The Derbyshire Harpist

The Derbyshire Harpist
Location Derbyshire
Starting from £306.00
2 reviews
Location Derbyshire
Starting from £306.00
Read 2 reviews

The Derbyshire Harpist started playing the harp at the age of 11.

She studied music at Exeter University and then at post graduate level at Trinity College of Music.

The Derbyshire Harpist plays for a variety of functions and events from weddings, christenings, birthday parties to solo recitals. She offers a selection of music including favourite wedding pieces, classical, jazz, pop music, show tunes and traditional music from the British Isles.

*The Derbyshire Harpist will endeavour to accommodate your requests and if given plenty of notice, can learn a particular piece of music for your special occasion*

The Derbyshire Harpist

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The Derbyshire Harpist started playing the harp at the age of 11. She studied music at Exeter University and then at post graduate level at Trinity College of Music. The Derbyshire Harpist was born in West Sussex and has played for functions and solo recitals at many prestigious venues in the region as well as live on ITV television and BBC Radio 3. She relocated to Derbyshire in 2006 and has already played at many of the region’s wonderful venues, including: Ringwood Hall, Bolsover Castle, Kedleston Hall, East Lodge, Risley Hall, Fischer Baslow Hall, Hassop Hall, Makeney Hall, Breadsall Priory, Newton Park Hotel and Morley Hayes.

The Derbyshire Harpist plays for a variety of functions and events from weddings, christenings, birthday parties to solo recitals. She offers a selection of music including favourite wedding pieces, classical, jazz, pop music, show tunes and traditional music from the British Isles. The Derbyshire Harpist will endeavour to accommodate your requests and if given plenty of notice, can learn a particular piece of music for your special occasion.

The Derbyshire Harpist is also available as part of a Harp and Flute duo with her sister Marielle.

Here is a small selection:

Wedding Ceremony

Processional:

  • Wedding March From Lohengrin By Wagner
  • Canon In D By Pachelbel
  • Trumpet Voluntary By Clarke
  • Prelude From Te Deum By Charpentier
  • Variations On A Theme Of Mozart
  • Trumpet Voluntary By Stanley

Signing Of The Register:

  • Allegro By Handel
  • Arabesque By Debussy
  • Canon In D By Pachelbel
  • Clair De Lune By Debussy
  • Chanson De Matin By Elgar
  • Prelude I By Bach
  • Intermezzo From Cavalliera Rusticana By Mascagni
  • Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
  • Wedding Theme From Emma By Rachel Portman

Or, Lighten It Up With Your Favourite Jazz Standard Or Contemporary Tune:

  • When I Fall In Love By Nat King Cole
  • Moon River By Mancini
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Embraceable You By Gershwin
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight By Elton John
  • Your Song By Elton John
  • Wonderwall By Oasis

Recessional:

  • Wedding March From A Midsummer Night’s Dream By Mendelsohn
  • Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba By Handel
  • Allegro By Handel
  • Wedding Theme From Emma By Rachel Portman
  • Passacaille By Handel

Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast

Jazz:

  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Feeling Good By Nina Simone
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • What A Wonderful World
  • Misty
  • Blue Moon
  • What The World Needs Now
  • Summertime By Gershwin
  • When I Fall In Love By Nat King Cole
  • Moon River By Mancini
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Embraceable You By Gershwin
  • Fly Me To The Moon

Classical:

  • Allegro By Handel
  • Arabesque By Debussy
  • Canon In D By Pachelbel
  • Clair De Lune By Debussy
  • Gymnopedies By Satie
  • Flower Duet By Delibes
  • Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini By Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude I By Bach
  • Air On A G String By Bach
  • Cavatina From ‘The Deerhunter’ By Myers
  • A Selection Of Music Written Especially For The Harp
  • Variations On A Theme Of Mozart  
  • Wedding Theme From Emma By Rachel Portman

Pop:

  • Have I Told You Lately By Van Morrison
  • Here Comes The Sun By The Beatles
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • Perfect Day By Lou Read
  • Endless Love - Richie
  • We’ve Only Just Begun By The Carpenters
  • Fields Of Gold By The Police
  • She By Elvis Costello
  • Heaven By Bryan Adams
  • I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing By Aerosmith
  • Fix You By Coldplay
  • Chasing Cars By Snow Patrol
  • Wonderwall By Oasis
  • Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet

Film And Stage:

  • Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
  • Theme From Love Actually – Craig Armstrong
  • Theme From Forest Gump
  • Come What May From Moulin Rouge
  • Memory
  • Comptine From ‘Amelie’ - Tierson
  • Wedding Theme From Emma By Rachel Portman

Folk & Traditional:

  • Sheebeg And Sheemore – O’Carolan
  • Greensleves – Traditional
  • Ashokan Farewell – Unger
, Private Party, Kilworth House, Leicestershire
5/5

As usual, the whole process of searching, booking and event went very well. The Derbyshire Harpist was absolutely brilliant. She is so lovely, and the music was just perfect. It made a very special evening even better. Thank you.


, Wedding, Derbyshire
5/5

Thank you very much for playing your harp so beautifully at our wedding at Kedleston Hall. We really liked working with you and wish you all the best for your future.


Do you play outside? I'm not able to play my large concert harp outside but can offer the smaller lever harp to play outside. The harp and I both need to be outside of direct sunlight and on solid dry ground. Wind can also be a problem but my weather threshold is about the same as your guests!

How do you get around? I have an estate car, padded covers and a very good harp trolley. Flights of stairs can be a problem so do ask before booking. Unfortunately the harp isn't folding or comes apart!

How much space do you need? I need at least 2 metres squared to accommodate the harp, music stand and myself.

Available for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts.

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.

East Midlands

Derbyshire £306.00 Leicestershire £312.00 Nottinghamshire £306.00

West Midlands

Staffordshire £306.00
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