Originally Published: March 19, 2016 5:55 a.m.
After five years of not being able to enter the United States, the Scottish band is returning to Prescott for the Prescott Celtic Concert Series.
Performing Wednesday, March 23 at Light & Life Free Methodist Church, 2797 Willow Creek Road, the Old Blind Dogs are a musically tight band that play songs of their creation as well as some traditional songs.
Beginning at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., admission is $25 for adults, $12 for college students and free for ages 19 and under and tickets are available at the door.
The Old Blind Dogs are Scotland’s top touring band, said Celtic Concert Series Director David McNabb.
“They’re very well known for a Scottish band,” McNabb said noting that the other band that’s as well-known as them “never comes to America.”
A band for about 25 years, it’s been half a decade since the Old Blind Dogs came to the United States, McNabb said. The reason for that is due to a work visa issue, he said. Prior to that, they had been in the country every year.
The band offers a little bit of jazz infusion. They play songs that they themselves have written with a little bit of traditional music, McNabb said.
There will also be a pre-show that includes music by accordionist, guitarist and singer Tom Thomas.
This concert in the series is the one that people should go to if they are only able to attend one concert this season, McNabb said.
“It’s going to be our best band we’re going to have this year,” he said. “There are two bands in Scotland that are top notch. This is one of them.”
For more information about the Old Blind Dogs or to hear their music, visit www.oldblinddogs.co.uk.