Percussion, Vocals


Donald Hay is a drummer/percussionist with an exceptional ability to play with power, empathy, delicacy and drama. Coming from the fiddle led rock’n’roll explosion Mystery Juice, over the last twenty years he has become one of the most highly sought after percussionists on the Scottish and English folk scenes. He’s appeared on recordings by Sting, Eliza Carthy ( including her Mercury Award nominated ‘Anglicana’ ), Kate Rusby, Martin Carthy, Kathryn Tickell, Gordon Duncan, The Battlefield Band and The Nuala Kennedy Band. As well as Old Blind Dogs, he is currently performing with The Ciaran Ryan Band, and harpist Mary Macmaster. He has also done live session work for Shooglenifty and has appeared on the highly successful TV show and Celtic Connections concert 'The Transatlantic Sessions ‘ performing with Joan Osbourne, Jerry Douglas, Donal Lunny, Ali Bain and Phil Cunningham.

Donald has been working away on an exciting online Body Percussion workshops for kids. They are working towards an end of term Christmas video and we'll post details of that on our social media once it's released.
Donald has also been working hard at OBD HQ on admin and developing plans for OBD in 2021. Exciting news to follow as soon a C-19 restrictions allow the band to make solid plans regarding rehearsals.