Rachael the Cheshire Harpist

Location Manchester
Starting from £276.00
19 reviews
Location Manchester
Starting from £276.00
Read 19 reviews

Rachael is a professional freelance harpist based in Manchester. She has been performing at weddings and other functions for over ten years as well as doing a diverse range of other musical work. Music is an important part of any event and Rachael is highly experienced at helping you decide on all the details that are going to make your day extra special, working closely with you to put together a personalised programme that is just right for your occasion. Her repertoire is extensive and spans pop, classical, disney, bollywood and jazz music. Rachael regularly appears on TV and radio, and she has toured all over Europe with several bands and some incredible live shows.

*Highly experienced North West Harpist*

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Rachael is a professional freelance harpist based in Manchester. She has been performing at weddings and other functions for over ten years as well as doing a diverse range of other musical work. Music is an important part of any event and Rachael is highly experienced at helping you decide on all the details that are going to make your day extra special, working closely with you to put together a personalised programme that is just right for your occasion. Her repertoire is extensive and spans pop, classical, disney, jazz and bollywood music. If there is a tune you love that isn’t on the list Rachael is always happy to learn requests.

Rachael grew up in Lancaster and began playing the harp at the age of 5. She went on to study at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduating in 2008 with a first class honours degree in music. In live performances, album recordings and TV she has worked with Guy Garvey, Corinne Bailey Rae, Beth Orton, DJ Shadow, Susan Boyle, Jimmy Osmond and Paul McCartney.

Rachael is available for any type of event including weddings, functions, corporate events, christenings, funerals and Valentine’s Day dinners.  She covers Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, North Wales and the Midlands, and is willing to travel further by agreement.

Rachael performs on a stunning French black and gold pedal harp. The harp adds a beautiful aesthetic to any occasion and as an additional visual detail Rachael wears a gown to match your colour scheme, whatever you’ve chosen. She can be booked solo or with her harp and cello duo and provides her own amplification for larger events.

