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From: Charlotte Tait
Date: Sun, 11 September 2005 - 18:48

Dear Harriet, Saw you at Reedham Ferry Folk Festival yesterday in your accordion session; I liked it a lot, although I didn't play but I'm now learning to play 'Crabbit Shona'. I don't know how to play Philly boy and Charlie's jig yet because I only have 48 bass keys on mine. I thought you were brill in the big tent when you played and cause I got in early I sat in the front row, you've really enspired me.

Thanks! Charlotte

From: Angi Beckett
Date: Sun, 11 September 2005 - 10:14

Hi Harriet, Loved your music at Reedham Ferry and also on the CD, where there are many lovely tunes including some of my favourites. Before you mentioned your connection with Phil Cunningham I had noticed a similarity in style - you've great talent and the right connections to make the best of it. Good luck in the future.

From: Marco Metselaar
Date: Thu, 25 August 2005 - 00:41

Dear Harriet, This evening I heard your music for the first time and I enjoyed it very much. Your accordeon is very very nice to hear. I hope you'll keep on with making this nice music.

Greetings, Marco Metselaar, Netherlands

From: Marco Metselaar
Date: Mon, 05 September 2005 - 20:26

Dear Harriet, Thank you for your mail. As a matter of fact I listen a lot to Accuradio (http://www.accuradio.com/celtic/) and there I heard your music. Now I ordered your CD, because after listening to some pieces of your music I think I like it a lot. I also listen to the Chieftains, Po'girl, Ember, The be Good Tanyas and many other artists, I think they are all great! Keep on playing accordeon and singing !!

Sincerely Yours, Marco Metselaar

From: Jon Gloersen
Date: Mon, 21 June 2005 - 15:17

Dear Harriet, I thought you were brilliant on Sunday. It was a fab day. I hope all goes well for you in your mercurial career. Keep up the great work.

Cheers, Jon

From: Alistair Brydon
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 - 10:59

Just to say congratulations and thanks very much for a wonderful evening at the Red Lion on the 14th. To see one of my favourite bands and at the same time to discover a new (to me!) and exciting talent was a good night indeed. Only enough money on the night for the one Tannahill CD but thank goodness you have a website as I'll be ordering yours now. Many thanks again, hopefully see you some time soon (got the gig list)

Alistair Brydon

From: Dan Towey
Date: Sun, 17 April 2005 - 14:00

Harriet, Hi. I just wanted to drop you a note to say how nice it is to have found your website. I was actually hunting around for references to my and a friend's songs... his name is Tony Bates... when I found your beautiful music! Love your playing and your voice! In fact, I'm certain that turning my sisters on to you and your music will be a joy for them as well. Just wanted to let you know that you have gained a new fan over here in Iowa, USA......... and maybe soon in Nebraska. Keep up the great music!

Take good care, Dan Towey

From: Becky Thomas
Date: Tues, 12 April 2005 - 09:42

Hi Harriet, Glad to hear you're doing so well. I havent heard from you since we left school but sounds like you're doing very well. Carry on the good work.

Luv Becky Thomas

From: Frances Wilkins
Date: Mon, 11 April 2005 - 14:11

Well done Harriet, Sounds like you're doing well. Keep it going.


From: Kev O'Connell
Date: Wed, 09 March 2005 - 14:32

Dear Harriet,

It's some time since I last saw you play, about 2yrs by my reckoning at the old miners arms Priest Weston. How pleased I was to be over in Ireland in a bar where your c.d.was playing, when your name was mentioned I'd be suprised if your ears wern't burning! But may I say for all the praise that your success was never in no doubt in my eyes.

Do you remember that noisy folk singer who got you to come over to Chester for a session that time when the venue kept changing? Sorry it was me, but I remember it being good fun in the end. Don't know if your still playing the sessions as I'm studying away at the moment but I there's still a festival at Priest Weston which a few of us might pop into if your free.

Best wishes now and for the future.

Kev O'Connell

From: Katy Broom
Date: Tues, 08 March 2005 - 18:17

Dear Harriet,

It was sooooo very interesting to find this site. You actually have my name in one of your songs..."The Arrival of Katy Broom". This is such a thrilling find...gotta love the Internet!! I am a Television Commercial Producer/Director in New York...and I also write songs. Needless to say...it was very cool finding your website...you are tremendously talented and a joy to listen to. Keep bringing the world beautiful music...yours is so uplifting. I hope to see you one day in America! Thank you for sharing your gift.

