Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Scottish roots revivalists Old Blind Dogs Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Since forming in the early 1990s, Old Blind Dogs 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. Their newly released “Four on the Floor” takes them bravely in many new directions.

The Dogs, one of Scotland’s most highly touted traditional folk bands, are not known for shying away from change. A strong, shared musical vision has allowed the group to ride out inevitable lineup changes to the extent that the only original member still with the band is Jonny Hardie (fiddle, guitar and vocals). The Dogs’ popularity has never dimmed and the current foursome of Hardie, Aaron Jones (bouzouki, guitar, vocals), Ali Hutton (border pipes, whistles, vocals) and Fraser Stone (drums, percussion) have proven more than capable of carrying on the tradition of the band that the Montreal Gazette called a Scots neo-traditional supergroup.

Old Blind Dogs have released 10 albums and have won numerous awards including the prestigious title of Folk Band of the Year at the 2004 and 2007 Scots Trad Music Awards. “Four On The Floor” picked up the Indie Acoustic Project’s Best Celtic CD award.

Tickets are $20. Next up at Unity College Centre will be The Press Gang, recently seen at the Belfast Free Range Music Festival, Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. ($15). For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.