Composer | Musician

Graham
Lindsey

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.

Composer & Musician

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

Musician

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.

The Trads

The Trads bring together original and traditional tunes and songs, with Graham Lindsey (mandolins & banjo), singer/songwriter Kristan Couture (fiddle & voice) and Peter Taylor (accordion, guitar & voice).

Together they form a trio of multi-instrumentalists, performing Graham’s tunes, Kristan’s songs, and plenty of toe-tapping jigs, reels, and traditional songs.

“Trad” Tunes You Probably Don’t Know Yet (and more!)

Released in 2016, “the yellow book” has traveled around the world and it can be seen at sessions across Canada. It’s a great way to share tunes – but now you can try, play and listen to the tunes yourself.

Jigs

Reels

Singles

Total tunes

Photos

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.

What others think…

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

Westmannafolk

“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).

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.