Old Blind Dogs To Perform At EOH On October 1
Published: September 28th, 2022

Old Blind Dogs to perform at EOH on October 1 Scottish folk and Celtic band Old Blind Dogs will be performing at the Earlville Opera House on Saturday, October 1. (Submitted photo)

EARLVILLE — On Saturday, October 1, Earlville Opera House welcomes back to its stage the Scottish sensations reveled by all: Old Blind Dogs! Since forming in the early 1990s, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland's roots revival.

The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle, and stirring pipes fuel the delicately-phrased melodies and traditional songs. This program is brought to us with support from WAER 88.3 Syracuse University.

Jonny Hardie, a master on the fiddle and vocals, is a co-founder of Old Blind Dogs. Since the band began, they have recorded 13 studio albums and two live albums. Jonny has performed on, arranged, and 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. He is also a musical director and writer for Dogstar Theatre Company and teaches fiddle at Aberdeen City Music School.

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Aaron Jones on the bouzouki, vocals, and guitar is one of the most sought after accompanists on the traditional music scene today. He continues to tour worldwide and record with many of the biggest names in traditional music, including Kate Rusby, Siobhan Miller, Emily Smith, Robyn Stapleton and many more.

As well as being an official accompanist for the BBC Young Traditional Scottish Musician of the Year Awards for ten years, Aaron was voted "Instrumentalist of the Year" in a public vote at the 2005 Scots Trad Music Awards.

Donald Hay is a drummer/percussionist with an exceptional ability to play with power, empathy, delicacy, and drama. He’s appeared on recordings by Sting, Eliza Carthy (including her Mercury Award nominated "Anglicana"), Kate Rusby, Martin Carthy, Kathryn Tickell, Gordon Duncan, The Battlefield Band and The Nuala Kennedy Band.

Also joining the band on their US Tour is piper/whistler and singer Elias Alexander.

Join us as this powerhouse show of Scottish folk and Celtic music at play from their new album “Knucklehead Circus." This latest album has been getting rave reviews from everyone that has heard it.

Can you imagine all of this talent put together in one band? Well, you don’t have to! Come and see Old Blind Dogs perform live at the EOH as their music fills the theater with the ever so powerful sounds of Scotland.

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $27 for members (become a member!), with college students receiving half off general admission. Youth 17 and under always $10. Premiums apply to the first four rows.

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Thank you to our performance series sponsors: Community Foundation for South Central New York; Live Music Society; NBT Bank; Preferred Mutual Insurance Company; WAER 88.3; sfcu; Bruce Ward, Architect; Mid York Press; Fred’s Inn; and Poolville Country Store B&B.

Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in the charming Village of Earlville, NY and is handicap accessible. Vaccine proof required at door, masks optional. Please check our website for the latest updates and for further information on our programs and services, and like us on Facebook!

Events are made possible, in part, with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

-Information provided by EOH