Wedding Harpist

Classical Wedding Harpist to Book or Hire in Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire and across the UK.

The harp is an beautiful instrument, both to look at and for producing the perfect ambience for your wedding ceremony, drinks receptions and wedding breakfast.

Biography

Our Wedding Harpist is perfect for creating the ultimate in romance at wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts. Playing classic favourites including songs from the musicals, light jazz and well known classical pieces, film soundtracks and popular music, her stunning sound an the instrument's impressive decorative looks have made her a favourite for weddings in the North West. 

A versatile and experienced musician, her playing has taken her to prestigious concert venues around the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall in Cardiff and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. It has also given her the opportunity to perform with some of the country’s most respected ensembles: the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Concert Orchestra. She has been invited to perform live on BBC Radio 3, and made her television debut performing live on BBC 1 for the Heaven and Earth show with soprano Katherine Jenkins.

Some of our harpist's notable successes include winning the Harp Finals at the world renowned Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Competition in 2003 and performing as a Finalist in the London International Harp Competition in 2005. In April 2007 she was short-listed to audition for HRH The Prince of Wales for the position of Royal Harpist at Clarence House and performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at The Royal Variety Performance in the same year.

She is available to book or hire for events in Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside.

Judge For Yourself

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Showreel
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Welsh Dance II Adagio
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Glinka Nocturne
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Mary Ann Kennedy Cruit gun Cheis

Repertoire

Ceremony Recommendations 

Adagio 

Adagio Op.11

Andantino from Waltz in C, Op.19

Air  on a G string

Allegro from harp concerto

Arioso (Sinfonia to Cantata No.156)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba

Autumn from ‘The Four Seasons’

Ave Maria

Ave Verum Corpus, K.618

Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Canon in C

Canon in D

Clair de lune

Dreaming

Etude No.3 

Fields of Gold

Flower Duet from Lakme

Fur Elise

Gymnopedie No.1

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto

Largo

Largo (Ombra mai fu) from Xerxes

Largo from the New World Symphony

Minuet from ‘String Quartet’

Morning from Peer Gynt

Ode to Joy from Symphony No.9

On Wings of Song

Panis Angelicus

Pathetique from piano sonata Op.13

Pictures at an Exhibition

Prelude in C

Prelude Op.28, Raindrop

Psalm XIX

Reverie

Rigaudon from Idomenee

Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Rondeau from Suites he Symphonies

Sarabande in D minor

Songbird

The Peace from Music for the Royal Fireworks

The Rejoicing from Music for the Royal Fireworks

The Swan from the Carnival of the Animals

To A Wild Rose, Prelude

Trumpet Tune

Trumpet Voluntary

Your Beautiful

Water Music- AIre

Water Music- Allegro Maestoso

Water Music- Minuet Finale

Wedding March (Here comes the bride)

Where’er you Walk from Semele

Winter from the 4 seasons

Popular; Film Music & Jazz Repertoire

Ain’t Misbehavin’

All the things you are

American in Paris

Around the Clock Suite

As Time Goes By

Bidin’ My Time

But Not For Me

Cant help Lovin’ Dat Man

Entertainer

Embraceable You

Eleanor Rigby

Fields of Gold

Flying Without Wings

Have I told you lately

Here’s that Rainy Day

I Get a Kick out of You

Lady Be Good

Love Changes Everything

Love Me  Tender

Love Lie Near Me

Love Story Theme

Mamma Mia 

Maple Leaf Rag

Maracatu

Memory from Cats

Misty

Moon River

My Favourite Things

Over the Rainbow

Prelude No.2

Rhapsodie in Blue

Rule The World Take That

Satin Doll

Shades of Blue and A Snatch of Jazz

Someone to Watch Over me

Songbird

Songs from ‘Cats’

Songs from ‘Les Miserables’

Songs from ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Steel Guitar Rag

Take Five

Tea for Two

The Man I Love

Theme from the Titanic: My heart will go on.

When I fall in Love

Your Beautiful

Your Song

Traditional Tunes on Pedal harp and Clarsach

Cruit gun Cheis Ceall gun Aba (Scottish)

Tir nan og (Irish)

Bridget Cruise (3rd Air) (Scottish)

The Minstrels Adieu to his native Lane (Welsh)

Summer from The Seasons (Welsh)

Watching the Wheat (Welsh)

The Ash Grove (Welsh Air)

Greensleeves

Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

Images

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Location

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Set Times:

The Manchester Wedding Harpist typically performs up to 4 hours of background music, perfect for drink receptions and dinners.  Alternatively, the Northern Harpist can be hired for 20 - 40 minute showcase performances, perfect for award ceremonies and after dinner entertainment. 

Song Requests:

The Northern Harpist can tailor her repertoire and arrange specific songs for your event. Please do enquire if you can't find what you're looking for.

Travel:

Travel expenses are included unless your location is further afield. The Northern Harpist does perform nationally and abroad but additional travel and accommodation expenses will incur depending on your events location - Please enquire for further details.

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