Elizabeth the Devon Harpist

Elizabeth the Devon Harpist
Location Devon
Starting from £354.00
2 reviews
Location Devon
Starting from £354.00
Read 2 reviews

Elizabeth earns her living from playing this fabulous instrument and says it is the best job in the world! Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 as well as German Radio, Japanese Radio, South African and Australian Classic FM, amongst other television and radio stations around the world. She is available for weddings, funerals, and events of all types.

Elizabeth the Devon Harpist

Number of Reviews and Counting... 2!

Elizabeth was born in Hampshire. She read music at Exeter University, travelling to the Royal College of Music in London for her harp studies. She now gives around one hundred performances a year from formal recitals in historic houses or on specialist arts cruises to weddings and funerals. Her compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC and by Irish, Japanese and Canadian film, radio and television. In 2006 she was the only British performer to be shortlisted for Best Classical Event Award in the combined Brighton Festivals, England's largest Arts Festival. In October 2007 she performed in the US to sold-out audiences.

Elizabeth's unique research into Victorian Fairy Harp Music has led to many quaint adventures - a CD with worldwide distribution; radio and TV broadcasts including a half-hour Radio 4 documentary; a West End stage show with actor Simon Callow for which she also wrote the songs; appearances at the Royal Academy of Art exhibition of Victorian fairy paintings and at Prince Charles' unveiling of the restored Elfin Oak Tree in Kensington Gardens; involvement in the major French exhibition Dragons, Elfes et Fées, and an appearance in the award-winning Canadian television documentary The Fairy Faith: all this and more besides making her England's unofficial Fairy Harpist!

Her uniquely rich tone on the harp has graced several film/ TV soundtracks including more than fifty episodes of ITV's magical children's series ‘Bernard's Watch’ which has been shown in over 30 countries including America, Canada, Iceland, Kenya, Iran, South Africa, Poland and Cyprus.

POPULAR

  • Adams - Everything I Do, I Do It For You
  • Adams - Baby, You’re All That I Want
  • Aznavour, Charles - She May Be The Face I Can’t Forget
  • Beach Boys - Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
  • Beatles - And I Love Her
  • Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
  • Beatles - Here, There, Everywhere
  • Beatles - I’ve Just Seen A Face
  • Beatles - In My Life
  • Beatles - Lady Madonna
  • Beatles - Let It Be
  • Beatles - Norwegian Wood
  • Beatles - Penny Lane
  • Beatles - The Long And Winding Road
  • Beatles - Yellow Submarine
  • Beatles - Yesterday
  • Berlin, Irving - White Christmas.
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Bricusse/Newby - Feeling Good
  • Clapton, Eric - Wonderful Tonight
  • Denver, J - Annie’s Song
  • Des’ree/Tim Atack - I’m Kissing You
  • Einaudi, Ludovico - Nefeli
  • Einaudi, Ludovico - Fuori Dalla Notte
  • Fain, S - Love Is A Many Spendoured Thing
  • Gershwin - Ain’t Misbehaving
  • Gershwin - An American In Paris/Rhapsody In Blue
  • Gordon, I - Unforgettable
  • Harrison, George - Here Comes The Sun
  • Joel, Billy - She’s Always A Woman
  • Jones,I - It Had To Be You
  • Kern,J -  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Kosma, J - Autumn Leaves
  • Lennon/Mccartney - All You Need Is Love
  • Livingstone, Jerry - The Twelfth Of Never
  • Lloyd Webber - Aspects Of Love
  • Lloyd Webber - All I Ask Of You
  • Lloyd Webber - Don’t Cry For My Argentina
  • Lloyd Webber - I Don’t Know How To Love Him
  • Lloyd WebberLove Changes Everything
  • Lloyd Webber - Memories
  • Lloyd Webber - Music Of The Night
  • Mcvie,Christine - Songbird
  • Mandel, J - The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • Martin/Coulter - Congratulations
  • Richie, L - Endless Love
  • Shapiro - Walking Back To Happiness
  • Simon, Paul - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Steinberg/Kelly - Eternal Flame
  • Sting - Fields Of Gold
  • Styne - Time After Time.
  • Swandt/Andree - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  • Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
  • Weiss - Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Young - Love Letters
  • Young - When I Fall In Love

FILM MUSIC

  • Arlen, H - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Bart, L - From Russia With Love
  • Bernstein - There’s A Place For Us (Westside Story)
  • Bernstein - One Hand, One Heart (Westside Story)
  • Bock, J - Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof)
  • Borodin - And This Is My Beloved (Kismet)
  • Churchill, F - Some Day My Prince Will Come (Snow White)
  • Gilkyson, T - The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
  • Harline, L - Love Song From Titanic
  • Lai, F - Love Story
  • Jarre, Maurice - Lara’s Theme (Doctor Zhivago)
  • Legrand, M - I Will Wait For You. (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg)
  • Legrand, M - Windmills Of Your Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair)
  • Leiber, J - Jailhouse Rock  (Elvis)
  • Mancini - Moonriver
  • Menken, Alan  - Beauty And The Beast
  • Morriconi -  - Gabriel’s Oboe
  • Myers,S -  Cavatina (Deerhunter)
  • North, Alex - Unchained Melody (Ghost)
  • Nyman, M - The Piano
  • Perkins, CL - Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis)
  • Rogers, Richard - Climb Every Mountain (Sound Of Music)
  • Rogers, Richard - You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
  • Sainte-Marie/Nitzche: - Up Where We Belong (Officer And A Gentleman)
  • Sherman, R - Chim Chim Cher-Ee (Mary Poppins)
  • Steiner - My Own True Love (Gone With The Wind)
  • Williams, J - Schindler’s List Main Theme
  • Wrubel, A - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song Of The South)

CLASSICAL MUSIC
Popular Classical Music Arranged For Harp

  • Delibes - Flower Duet
  • Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
  • Mozart - Aria: Voi Che Sapeto
  • Saint-Saëns - The Swan
  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
  • Fauré - Pie Jesu
  • Franck - Panis Angelicus
  • Grieg - Morning From Peer Gynt
  • Offenbach -  - Barcarolle
  • Puccini - Oh My Beloved Father

Early Music

  • Cabezon, Antonio De - Pavane And Variations
  • Cabezon, Antonio De - Romanza
  • Cabezon, Antonio De - Hachas
  • Anon - My Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe
  • Anon - Pavane

Baroque

  • Bach, CPE - Solfeggietto
  • Bach, JS - Piece En Sol
  • Bach, JS - Prelude In E Flat
  • Bach, JS - Jesu Joy Of My Desiring
  • Bach, JS - Preludes 1, 3 And 8 From The 48 Preludes And Fugues
  • Bach, JS - Variation 13 From Goldberg Variations
  • Handel - Passacaille
  • Handel - Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
  • Handel - Tema And Variazioni
  • Handel - Allegro
  • Handel - Chaconne
  • Clarke, J - Chaconne
  • Paradisi - Toccata
  • Pachelbel - Canon
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune

Classical Period

  • Naderman - Sonata In C Minor
  • Naderman - Sonata In D Minor
  • Dussek - Sonata In C Minor
  • Bochsa - Studies 2,4,7,10

Romantic Nineteenth Century

  • Bovio - La Danza Degli Spiriti
  • Burgmuller - L’Harmonie Des Anges
  • Chatterton - Recollections Of The Enchantress
  • Godefroid - Ballade De La Fée
  • Godefroid - Choeur De Nymphes
  • Hoburg, M - Polonaise
  • Lorenzi - Ondina
  • Oberthür - A Fairy Legend
  • Oberthür - Conte De Fées
  • Oberthür - In Fairyland
  • Oberthür - In Twilight Hour
  • Oberthür - Le Reveil Des Elves
  • Thomas - The Seasons - Summer
  • Thomas - The Seasons - Winter
  • Thomas - The Minstrel’s Adieu To His Native Land
  • Zabel - Marguerite Am Spinrade

Twentieth Century Classical

  • Baldry, EJ -  Fairy World Suite
  • Blyton - Shoal Of Fishes
  • Chertok - Round The Clock Suite
  • Debussy - Arabesque
  • Debussy - Claire De Lune
  • Gamley, D - Little Suite For Harp
  • Guiranna - Sonatina
  • Hasselmans -  Guitarre
  • Hasselmans - La Source
  • Mathias - Improvisations
  • Pierné - Impromptu Caprice
  • Renié - Au Bord Du Ruisseau
  • Renié - Legende
  • Salzedo - Song In The Night
  • Salzedo - Studies: Flight /Mirage
  • Satie, Erik - Gymnopedie
  • Satie, Erik - Gnossiennes
  • Tournier -  Prelude No 3
  • Tournier - Au Matin
  • York Bowen - Arabesque

TRADITIONAL MUSIC
A Large Selection Including Danny Boy, Greensleeves, She Moves Through The Fair, David Of The White Rock, Carrickfergus, Sky Boat Song, The Ashgrove, Scarborough Fair, Loch Lomond Etc.

, Wedding, Beaconside House, Devon
5/5

She was terrific. We got so many comments from wedding guests saying what a good addition she was. She was also really friendly, chatting away to guests and kids. Would definitely recommend.


, Wedding, Devon
5/5

Elizabeth was wonderful and played beautifully throughout and made our wedding day thank you.


  • HRH Prince Charles
  • Lady Ann Haytor-Hames
  • British Airways
  • British Telecom
  • Grant Thornton International
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • London's Barbican Centre

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

South West

Cornwall £354.00
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