Blackthorn Folly


Blackthorn Folly is a five piece traditionally inspired band from the Milwaukee area. We play traditional Celtic tunes, pub songs, American standards, and even some pop music with high energy and a ground stomping tempo. Our highest priority is entertaining crowds through great music and audience participation.

Blackthorn Folly was formed in 2012 to perform on St. Patrick’s Day at a couple of the local pubs in Milwaukee. After the overwhelmingly positive response from the audience, they decided to continue to perform and create a serious band. Since they started, Blackthorn folly has continued to perform regularly in pubs around the Milwaukee area. Additionally, they have performed at Irish cultural festivals including the Milwaukee, New Dublin, and Oshkosh Irish fests.

Blackthorn Folly is available for all occasions. For booking information, please contact Chris at (262) 297-7613 or fill out our contact form.

Current Members

Christopher Chan – Vocals / Bouzouki / Guitar
Jacob Davida – Fiddle / Vocals
Josh Gratz – Tenor Banjo / Mandolin / Vocals
Heather Lewin – Fiddle / Vocals
Andy Miller – Percussion

Previous Members

Joe McElroy (Flute / Whistles)
Molly Noyes (Flute / Pipes)
Christian Tomsey (Fiddle / Vocals)
Chris Wieber (Flute / Whistles)
David Wojnowski (Bodhran)