Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: Ardglen Bodhrans

Website: The Irish Rovers


Born in Belfast Northern Ireland, Fred Graham has over 50 years of percussion experience in playing, teaching and adjudicating competitions. He is a bodhran maker and teacher and brings with him extensive experience in traditional music percussion. He has a strong background in Irish and Scottish music, having competed in accordion and pipe bands in Ireland and here in Canada.

Fred’s skill is further augmented by many years of drumming with a Montreal jazz band. He is a keen session player, and was a percussionist with two well-known Montreal based, traditional Quebec dance troupes, with whom he has performed and toured extensively. Fred has also toured as percussionist with “The Irish Rovers” band since 2007. And he is the strong beat that has been driving the Siamsa Céilí Band for years!