Mark Dignam, born in Dublin, Ireland and raised on it's adventurous north-side, began performing on the city's streets with Swell Season/Frames frontman Glen Hansard. They quickly amassed a cadre of talented musicians (including Mic Christopher and the Mary Janes, Kila, Miriam Ingram) and quickly became the darlings of Grafton Street, a well known center of Dublin busking (and in the process became the scourge of city cops!). Mark moved to the US in 2000 and now records and tours with his new band "The House of Song."
His solo discography includes:
“Poetry and Songs from the Wheel” - received wide-ranging critical acclaim along with a top-ten best debuts award from “Hot Press Magazine” (the Irish Rolling Stone)
“In A Time of Overstatement” - a very stark collection of spiritual musings and political thorns, on the heels of troubling times in his native country
“…and one for all” - a collection of emotive solo songs with bare bones production
“Box Heart Man” - Dignam's most crafted endeavor. The album was selected by WYEP (Radio) in Pittsburgh, as a top pick for 2005, and his track “Hope” from the album was included in the station’s 2006 compilation release “Live and Direct, Volume 7.” Pre-release reviews around the northeastern US, Ireland and the UK have heaped praise upon the disc.
2013 - Mark is a father of two and working with Goodstar Records on a live in studio album to be released this year and a another new album of studio work, “Monumental Way” which will be released later this year.