Fred Graham's performance history goes back to the time he was a five-year- old boy who followed marching bands in Northern Ireland with a drum he made out of an old paint tin. Today, Fred is the drummer/percussionist for the Irish Rovers Band.
Before joining this very famous Irish music band, Fred played in an accordion marching band in Belfast and a Dixieland Jazzband for over two decades in Montreal. He also played and competed with 2- Scottish Pipe Bands in Montreal, Clan Sutherland, and The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment).
In 2000, Fred Graham became a member of the Montreal-based, Quebec traditional dance troupe, Reel & Macadam, and as their percussionist has performed at festivals in ROMANIA, BELGIUM, MARTINIQUE, HUNGARY and FRANCE, as well as here in Canada at DRUMMONDVILLE Qc., Ste. MARIE de BEAUCE Qc., LACHINE and MONTREAL.
In November 2002 the troupe performed at Montreal’s Place des Arts, their creation, “Quand les hommes montaient au chantier," a story in dance & music of life in Quebec in bygone days. In 2008 the troupe performed at the Centaur Theatre, Old Montreal, their creation,
"La veillee chez Morin"
In 2007 Fred toured with another Quebec Dance troupe, "Les Bons Diables", at Folk Festivals in Poland, and again with this troupe in 2008, at festivals in Italy.
In 2007 he was Percussionist with "The Irish Rovers" during their tour of New Zealand. He played again with "The Irish Rovers" in 2008 during their U.S.A. tour, and is still the drummer/percussionist with the band.
FRED has performed on two CD’s with the Montreal band “NOBODY YOU KNOW”, and another with the musicians of Reel & Macadam, as well as several Irish Rovers CD's and their DVD's. He also plays with The Siamsa Montreal Ceili Band led by Steve Jones.