Caitlín O'Riordan (born 4 January 1965) is a British musician. She played bass guitar for the British-Irish punk/folk band The Pogues from 1983 to 1986. She later played with Elvis Costello, her husband from 1986 to 2002, as well as several other projects. O'Riordan was born in Nigeria to Irish and Scottish parents who moved to London in 1967 when the Nigerian Civil War broke out. She met future Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan in 1979 while he was playing with his band The Nips; he invited her to join the Pogues in 1982.