Old Blind Dogs

Edinburgh Tradfest Spotlight:

Available Mon 12 - Mon 19 Oct

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Old Blind Dogs are legendary – a multi-award winning band with a line-up from the world of Scottish folk music that is approaching superstar status. Founder member Jonny Hardie is joined by Aaron Jones, Ali Hutton and Donald Hay.

Together they create a sound that is uniquely Old Blind Dogs and which still stands at the forefront of the Scottish roots music revival. It’s fair to say that their style, drawing as it does from the rhythms of Middle Eastern, rock, reggae, jazz and blues music went on to influence many bands, but nobody does it like the Dogs!

Their set, recorded live in Traverse 1 and beamed to Traverse 3 for you to enjoy at your convenience, includes some old favourites and some, yet to be recorded, new tunes and songs.

Edinburgh TradFest Spotlight is supported by Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the William Grant Foundation.


  • Fiddle and vocalsJonny Hardie
  • Bouzouki, guitar and vocalsAaron Jones
  • Pipes and whistlesAli Hutton
  • Percussion and vocalsDonald Hay

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