Peace to You, Katy Broom

From: Philip Edwards
Date: Mon, 14 February 2005 - 18:44

Dear Harriet,

Just back from the Cheltenham Folk Festival. You were awesome. I especially liked "White Dress":- one of my all time favourites. Please, please keep it up. The world needs more people like you.

Philip Edwards

From: Keith Kitson
Date: Sun, 28 November 2004 - 10:46

Absolutely Brilliant.

Sorry Harriet. but I had not heard of you before. which is entirely my fault. I must get out more. Your session at BEDWORTH Folk Festival yesterday, 27/11/2004, was just Brill! Great Playing and a Great Voice. just an amazing sound. . and. I will get along to see you again soon.

Very Best Wishes, Keith Kitson - FOLK FOTO www.folkfoto.co.uk

From: Paul Martin
Date: Mon, 18 October 2004 - 16:01

Nice to hear you on the radio on Sunday night. Missed your gig in Stirling, but will be looking out for your return. Good luck with everything.

All the best, Paul Martin

From: Pat Louden
Date: Sun, 17 October 2004 - 14:55

Hello Harriet, Have just been listening to your chat with Robbie Shepherd on the Reel Blend. What a talented girl you are, and you have achieved so much in such a few years. Will buy your CD. As you will know, I am sure, we have some outstanding accordionists in Scotland. All the very best for your future success.

Pat (aged 75)

From: Martin Reynolds
Date: Mon, 04 October 2004 - 16:29

Dear Harriet, I enjoyed your Kershaw session. I put you up there with other Kershaw finds, Kate Rusby and Sharon Shannon. I will definitely be looking for your debut CD.

love n hugs, Martin Reynolds, Nantwich, Cheshire.

From: Graham Williams
Date: Mon, 04 October 2004 - 12:15

Hello Harriet - fan mail! Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your session on Andy Kershaw last night. Terrific stuff. I'll be buying Eyes Wide Open. Thank you, and all good wishes for the future.

Graham Williams, Oswestry.

From: Steve Harrison
Date: Mon, 06 September 2004 - 22:29

Hi Harriet, Just a quick note to let you know I saw you at Fylde Folk Festival (didnít get to see a great deal unfortunately - was working on the sound in the Victoria Hotel most of the time) - anyway - thought you were fantastic. Itís great to see such a young and talented musician doing so well. Keep up the good work & I hope to see you again next time youíre around the North West (you never know - I might even catch the full show next time).

All the very best, Steve Harrison

From: Simon
Date: Mon, 06 September 2004 - 18:41
Subject: Fylde Folk Festival

Harriet, I managed to catch the first half (roughly) of your "meet n greet" session at the Steamer (sorry about having to leave! I'm on the Sound Crew and had to get over to another gig). Absolutely amazing! Do you recall which songs you played? Before I had to scarper, I did hear you announce playing an air if that helps!?... Also, do you know if there's any lancashire visits planned?

Thanks! Simon

From: Greg Dunn
Date: Sat, 14 August 2004 - 01:10

Harriet, you have broken my heart. I have just come home from playing box for a storming Punch the Horse gig at Durty Nellieís in Hull9, and was feeling pretty pleased with myself, but then I saw your link on the ĎCat, and listened to those sound samples, and I feel the same way I felt when I first heard Sam Pirt play. Iíll never see 40 again, and I now accept that even if I had bionic bits fitted, Iíll never get those years back when muscles can be programmed to achieve that machine-gun playing style. You are truly inspirational, but sadly I no longer have the raw material to convert! I wish you all the very, very best in your career, and I hope you bring our instrument to a much wider prominence than the secret world of folk.

Greg Dunn, who is Skipjack K8

From: David Preston
Date: Mon, 26 July 2004 - 21:06

Hello. I just found your website through the wess club. I am a folksinger/bluegrass guitarist from nashville, tennessee. I listened to some samples and really enjoyed them. It's not very often you see a new up and coming accordion player. Keep up the good work. I hope to catch a show if you play in the US.

David Preston

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