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Oh Jeannie Mac! Don't you just wish it was Saint Patty's Day all over again? Well, your wish has been granted! Philly's famous Irish rockers Blackthorn will be making the rounds at Yachstock River Jam June 15th. As a matter of fact they will be the main attraction! Blackthorn has over five albums to their credit. The first album, "It's An Irish Thing" was an instant hit with their fans with songs like "Celtic Symphony" becoming and anthem of sorts in the Philadelphia Area.
Over the past six years, Blackthorn has recorded three additional CDs: The Other Side, Ratty Shoes and Push and Pull each of which has gotten extensive airplay in the North East. The original CDs have opened many doors to the band. They have extended their reach beyond the traditional Irish venues and have gained a huge following with the college crowd. Just go to one of their show in the Jersey shore and you will find hundred of Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y singing along to their songs.
Of the very few bands that make it to the level of Blackthorn, even fewer last more than a few years. But Blackthorn is Bigger today than they have ever been. Their music continues to evolve and the community that they started in small bars around the Philly area in the 90s continues to go. Blackthorn is not just a band, it's an institution. There are always five super talented musicians on the stage but they speak with one voice.
Maybe that's the magic.