  • Solo Harp as standard
  • Also availble as The Manchester Harp and Cello Duo

POP 

  • Abba - Mamma Mia
  • Adele - All I Ask
  • Adele - Chasing Pavements
  • Adele - Hello
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • Adele - Rolling In The Deep
  • Adele - Someone Like You
  • Aerosmith - I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
  • Air - All I Need
  • Alanis Morissette - Ironic
  • All Saints - Never Ever
  • Alicia Keys - Fallin’
  • American Authors - Best Day Of My Life
  • Beyonce - 1+1
  • Beyonce - Ave Maria
  • Beyonce - Dangerously In Love
  • Beyonce - Halo
  • The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
  • The Beatles - All My Loving
  • The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
  • The Beatles - Eight Days A Week
  • The Beatles - Get Back
  • The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
  • The Beatles - Here, There and Everywhere
  • The Beatles - Hey Jude
  • The Beatles - Let It Be
  • The Beatles - Love Me Do
  • The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
  • The Beatles - You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
  • Bette Midler - The Rose
  • Bonnie Raitt - I Feel The Same
  • Brian Adams - Everthing I Do
  • Bruno Mars - Marry You
  • Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own
  • Calum Scott - You Are The Reason
  • The Carpenters - Close To You
  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
  • Celine Dion - The Colour Of My Love
  • Charles Aznavour - She
  • Chris De Burgh - Missing You
  • Christina Aguilera - Turn To You
  • Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
  • Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be
  • Coldplay - Clocks
  • Coldplay - Don’t Panic
  • Coldplay - Fix You
  • Coldplay - Paradise
  • Coldplay - Sky Full Of Stars
  • Coldplay - The Scientist
  • Coldplay - Yellow
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - Just Like A Star 
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
  • Craig Armstrong - Balcony Scene
  • Craig Armstrong - Glasgow Love Theme
  • The Cranberries - Linger
  • Cyndi Lauper - True Colours
  • David Bowie - Heroes
  • David Bowie - When The World Falls Down
  • David Guetta - Titanium
  • Des’ree - Kissing You
  • Diana Ross - When You Tell Me
  • The Eagles - Hotel Califormia 
  • Ed Sheeran - Perfect
  • Ed Sheeran - Photograph
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
  • Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Elbow - One Day Like This
  • Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
  • Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
  • Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • Elton John - Your Song
  • Elvis - Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Enya - Watermark
  • Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight 
  • Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
  • Eva Cassidy - Songbird
  • Eva Cassidy - Time After Time
  • Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
  • Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
  • Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
  • The Foo Fighters - Everlong
  • Gabrielle - Dreams Can Come True
  • George Ezra - Budapest
  • George Ezra - Shotgun
  • Hans Zimmer - You’re So Cool
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together
  • Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now
  • James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
  • James Bay - Hold Back The River
  • James Blunt - You’re Beautiful
  • James Morrison - I Won’t Let You Go
  • James Morrison - You Give Me Something 
  • Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
  • John Denver - Annie’s Song
  • John Legend - All Of Me
  • John Lennon - Imagine
  • John McLaughlin - So Close
  • Johnny Mercer - Moon River
  • The Jonas Brothers - When You Look Me In The Eyes 
  • Joni Mitchell - Both Sides, Now
  • Joni Mitchell - Refuge of The Roads
  • Joni Mitchell - Woodstock
  • Jose Gonzales - Heartbeats
  • Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
  • Justin Beiber -Despacito
  • Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling
  • K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life
  • Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles
  • Katie Melua - The Closest Thing To Crazy
  • Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
  • Lana Del Rey - Lucky Ones
  • Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful
  • Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
  • Lighthouse Family - High
  • Lighthouse Family - Lifted
  • Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - My Endless Love
  • Lonestar - Amazed
  • Lou Reed - Perfect Day
  • Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World
  • Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
  • The Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Luther Vandross - Always And Forever
  • Madness - It Must Be Love
  • Madonna - Frozen
  • Maroon 5 - Girls Like You
  • Maroon 5 - This Love
  • Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
  • Maroon 5 - Sugar
  • Melissa Manchester - Through The Eyes Of Love
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Michael Bublé - Home
  • Miguel - Adorn
  • Minnie Riperton - Loving You
  • Morecambe and Wise - Bring Me Sunshine
  • Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
  • Nathan Sykes - Over And Over Again
  • Niall Horan - Slow Hands
  • Nick Drake - Pink Moon
  • Nirvana - Come As You Are
  • No Doubt - Don’t Speak
  • Norah Jones - Come Away With Me 
  • Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
  • Oasis - Songbird
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • One Republic - Counting Stars
  • Owl City - Fireflies
  • Paramore - All I Wanted
  • Passenger - Let Her Go
  • Pharrell Williams - Happy
  • Phil Collins - Against All Odds
  • Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
  • Pixies - Where Is My Mind
  • Post Malone - Stay
  • The Pretenders - Let’s Get Married
  • Prince - Diamonds And Pearls
  • Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
  • Prince - Raspberry Beret
  • Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • Radiohead - Creep
  • Radiohead - No Surprises
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
  • REM - Everybody Hurts
  • Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting For You 
  • The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody 
  • Robbie Williams - Angels
  • Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
  • Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately
  • Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
  • Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
  • Sam Smith - Stay With Me
  • Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
  • Savage Garden - Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • Secret Garden - Sleepsong
  • Shania Twain - From This Moment
  • Shania Twain - You’re Still The One
  • Simply Red - Stars
  • Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
  • Sister Sledge - We Are Family
  • Seal - Kiss From A Rose
  • Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Simon and Garfunkel - For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • The Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
  • The Stereophonics - You’re My Star
  • Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Sting and The Police - Every Breath You Take
  • Sting and The Police - Fields of Gold
  • Sugababes - Too Lost In You
  • The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
  • The Stone Roses - Waterfall
  • Take That - A Million Love Songs
  • Take That - Back for Good
  • Take That - Greatest Day
  • Take That - Rule The World
  • Take That - Shine
  • Train - Hey Soul Sister
  • Tori Amos - Winter
  • U2 - All I Want Is You
  • U2 - With Or Without You
  • Westlife - Flying Without Wings
  • Westlife - Swear It Again
  • Westlife - You Raise Me Up
  • Wet Wet Wet - Goodnight Girl
  • Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time 

