A Blackthorn show is a musical ramble across Ireland. Their repertoire of traditional songs of emigration, ballads, shanties, jigs and reels combine with songs from Ireland’s best contemporary songwriters for a musical experience that is uniquely Irish. Each of the band’s five members play multiple instruments including flute, accordion, whistle, fiddle, banjo, cittern, bodhran, and keyboards. These instruments complement the lead vocal of Belfast native Richard McMullan and the band’s tight blend of four-part harmony. In recognition of their decades-long career promoting Irish music and culture, Blackthorn was inducted in to the prestigious Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame in 2018.
Travel Expenses: Travel negotiated with fee
P.O. Box 182
Royal Oak, MI 48068
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