society)

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar And Renaissance Lute
“I just want to properly thank you for your playing at Watts Gallery Museums at Night Event. It was wonderful to have you and your lute – the music was beautiful and created a lovely atmosphere both in the gallery and on the lawn.”

Ellen Love (Watts Gallery)

“Hi Mark, Really delighted with the concert. Ian McMillan is a force of nature! Thanks for your playing – we got some lovely feedback. People really enjoyed it.”

Richard Barnard: Composer (after a concert collaborating with the poet Ian McMillan

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar And Renaissance Lute

“Thank you so much for your work last week at Beaulieu. It was a very successful night for us all and hopefully the start of some important relationships. We are really grateful to you for making it such a lovely evening. For your beautiful, lilting music and charm – as you serenaded each table. This was a high point of a lot of the guests’ night.”

Abbey Wright (Director)

“I just wanted to take the time to say a huge thank you on behalf of the festival, in addition to a big personal thank you for your support, energy, enthusiasm and talent at this year’s festival. I would be delighted to invite you to join us again next year and celebrate our 25th year of medieval fun at Herstmonceux Castle. Once again, a huge thank you for everything.”

Fergus Bruce (Festival Operations Manager)

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar and Renaissance Lute

“I’m afraid we had to rush off on Friday night and I didn’t get the chance to thank you so much for your wonderful playing. I loved singing with Lute for the first time and really enjoyed it!”

Susanna MacRae (Soprano)

“You left before the speeches, but a “thank you” to you brought an amazing round of applause! Everyone appreciated your playing, we had no end of comments! So thanks for helping make Lily and Darren’s wedding so professional!”

Phil & Babs

“Hello, it was such a special evening, thank you for helping to make that happen.”

Roz Sylvester (Medieval Banquet)

“He was fantastic and I’ll certainly be recommending him!”

Paul, General Manager, the Manor Country House Hotel, Oxfordshire

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar and Renaissance Lute

“Your lute playing was actually the cause of much buzz on Monday and I had reports about your wonderful playing in the Church and in the museum, so thank you.”

Francesca Vandelli (Town Councillor Malmesbury)

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar and Renaissance Lute

“Fantastic performer, lives up to the name & very professional. Arrival early, came with everything needed. Lovely guy to work with.”

Andrew Finch, (The National Trust Coughton Court)

“He is a fantastic lutenist. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the instrument and it’s history. We had a wonderful evening of music and conversation. Couldn’t recommend more highly! Thank you!!”

Jennifer Evans

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar and Renaissance Lute

“Good Morning Mark, We just wanted to thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You really created the atmosphere we wanted and your playing was excellent, I can’t tell you how many people commented on your playing. Thank you again for making our day so very special. All the best.”

Alan and Andrew

“A big thank you for coming to play at our wedding last week. It  really made it feel so special and so many people told us how lovely it was and how beautiful your outfit was too! We really appreciated you taking the time for us and loved the music.’ Thanks again, “

Sarah and Esteban

Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar and Renaissance Lute
Mark Willcocks Romantic Guitar and Renaissance Lute
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