08
Sep

Cold Haily Windy Night

A song of love gone wrong, with additional vocals by Chantelle Smith. 

26
Jul

Playing the Open mic at the Bell Inn Bath last night

13
Jul

Leigh Folk Festival

The last weekend in June seems such a long way away now but it now holds a special place in my heart as the Leigh on sea Folk Festival falls upon that weekend and in my opinion there is nothing like it! An entirely free festival that showcases some of the best talent in folk and all of its underground and more avant-garde forms. I met up with my good friends Robin Grey, Kate Denny, Rosemary Lippard and Jane South there and we spent a wonderful evening playing tunes (with both guitars as well!)

We then watched the incredible Blood on a Feather in a packed and stifling scout hut, a collaboration between folksinger Sarah Hepburn and Danish free-form guitarist Mikkel Elzer. They were incredible, pedals galore, bowed guitaring that sounded like a flock of birds, beautiful lo-fi vocals created a wonderful ambience to send us to sleep…

Sunday brought with it beautiful weather and great music. I finally got to see some of my favourite bands out there at the moment; Harp and a Monkey, Rapunzel and Sedayne, Stephanie Hladowski & C Joynes, Alasdair Roberts and Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker and during my set I was joined in my song Haymakers by Robin, Rose and Jane… I don’t think I’ve been happier on stage!

I’m very much looking forward to next year, thanks to the organisers  and to Steven Collins for the lovely photos above!

04
Jun

Green Note 3rd June

I just performed a very enjoyable support slot to Ewan McLennan on Monday with Rose Lippard, lovely crowd and some great shots from Steven Collins, click the link to see more: Ewan McLennan + Rosemary Lippard & Tim Graham

27
May

New Tune and Studying Economy

Good afternoon, I hope your bank holiday is a chilled out affair

I’ve recently popped up a couple of new demo tracks, the first is a tune that I wrote whilst noodling in C modal tuning, it is now working under the title “steepletoes”

The other new track is sung with the lovely Rose Lippard in preparation for our gig at the Green Note this coming Monday, this is a cracking song that we heard done by The Devil’s Interval a few years ago

See you down the road!

04
May

Pedal Folk

Between the sunny days of 17th and 21st April I was on my bike heading from Bath to Oxford on the first Pedal Folk tour. Travelling with fellow musos Robin Grey and Katie Stone Lonergan along with the blogger Sian Anna-Lewis we carried all our instruments with us and pedalled the 90 mile route playing gigs in Bath, Bristol, Swindon and Oxford. Below are some of the photos from the trip, all courtesy of www.thegirloutdoors.co.uk, please head to www.pedalfolk.co.uk for more info and future projects!

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Here is an interview that I did just after our Swindon Central Library gig for Just a Ride

Pedal folk from Christopher Panks on Vimeo.

We’re lining up another tour later this year and have a big project lined up for 2014 so stay in touch!

13
Apr

Pedal Folk

Pedal folk is a combination of music and cycling with three intrepid musicians heading from Bath to Bristol, Swindon and finally Oxford over 5 days and 4 gigs powered solely by bike! I am being joined by London based singer songwriter Robin Grey and Galway bred fiddler Katie Stone-Lonergan. Along the way we are also being joined by Bristol based outdoors blogger Sian Anna-Lewis who runs the site ‘The Girl Outdoors

To see our bios, route, gig listing & to hear some music please visit www.pedalfolk.co.uk and come along to a gig if you’re nearby!

09
Apr

Society’s Cycling 7/8ish

Society’s cycling 7/8ish was written in the fantastic Bath establishment ’Society café’ as I supped a coffee one afternoon, if you’re ever in this fair city it is well worth the visit for coffee and cake! The violin here is played by Rachel Hall with whom I recorded a live E.P a few years ago…

Hear our original E.P here: https://soundcloud.com/timgraham-2/sets/tim-graham-and-rachel-hall

In other news I am going to be performing with Rachel at Bath Festival’s Party in the City on the 24th May in Milsom Place and at the Bath International Music Festival’s Café at the Octagon room above Milson Place on the 27th May, head over to my Reverbnation page for those dates and more forthcoming events!

07
Apr

Milk White Dove

Here’s a recent song that I’ve been working on. It was written by Essex based violinist and singer Kate Denny and is based on a Scottish fairy tale. Reading around a bit this story also crops up several times around Britain and in the Grimm tales: it’s a good ‘un all right!

19
Mar

I’m number 3! I’m number 3!

Apparently I’m the third best folk artist in the Bath area on Reverbnation… fun times! If I can get to number 1 then I’ll put out a new track and video, all you need to do is visit this page and become a fan or just look around and listen to some tracks! http://www.reverbnation.com/timgraham?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav

About

With guitar playing that has "shades of Bert Jansch and Martin Simpson" (Glastonbury Folk Club) and a love of the narrative traditions of the British Isles, Tim wins fans wherever his travels take him with his sensitive and honest arrangements. Since 2010 Tim has been building his identity as "one of the new generation of musicians who are breathing new life into the folk songs of Britain" (Loughton Folk Club) and has performed with some of the best young folk performers on the circuit including Gren Bartley, Gilmore & Roberts, Ewan Mclennan, Chris Sarjeant, Jackie Oates, Kate Denny, Sam Brookes and James Findlay.
As well as recording his E.P 'Tell Tale Signs' with by Paul James (Blowzabella) which is available on Bandcamp, Tim released the his latest E.P 'Absent Minded Traveller' in 50 hand printed editions. The run sold out and a second pressing is soon to be available

Tim also performs with the cycling group 'Pedal Folk' who tour the country by bike, spreading folk music and good times to all those they meet on their way www.pedalfolk.co.uk

For bookings please email [email protected]

“overflow(ing) with power, poise and presence… I’ve not heard a better ‘live’ acoustic album in a long time” about the E.P ‘Tim Graham and Rachel Hall’ Folkwords

"Tim Graham understands the meaning of space and is not afraid to use it, which he does to glorious effect on Too Good To Burn. The song seems as built as much on anticipation and atmosphere as it does on vocal delivery and music and the overall effect is fantastic." - The Green Man

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