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 availableTim 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.ukFor bookings please email timclivegraham@gmail.com“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 ManTim GrahamTumblr (3.0; @timgrahammusic)http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/Think no more lad<p>My interpretation of George Butterworth&#8217;s arrangement of the A.E Houseman poem. This song marvelously captures the bitterness, untruths and propaganda that surrounded the first world war&#8230; </p><p>I haven&#8217;t played my classical guitar for a while but it seemed to call for it</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127150485&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/71670324522http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/71670324522Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:11:34 +0000Green Grows the Ivy<p>I hope you have had a lovely festive season and are looking forward to the new year. Last Sunday I headed along to Bradford upon Avon for a carolling session where a group of us got to sing a new carol put together by Anne Gregson with words from Henry VIII (we&#8217;re pretty sure they&#8217;re out of copyright). I&#8217;m sure this is going to become a favourite in this area! </p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/126501613&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/71331594028http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/71331594028Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:32:36 +0000My Old Friend<p>Well everyone&#8217;s been popping up their songs for the Christmas season (my personal favourite bunch are <a href="http://josienneclarke.bandcamp.com/album/midwinter">here</a> but this song has been filling my mind of late so I thought it best to get it together and recorded down.</p><p>I love the emotion in the words, I think of Christmas for a time of reflection as well as celebration so I hope this means something to you as well</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124375761&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/69806756910http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/69806756910Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:32:18 +0000Absent Minded Traveller<p>The new edition of Absent Minded Traveller is now available from Bandcamp! This CD includes an exclusive cover designed by <a href="http://cargocollective.com/robertgfresson">Robert G.Fresson</a>. Have a look here: <a href="https://timgraham.bandcamp.com/">timgraham.bandcamp.com</a></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/63835955643http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/63835955643Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:16:17 +0100Steepletoes and Road to Dorchester video<p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/d4WBWLEsIAI" width="420"></iframe></p><p>A live video of a tune that I wrote about a black cat and Graham Moore&#8217;s terrific song about the walk that the Tolpuddle Martyrs took to Dorchester to face trial for forming a secret society and demand fair pay for their work. This was shot at Wednesday night&#8217;s gig at the Paper Dress Vintage Emporium. Thanks to Mike Watts for the camerawork</p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/63834677637http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/63834677637Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:00:00 +0100I’m jolly excited to announce that the second pressing of...<img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/4d1629f682cea1f0e0c36e61b82be650/tumblr_mu25ilUK071rtwr7ro1_500.jpg"/><br/><br/><p>I’m jolly excited to announce that the second pressing of Absent Minded Traveller is nearing completion and will have a fantastic one off design by illustrator Robert Fresson as its cover. The disk will be available from next week, the bandcamp page will be updated as and when it comes out!</p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/62925199385http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/62925199385Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:13:33 +0100The Road to Dorchester<p><span>A song by Graham Moore about the route of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to Dorchester Jail. I grew up in Dorchester and the story of the Martyrs has always been very close to my heart. I will be performing this song as part of the show &#8216;Three Acres and a Cow&#8217; in Oxford on September 14th</span></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/401598686606427/?directed_target_id=0" target="_blank"><span>Three Acres and a Cow - Oxford</span></a></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F109369304" width="100%"></iframe></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/60667326409http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/60667326409Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:37:16 +0100Pedal Folk Summer Tour<p>Robin, Katie and I climbed on our bikes again for a second cycling tour during the last week of August. Our route took us from Frome to Bath, Bristol, Stroud and finally Swindon and a triumphant return at the Central Library.</p><p>We rode 130 miles, climbed 10,000 feet (thanks to the Cotswolds) and played 7 gigs in 5 days! Not bad eh? </p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/a9d4669a020976692f70419fc26eeb10/tumblr_inline_mssq2zpXmy1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p>On the road in Glouscestershire</p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/079d45a7dc2170e4c39b41575ee36633/tumblr_inline_mssq3wecse1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p>The hills!!