Folk Festival Concert. Saturday 9th June
Old Blind Dogs, Jenny Sturgeon Trio


Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs

The legendary, multi-award winning Old Blind Dogs bounded into their 25th anniversary year with a brand new album 'Room with a View' and a hugely successful Scottish tour. With a line-up from the world of Scottish folk music that is approaching superstar status, founder member Jonny Hardie (fiddle/vocals) is joined by Aaron Jones (guitar/bouzouki/vocals), Ali Hutton (pipes) and Donald Hay (percussion). 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! 25 years on, they show no signs of slowing down, indeed they are performing at their very peak.
'There isn't a disappointing moment on Room with a View. In fact, it could well be a contender for Scottish album of the year.' Folkwords
‘They really understand musical storytelling, and know how to hold our attention, riveted, to each twist of the story.’ fROOTS
‘This is finely crafted, accomplished fun…’ **** Songlines

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Jenny Sturgeon Trio

Jenny Sturgeon Trio

Jenny Sturgeon has been winning fans wherever she goes. She plays in a trio with Jonny Hardie of Old Blind Dogs (guitar and vocals) and Charlie McKerron of Capercaillie (fiddle).
Hailing from the north-east of Scotland, Jenny Sturgeon is a hugely talented singer songwriter whose passion for music lies in her interest in traditional folk song, combined with the enjoyment of creating fresh new compositions. The inspiration for her lyrics comes from folklore, historical events and observations of modern society, and as a biologist her enthusiasm for nature creeps into all her work.
Jenny was recently commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland to compose new songs and tunes inspired by St Kilda to mark the archipelago’s 30th anniversary as a World Heritage Site. The resulting work, The Wren and the Salt Air, was described as ‘A genuinely inspiring work’ by RnR magazine.

Her album, 'From the Skein' was released to some wonderful reviews. Mike Harding said: "A superb album - I love every track."
"Jenny Sturgeon is wonderful singer who can change the atmosphere in the room with her affecting delivery. This is a very special record"Boo Hewerdine

For further info about Jenny, click HERE (Opens in new window)



 





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Event Details


Date:09/06/2018
Venue:Brodick Hall
Start Time:19:30
End Time:23:00

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