PADDY GRABER (1925-2015)
Paddy Graber passed away Dec. 26, 2015, age 90, in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. He was born in Co. Tipperary, Ireland on December 18, 1925. From his mother, Eileen (Mead), a well-known traditional singer, he learned a vast repertoire of songs. After serving with the British Army during World War 2, he returned to England and then emigrated to Canada in the 1950s, where he worked in the copper mines and later as an occupational therapist in Vancouver. Paddy was a traditional Irish folk singer and song collector as well as a songwriter and story teller. He performed many years at the Northwest Folklife Festival, and was active with the Seattle Song Circle and the Traditional Folk Song Circle in Vancouver. Here is an article about him from the Victory Music Review in 2004,  and a thread on Mudcat.