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Lead vocals - Freda Leask

Backing vocals - Freda Leask

Lead Guitar - Kris Drever

Rhythm Guitar - Freda Leask

Double Bass - Seth Travins

Percussion - Tim Matthew

Orignal song written by Freda Leask & Gina Poala Ritch

Produced by Kris Drever, Tim Matthew and Freda Leask

Recorded at Mareel Recording Studio, Shetland Islands

by Tim Matthew & Thomas Jones 

Photography by Jonathan Kerr

Artwork  by Freda Leask & Joe Leask


Another Coat Of Black © Freda Leask/Gina Paola Ritch


Took his place behind me, travellin' time

I was alone, he was with you 

Now I don't know where to hide

The sea shone all around me

Waves beat hard on the shore

Sunlight broke through silence

Another coat of black was what he wore

Took his place between them, borrowin' time

A cold whisper, a cold, cold call

Now I don't know how to cry

The world breathed on around him

Heart beats out of tune

Wears another coat of black

Underneath a coat of blue 

Took his place before me, borrowin' time

Painting oceans with colours he'd stolen

From a sunset of mind

With every heartbeat spoken, before the broken light

Wore another coat of black, underneath the veil of night

It's a heart of coal that's turnin'

Black, dark and cold

But a heart of coal when it's bunin'

Is brighter than a heart of gold

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13th Feb 2022

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Garrison Theatre 



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with Arthur Nicholson & 

Seth Travins

18th November 2019

Pitt Lane Sessions


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2019 with 

Hjaltadans & Herkja

Sun 17th November 

2.30 Bigton 

Sat 16th November 

7.30 Burravoe

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7.30 Skeld


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