My name is Gracie Reid and I’m 17 years old. I’ve been playing the button accordion for about 8 years. On the accordion I play plenty of traditional Newfoundland and Irish music as well as other multicultural music such as Finnish and Portuguese. I also enjoy playing a variety of classic rock and pop songs. My grandfather first taught me how to play and I’ve learned by ear since then. I started playing publicly 7 years ago, visiting seniors homes with my grandfather. Since then, I’ve performed all over the Avalon peninsula at various events. I consider my accordion to be a great friend to me and love playing music and sharing it with others.