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Pop Folk

Kenmare, Ireland

blackmailed & bereft are Gina Griffin (fiddle/vocal) , Anita Heffernan (vocal/percussion/mandolin), Chris Liddle (acoustic guitars/vocal), John Meskell (fiddle/banjo/whistle/bodhran/vocal) and Gill Newlyn (fiddle/vocal)
The name of the band comes from two words introduced into the english language by the Border Reivers - blackmail and bereave. The Liddles were a prominent Reiver family in the 15th/16th centuries.

I wrote this song a few years ago now, just after doing a bit of internet genealogy and finding out that though I was born in Manchester, my family name comes from Liddesdale, just over the border in Scotland. I decided that this explained why I always wanted to go to Scotland on holiday, even at the risk of my marriage. It's about wanting to be where you feel most comfortable.
released 19 April 2013
Josh Clark - percussion
Gina Griffin - 9 fiddles and scat vocal
Chris Liddle - acoustic guitars and vocals
Eoin Teather - Hammond B4
Anita Urwin - Backing vocals

Fiddle parts written and arranged by Gina Griffin
Percussion and Gina recorded by Josh Clark
Eoin's Hammond part written and recorded by Eoin Teather
Everything else recorded by Chris Liddle
Mixed & Mastered by Josh Clark at Get Real Audio
Written and produced by Chris Liddle

Josh appears courtesy of The Scoville Units and Get Real Records
Gina appears courtesy of The Quirkish Delights & The Scoville Units
Eoin appears courtesy of Skyhook, Dead by Friday and The Mulljumpers
Anita appears courtesy of Amergin and New Moonshine.

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blackmailed & bereft

2015-10-19 09:32:55
Thank you MDRT! Much appreciated.

Million Dollar Riff Team

2015-10-18 23:01:44
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