</p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/5039488354ee98fd3486bb1400da43c2/tumblr_inline_mssq4kmXK01qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p>The Prince Albert, Stroud</p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/e1534aeb2a864532c64c4038ff1a5928/tumblr_inline_mssq50phh21qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p>Raves From the Grave, Frome</p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/b6bd4396db6a75a8f1f60dcefd44dfca/tumblr_inline_mssq5kSRu11qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p>Cotswold Water Park</p><p>Keep updated on our progress and future projects at <a href="http://www.pedalfolk.co.uk" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.pedalfolk.co.uk">www.pedalfolk.co.uk</a></a></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/60625101954http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/60625101954Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:31:26 +0100Cold Haily Windy Night<p>A song of love gone wrong, with additional vocals by Chantelle Smith. </p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F109275310" width="100%"></iframe></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/60624300444http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/60624300444Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:15:25 +0100Playing the Open mic at the Bell Inn Bath last night<img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/04a9aa84ababd42670b2d12f418d556b/tumblr_mqjkpdZvsB1rtwr7ro1_500.jpg"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://31.media.tumblr.com/e476ed478c255bd618f71f02f0f50d82/tumblr_mqjkpdZvsB1rtwr7ro2_500.jpg"/><br/> <br/><p>Playing the Open mic at the Bell Inn Bath last night</p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/56510785805http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/56510785805Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:46:25 +0100Leigh Folk Festival<p>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!)</p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/9b778f4ec98571d90bb1e145032bc64e/tumblr_inline_mpv6ftpJUl1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p>We then watched the incredible <a href="https://www.facebook.com/bloodonafeather?fref=ts">Blood on a Feather</a> 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&#8230;<span><br/></span></p><p>Sunday brought with it beautiful weather and great music. I finally got to see some of my favourite bands out there at the moment; <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCsTSGs75h4" target="_blank">Harp and a Monkey</a>, <a href="http://www.folkpolicerecordings.com/rapunzel--sedayne.html" target="_blank">Rapunzel and Sedayne</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lszHFoXn9RI" target="_blank">Stephanie Hladowski &amp; C Joynes</a>, <a href="http://www.alasdairroberts.com/" target="_blank">Alasdair Roberts</a> and <a href="http://josienneclarke.co.uk/" target="_blank">Josienne Clarke &amp; Ben Walker</a> and during my set I was joined in my song Haymakers by Robin, Rose and Jane&#8230; I don&#8217;t think I&#8217;ve been happier on stage!</p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/82476d930e962fafedd56e962781698e/tumblr_inline_mpv73v1Yz21qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/3f84a1e396be13b0035b77a912930ac6/tumblr_inline_mpv74jpxnV1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p>I&#8217;m very much looking forward to next year, thanks to the organisers  and to Steven Collins for the lovely photos above!</p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/d2d12366cdc187b35fd9fbe555331d69/tumblr_inline_mpv788Zrxv1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/55327888612http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/55327888612Sat, 13 Jul 2013 08:53:34 +0100Green Note 3rd June<p>I just performed a very enjoyable support slot to Ewan McLennan on Monday with Rose Lippard, lovely crowd and some great shots from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75427647@N07/">Steven Collins</a>, click the link to see more: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75427647@N07/sets/72157633928952913/">Ewan McLennan + Rosemary Lippard &amp; Tim Graham</a></p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/10fe66ad0a46ea3a1e15bd978dc65172/tumblr_inline_mnvwknZc7P1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/52159634090http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/52159634090Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:53:47 +0100New Tune and Studying Economy<p>Good afternoon, I hope your bank holiday is a chilled out affair</p><p>I&#8217;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 &#8220;steepletoes&#8221;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F92928525" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The other new track is sung with the lovely Rose Lippard in preparation for our gig at the <a href="http://www.folkandroots.co.uk/MondayMonday/joomla/index.php/forthcoming-events?id=51">Green Note this coming Monday</a>, this is a cracking song that we heard done by The Devil&#8217;s Interval a few years ago<a href="http://www.folkandroots.co.uk/MondayMonday/joomla/index.php/forthcoming-events?id=51"><br/></a></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F94125968" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>See you down the road!</p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/51474593909http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/51474593909Mon, 27 May 2013 15:29:34 +0100Pedal Folk<p>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 <a href="http://thegirloutdoors.co.uk/"><a href="http://www.thegirloutdoors.co.uk">www.thegirloutdoors.co.uk</a></a>, please head to <a href="http://pedalfolk.co.uk/"><a href="http://www.pedalfolk.co.uk">www.pedalfolk.co.uk</a></a> for more info and future projects!