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Work with such bands as LinnTilla, Mahogany Gaspipes etc.

Renowned for his innovative work with such players as Amy Thatcher, Andy Dinan etc.

Murray is pushing forward the boundaries of traditional accordion with his wide musical experience.


Murray Grainger has a great love for traditional music from the UK and beyond. With a variety of sounds from Irish, French and British music Murray has established an enviable reputation.

Murray has worked extensively in the traditional music field, with some of the finest players around.

His successful trio Heretique has quickly established itself as one of the most dynamic bands on the scene at the moment and their first album has met with critical aclaim.

Working with bands such as Mahogany Gaspipes and LinnTilla, collaborating with Steafan Hannigan, resulted in some of the most exciting sounds around. The fusion of jazz, rock and electronic music with the finest traditional sounds has excited Murray for years and he is currently working on a new project, with Andy Dinan on fiddle among others.

The accordion is one of the finest instruments in small ensembles and Murray has worked with many different players, such as Andy Dinan, Cormac Byrne, Desi Donnely, Jon Loomes, Steafan Hannigan etc. His accordion duo with Amy Thatcher resulted in the renowned album 'Paperbird'.

As a solo performer Murray has learnt a lot from other players and has been keen to follow the tradition of the past. He then is able to add his own style and feel, based on his wide and varied experience, to create his inimitable sound.

Performances to date include

Sidmouth International Festival

Celtic Connections

Festival Interceltique de Lorient

Folk Est Italy

Broadstairs Festival



Listen out for the new band 'Heretique'. Working with Jon Loomes, Hurdy Gurdy, and Michael Beake, pipes and whistles, this exciting trio is Murray's latest collaboration!

Celtic music fused with electronic sounds!