The Lothian Harpist
The Lothian Harpist is an award-winning musician with a wide range of repertoire. Perfect for every occasion!
As a fully professional and highly trained harpist, The Lothian Harpist provides the highest standard of harp playing. She always works closely with her clients to ensure the choice of music adds to the atmosphere and helps the day run smoothly. She is also happy to arrange and learn music you would like to request if it is not part of her standard repertoire.
The Lothian Harpist
The Lothian Harpist has over a decade's experience performing for weddings, functions and corporate events. With repertoire ranging from classical to jazz and pop she will make sure that the atmosphere at your event will be exactly how you want it to be.
She has worked with orchestras in UK and abroad, including London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and many others. She made recordings under famous conductors such as Kristjan Järvi and Krzysztof Penderecki as well as broadcast on BBC. She has performed at high-profilve venues in UK and abroad, among others:
- Royal Enclosure for the Royal Ascot
- Usher Hall
- Royal Festival Hall
- National Gallery
- Vienna Musikverein
- St Paul's Cathedral
- Windsor Castle
- Tate Modern
- Oslo Concert Hall
- Berlin Konzerthaus
She also regularly performs background music to accompany Afternoon Tea at 4 and 5 star hotels such as The Waldorf Hilton, Sofitel, Intercontinental.
- Solo Harp (acoustic)
- Andres Duke
- Andres Muscade, Vanille, Cannelle from the cycle “Epices”
- Bach, CPE Sonata in G Major
- Bach, JS Suite in E Minor (BWV 996)
- Bach, JS (tr. Renié) Piece en sol
- Bach, JS Art Thou with Me
- Bach, JS Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
- Bach, JS Minuet in G
- Bach, JS Sheep May Safely Graze
- Bach, JS Andante from the Violin Sonata No. 2
- Bach/Gounod Prelude in C / Ave Maria
- Britten Suite for Harp op. 83
- Caplet Deux divertissements
- Croft Ground
- Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
- Corelli Adagio from Concerto Grosso in G Minor
- Corelli Sarabande from Concerto Grosso in B flat Major
- Debussy Arabesque no 1
- Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin
- Delibes Flower Duet from Lake
- Fauré Impromptu op. 86
- Fauré Une châtelaine en sa tour…
- Glinka Nocturne
- Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
- Grieg Morning Mood
- Händel Air from Water Music
- Händel Lascia ch'io Pianga from Rinaldo
- Händel Ombra mai fu from Serse
- Hasselmans La Source
- MacDowell To a Wild Rose
- Massenet Meditation from Thaïs
- Mendelssohn Wedding March from Midsummer’s Night Dream
- Mozart Minuet in F
- Naegeli Blest Be the Tie that Binds
- Pachelbel Canon in D
- Purcell Trumpet Tune
- Respighi Siciliana
- Satie Gymnopedie no 1
- Vivaldi Largo from Winter
- Wagner Here Comes the Bride from Lohengrin
Jazz and Shows
- Armstrong, Louis We Have All the Time in the World
- Armstrong, Louise What a Wonderful World
- Brubeck/Desmond Take Five
- Carmichael Georgia on My Mind
- Carousel You’ll Never Walk Alone
- Cats Memory
- Deer Hunter Cavatina
- Ellington Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
- Finian’s Rainbow Look to the Rainbow
- Funny Girl People
- Gershwin Embraceable You
- Gershwin I Got Rhythm
- Gershwin Love Walked In
- Gershwin Oh, Lady Be Good!
- Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me
- Guglielmi La Vie en Rose
- Hudson Moonglow
- Ice Castles Looking Through the Eyes of Love
- I Do, I Do My Cup Runneth Over
- Jesus Christ Superstar I Don’t Know How to Love Him
- Jones At Last
- Miller Moonlight Serenade
- Nat King Cole When I Fall in Love
- New Faces A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
- No, Nanette Tea for Two
- Phantom of the Opera All I Ask of You
- Phantom of the Opera Music of the Night
- Phantom of the Opera Think of Me
- Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye
- Rodgers Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered
- Rodgers My Funny Valentine
- Romberg Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise
- Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
- Sinatra Moon River
- Sinatra Where or When
- Sinatra Strangers in the Night
- Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight
- Wizard of Oz Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Folk and traditional
- Annie Laurie
- Auld Lang Syne
- Ay Waukin O
- Baloo Baleerie
- The Birks of Aberfeldy
- The Blue Bells of Scotland
- The Boatie Rows
- Bonnie Bell
- Bonnie Dundee
- Bonnie Wee Thing
- Braw Braw Lads
- Buy Broom Besoms
- Ca' The Yowes To The Knowes
- Charlie Is My Darling
- Comin' Thro' The Rye
- Corn Rigs Are Bonnie
- O Danny Boy
- Dumbarton's Drums
- Duncan Gray
- Flow Gently Sweet Afton
- The Flowers O' The Forest
- Green Grow the Rashes O!
- Hame, Hame, Hame
- Hieland Laddie
- Ho Ro My Nut-Brown Maiden
- I Aince Lo'ed a Lass
- I'll Ay Ca' In by Yon Toun
- Jock O'Hazeldean
- John Anderson My Jo
- The Keel Row
- Kelvin Grove
- Land O' The Leal
- Lassie Wi' The Lint-White Locks
- Last Rose of Summer
- The Lea Rig
- Leezie Lindsay
- Loch Lomond
- Loch Tay Boat Song
- A Man's A Man for A' That
- My Heart's In the Highlands
- My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
- My Love She's But a Lassie Yet
- My Nanie O
- Rantin' Rovin' Robin
- A Rosebud by My Early Walk
- The Rowan Tree
- Scarborough Fair
- Scotland the Brave
- Scots Wha Hae
- Skye Boat Song
- Wae's Me for Prince Charlie
- The White Cockade
- Will Ye No Come Back Again
- Ye Banks And Braes
The Lothian Harpist was brilliant! Nothing was too much trouble and she spoke with us over the phone and through emails to advise us upon our options for song choices. She learnt two new songs that we requested and played them and the rest of her repertoire absolutely beautifully! All of our guests commented on how fabulous the music was. I can't recommend her highly enough for whatever event you are considering. A truly lovely person and a fantastically talented harp player.
What harp do you play?
For weddings, I use either a pedal harp (pictured above) or a smaller harp with levers, also known as clarsach. Generally speaking, modern repertoire works better on the pedal harp whilst clarsach is more suitable for traditional songs. However, the latter requires less space (see below) which makes it more suitable for smaller venues. If you expect many guests, I would advise to choose a pedal harp as the sound of the bigger instrument will carry better.
How much space does the harp need?
Pedal (concert) harp needs an area of 2m x 3m, lever harp requires about 2m x 2m.
Would you be able to play my favourite song on the harp?
I am always happy to add new pieces to my repertoire. Please let me know at least one month before the ceremony about any special requests to allow the time for me to purchase and learn the music.
Can you play outside?
Yes, providing there is suitable protection against sun and it is not too cold. I also need a flat, dry surface to position the harp on (not gravel or grass). Additional fees may apply.
How do you transport your harp?
For longer journeys, the harp travels in an estate car with back seats folded down. For short distances (for example from the car park to the venue) I move my instrument using a special trolley designed for moving the harps.
Can you move from one area to another during a wedding day?
Yes - please let me know in advance and allow enough time to move the harp. In most situations I am happy to do this on my own, however I may need help from staff at the venue if there are many stairs on the way and no lifts in the building. Additional charges may apply if I am required to drive to another venue.
What do you wear when playing at weddings?
I usually wear a long elegant dress. Please let me know if you would like me to wear an outfit that matches your chosen colour scheme.
- 1 x 60 Minutes
- 2 x 45 Minutes
- 3 x 40 Minutes
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.