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Old Blind Dogs NEW CD Pledge Campaign Old Blind Dogs NEW CD Pledge Campaign
We are delighted to announce that we will be releasing our new CD 'Room With A View' on 31st March 2017. To meet the deadline and help with costs we are offering you a chance to pre-order the CD along with a host of other fun options through Pledge Music. oldblinddogs.co.uk finds out more...
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Orpheus Caledonius Project - London Concert Orpheus Caledonius Project - London Concert
Old Blind Dogs will travel to London in June to take part in a new collaborative project with the brilliant singer Siobhan Miller and baroque orchestra L'Avventura. oldblinddogs.co.uk finds out moreÖ
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OBD Return from USA - Thanks Jenna! OBD Return from USA - Thanks Jenna!
Old Blind Dogs recently returned from a five week tour of the USA which saw the band perform in nine States. They were joined by the brilliant fiddler Jenna Moynihan. oldblinddogs.co.uk finds out how the tour wentÖ
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Old Blind Dogs Return to Soundhouse at the Traverse Old Blind Dogs Return to Soundhouse at the Traverse
On Monday 6th June Old Blind Dogs will make a welcome return to perform a concert for Soundhouse at the Traverse. oldblinddogs.co.uk finds out more...
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Jenna Moynihan To Guest With Old Blind Dogs Jenna Moynihan To Guest With Old Blind Dogs
We are delighted to announce that the brilliant young fiddler Jenna Moynihan will be joining us for our forthcoming USA tour. oldblinddogs.co.uk finds out more about Jenna...
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Old Blind Dogs, Banchory - CD Launch Tour
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Woodend Barn - Banchory - Scotland

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Folk Band of the Year 2004 at the Scots Trad Music AwardsFiddler and guitarist Johnny Hardie is the only remaining original member of Old Blind Dogs, but the process of change has been gradual, and the band have largely retained their musical philosophy. Their initial focus on material from the North-east has broadened, including tunes from Brittany and Galicia, but the fusion of traditional Scottish music with undercurrents from world music, reggae, jazz and rock remains central.

Fraser Stoneís hand percussion on the West African djembe lies at the heart of the bandís sound, and when combined with Aaron Jonesís electric bass, it provided a flexible but propulsive rhythmic momentum for Hardieís virtuoso fiddling and the equally compelling pipe and whistle playing of Rory Campbell. The high-octane instrumental sets included the appropriately named The Wild Rumpus and a rock-out on Rory Campbellís Soup of the Day alongside more conventional material. They alternated with songs from the Scots tradition, superbly sung by Jim Malcolm, with all but Stone chipping in on the harmony vocals that are one of this bandís trademarks.

Malcolm has settled into the role since replacing Ian Benzie as lead vocalist, and his guitar and harmonica playing added a further dimension to the bandís instrumental resources. Songs included the boisterous Tramps and Hawkers and Kincardine Lads, the dark and brooding The Ballad of Young Edward, and Burnsí A Manís a Man for Aí That, taken at a lively clip with an insouciant rhythmic swagger that felt more Caribbean than Ayrshire in its inspiration.

- The Scotsman
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