Irish Band, Blackthorn Band, Gloria Miller Entertainment

The Blackthorn Band

  • Genres
    Irish,  Folk


The Blackthorn Band

Blackthorn is a popular and experienced 3- or 4- piece traditional folk band (including caller when requested) available for all types of events. They have a wealth of experience in ceilidhs, barn dances, parties and corporate functions too. If you are looking for lively, melodic Celtic tunes and a good singalong or ceilidh for your wedding or party Blackthorn is the Act for you.

All the band members are multi-instrumentalists, with a life-long passion for traditional music and dance and they provide an enthusiastic, varied and authentic feel to the music. Blackthorn’s music is led by strong flute, whistle and fiddle melodies, backed by guitar and bouzouki rhythms, and contrasted with the sounds of concertina and their many other instruments.

Contact us today to book this fantastic Act for your upcoming event!


Sample Set Lists


Londonderry Air
For Ireland I’d not Tell Her Name
Carolan’s Draught
Carolan’s Concerto
Give me Your Hand
Women of Ireland/Legacy


Love Will you Marry Me/Byrnes
Alexander’s/Off to California
Joe Cooleys/Fairy Hornpipe
Cronin’s/Flowing Tide
Dance of the Honeybees
Harvest Home/Boys of Blue Hill
Homebrew/Homeruler/Kitty’s Wedding
King of the Fairies


Banks of Loughgowna/Roaring Barmaid
Bill Harte’s Favourite
Calliope House/Da Brig/Foula Reel/Glasgow City Police Pipers
Clare Mann/Rolling Waves/Stan Chapman’s
Cock of the North/Hundred Pipers/Majot McKie’s
Eavesdropper/Out on the Ocean

Circle Dances/Horas

Djatchko Kolo


Orange and Blue/The Smith’s a Gallant Fireman
Mudgee/Rigs of Marlow


O Keefe’s/Denis Murphy’s
John Kelly’s / Going to the Well for Water
Merrily Kissed the Quaker/Con Cassidy’s

Slip Jigs

Snowy Path/Foxhunter’s Jig
Rocky Road/Another Jig/Foxhunter’s Jig


Henry McDermot Roe
Hewlett/Planxty Irwin
Si Bheag Si Mhor/South Wind/Fanny Power
Margaret’s Waltz
Tommy Bhetty’s/Munster Cloak
Tramps & Hawkers/Banks & Braes
Neil’s Waltz/Fakenham Fair

And much more!