is a Canadian
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Judique is a small community located in Inverness County on the Ceilidh Trail on the western side of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada....
, Cape Breton
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, Nova Scotia
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Graham has received music industry recognition for his solo recordings. His second solo release, "Step Outside", garnered nominations for "Male Artist of the Year" and "Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year" at the 2002 ECMAs. In 2006 he received his fifth nomination at the ECMAs for his recording, "Drive", in the Roots/Traditional Solo Recording category.
In 2006, Graham authored the book "The Cape Breton Fiddle" published by the Cape Breton University Press.
Graham and his cousin Rodney MacDonald
Rodney Joseph MacDonald is a Canadian politician, educator and musician who served as the 26th Premier of Nova Scotia from 2006 to 2009 and as MLA for the riding of Inverness in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1999 to 2009....
, previously owned their own label, GlennRod Music Incorporated. Graham has since created his own label, Bowbeat.
- Let 'Er Rip (1996)
- Traditionally Rockin (1997, with Rodney MacDonald)
- Step Outside (2000)
- Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music (2004, with The Beaton Family of Mabou)
- Drive (2005)
- Decade: A Compilation (2007)
Graham's parents are Gaelic singer Daniel ("Danny") and pianist Mary (Beaton) Graham.
Graham's began his performing in public at age seven, when he sang a Gaelic song with his father in a concert in Glendale, Nova Scotia
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. Glenn started taking fiddle lessons at age ten from his mother's brother, Kinnon Beaton
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, a well known Cape Breton fiddler
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Graham's grandfather, the late Donald Angus Beaton
Donald Angus Beaton was a blacksmith and a fiddler. He was the son of Angus R. Beaton and Annie Belle Campbell.He composed for the violin and his work may be heard on the Rounder LP 7011 The Beatons Of Mabou - Marches, Jigs, Strathspeys & Reels of the Highland Scot ...
, was a legendary fiddler/composer, and his grandmother, Elizabeth Beaton, is a well known pianist. Graham and musicians from his maternal family, the Beatons, have been recorded by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music, "The Beaton Family of Mabou" was released in 2004.
Graham studied political science
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at St. Francis Xavier University
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in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
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, and obtained his Masters degree in "Atlantic Canada Studies" at Saint Mary's University, Halifax in 2004.