DISNEY, MUSICALS & FILM 

  • Aladdin - A Whole New World
  • Beauty and the Beast - Be Our Guest
  • Beauty and the Beast - Tale As Old As Time
  • Cats - Memories
  • Chess - I Know Him So Well
  • Cinderella (2015) - La Valse De L’Amour
  • Dirty Dancing - Time Of My Life
  • Edward Scissorhands - Ice Dance
  • Frozen - Do You Want To Build A Snowman
  • Frozen - Let It Go
  • The Jungle Book - Bare Necessities
  • Labyrinth - When The World Falls Down
  • The Lion King - Circle Of Life
  • The Lion King - Hakuna Matata
  • The Lion King - I Just Can’t Wait To Be King
  • The Little Mermaid - Kiss The Girl
  • The Little Mermaid - Part of Your World
  • Mary Poppins - Chim Chim Cher-ee
  • Mary Poppins - Feed The Birds
  • Mary Poppins - Let’s Go Fly A Kite
  • The Music Man - Till There Was You
  • Oliver - As Long As He Needs Me
  • Oliver - Where Is Love
  • Phantom Of The Opera - All I Ask Of You
  • Pinocchio - When You Wish Upon A Star
  • Show Boat - Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man Of Mine
  • Snow White And The Seven Dwarves - Some Day My Prince Will Come
  • South Pacific - Some Enchanted Evening
  • Up - Married Life (Theme)
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Cheer Up Charlie
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Oompa Loompa
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Pure Imagination
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - The Candy Man
  • The Wizard Of Oz - Over The Rainbow 

CLASSICAL

  • Bach - Air on a G String
  • Bach - Gavotte
  • Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Bach - Minuet
  • Bach - Prelude 1
  • Beethoven - Minuet in G
  • Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy
  • Bizet - Carmen Suite No.1, Intermezzo 
  • Brahms - Waltz
  • Clarke - An Ayre
  • Clarke - King William’s March
  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark’s March)
  • Cleber - Gaslantaarns
  • Couperin - Troisieme Acte
  • Debussy - Clair De Lune
  • Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme
  • Dvorak - Humoreske
  • Einaudi - Due Tramonti
  • Einaudi - I Giorni
  • Einaudi - Le Onde
  • Faure - Pavane
  • Gladwin - Prelude for Harp
  • Handel - Air and Variations
  • Handel - Air from Water Music
  • Handel - Fireworks Music (last movement)
  • Handel - Gavotte
  • Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
  • Handel - Hornpipe from Water Music
  • Handel - Minuet
  • Handel - Passepied
  • Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Holst - Jupiter (I Vow to Thee my Country)
  • Lehár - Love’s Unspoken Word
  • MacDowell - To A Wild Rose (Op.51, No.1)
  • Massenet - Meditation from Thais
  • Mendelssohn - On Wings of Song
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Morricone - Chi Mai
  • Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
  • Myers - Cavatina
  • Pachelbel - Ciacona With Variations
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Pachelbel - Sarabande
  • Puccini - Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme
  • Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
  • Purcell - Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
  • Purcell - Hornpipe
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune
  • Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Strauss - Emperor Waltz
  • Strauss - The Blue Danube
  • Vivaldi - Spring (first movement) from The Four Seasons
  • Vivaldi - Spring (third movement) from The Four Seasons
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
  • Watkins - Fire Dance
  • Watkins - Suite for Harp
  • Yiruma - The River Flows in You

BOLLYWOOD

  • 1942 A Love Story - Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
  • 1942 A Love Story - Kuchh Na Kaho
  • Aandhi - Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai
  • Aashiqui 2 - Tum Hi Ho
  • ABCD 2 - Sun Saathiya
  • Chandni - Chandni O Meri Chandni
  • Creature - Sawan Aaya Hai
  • Crook - Tujhko Jo Paaya
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main
  • Duplicate - Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai
  • Duplicate - Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam
  • Ek Villain - Galliyan
  • Faasle - Hum Chup Chain
  • Filhaal - Nava Nava Dhula Dhula
  • Gangster - Tu Hi  Meri Shab Hai
  • Ghajini - Guzarish
  • Ghar - Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na
  • Half Girlfriend - Baarish
  • Henna - Main Hoon Khushrang Henna
  • Humari Adhuri Kahani - Hasi
  • Jackpot - Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse
  • Jism - Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale
  • Jism - Mere Khwabon Ka Har Ek Naksh 
  • Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - Pehla Nasha
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham - Suraj Hua Madham
  • Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai - Chand Sitare Phool Aur Khushboo
  • Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai - Na Tum Jano Hum
  • Kal Ho Naa Ho - Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • Kati Patang - Pyar Deewana Hota Hai
  • Maine Pyaar Kiya - Mere Rang Mein
  • Mohabbatein - Humko Humise Churalo
  • M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story - Kuan Tujhe
  • Paap - Man Ki Lagan
  • Parineeta - Piyu Bole
  • Pardes - Meri Mehbooba
  • Parwana - Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum
  • Prem Rog - Yeh Galiya Yeh Chaubara
  • Prince - Tere Liye
  • Raabta - Raabta
  • Race - Pehli Nazar Mein
  • Race 2 - Be Intehaan
  • Ram Teri Ganga Maili - Sun Sahiba Sun
  • Refugee - Mere Humsafar
  • Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein - Soni Soni
  • Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein - Raat Ki Hatheli Par
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram - Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • Shaapit - Tere Bina Jiya Na
  • Silsila - Dekha Ek Khwab
  • Silsila - Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum
  • Solva Saal - Hai Apna Dil
  • Slum Dog Millionaire - Latika’s Theme
  • Thakshak - Mujhe Rang De
  • Yaadon Ki Baraat - Churaliya Hai
  • Yaarana - Chhukar Mere Man Ko

