The band are based in Kelso/Hawick in the Scottish Borders and play throughout the region and will travel for events.
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 and Barbados with the Riddle Fiddles.
We have a professional Bose PA for smaller venues and a Mackie PA for larger ones, therefore we can cater for all sizes of venues, from pubs and clubs to large dance halls and ballrooms.
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Canadian Barn Dance
Old Time waltz
Dashing White Sergeant
Pride of Erin Waltz
Strip The Willow (+ Orcadian)
Gay Gordons Two-Step
St Bernards Waltz
White Heather Foxtrot
This act's standard set times are as follows: