Alanna Bergeris one of Tom Knapp's many friends he charmed into working for him and his wild Rambles.NET (with promises of fame and fortune). During the day, she's a systems analyst for Tyco Electronics Corporation in Harrisburg, PA, but in her real life, she is the hammered dulcimer player for Arcona Reel Band and the pretty half of the duo Clannamore. Both groups specialize in high-energy Irish and Scottish music, and together with her husband, Blaise Liffick, the two have minstrelled all over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas.

Alanna lives in a large, rambling farmhouse in Elizabethtown, PA, with her husband and their 135-pound wolf-like dog, Lakota. They've got five kids, and although they are mostly grown-up, they're never quite gone.

Reviews by Alanna include:

Chava Albertstein & the Klezmatics
The Well

Karen Ashbrook
Knock on the Door

David Broza
Painted Postcard


All Things Considered
Think Before You Think

The Fenians
Band of Rogues

5 Mile Chase

Four Shillings Short
Dodging Lodging

Ed Gerhard
House of Guitars

Tom House
Jesus Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Lisa Kane
Old Strings & All

Pat Kilbride
Rock & More Roses

Christine Lavin
The Bellevue Years

Connie MacAskill
Closer to Home

John McCutcheon
Supper's on the Table ... Everybody Come In

Will Millar
The Lark in the Clear Aire

Sue Richards & Maggie Sansone
Merrily Greet the Time

Maggie Sansone
Mist & Stone

Michael Snow
Never Say No to a Jar

So's Your Mom
Common Ground
From Ireland & Elsewhere

Erik Douglas Tasa
Medicine Cabinet

various artists
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Daddy-O Daddy! -- Rare Family Songs of Woody Guthrie
Irish Traditional Music

Wake the Dead

Jack Williams
Across the Winterline

Piper's Dream

Jeanne Page
Irish/Scottish Songbooks for Hammered Dulcimer

Maggie Sansone
A Traveler's Dream: Celtic Explorations for Hammered Dulcimer