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Old Blind Dogs

Saturday July 6th @ 6:00pm - 10:00pm

More infor­ma­tion at: old​blind​dogs​.co​.uk

Since form­ing in Scot­land in 1992, The Dogs’ have stood on the cut­ting edge of the Scots roots revival. The band has devel­oped its own trade­mark style with an ener­getic mix of songs and tunes. Dynam­ic per­cus­sion, pol­ished vocals, soar­ing fid­dle and stir­ring pipes fuel the del­i­cate­ly-phrased melodies and tra­di­tion­al songs. 

The Old Blind Dogs play with a com­pelling ener­gy and intox­i­cat­ing rhythm,” says The Scots­man, “…as play­ers and audi­ence seem to share a wild ecsta­sy of emotion.” 

Twen­ty-sev­en years is a long time in the life of any band and most who reach those mile­stones are con­tent to rest on the tried and test­ed for­mu­las that have worked in the past. Not so for Scotland’s Old Blind Dogs whose new­ly released Room With A View’ takes them once again brave­ly in many new directions. 

The Dogs, one of Scotland’s most high­ly tout­ed tra­di­tion­al folk bands, are not known for shy­ing away from change. A strong, shared musi­cal vision has allowed the group to ride out inevitable line-up changes to the extent that the only orig­i­nal mem­ber still with the band is Jon­ny Hardie (fid­dle, gui­tar and vocals). 

The Dogs pop­u­lar­i­ty has nev­er dimmed though and the cur­rent four­some of Hardie, Aaron Jones (bouzou­ki, gui­tar, vocals), Ali Hut­ton (pipes, whis­tles, vocals) and Don­ald Hay (drums, per­cus­sion) have proven more than capa­ble of car­ry­ing on the tra­di­tion of the band that the Mon­tréal Gazette called “…a Scots neo­tra­di­tion­al super­group with a brac­ing­ly mod­ern musi­cal attack.” 

The Dogs have released thir­teen stu­dio albums and have won numer­ous awards includ­ing the pres­ti­gious title of Folk Band of the Year at the 2004 and 2007 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Their 2007 release Four On The Floor’ picked up the IAP Best Celtic CD’ Award and Wher­ev­er Yet May Be’, released in 2010 was nom­i­nat­ed for the same award. 

Their lat­est CD, Room With A View’ was short­list­ed for Album of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in 2017

A Scots neo-tra­di­tion­al super group, with a brac­ing­ly mod­ern musi­cal attack.” (Mon­tréal Gazette) 

The skill, tal­ent and verve with which they played, belied their lad­dish­ness and the crowd respond­ed with thun­der­ous applause. Folk is the new rock and roll.” (Evening News) 

The Old Blind Dogs play with a com­pelling ener­gy and intox­i­cat­ing rhythm, play­ers and audi­ence seem to share a wild ecsta­sy of emo­tion. (The Scotsman) 

Old Blind Dogs have mas­tered the tricky art of inno­vat­ing with­in a musi­cal tra­di­tion while faith­ful­ly reveal­ing its essence.” (Acoustic Guitar) 

Old Blind Dogs bring fresh­ness and colour to acoustic music steeped in cen­turies of Scot­tish folk­lore and his­to­ry.” (The Los Ange­les Times) 

Out­door show. Doors open at 6:00, show starts at 7:00.

Food will be avail­able for purchase.