JAZZ AND JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS

  • Burke/Garner - Misty
  • Duke Ellington/Tizol - Caravan
  • Eggar - Strumjam 
  • Fain/Webster - Secret Love
  • Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gershwin - Somebody Loves Me
  • Gummoe, John - Rhythm Of The Rain
  • Hancock, Herbie - Cantaloupe Island
  • Howard - Fly Me To The Moon
  • Hubbard, Freddie - Little Sunflower
  • Mercer, Johnny - Autumn Leaves
  • Mercer, Johnny - Dream
  • Mercer/Bloom - Fools Rush In
  • Mercer/Mancini - Days of Wine and Roses
  • Romberg/Hammerstein - Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
  • Romberg/Hammerstein - Lover, Come Back To Me
  • Piaf, Edith - La Vie En Rose
  • Stickney, Park - Mosenberg Jam 
  • Stickney, Park - Red Door Blues
  • Stickney, Park - Where’s Mary Ford? 
  • Wedgewood, Pamela - Fifth Avenue

FOLK 

  • All Through The Night
  • Amazing Grace 
  • Arran Boat Song
  • Blind Mary
  • Breton Andro 
  • Cader Idris 
  • Carolan’s Air
  • Down By The Salley Gardens
  • Eleanor Plunkett
  • Fields of Athenry 
  • Glass Water 
  • Glen Livett 
  • Greensleeves
  • Lavender’s Blue 
  • Leaving Lismore
  • Merch Megan (Megan’s Daughter)
  • Miss Hamilton
  • Morgan Magan
  • Morning Has Broken 
  • Norwegian Long Dance
  • Petronella
  • Polska from Ornunga 
  • Salley Gardens 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • She Moved Through the Fair 
  • Silent Rains
  • Skye Boat Song 
  • Spagnoletta 
  • Strike, Strike The Harp
  • Swallowtail Jig
  • The Ash Grove
  • The Ashokan Farewell
  • The Bells of Aberdovey
  • The Blind Harper
  • The Burning Bing
  • The Flowers of Edinburgh
  • The Foggy Dew 
  • The Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • The March of the King of Laois
  • The Parting Glass
  • The Streams of Lovely Nancy 
  • The Water is Wide
  • The Wild Mountain Thyme 
  • Tom The Tailor
  • William Joseph Guppy 
  • Winster Gallop 

CHRISTMAS 

  • A Maiden Most Gentle
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Away in a Manger
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • Driving Home For Christmas 
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  • Jingle Bells
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Holy Night
  • Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Silent Night
  • The Coventry Carol
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • This Endris Night
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are 
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland

, Wedding, Wrexham
5/5

Rachael played beautifully. Guests commented how good Rachael was. Thank you.


, Charity, Merseyside
5/5

Lovely lady and beautiful music. Highly recommended.


, Wedding, Victoria Baths, Manchester
5/5

Rachael performed beautifully during our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. She is a pleasure to deal with and really made our day super special!


, Charity, Staffs County Showground, Staffordshire
5/5

Rachel was fabulous. She played beautiful background music, was very punctual and flexible to our requirements. Highly recommended.


, Wedding, Crewe Hall, Cheshire, Cheshire
5/5

Rachael was fantastic. Quick to reply to any enquiries and friendly and helpful at all times - and super talented. Would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you Rachael.


, Wedding, Derbyshire
5/5

Lovely background music, on time and fitted in to what we wanted on the day.


, Wedding, Cumbria
5/5

Rachel was superb and her playing was magical. Everyone commented what a lovely addition she was to the wedding. Excellent repertoire.


, Wedding, Staffordshire
5/5

Thank you so much to Rachael for making our wedding day so special. She is incredibly talented and made our ceremony really magical. Her playing was beautiful and so many guests commented on it. She added to the very relaxed atmosphere of the day. I can not recommend her enough. Thank you.


