Reviews 2004

Woodman Folk Club - Reviews

Harriet Bartlett
Robert Pwen 6 February 2004
She won the 'In the Tradition Awards 2001', and this is what Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham said about her, “When Phil and I first met Harriet at a concert in Newcastle a few years ago, little did I think that this young girl was going to pursue her career with the fervour she has. We have had the great pleasure of watching her musicianship grow ever since.” With such credentials I was looking forward to hearing some rich and beautiful music – I was not disappointed.

Harriet provided an evening of superb music, she has the skill to ride the keyboard effortlessly, smoothly and with a sophistication that belies her age.

She has a new CD, Alan Murray of Living Tradition Magazine comments, “Wisely, Harriet has also decided to give her tonsils some exercise and turns in excellent versions of Richard Thompson's "Crazy Man Michael" (not in the least over-awed by Sandy Denny's version.), Alastair McDonald's "Culloden's Harvest" and Huw Williams' well-loved "Some People Cry". The addition of songs definitely broadens this CD's appeal. 

The whole feel of this is a multi-talented wide-eyed (as per CD title) teenage enthusiast having a ball discovering the richness of music that is out there already in folk and adding to it. More of this please.” 

Genevieve Tudor and Alan Price and all of us at the Woodman had an enchanting evening, were enthralled, and look forward expectantly to her next appearance.