Welcome to my website that traces my current and past activity over more than 30 years. Many of you may be interested to catch up with a bit of a retrospective of AC/PVC, so I've dug into my archives and come up with a story and photos of that amazing time. Likewise with Nova Ensemble, with whom I played for some 15 years. 

In recent years, my primary group has been Eastwinds, a five-piece featuring an Estonian singer, an Iranian ney (flute) player, a Japanese didge player, a UK-born guitarist and myself. Yes, it's a very multicultural combo, however, the sound is somehow unified, centring around our singer and the three core wind players... hence, the group's name. 

Another exciting development for me is playing in a quartet (and sometimes quintet) with the young Indian sarod player, Praashekh Borkar.  Praashekh is an extraordinary young sarod player from a Pune (India), hailing from a sarod playing family that includes his father and younger brother. The Praashekh Quartet also features an outstanding young talent of the tabla, Sivakumar Balakrishnan and superb Balinese-born bassist, Wayan Dana.

Over more recent times I've also been playing with South African guitarist, Ilan Zagoria in duo, trio and quartet settings. Ilan is both an accomplished player and composer and it's been a joy to work with him.

I also continue to play from time to time with the group I co-founded, Ozmosis (with old school friend, guitarist Tim Chambers and its off-shoot, Ozmosis Street Band, performing a repertoire of Catalan folk music - the music for castellers - on traditional regional double reed instruments (shawms) called grallas.

As it has been for over a decade, my mainstay performing venue continues to be the Gypsy Tapas House in Fremantle WA. near where I live. Over the years I have played on a longterm residency basis with The Flying Carpathians, Daramad, Club Qahira and currently with the bands mentioned above.

So enjoy the site and feel free to drop me a line at my email address: citizencainm@bigpond.com  




Mark Cain                 https://www.facebook.com/markcainmusic

Eastwinds                      http://artistecard.com/eastwinds

Praashekh Quartet     http://artistecard.com/praashekhquartet    

Daramad:                  https://www.facebook.com/daramad

CD Purchase

Eastwinds CDs:          https://eastwinds.bandcamp.com/album/eastwinds

Reeds CD:                       http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MarkCain

Osmosis CD                   http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TimChambersAndMarkCain

Other sites

Eastwinds:                  http://artistecard.com/eastwinds

Eastwinds:                  http://eastwindsmusic.com

Daramad:                   http://daramad.bandcamp.com/album/daramad

Video - Youtube    

Eastwinds:                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YDilGz07os


* These two videos feature excerpts from a concert at the Ellington Jazz Club, Perth in 2017  

Praashekh Quartet:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txgvOinVda4


* Both these videos were taken from the audience at the National Folk Festival Canberra 2019

Paul Tanner & Mark Cain Pilbara schools tour with Musica Viva