|Taking influence from the whole spectrum of the Scottish folk tradition, Old Blind Dogs show themselves to be unrivalled in their craft, as their vivacity and passion tonight sends waves of energy through the audience. Their performance does, at times, lose momentum as they dig out traditional ballads and love songs between the jigs and exhilarating instrumental epics. It is in this latter category where the quartet's overwhelming (at times jaw-dropping) musical skill is on full display; Ali Hutton in particular is an athlete on the pipes. What makes Old Blind Dogs special, however, is their power to evoke the wild, historic Scottish landscape and bring it to life in the contemporary world, even when they cover AC/DC.
- ThreeWeeks Festival Publication