CHARLIE BARKER & HARRIET BARTLETT
"Sublime harmonies, Grace & Passion"
When two serious musicians from different musical backgrounds join forces, the result is always going to create sparks. In this case the sparks are beautifully, entwined vocal harmonies and thought provoking instrumentals with a diverse combination of Celtic, Anglo-American material.
Charlie Barker and Harriet Bartlett have been working individually on the European folk/ acoustic scene for 10 years, gaining a reputation as two of Britain's brightest, young female talents.
After meeting at Ely Folk Festival in 2006, they became good friends and their musical partnership began in early 2010 combining Harriet's traditional folk with Charlie's contemporary acoustic roots for an entirely new sound with close vocal harmony, piano accordion and guitar.
Charlie's music career started in the acoustic venues of South Yorkshire, influenced by the sounds of America's contemporary folk and country artists. She appeared aged 15, performing live on BBC1 and in 2005 became a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards semi-finalist as well as releasing her debut solo album 'Sleeping at the Station'.
Hailing from Shropshire, Harriet has travelled far and wide playing Celtic music across the British Isles and Western Europe picking up awards and nominations on her way. She was winner of prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award in 2003 and the In The Tradition Award in 2001. Phil Cunningham MBE produced her debut album 'Eyes Wide Open' released in 2004.