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In Performance:

The BUZZ...

"Of particular note is Mance Grady, who pounds away on his bodhran like a Celtic Mickey Hart." --Lindsay Cobb - Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange


"...the icing on the cake." --Johnny Cunningham


"It doesn't get any better." --Joe Derrane


"...formidable." --Keith Corrigan, Quebecois accordion great


"...a top-class talent." --Alan Loughnane, Irish Voice


"...regarded as one of the finest bodhrán players, actually general percussionists in traditional music..." --Brian O'Donovan, WGBH's Celtic Sojourn, Boston, Mass.


"He plays the tune."--Séamus Connolly


"Grady's musicianship is unquestionable... Prepare to gasp at the deftness." --Michael Caito, The Providence Phoenix


"The bodhrán ... in the hands of a percussion master like Mance Grady -- can be a remarkably expressive instrument... " --Andy Smith, The Providence Journal



Whether Mance is a guest artist with Irish traditional, Celtic Rock, new age, Classical, world music, you name it -- Mance delivers powerhouse performances that are visually intriguing and musically inspiring.

Sitting in with Celtic rock group Lenahan.


Accompanying a chorus of over 70 singers as part of an orchestra
with brass, woodwind, string and percussion sections.

Mance's roots as a classically trained percussionist, plus his interests in blues, rock, big band, jazz, country, Latin, traditional Irish and more, are what make him the versatile and virtuostic player that he is today.


With ethnic percussionists representing Native American, African and Middle Eastern genres & Mance representing the Irish.
With the assurance and confidence that comes with a musician of Mance Grady's talent and abilitites, comes the refreshing ensemble player whose creed is "check your ego at the door and let's play for the sake of the music."


While recognized mostly for his chops on the bodhrán, the traditional Irish frame drum which has continued to gain substantial interest since the debut of Riverdance and its use with rockers such as Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Mance is a tasty percussionist on a variety of hand drums and percussive trappings.

The Executive Session
guest appearance by Séamus Connolly
The Executive Session, whose repertoire is grounded in the Irish tradition, and often forays into a bit of jazz improvisation with classical and baroque influences (typically a four piece).

Hundredth Monkey

Hundreth Monkey - high energy performances of music from both sides of the pond -- English, Irish, Medieval and Appalachian, Blues and more!

Booking Info:

For info regarding Mance's availability for guest appearances, tours, studio work -- or if you would like to book Mance and his band,

direct inquiries either via email or you may call 401 333-2293 (EST)

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