Blackthorn Folk Dance Band

The Blackthorn Folk Dance Band was formed in 1991 and the line-up is accordion - fiddle/Irish tenor banjo - keyboard - bass/percussion.

We provide our own PA system and amplification, have full EFDSS public liability insurance and work with a variety of callers to provide the right music to make things go with a swing.

We are happy to discuss with callers and organisers any special music for events such as traditional barn dances, weddings charities etc.


Traditional music of the British Isles and North America but where appropriate more recent music is used. We are constantly expanding our range.


A band for dancers of all ages and abilities, we aim to make everybody want to dance and keep dancing right to the end of the evening.


Negotiable - to discuss your requirements and how we can help make your event a success please phone 01444 451867 or email hannehughes[at]live[dot]co[dot]uk

Sussex Folk Association: the folk band 'Blackthorn Folk Dance Band'

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