“I keep my mind on all the positives of music – which is the community, the singing and the joy of writing songs.”

“Music is my joy – being very influenced by so many lovely people including the singer/songwriters of the 60’s/70’s folk scene in Toronto.”

Mark Yan regularly performs in this area, often with another popular performer you’ll hear at Fanjoy, Barry Mulcahy. As a duo they opened for the Juno nominated group ‘Dala’ in 2017 in Brampton.

The first video sample below is from a special appearance in October 2018 by Mark Yan with Mehran Zarrabi from Iran, on “tombak”, the signature hand drum of Iran. On flute is Wayne “Neon” – who also plays guitar and sings.
They were unrehearsed and improvising on these songs.

The second video is an original song composed by Mark Yan.