Mark Brissenden believes that playing for dancing was the original motivation for playing music, and for that reason he prefers the dance setting as his source of inspiration and experimentation. He has been playing for CFOOTMAD dances for nearly 20 years, and shows no sign of giving up yet.

You can catch him playing fiddle with The Pickabillies, or guitar and banjo with The Grouchy Geezers and with Deb and The Pariahs.