The Hinge and Bracket of British folk music, aka Charlie Barker and Harriet Bartlett are the next guests of Sale Folk Club on 20th July 2013.
The pair who come from differing musical backgrounds play a combination of Celtic and Anglo-American material.
After meeting at Ely Folk Festival in 2006, they became good friends and their musical partnership began in early 2010 merging Bartlett's traditional folk with Barker's contemporary acoustic roots, for an entirely new sound with close vocal harmony, piano accordion and guitar.
Charlie Barker'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 was 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 Bartlett has performed 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. She has just returned from a short tour of Austria with guitarist Kevin Dempsey.
Charlie Barker and Harriet Bartlett appear at Sale Folk Club on 20th July at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at £8 and can be obtained by visiting the venue link below.