Blackthorn welcomes you to the rich tapestry of Celtic music. Traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and reels, and ancient airs combine with some of Ireland’s best contemporary songs for a musical experience that captures the history and legend of Ireland and its people. What makes
a Blackthorn show unique is the variety of tunes, tempos and
textures. Each member of the band plays multiple instruments, including wooden fl ute, accordion, tin whistle, fi ve string banjo, cittern, bones and more. These instruments complement the lead vocal of Belfast native Richard McMullan and the band’s tight blend of four-part harmony.