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In the Studio:

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
HEAR the's worth the wait
16. Traveller Band Set


"...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

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)

Mance has been brought in as a guest artist on many traditional Irish albums, as well as Celtic new age, bluegrass, folk, and others.

Well known for his his ability to produce the desired effect and feeling for a musical score, Mance is a valuable asset when you're looking for that something "extra" to make your project stand out from the rest. His support of the melody instruments lends power without overpowering.

Mance's proficiency, particularly on the bodhrán, is more than technical while still retaining a keen depth of emotion and wide range of dynamics.

If you're not familiar with the bodhrán, then now's the time to explore how this instrument, especially in the hands of a master player such as Mance Grady, can benefit your musical project and/or performance.

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 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, Mance is a tasty percussionist on drum set, hand drums and a multitude of percussive instruments.

Contact us now to confirm Mance's availability for your next project or performance.

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