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 Music Band
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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    Read all The River That Runs Below reviews

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Dance of the Honeybees | Mna na h'Eirann/The Legacy
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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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