The purpose of this page (initially, at least) is to host a collection of my tunes, video from performances with various bands, and videos that people have come to expect I’ll will keep on this website.
Multi-instrumentalist Graham Lindsey regularly plays traditional sessions across the country and in a number of Celtic, folk and roots bands – often backing up fine soloists and singer/songwriters.
If you’ve been on the grounds of Parliament Hill in Ottawa this summer, you may have heard Graham’s tunes ringing from the carillon (the bells that chime on the hour, and are played for daily concerts) inside the Peace Tower. His compositions were included in the summer recital series, being played on a dozen different days – and with more to come! His work has also brought him to Sweden in January of 2017, where he was the Featured Guest Artist at the Folk at Heart festival. There he played with two local bands, one of which has recorded his tunes for Graham’s upcoming CD (expected in 2018).
On-stage you’ll often see him with mandolins and banjo, percussion (bodhran and cajon, shakers and more), and flutes and whistles – and he’s comfortable finding a place in almost any musical setting.
Graham is also on the board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards and is involved in other Celtic festivals and Canada’s wider folk-music community.
His tune book (of his own original compositions) was released in July of 2016 to wide acclaim.
“A quiet waltz for two”
Written on Valentine’s Day 2015 by Graham Lindsey
Trip To Pakistan, played here by The Sarah Burnell Band, was the single most cited YouTube video that I’ve been in – I’m not sure that qualifies it as having gone viral, but it’s popular! The tune “Trip to Pakistan” was written by Niall Kenny.
From The Sarah Burnell Band’s CD launch tour, this is L’alouette et le pinson. Audio and video recorded at the Almonte Old Town Hall by Kevin Friel, video edited by Graham Lindsey.
This is The Sarah Burnell Band with a 2007 recording of The Newfoundland Polkas. Check out SarahBurnellBand.ca for more information.
This is a video from 2002, recorded by Rogers Community Television in Ottawa, at Centrepointe Theatre. People keep saying they like seeing the video, so I’m happy to include it here.