, Wedding, Staffordshire
5/5

Absolutely superb! Everybody made lovely comments.


, Birthday Party, Lancashire
5/5

Rachael was exceedingly friendly and interactive with my family and friends. Her performance was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone. The staff at Warble (Nicola) were extremely efficient and effective in finding the artist for me.


, Wedding, Merseyside
5/5

Rachael was amazing! Thank you for entertaining our guests durning the ceremony and drinks reception. All our guests commented how great you was and all recognised every song you played. So friendly and helpful. Thank you from Mr & Mrs Harrison


, Wedding, Staffordshire
5/5

Fantastic. Very professional.


, Other, Liverpool
5/5

Absolutely excellent performer. We were very happy with Rachael, she was marvellous! Also a very simple system to use and would definitely recommend.


, Private Party, Manchester
5/5

Absolutely wonderful, good value and a charming performer.


, Wedding, Cheshire
5/5

Fantastic. We were tied up with photographs so missed Rachel coming in. However, she was amazing, set up and started. The music was amazing and everybody really enjoyed it. Couldn't fault anything from the beginning to the end. Superb.


, Corporate, Staffordshire
5/5

Rachael played beautifully and created a wonderful ambience to the start of our event. Thank you Rachael!


, Birthday Party, Derbyshire
5/5

Rachael arrived on time, she looked lovely, she was very pleasant and smiley. She is a fabulous harpist and the music was perfect for our party. Ten out of ten thank you.


, Private Party, Derbyshire
5/5

Fantastic entertainment and lovely person - Thank You.


, Other, Cheshire
5/5

Rachael handled the very delicate occasion with grace and simplicity and made what was a difficult day for me, beautiful - I would really like to write to her personally if you feel you can divulge her address. Many people asked about her and how I had found her - I also praise the way you have handled all this for me with speed efficeincy and sensitivity. Thank you. You're great!


What time will you arrive at the venue?
At least an hour before the booking is due to start. This gives me plenty of time to set up, tune up and change in to my colour-matching gown.

Will you need refreshments?
Just a glass of water or a coffee will normally do nicely, but you don't need to worry about that, I'll ask the staff when I arrive. If the booking is a long one then a sandwich is really appreciated.

Do you need to take a break?
Yes, I usually play for 50 minutes then take a ten minute break. So if for example you have me booked for three hours I'd take two breaks within that time.

Do you play outside?
I'm very happy to play outside as long as the weather is warm, dry and not windy, but please make sure you arrange this with me in advance. My harp can get damaged in hot sun so we'll need to make sure some adequate shade is available, usually the venue will have a gazebo or large parasol I can set up under. 

Do you learn requests?
Absolutely! Nearly any tune is possible, just ask.

The venue has asked me if you have Public Liability Insurance - what do I need to do about that?
I do have PLI. The easiest thing is if you give the venue my contact details and I can deal with them directly and send them a copy of my certificate. 

Is the harp loud enough in larger venues?
The harp has a lovely, rich acoustic sound and carries well. For bigger bookings I provide my own amplification so the harp can be heard whatever the size of your event.

Harp music can fit in to your event however you'd like, but the following are the most popular packages:

  • Wedding Ceremony (up to 1 hour)
  • Ceremony and Drinks Reception (up to 2 hours)
  • Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast (up to 3 hours playing time with a break during drinks reception)
  • Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast (up to 3 hours)
  • Corporate Event or Function (usually 1 or 2 sets of 50 minutes)
  • Funeral (up to 1 hour to include music before and during the service)

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.

North East

Durham £420.00 Northumberland £420.00 North Yorkshire £420.00 South Yorkshire £276.00 Tyne and Wear £420.00 West Yorkshire £276.00 Yorkshire £276.00 East Yorkshire £384.00 Leeds £276.00

North West

Cheshire £276.00 Cumbria £360.00 Manchester £276.00 Lancashire £360.00 Merseyside £276.00 Liverpool £276.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £276.00 Leicestershire £420.00 Lincolnshire £480.00 Northamptonshire £480.00 Nottinghamshire £420.00 Rutland £480.00

East

Cambridgeshire £540.00

Wales

Denbigh £276.00 Flint £276.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £480.00 Herefordshire £480.00 Shropshire £276.00 Staffordshire £276.00 Warwickshire £420.00 Worcestershire £480.00 Birmingham £360.00

South East

London £540.00
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