FRED GRAHAM has 50 years of percussion experience in playing, teaching,and adjudicating competitions. At the age of 14, he beganplaying the snare drum in the same Belfast accordion band as his father.It was this marching band that won the All-Ireland championship.
Fred’s love of percussion has found expression in manyways, including
- competing with Scottish Pipe bands in Ireland and here in Canada,
- playing in a Montreal Jazz band, a Scots ceilidh band, and being a percussionist with traditional Quebec folk dance troupes.
Currently, Fred Graham is touring and playing with "The Irish Rovers" band as their drummer and percussionist.
Fred has also appeared in the feature film, Brooklyn. He had a bit part wherehe played a drummer in a band during the dance hall scene.