Composer | Musician


Graham’s tunes have been played on the Carillon in the Peace Tower of Parliament Hill, in Sweden, cruising in international waters and at festivals and venues in Canada.

Graham Lindsey

On stage this summer!
PEI, BC, and Ontario

Graham will be performing on stage in Charlottetown, PEI as part of the Stan Rogers musical “A Matter of Heart”, bringing percussion, flutes/whistles, and strings.  He will also be returning to the wonderful Mission Folk Music Festival (Mission, BC) for a third year in a row, performing with Twin Embers.  Wrapping up the summer, he will be performing on stage in Prescott for the 5th anniversary of Upper Canada FolkFest.  Come out and see The Next Best Thing!

The Next Best Thing

Graham Lindsey’s Second Solo Album

Featuring 15 outstanding artists, produced entirely in isolation between five time zones, three countries and every province from Manitoba to Newfoundland!


Award-Winning Composition

Fractions is a driving tune that you’ll surely put on repeat. Mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo.  Winner of the 2021 Songs From the Heart Instrumental Award at Folk Music Ontario!

The Next Best Thing

Always Running to The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing is a song by The Small Glories April Verch, Joe Phillips, Ian Foster & Graham Lindsey.  This is a toe-tapping tune that will keep you singing and smiling!

Graham Lindsey – “FRACTIONS” MUSIC Video

“FRACTIONS” by Graham Lindsey
Dance and Original Celtic Music
Carole Bestvater – Fiddle (Nfld), Jesse Périard – Guitar (PEI), Leonard Podolak – Banjo (Manitoba), Graham Lindsey – Tenor Mandolin (Ontario), & Kayleigh Armstrong of Change of Step (Ontario)

To watch: click the video on the left for a reminder, and come back on 1 Oct 2021!




Published tunes

Two “Trad” Tune Books

“Trad” Tunes You Probably Don’t Know Yet and Some Other “Trad” Tunes You Probably Don’t Know Yet contain tunes played on the Carillon in the Peace Tower in Ottawa, at festivals across Canada and in Sweden, and in jam sessions in Canada and Europe. Get your copy today, or buy a PDF of the book!

Composer & Musician

Writing contemporary Celtic tunes with a twist, and performing with fine folk and traditional musicians.


Graham can be seen at festivals, concerts and in house concerts playing with various Folk and Celtic bands as a “side-man”, providing musical colour to the sound.

The Tunes

“Graham’s tunes are rooted in tradition, but bring a freshness and new vitality to Canadian folk music. They are inventive and varied – it is a pleasure to play them!”
-Sarah Burnell

A "media guy" too

In addition to music, Graham has been creating websites since 1996, videos since 1994 and a photographer since 1998. For more information on media work, please click here.


In addition to The Trad Band, Graham has played with The Sarah Burnell Band, Twin Flames, and more. Here are a few photos of some of the good times had on stage.


Musicians, friends and colleagues who have a few words to say about Graham and his tunes.

Graham’s tunes are rooted in tradition, but bring a freshness and new vitality to Canadian folk music. They are inventive and varied – it is a pleasure to play them!

Sarah Burnell

Sarah Burnell Band

“Thank you Graham! Very inspiering to meet you and play […] More is to come with you and Westmannafolk. Looking forward.”

Mats Hellstrand


“Great tunes and fun to play along with!”

Paul Mills

Owner, The Millstream

“Graham Lindsey from Canada plays amazingly nice Celtic music”

Nina Hellström-Boväng

Freelance Photojournalist, Örebro (Sweden)

Please reach out
Say Hello!

Whether you want to book the band, commission a tune, or ask Graham a question please use the form below.

Photo credits

Many of the photos on this website are courtesy of a number of folks. Special thanks to Ryan Lindsey for the main photo (outdoor festival wearing plaid), the cool full-band photo with Twin Flames, and with Trent Severn (the three stellar women wearing plaid or HBC).

Nina Hellström is a great photographer from Örebro, Sweden and shot a number of wonderful photos of the band From Away.

The photo of me in front of beer kegs was snapped by Chris Thiessen, and the photo of the Sarah Burnell Band where I’m playing flute is courtesy of Frank Gasparak (Edmonton). The rest of the photos are ones I’ve taken myself.