Whiskey Soup

Recorded 15 May 2016 Written by Graham Lindsey Graham Lindsey – TradHead I wrote this to pair with my other tune “From Away” and people have said it’s more straightforward and has a decent groove. I’ll let you decide! Written in the fall...

The Write-Off

Recorded 1 Apr 2016 Written by Graham Lindsey Graham Lindsey – TradHead So it’s tax season. I’ve finished tiling my front hall and bathroom, replaced a toilet and played all the music I possibly could. Yet I haven’t finished my taxes. A tune...

Don Kavanagh’s Latest

Recorded 15 Mar 2016 Written by Graham Lindsey Graham Lindsey – TradHead Here’s a hornpipe written in the week leading up to St. Paddy’s Day – I named it after Don Kavanagh, Ottawa’s king of the hornpipe (always at the correct tempo, of...

There Were Mountains

Recorded 15 Nov 2015 with David Morrissey Written by Graham Lindsey Graham Lindsey – TradHead I was in Calgary after the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards (held in Edmonton this year), and decided to take a trip to Canmore to see the mountains. Unfortunately it...

Stephen Harper’s Jig

I wrote a tune for Stephen Harper! (No, it’s most definitely not a commission.) It’s a lively “jig”, in 5/8 with a couple of bars of 6/8, but usually not where you’ll hear it. Newfoundland players would call “Stephen Harper’s...

From Away

Recorded 21 Aug 2015 with Shane Cook Written by Graham Lindsey Graham Lindsey – TradHead Written for a friend living on the East Coast – from away. Download From Away – key of F (PDF) | Download From Away – key of D...

Ellen’s Jig

Recorded 11 Feb 2015 with Ellen Gibling Written by Graham Lindsey Graham Lindsey – TradHead This one proves that all you need to do to have a tune named for you is to compliment the guy who wrote it! It’s a nice little jig that people have seemed to latch...

Grit’s Jig

Recorded 11 Feb 2015 with Ellen Gibling Written by Graham Lindsey Graham Lindsey – TradHead This is the first tune of mine that I’d played in public – now named for Grit Laskin, maker of fine stringed instruments, and without which I wouldn’t...

The Sarah Burnell Band – Trip To Pakistan

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...

On The Track – NCB

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.