are moments when the whole house, players and audience, seem to share a
wild ecstasy of emotion.” - The Scotsman
Old Blind Dogs is on the cutting edge of
roots revival. Dynamic percussion blends with border pipes and whistle
and a fine blend of guitar, cittern, mandolin, and fiddle. Pair that
with rich vocals and a wonderful feel for the traditional, with a new
and exciting fusion of the present and the past, and you can understand
why the many tours in the US have cemented them a huge loyal following.
OBD is: founding member Jonny Hardie
from Aberdeenshire - fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, backing
vocals; Rory Campbell, born on the island of Barra, a
brilliant young piper, playing the border pipes as well as low whistle;
lead vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist on bouzouki, guitar
and bass, newest member (born in Poole, England into a musical family
from Northern Ireland) Aaron Jones; and drummer Fraser
Stone, a Highlander, a specialist on African percussion.