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Ali Hutton Tunebook 'At Home' OUT NOW!

The first collection of tunes by our Piper, Ali Hutton is on general release now. The collection contains tunes recorded by Treacherous Orchestra, Symbiosis, Old Blind Dogs, From the Ground, Rura, Kinnaris Quintet, Cósan and Fourth Moon. If you fancy learning some new tunes, you can purchase the book from Ali’s online shop at www.alihuttonmusic.co.uk

Sail Well, Sir Steve...

We're very sad to be sharing the news of the passing of our dear friend Steve Huska. Father-in-law of fiddler, Jonny Hardie, Steve was a great supporter and inspiration to Old Blind Dogs over many years. His sense of fun and mischief is legendary and his warmth and wit will be hugely missed by us all.

A few years ago Ali wrote a beautiful tune which was dedicated to, and named after 'Sir Steve' and we still perform it frequently. Steve said to Jonny recently, “Mmmm, nice tune. When are the other guys in the band gonna get around to writing me one?” Truly one of the great characters, it was an honour to have known him.

Coronavirus - Cancellations and Postponements

We'd like to take a moment to send our love and best wishes to everyone affected by the current COVID-19 outbreak. We're on lockdown here in Scotland so a huge thank you to everyone on the front line here for looking after us. Huge love to the NHS staff and all the key workers keeping the wheels turning!

Everyone is fine here but of course, all of our shows have been cancelled as far ahead as June (so far) and, as self employed freelance musicians we are faced with a nervous Spring and Summer wondering how we'll make ends meet. We'll let you know about re-scheduled concerts but in the meantime we're looking into other options including streamed concerts online, online workshops or conversations and merch bundles for auction.

For now though, stay safe, wash your hands and social distance and we'll see you all once we're all through this. What a hooley that will be... ;-)

All our love, best wishes and kindest regards,

Jonny, Aaron, Ali and Donald X

Old Blind Dogs - Auction Bundles and Merch

To try to help us out with mortgages, rent and bills whilst we self isolate here in Scotland, we're not asking for charity. What we've been doing is creating some unique auction lots and asking you to bid on them. The latest lot, 'Old Blind Dogs Merchandise Bundle' is currently live on eBay until 11:15BST on 2nd May 2020. To view it and bid click here.

Alternatively, you can support us by buying our merch or downloading our albums through this website. Buying merch or downloading our albums through this website (in the OBD Shop our through our individual pages) OR buying them through Bandcamp, gives us the largest cut of the money. They're here to stream too if you can't afford it but if you usually stream and you have a spare £10 then we would really, really appreciate your custom right now.

 

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