Celtic Music


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 2016

Ceilidh Band Scottish Ceilidh Band Irish Ceili Band Band Folk songs Band Celtic Folk Band
Sarah, Kat, 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
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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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