Since forming in the early 1990’s, 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 and their newly released album Four on the Floor picked up the IAP ‘Best Celtic CD’ gong. The Dogs have released eleven albums in total and have won numerous awards including the prestigious title of Folk Band of the Year at the 2004 and 2007 Scots Trad Music Awards. Support band, Edinburgh quintet The Banjo Lounge 4 have been entertaining crowds across Europe with their brilliantly imaginative take on some of pop's most memorable tunes using five string banjo, chunky acoustic guitar, double bass, stripped down 'crate' drums and brilliant three part harmonies.
"The Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm, players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion." The Scotsman
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