Charlotte Alington Barnard
Charlotte Alington Pye was the daughter of Henry Alington Pye, a solicitor and Charlotte Yerburgh. She married Charles Barnard in 1854: though he was parson of St Olaves in Ruckland, Lincolnshire, they lived at The Firs in Westgate, Louth, Lincolnshire. After Charlotte's presentation at court in 1856, the couple moved to Pimlico. Among their neighbours was the conductor Michael Costa.
A prolific balladeer and hymn-writer, Barnard is probably best known for 'I Cannot Sing the Old Songs' and 'Come Back to Erin'. She was also the composer of the hymn tune 'Brocklesby'.
- Come Back To Erin
- Charlotte Alington Barnard at ChoralWiki
- Papers relating to Charlotte Alington Barnard at Lincolnshire Archives
- Works by or about Charlotte Alington Barnard in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Derek B Scott sings Claribel's “Oh Mother! Take the Wheel Away” (c. 1865)
- Free scores at the Mutopia Project