Celtic Music


TUNES, SONGS & CEILIDH DANCES from Britain & Ireland

Ceilidh Dance
"Blackthorn were absolutely fantastic on the day. You were so well organised and totally took the pressure off us, everyone enjoyed the ceilidh, the music was a great mix, the caller judged the ability of everyone there perfectly, and feedback from all the guests couldn't have been more positive. Couldn't have wished for a better experience, and we were really lucky to find you." More comments
Irish Scottish Ceilidh Music Band

Sarah, Jacqy, Fergus, Mannie - Sidmouth Folkweek

Ceilidh Band Irish Ceili Band Band Folk songs Band Celtic Folk Band
Sarah, Alex, Mannie & Fergus

  • "Focused and accomplished, this is dignified Anglo Celtic music of the first order" fROOTS
  • "This lovely album" Irish Music magazine
  • "Every tune played becomes a real delight and the biggest surprise is that the band is little known" Keltika (Italy)
  • "inexplicably undersung...Present-day bands playing Celtic repertoire don’t come much better than this." Netrhythms
  • "The music produced is quite exhilarating and a toe-tapping certainty." Fiddle On
  • "Extremely accomplished." Folk London
  • "Musicianship of such a standard deserves recognition and success" The Folk Mag
  • "The live gigs have received overwhelming positive feedback too."
  • Seered.co.uk wrote about Sidmouth Folkweek ceilidhs "Blackthorn were one of the best bands on offer during the whole week. ..Have them back next year!"
  • Sarah McQuaid wrote about Blackthorn's Sidmouth concert "Do send me a copy of your new CD when it's out and I'll be delighted to review it for Hot Press. If it's anything like as good as the live act I'm sure it'll be favourable!" More comments
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We enjoy playing for weddings and private parties. Listen to traditional tunes from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales - Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Polkas, Waltzes, Planxties and Airs. Sing along with well known songs like the Wild Rover, and the Leaving of Liverpool. Or get up and dance! We can arrange a complete ceili, barn dance or ceilidh evening for you.

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