This is my fan page for Old Blind Dogs, a four-man group from Scotland. They play traditional Scots music with a contemporary edge, and have been around since the early 1990's.
The members of the group have changed over the years, as has the band's sound, but the music is always great! They have a powerful, unique sound, with African drum rhythms and Scottish border pipes and bagpipes.
The current lineup is (top photo) Ali Hutton (pipes and whistles), Jonny Hardie (fiddle, mandolin, guitar and vocals), Aaron Jones (guitar, bouzouki and vocals), and Donald Hay (percussion and vocals). These photos were taken in August, 2018 at a concert in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, for The Green Willow of Newark, Delaware.
Photo at right: Ali Hutton and Jonny Hardie. Jonny is the only original member still in the band.
Photo at left: Aaron Jones and drummer Donald Hay. Hay used a drumming technique that causes the drum beats to sound in musical notes.
To the right: Ali and Jonny. Jonny mostly has done vocal harmony, but he sang lead vocal for one song in this photo. His voice is not the usual smooth lead vocal, but more 'rough,' and was very strong and expressive of Celtic folk music. I hope he does more lead vocals.