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  Old Blind Dogs Family Tree



obd11990-96. After Benzie, Hardie and McMillan met in 1990, the first Old Blind Dogs were formed. They toured and recorded four critically acclaimed albums: New Tricks (1992), Close to the Bone (1993), Tall Tails (1994), and Legacy (1995).  
     
Ian F
Benzie

guitar, vocals
Jonny
Hardie

fiddle
Buzzby
McMillan

cittern, bass
Davy
Cattanach

percussion
     
     
    2obd1996-97.
The band was augmented by Fifield on small pipes and saxophone. The new line-up recorded the album Five (1997).
   
    Ian F
Benzie

guitar, vocals
Jonny
Hardie

fiddle
Buzzby
McMillan

cittern, bass
Fraser
Fifield

small pipes
Davy
Cattanach

percussion
obd31997-99. Cattanach was replaced by ex-Wolfstone percussionist Graham "Mop" Youngson. Although this line-up toured extensively, no albums were released.   ?
   
Ian F
Benzie

guitar, vocals
Fraser
Fifield

small pipes
Graham
Youngson

percussion
Jonny
Hardie

fiddle
Buzzby
McMillan

cittern, bass
   
solo other projects left 4obd1999-2002.
Benzie retired from the band in 1999, and Fifield and Youngson also left to go their own ways. Singer Jim Malcolm and piper Rory Campbell (from Deaf Shepheard) came in, and with Paul Jennings on percussion, they recorded two albums: The World's Room (1999) and Fit? (2001).
   
    Jim
Malcolm

guitar, vocals
Jonny
Hardie

fiddle
Buzzby
McMillan

cittern, bass
Rory
Campbell

whistle, pipes
Paul
Jennings

percussion
obd52002-present. Jennings left to concentrate on his Croft No.5 band project. Fraser Stone replaced him on percussion.     Croft No.5
   
Jim
Malcolm

guitar, vocals
Jonny
Hardie

fiddle
Buzzby
McMillan

cittern, bass
Rory
Campbell

whistle, pipes
Fraser
Stone

percussion