JONNY HARDIE

Fiddle, Vocals, Guitar

 

Jonny Hardie co-founded Old Blind Dogs in 1929, or thereabouts. Since the band began, they have recorded 13 studio albums and two live albums. Over the years, Jonny has been involved in many other musical collaborations. He has performed with/arranged or produced over 50 CDs in his career (so far) recording and performing with artists as diverse as Kylie Minogue and The Chieftains with Ry Cooder. Jonny is currently working with fellow Aberdonians Simon Gall (in Clype) and Jenny Sturgeon. He is also musical director and writer for Dogstar Theatre Company and teaches fiddle at Aberdeen City Music School.

LATEST NEWS - JONNY

Jonny is writing for and playing/singing on an exciting new CD funded by Creative Scotland for 'Zazim'. The Glasgow-based production duo (VARDI and Rory Comerford) are collaborating with celebrated local and international guest artists to make a dance record that integrates Scottish traditional music with electronic club music rooted in Black culture.
 
Grounded in anti-racist thinking, the project seeks to pathfind a reconnection to local roots for the Scottish club scene, recognising the urgent need to end cultural appropriation, exoticism and other harmful creative practices. Accountable to anti-oppression facilitators at Tripod Training, Zazim are working for reciprocity and reflection in a dynamic cross-cultural collaboration.

Jonny will post information on how you can listen to Zazim once the project is released.
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