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 “TradHead”
Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee!
Graham’s album “TradHead” was just nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, for Solo Instrumental Artist of the Year!
This album has 13 tracks featuring 25 original tunes by Graham Lindsey plus one traditional song (“Wild Mountain Thyme”). The CD features full-colour artwork and track listing, plus it was designed to be as low-waste as possible: no plastic wrap to throw away, and a piece of cork to hold the CD securely in place.
From Away is a Trad/folk trio with captivating original sounds and its roots in tradition. They feature a new blend of voice, fiddle, guitar and gorgeous Canadian hand-crafted mandolins will take you back and forth between the timelessness of the prairie folk singer and upbeat jigs and driving reels.
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.
“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!”
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!
“Thank you Graham! Very inspiering to meet you and play […] More is to come with you and Westmannafolk. Looking forward.”
“Great tunes and fun to play along with!”
“Graham Lindsey from Canada plays amazingly nice Celtic music”
Please reach out
Whether you want to book the band, commission a tune, or ask Graham a question please use the form below.
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.