Scotland-based band Old Blind Dogs coming to Coolidge Theatre

WELLSBORO — Coming to Wellsboro straight from Scotland, the Old Blind Dogs will take the stage in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main Street, at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10.

On Aug. 9, band members will fly into the United States. Wellsboro is their first stop on a 10-day tour of the country. They will return to Scotland after performing in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

One of Scotland’s most highly touted traditional folk bands, the Dogs are known for their strong, shared musical vision. They play an energetic mix of traditional Scottish folk tunes and Celtic songs with influences from rock, reggae, jazz, blues and Middle Eastern musical rhythms. This band is known for its “dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes” that “fuel their delicately phrased melodies.”

The Dogs have recorded 13 studio albums and two live albums and won numerous awards.

Jonny Hardie (fiddle, guitar, vocals) is the only original member in the Dogs. Other band members are Aaron Jones (bouzouki, guitar, vocals), Ali Hutton (border pipes, whistles, guitar, vocals) and Donald Hay (percussion, vocals).

This is a BYOB — bring beverages, snacks and reserve a table — event. Admission is charged for adults and free for children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult.

For tickets and a table, call the Deane Center 570-724-6220 or visit