Live recording courtesy of Stuart Marshall

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John 'Fingers' Watson
Martyn 'the Prof' Paley
Jon 'Stonewalker' Crossley


Blackhill Barrow Boys


a new solo album from Jon Crossley


Live Performances

"Live in Bradley" Tanzania Fund Raiser November 2016
"Folk - Jazz - Blues Fusion Live at the Black Hill Barrows, Bradley Moor, Summer 2017
"Fountain Inn, Barnoldswick" May 14th 2017
"Live at Hothfield School" Launching their 'Year of Music' 19th January 2018
"Goose Eye - Tour de Yorkshire Sunday 6th May, 2018"                 
"Party in the Park" Bradley 7th September 2018
"Live at the Octagon" - Friday 28th September 2018

"Jamie's 50th" Feb 2019, Bradley Village Hall

"British Chapter of ISMRM Conference Dinner at Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield" September 2019
"RHS Harlow Carr Gardens Glow Night" Thursday December 5th 2019

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The BlackHill Barrow Boys take their name from the Black Hill Long Cairn or Barrow on the moors near Bradley, North Yorkshire. This is a Neolithic burial site of archeological importance. The view on the home page is from the Barrow towards Sharp Haw Hill in Skipton and on towards Settle. Below is an aerial view of Bradley and the Barrows which are in the bottom left of the picture - can you spot them?

The band members John (Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboards, Blues Harp), Martyn (Bass, Guitar) and Jon (Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Squeezebox, Mandolin) have played together for many years in a number of different local bands including the Oddball Rock Band, the JW Band, the Big Heart Soul Band and the Bronte Blues Club 5 (BBC5) house band They are inspired by playing the best in folk, jazz and blues classics as well as writing a number of their own original compositions.

LATEST NEWS: Jon Crossley's solo album 'Stonewalker' is now available for listening and download.

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Recording our signature tune - BlackHill Barrow Boy Blues


BlackHill Barrow Boys launching the 'Year of Music' at Hothfield School, Silsden - a highly enthusiastic audience !!

Tour de Yorkshire Gig at 'Cote de Goose Eye - May 2018.

BlackHill Barrow Boys - recorded and mixed by Richard Trinder, Old Chapel Studios

Photos of Turkey Inn, Goose Eye
Tour de Yorkshire Gig
courtesy of Glynne Davies
- photographer to the stars
(and the Blackhill Barrow Boys...)

BlackHill Barrow Boys

Friday 7th September 2018 8pm

live at Bradley 'Party in the Park'


BlackHill Barrow Boys

Friday 28th September 2018 7.30pm

at Keighley Blues Live, The Octagon


Mike Vernon & the Mighty Combo

Mike has produced albums for some of the most famous artists in British Rock and Blues history including John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (with Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor); David Bowie; Ten Years After; Savoy Brown; Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green, Danny Kirwan and Christine McVie); Chicken Shack; Focus; Freddie King; Climax Blues Band; Level 42 and Roachford.

Performing BlackHill Barrow Boy Blues
Image courtesy of Barry Lambert

Jamie's 50th Bradley Village Hall February 2019


Supporting Kyla Brox at

Silsden Town Hall, May 11th 2019

Kyla was European Blues Challenge Winner 2019!

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British Chapter of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 25th Anniversary Conference Dinner

Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Sheffield

17th September 2019

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Glow Night at RHS Harlow Carr, Dec 5th 2019