Family Ceilidh featuring Blackthorn
Part of Winter Celebrations
A Ceilidh is a social event at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling and this Winter Celebrations tradition once again features Blackthorn! This event will also include a dance lesson for all led by dance caller Alison Moen!
Blackthorn features four talented musicians, three of whom share lead vocals, bringing a refreshing diversity of character to the group’s polished sound and all four contribute a mastery of a colourful variety of instruments. The results of their collective musical backgrounds, skills and experience are witnessed in the high-calibre, entertaining performances they consistently deliver to audiences of all ages.
Blackthorn’s extensive repertoire is rooted in the musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland as well as the folk music of English and French Canada. Their repertoire has expanded to include creative original compositions that reflect the influences of these traditions. From lively jigs and reels to songs with rousing choruses and heart-wrenching airs and ballads, they bring the music to life with their luscious harmonies and complex instrumentation.
This is part of the Winter Celebrations at Anvil Centre.