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Old Blind Dogs

Popular Scottish band. Some of their recorded output is listed below, and you can see their "family tree" here.

Any comments welcome (email me).

 

Records:

new tricks

Old Blind Dogs: New Tricks (Lochshore ZCLOC1068, 1992)

Bennachie; The Garnethill (Jonny Hardie)/Miss Mairi MacPhail of Laxdale (Alistair Foote); The Bonnie Banks O'Fordie; J&B Reel/The Bonawe Highlanders; The Wee Wee German Lairdie; Monaghan's Jig; The Bonnie Lass O'Fyvie; Song For Autumn (Burns); Gala Water; The Ferret Set: Dinkies/A Shetland Tune/Andy Rennick's Ferret/Dinkies/Cuttymun and Treladle; Bedlam Boys/The Rights Of Man

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Ian F Benzie (guitar, lead vocals, mandolin); Jonny Hardie (fiddle, recorder, mandolin, backing vocals, percussion); Buzzby McMillan (cittern, bass guitar, g banjo, backing vocals, percussion); Davy Cattanach (percussion, backing vocals)


close to the bone

Old Blind Dogs: Close to the Bone (1993)

Kilbogie; Linden Rise; The Cruel Sister; The Honeymoon Reel/Kings/The Clayslaps Reel; The Twa Corbies; The Universal Hall/The Nuptial Knot/The Barlinnie Highlander; MacPherson's Rant/The Winging; Seonaidh Mor/The Fall/Dick Gossops; Margaret Cromar; The Trooper and The Maid or The Trumpet Sounds At Burreldales; The Broken Pledge/Claggy's Dilemma/Hamilton's Jig; Jean O'Bethelnie (Glenlogie)

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Ian F Benzie (guitar, lead vocals, mandolin); Jonny Hardie (fiddle, recorder, mandolin, backing vocals, percussion); Buzzby McMillan (cittern, bass guitar, g banjo, backing vocals, percussion); Davy Cattanach (percussion, backing vocals)


tall tails

Old Blind Dogs: Tall Tails (1994)

The Barnyards O' Delgaty; The Burn O' Craigie/The Moon Coin Jig/Miss Isobel Blackley; The Banks O' Sicily; The Sportsman's Haunt/Mrs. Baily of Redcastle/Sherlock's Fancy; A Wife in Every Port; Boondock Skank; Pills of White Mercury; Miss Sheperd/Sandy Grant/The Hurricane; Lay Ye Doon Love; Willie's Aul' Trews/The Auld Reel 1/The Auld Reel 2; P. Stands for Paddy; The Buzzard

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Ian F Benzie (guitar, lead vocals, mandolin); Jonny Hardie (fiddle, recorder, mandolin, backing vocals, percussion); Buzzby McMillan (cittern, bass guitar, g banjo, backing vocals, percussion); Davy Cattanach (percussion, backing vocals)


tall tails

Old Blind Dogs: Legacy (1995)

Mormond Braes/Charles Sutherland; Malcolm Ferguson/Finbar Saunders; The Lancashire Lads; There Were Twa Bonnie Maidens; The Rose and the Lindsey O'; Hollis Brown; The Bonnie Earl O' Moray; The Salmon Leap/Rip the Calico/Jenny Tied the Bonnet Tight/ The Crooks of the Kingdom; The Snows They Melt the Soonest; The Birkin Tree; The 5 Flute/Donald McLennan's Exercise/ What Pain I Have Endured Since Last Year; Tibbie Fowler/Breton Dance Tune

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Ian F Benzie (guitar, lead vocals, mandolin); Jonny Hardie (fiddle, recorder, mandolin, backing vocals, percussion); Buzzby McMillan (cittern, bass guitar, g banjo, backing vocals, percussion); Davy Cattanach (percussion, backing vocals)


five

Old Blind Dogs: Five (1997)

Glen Kabul/Trip to Pakistan/The Forth Floor; The Battle Of Harlaw; Lord MacDonald's March To Harlaw/The Mither Tap/The Cauldron; Parcel O'Rogues; The Walking Nightmare/The Shopgirl/Croix Rousse; Janine's Reel/In And Out Of The Harbour/The Hawk; The Lowlands Of Holland; Jonny O'Braidislee; Leaving Lochboisdale; Summerside/Mouy'ton Mayo/Andros 2/Andros 3

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Ian F Benzie (guitar, lead vocals, mandolin); Jonny Hardie (fiddle, recorder, mandolin, backing vocals, percussion); Buzzby McMillan (cittern, bass guitar, g banjo, backing vocals, percussion); Davy Cattanach (percussion, backing vocals) Fraser Fifield (small pipes, saxophone)


world's room

Old Blind Dogs: The World's Room (Green Linnet GLCD1201, 1999)

To the Beggin' I Will Go; The Branle: The Aird Ranters (Fred Morrison)/The Branle; Forfar Sodger/Trip to Skye (R Campbell)/The Bridie (Jonny Hardie); Mill o' Tifty; Bannockburn Road: Chuir I Gluin Air A Bhodach/Bannockburn Road (R Campbell)/Inspector Campbell of Ness (Donald MacLeod)/The Left-handed Fiddler (JS Skinner); Battle of Waterloo (trad/Malcolm); Soup of the Day (R Campbell); Roslin Castle (James Oswald); Edward; The Ritual: The Ritual (R Campbell)/The Leap Year/Johnnie Macdonald's Reel (J A Center)

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Rory Campbell: whistle, Border pipes, backing vocals Jonny Hardie: fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, backing vocals Paul Jennings: dejembe, conga, percussion Jim Malcolm: lead vocal, guitar, harmonica Buzzby McMillan: bass guitar, cittern, backing vocals


world's room

Old Blind Dogs: Fit? (Green Linnet GLCD1214 2001)

Is There for Honest Poverty (Burns); Kincardine Lass (trad); Much Better Now (Rory Campbell)/Bear Dance (trad)/Alex MacDonald (Norman MacDonald)/An Gun's T-Apron (trad); Tramps and Hawkers (trad); The Pearl Wedding Reel (W Taylor)/Country Girl & Hungarian Fiddler (C Campbell); Sky City (Gavin Marwick)/Lovely Basket of Nice-Smelling Flowers (Rory Campbell)/Galician Jig (trad); Reres Hill (trad); Sweet Molly (trad)/Periwig (trad)/The Rejected Suitor (trad); Awa' Whigs Awa' (Burns); Cuilfhionn (trad); The Black Haired Lad (trad)/The Bedding of the Bride (trad)/Ruidhle Mo Nighean Donn (trad)/Same As a Reel (trad); Tatties and Herrin' (trad)

Jim Malcolm: lead vocal, guitar, harmonica, jaws harp Jonny Hardie: fiddle, guitar, backing vocals Rory Campbell: whistles, Border pipes, backing vocals Buzzby McMillan: bass guitar, cittern, banjo, backing vocals Paul Jennings: dejembe, conga, percussion, drums, bongos, shaker, zendrum