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.
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).
In January The Trads are playing the Folk at Heart festival in Sweden with guitarist Jesse Périard.
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.
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.
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
“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
“Graham Lindsey from Canada plays amazingly nice Celtic music”Nina Hellström-Boväng
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).
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.