Old Blind Dogs

one of the hottest live tickets on the traditional Scottish music scene today

The musical evolution of Old Blind Dogs began in Aberdeen in 1992 with roots that grew from the eclectic music scene that flourished in the Granite City during the early 90’s. Four musicians from very different musical backgrounds came together to create a full-time professional touring band with the aim of showcasing the rich tradition of songs and tunes of the North-East of Scotland on an international stage.

Like many of the early flag bearing Scottish folk bands the Old Blind Dogs line up has faced inevitable changes over the years but the core values at the band’s musical heart continue to beat strong.

The current line up consists of original member Jonny Hardie (fiddle/vocals), Aaron Jones (cittern/guitar/ vocals) and Donald Hay (percussion/vocals). The band line up is completed by the brilliant piper/whistle player Mike Katz,(formerly with The Battlefield Band).

They comprise one of the hottest live tickets on the traditional Scottish music scene today touring all over the USA, Europe and at home. Inducted into the BBC ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Trad Music Hall of Fame’in2020,the’Dugs’ have celebrated over thirty years on the road.

Their fourteenth studio album ‘Knucklehead Circus’ is a joyous, uplifting and fun record full of compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm on which ‘OBD’ continue to innovate within their tradition while faithfully revealing its essence. The band are currently working on a new record to be released in 2025. Here’s to many more years of Old Blind Dogs!

“With an affectionate yet playful attitude to tradition Knucklehead Circus is a joyous, glorious, and thoroughly Scottish precursor to the Old Blind Dogs’ 30th anniversary.”★★★★(Songlines)

Event Info

Cost - £17/15

Date - 13 Jul 2024

Doors - 7:30 pm



Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


Tolbooth Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

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