Sat, March 7, 2020

Festival du Bois


Mackin Park, 1046 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC

A weekend celebration of francophone and French-Canadian culture – the largest in BC. Come enjoy amazing music and dance, great traditional food, shows for kids, fun activities, and so much more.

Fri, March 13, 2020

CelticFest Vancouver Ceilidh 2020 CANCELLED

Celtic Fest Ceilidh 2020It is with heavy hearts that we make the decision to fall in line with current recommendations and cancel our Biggest Ceilidh West of the Rockies for 2020.

The COVID-19 crisis will abate at some point and we will look to find a new date or aim for 2021 to do this all again.

We had such an overwhelming response and were looking forward to an amazing night so hopefully this is just a temporary deferral.

This will be a challenging time for everyone so we wish good health to all.

Big hugs (with proper distance),
Blackthorn & Friends

Sat, March 14, 2020

St Patrick's Day Event CANCELLED

Doors: 7pm

Vancouver Odd Fellows - Main Hall and Upstairs Clubroom
1443 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver

Also performing will be the Watt School of Irish Dancers.

Tickets $20. Cash bar.

Net proceeds from the event will go to the 140 SPORTS - YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH charity. This event sells out every year so get your tickets early!


Sat, April 18, 2020

White Spot Pipe Band Spring Ceilidh

Doors: 6pm

Cloverdale Catholic Hall
17475 59th Avenue, Cloverdale, BC

Adults: $20  |  Kids 12 & under: $10
Tickets: or call Ken at 604-649-6482

Click thumbnail below to view full-sized pdf poster.

White Spot Pipe Band 2nd Annual Ceilidh

Sat, April 25, 2020

Shot of Scotch Vancouver's Ceilidh

Scottish Cultural Centre
8886 Hudson St, Vancouver


Sun, May 10, 2020

Mother's Day at The Glades

10am – 4pm
Glades Garden,
561 172nd Street, Surrey BC

Bring Mom and your loved ones to celebrate Mother's Day in a stunning woodland garden.



Sat, May 16, 2020

Sooke Coffee House

Doors: 7pm
Open Stage: 7:30
Blackthorn: 9 pm
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
1962 Murray Rd, Sooke, BC

Adults $7, Children $2

Sun, May 17, 2020

Victoria Folk Music Society (VFMS)

Pre-Folk Jam: 6:45 PM
Open Stage: 7:30 PM
Blackthorn: 9:00pm
Norway House
1110 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC

Admission: $7.00
16 yrs. & under: Free

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Past Performance Highlights

Old Warson Golf & Country Club, St. Louis, MO;
Focal Point Coffee House, St. Louis, MO;
Northwest Washington State Fair, WA;
Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA;
Northwest Folk Life Festival, Seattle WA;
Portland Highland Games, OR;
Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Gathering of the Clan, Enumclaw, WA
International Folk Dance Festival, Ferndale WA;
Irish House 2010 Pavilion, Vancouver
Opening for Irish Descendants, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver;
BC Highland Games;
Vancouver's First Night;
Canadian Int'l Dragon Boat Festival;
Celtic Festival, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver;
Timmy's Christmas Telethon, CBC, Vancouver;
Richmond Tall Ships Festival
Fall Harvest Gathering, Quail's Gate Winery, Kelowna;
Kelowna Fringe Folk Club;
Word on the Street -Vancouver Literary Festival;
CityFest, Vancouver;
Country Celebration, GVRD Parks, Langley;
Fraser River Festival, GVRD Parks, Deas Island;
Coquitlam's First Night Celebrations;
Point Grey Fiesta, Discovery Park;
International Bog Day, Delta;
Granville Island's Children's Hospital Benefit;
Festival du Bois, Coquitlam

Guest artists on the World Champion SFU Pipe Band album Do Mo Chara Maith;
Featured performers at the SFU Pipe Band's CD release concert & ceilidh;
Hornby Island Festival, Salt Spring Island;
Celtic Festival, Starfish Room, Vancouver;
Island Folk Festival, Duncan;
Avalon Fair, Salt Spring Island & New Brighton Park, Vancouver
Harrison Lake Concert;
W.I.S.E. Hall;
Vancouver Sea Festival;
Canada Day, Canada Place Vancouver;
Burnaby Village Museum; Aberthau Mansion "Coffee House";
Coast Hotel, Penticton; Granville Island Arts Club Lounge;
Ambleside Park "Harmony Arts Festival";
The "Celtic Connection" & Gaelic League Football Party

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