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Wedding Table Arrangements

Weddings and Functions

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With over a decade of experience performing at weddings and occasions, I have played tailor-made repertoire at countless venues across the UK. Whether you are planning your dream wedding or looking for something special for your function or celebration, the harp is the perfect instrument to add a touch of classy ambience to any event.

My experience as a multidisciplinary harpist means I draw on songs from all kinds of genres. I have an extensive selection of pop songs for you to choose from, as well as folk, jazz, classical, and musical theatre songs, and I am happy to work with you to create a musical programme that suits you perfectly.

For the fastest booking turnaround, please get in touch with me and mention the date of your wedding, the address of the venue, and any information on timings that you may have. If you would like to make special song requests, please mention these in your enquiry as well - my song list can be found below as well as a list of frequently asked questions. For more information, or if you have any additional questions about this service, please let me know. I so look forward to hearing from you!

Packages

Ceremony Only: up to one hour
Ceremony + Drinks Reception: up to three hours
Drinks Reception Only: two hours
Bespoke Package: contact me for a bespoke package and I will work with you to provide a package tailored to your unique needs

Function / Corporate Event: per hour, up to three hours

My Song List

*I am always updating this list with new songs, so bear in mind that it is not exhaustive and I do take special requests. If you’re hoping for a particular song that isn’t listed, please let me know.*

 

CLASSICAL
A River Flows in You - Yiruma
*Ave Maria - Schubert
*Be Thou My Vision (Hymn)
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Claire de Lune - Debussy
Dido’s Lament - Purcell
Etude No. 3: Sarabande - Bach/Grandjany
Für Elise - Beethoven
Gymnopedie I. - Erik Satie
I Giorni - Einaudi
Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes
*Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach
Jupiter/I Vow To Thee My Country - Holst
Meditation (from Thais) - Massanet
Nessum Dorma - Puccini
O Mio Babbino - Puccini
Pavane pour une Infante Défunte - Ravel
Prelude in C - J. S. Bach
Spiegel im Spiegel - Arvo Pärt
Suzhou River Fantasia - Phil Young
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin - Debussy
Time To Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin

The Seal Lullaby - Eric Whitacre
Theme from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Wedding March - Wagner
Wedding March Recessional - Mendelssohn


MUSICALS / FILM / VIDEO GAMES
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (from Cinderella)
All I Ask Of You (from The Phantom of the Opera)
A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman)
As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)
A Whole New World (from Aladdin)
Baby Mine (from Dumbo)
Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
Bella’s Lullaby (from Twilight)
Bring Him Home (from Les Miserables)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (from The Lion King)
City of Stars (from La La Land)
Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music)
Fairy Fountain (from The Legend of Zelda)
Feed The Birds (from Mary Poppins)
Glasgow Theme (from Love Actually)
Harry and Hermione (from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)

Hushabye Mountain (from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
I Dreamed A Dream (from Les Miserables)
Married Life (Theme from Up)
Merry Go Round of Life (from Howl’s Moving Castle)
My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)
Part Of Your World (from The Little Mermaid)
Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory)
Rewrite the Stars (from The Greatest Showman)
Memory (from Cats)
Moon River (from Breakfast At Tiffany’s)
My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)
Once Upon A December (from Anastasia)
Over The Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)
Send In The Clowns (from A Little Night Music)
Some Day My Prince Will Come (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
Somewhere (from West Side Story)
The Second Star To The Right (from Peter Pan)
When You Wish Upon A Star (from Pinocchio)








* indicates religious music not suitable for civil ceremonies

POPULAR / JAZZ
All My Life - K-Ci and JoJo
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
And So It Goes - Billy Joel
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kozma
Breathe Me - Sia
California Dreamin’ - The Mamas and Papas
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Dream a Little Dream of Me - Andre & Schwandt
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fireflies - Owl City
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Imagine - John Lennon
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Will - The Beatles
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Let It Go - James Bay
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Lovin’ You - Minnie Riperton
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
May It Be - Enya
Misty - Errol Garner
My Romance - Richard Rodgers
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Runaway - The Corrs
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Simple Man - Barbara Streisand
(Simply) The Best - Tina Turner
Skinny Love - Bon Iver/Birdy
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Summertime - Gershwin
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
The Only Exception - Paramore
The Sound of Silence - Paul Simon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Are The Reason - Callum Scott
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
You’re Still The One - Shania Twain


TRADITIONAL / FOLK
Amazing Grace (American trad.)
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Danny Boy (Irish trad.)
Greensleeves (English trad.)
Isle of Aigas (Scottish trad.)
Lisa Lan (Welsh trad.)
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Scottish trad.)
Sands of Hosta - Ailie Robertson
Scarborough Fair (English trad.)
Suo Gan (Welsh trad.)
Swan LK243 - Catriona McKay
The Water Is Wide (Scottish trad.)
Wild Mountain Thyme (Scottish trad.)
Ye Banks and Braes (Scottish trad.)

FAQs

Can you play outside?
Yes, however this is weather permitting and depends on certain factors. The harp will need to be placed on a hard, flat surface to make sure it won’t be accidentally knocked over, and it cannot be placed on bare grass due to water retained in the ground. Patio flooring or decking would be perfect. I unfortunately can’t play outdoors if there’s risk of rain or if it is very windy due to the risk of the harp getting damaged. Please bear this in mind if you choose to book me for an outdoor celebration, and feel free to get in touch with any additional questions you may have.

How will you travel?
I drive the harp and my equipment by car. As such, I will require a parking space and somewhere convenient for me to load the harp in and out of the venue.

How do song choices work for weddings?
For the wedding ceremony, typically I will need one song choice for the bridal entrance, up to three songs for the signing of the wedding register, and one song as an exit for the married couple. I’m a firm believer in making your wedding as special and meaningful for you and your partner as possible so I’m happy to take your lead on song requests, but if you would like my own recommendations as to which songs work well in each context I am always happy to advise. For drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts I play background music throughout the celebration, and I’m very happy to have specific requests made for this if there are particular songs that interest you.

Can you move the harp to a different location during the day?
The harp is quite mobile as it travels on a pushable trolley. Moving between rooms during the course of the day shouldn’t be a problem, however I will seek help for moving up and down flights of stairs as I can’t lift the harp on my own. If your reception or wedding breakfast is at a different venue to the ceremony please let me know. I may charge additional travel expenses, but so long as they are both reasonably accessible venues and I am given time to travel and set up there shouldn’t be a problem.

Do you use an amplifier?
Yes, I use a battery operated amplifier when needed so I can always be heard. Because it doesn’t require mains power I am able to use it outside or in locations that don’t have access to a power socket.

Do you need to take breaks?
Yes, I take a 10 minute break every hour to protect myself from strain. I can play for up to three hours with breaks before needing a longer break across the day.

Do you have public liability insurance?
Yes, I am insured to the amount of £1 million through my policy with New Moon insurance. Let me know in your enquiry if you require a copy of my policy.


 

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