Blackthorn - Celtic folk group from Vancouver Canada

Blackthorn is a Vancouver (Canada)-based Celtic folk group whose repertoire celebrates the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland as well as folk music of English and French Canada.

The group formed in 1988 performing in local coffee houses and bars, expanding their horizons since then to include large-scale concerts, festivals, conventions, weddings, parties and private functions throughout western Canada and parts of the US.

From lively jigs and reels to heart-wrenching airs and ballads, savour the melodies and intricately woven harmonies that bring this music to life in a new way, mixed with humour and above all else, fun.

Upcoming Gigs:

Check out our Calendar for a full list:

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News

Feb 01 2011

From Mountains to Open Skies Tour 2011

From Mountains to Open Skies TourOn the road again...

Blackthorn will be heading back to Saskatchewan on March 31, 2011, for the 2nd leg of their tour – check out the calendar for dates and locations.

 

Jan 03 2011

"Open Skies" single now available on iTunes

Open Skies single artworkBlackthorn's single, Open Skies is now available for download on iTunes!!

Open Skies was penned by band member Michelle Carlisle who was born in Broadview, Saskatchewan. Her experiences growing up in the prairies and of having to move away provided the inspiration for this beautiful ballad that is sure to pull the heartstrings of anyone, whether still living in the prairies, or living elsewhere now but continuing to hold the prairies near and dear.

Order Open Skies from iTunes Now!

 

Dec 01 2010

From Mountains to Open Skies Tour 2010 a Success

Blackthorn enjoyed 2 weeks on tour in November 2010, playing to enthusiastic audiences and many sold out shows throughout Saskatchewan.

Below are a few reviews:

The Times - Assiniboia

The Tisdale Recorder

Nov 17 2010

From Mountains to Open Skies Tour

From Mountains to Open Skies TourOn the road again...

Blackthorn heads out on the road to Saskatchewan – check out the calendar for dates and locations.

It's a good thing the Lions lost to the Roughriders or they might not have let us across the border!

 

Nov 08 2010

Open Skies Single to be Available on Saskatchewan Tour

Open Skies - the singleBlackthorn will be premiering a new song while on tour entitled “Open Skies,” penned by band member Michelle Carlisle who was born in Broadview, Saskatchewan. Her experiences growing up in the prairies and of having to move away provided the inspiration for this beautiful ballad that is sure to pull the heartstrings of anyone, whether still living in the prairies, or living elsewhere now but continuing to hold the prairies near and dear.

"Open Skies" will be available as a single while on their "Mountains to Open Skies" tour and will be available on iTunes and other digital distributors, later this year.

 

Nov 01 2010

Blackthorn Merchandise Now Available.

Backthorn ventures into the world of branded retail.

Blackthorn t-shirt samplesRemember a long time ago, when Blackthorn used to have t-shirts that featured Rosie's original celtic artwork and logo? Well, in response to continued inquiries from fans, they have launched a new generation of t-shirts – as well as a few other items – in conjunction with Wordans of Canada.

Check out all of the cool items available on Blackthorn's new Merchandise page. Show your support and proudly wear the Blackthorn logo.

 

Sep 02 2010

From Mountains to Open Skies Tour

In response to a very successful showcase at the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils last October, Blackthorn will be touring Saskatchewan in November 2010 (we know, Saskatchewan in November??? but we're sure the reception will be warm!) and again in April 2011. Be sure to check out the dates and locations on our Calendar page.

 

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