Barnard, Mrs. Charles
(pen name, Claribel)
English song-writer. Her maiden name was Charlotte Alington. In 1854 she married Mr. C. C. Barnard. After 1858 she published many popular ballads under the name of Clairbel, among the best known being Come Back to Erin; and We'd Better Bide a Wee. She also wrote quartets, trios, duets and some light piano music and published some volumes of poems.