</p><p><img alt="image" src="http://media.tumblr.com/34029e8d1795007b9721d8a104e14fb5/tumblr_inline_mm9h93S9tr1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p><img alt="image" src="http://media.tumblr.com/d05862208643da4f8ef0984d363f1b8c/tumblr_inline_mm9hbyedJv1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p><img alt="image" src="http://media.tumblr.com/2d3e417ab10df205633005e95bc7b2e7/tumblr_inline_mm9hrlTIie1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p><img alt="image" src="http://media.tumblr.com/66cfe226385f3ec8dc571d663f95838b/tumblr_inline_mm9hx0zLup1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p><p>Here is an interview that I did just after our Swindon Central Library gig for <a href="http://justaride.tv/">Just a Ride</a></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="281" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/65175165" width="500"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/65175165">Pedal folk</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/justaridetv">Christopher Panks</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>We&#8217;re lining up another tour later this year and have a big project lined up for 2014 so stay in touch!</p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/49576375831http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/49576375831Sat, 04 May 2013 07:59:00 +0100Pedal Folk TourPedal Folk<p>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 &#8216;<a href="http://thegirloutdoors.co.uk/">The Girl Outdoors</a>' </p><p>To see our bios, route, gig listing &amp; to hear some music please visit <a href="http://www.pedalfolk.co.uk"><a href="http://www.pedalfolk.co.uk">www.pedalfolk.co.uk</a></a> and come along to a gig if you&#8217;re nearby!</p><p><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/c498552fd07e3f08773d7a05f5410733/tumblr_inline_ml7qevOu1t1qz4rgp.jpg"/></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/47895886063http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/47895886063Sat, 13 Apr 2013 22:30:57 +0100Society's Cycling 7/8ish<p>Society&#8217;s cycling 7/8ish was written in the fantastic Bath establishment &#8217;Society <span>café&#8217; as I supped a coffee one afternoon, if you&#8217;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&#8230;</span><span><br/></span></p><p><span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80532108" width="100%"></iframe></span></p><p>Hear our original E.P here: <a href="https://soundcloud.com/timgraham-2/sets/tim-graham-and-rachel-hall"><a href="https://soundcloud.com/timgraham-2/sets/tim-graham-and-rachel-hall">https://soundcloud.com/timgraham-2/sets/tim-graham-and-rachel-hall</a></a></p><p>In other news I am going to be performing with Rachel at Bath Festival&#8217;s Party in the City on the 24th May in Milsom Place and at the Bath International Music Festival&#8217;s Caf<span>é at the Octagon room above Milson Place on the 27th May, head over to my Reverbnation page for those dates and more forthcoming events!</span></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/47556884704http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/47556884704Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:38:56 +0100Milk White Dove<p>Here&#8217;s a recent song that I&#8217;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&#8217;s a good &#8216;un all right!</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F82628375" width="100%"></iframe></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/47353097928http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/47353097928Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:14:40 +0100I'm number 3! I'm number 3!<p>Apparently I&#8217;m the third best folk artist in the Bath area on Reverbnation&#8230; fun times! If I can get to number 1 then I&#8217;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</p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/45771537536http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/45771537536Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:20:00 +0000Last of three videos from Bath Folk Festival last year, in other...<iframe width="400" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-toulISs7Ak?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br/><br/><p>Last of three videos from Bath Folk Festival last year, in other news I have only 12 copies of my new E.P left, have a look/listen/buy here: http://timgraham.bandcamp.com/</p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/42777595585http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/42777595585Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:15:19 +0000New Review and Video<p>I recently had a track from my most recent <a href="http://timgraham.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">E.P &#8216;Absent Minded Traveller&#8217;</a> included on the first volume of Lazy Sunday Afternoon, an excellent music event held at Swindon Arts Centre by <a href="http://www.mrloveandjustice.com/" target="_blank">Mr Love and Justice</a>, and got a terrific mention towards the bottom for my track &#8216;Too Good to Burn&#8217;</p><p><span>"The album bows out in the hushed manner with which it kicked off. 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. Again delving into an English folk tradition and reminiscent of the likes of Nick Drake or Bert Jansch, this is a song that really explores the less is more concept and a perfect swansong for the album." </span><a href="http://greenmanbsp.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/lazy-sunday-afternoon-volume-1/" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"><a href="http://greenmanbsp.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/lazy-sunday-afternoon-volume-1/">http://greenmanbsp.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/lazy-sunday-afternoon-volume-1/</a></a><span> </span></p><p><span>Here the track below</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F61835485" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span>And as it&#8217;s the New year, here&#8217;s another video from my performance at the Bath Folk Festival 2012, this track is the self-penned ballad &#8216;Ellie Roseday&#8217;</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GmHIrZXi1vY" width="560"></iframe></p><p><span>Hope you all have had a jolly festive season and I&#8217;ll see you soon!</span></p>http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/39492936775http://www.timgrahammusic.co.uk/post/39492936775Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:45:33 +0000