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The Blackthorne Ceilidh Band



  • Scottish Ceilidh band
  • The act play a wide repertoire of standard Ceilidh dances and some more less known ones
  • Perform as a three piece as standard and can extend to 4 piece with the addition of a drummer
  • Wedding bagpiper also available


The band are based in Kelso/Hawick in the Scottish Borders and play throughout the region and will travel for events.

Standard Set Times

  • Standard set times can be whatever you want. The band is quite happy to play 2 x 45 minute sets, or 2 x 60 minute sets, or longer.

About this Act

The Blackthorne Ceilidh Band is a very lively ceilidh band consisting of 2 accordions and a fiddle and piano and bass supplied via midi and drums by a specially programmed drum machine giving a very authentic sound. The result is a very full and dynamic ceilidh band sound. This Scottish borders based act specialises in informal and fun ceilidh dances and all the basic dances can be called or demonstrated by the band. Our emphasis is on having fun, rather than strict tempo Scottish Country Dancing, although the band can cater for the more formal occasions if required.

The Blackthorne Ceildh Band consists of Bob Liddle, lead accordion and Charlie McIntee, second accordion, both very experienced players with several accordion club Guest Artiste spots to their credit. Completing the line-up and adding the glamour is fiddler Louise Douglas, also very experienced in playing and teaching fiddle and has also toured Canada with the Riddle Fiddles.


Set List

Gay Gordons
Canadian Barn Dance
Old Time waltz
Britannia Two-Step
Dashing White Sergeant
Military Two-Step
Pride of Erin Waltz
Strip The Willow (+ Orcadian)
Gay Gordons Two-Step
St Bernards Waltz
Virginia Reel
White Heather Foxtrot
Eva Three-Step
Mississippi Dip
Boston Two-Styep
Flying Scotsman
Modern Waltz
Eightsome Reel
Edinburgh Mixture
Circassian Circle
Posties Jig
Spanish Waltz
Lomond Waltz
Palais Glide
Square Tango


  • 3-piece band: accordion, 2nd accordion and fiddle - (Piano, bass and drums also provided via midi player)
    4 piece - as above with the addition of drummer


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