Northamptonshire Harpist

Northamptonshire Harpist
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £210.00
6 reviews
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £210.00
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The Northamptonshire Harpist is a pofessional harpist who has been a very popular choice for weddings and other events over the last ten years, often playing for over 60 weddings a year. Her beautiful harp music brings atmosphere, from weddings, civil partnerships, drinks reception and dinners to corporate events, funerals and memorial services.  She enjoys helping people choose the music they want for their event.

The Northamptonshire Harpist offers an extensive and very varied repertoire from light classical to atmospheric Celtic, and from popular to jazz and folk, on pedal harp, celtic harp or electro-harp.

*The Northamptonshire Harpist is a fantastic Harpist and enjoys helping people choose the music they want for their occasion*

Northamptonshire Harpist

Number of Reviews and Counting... 6!

The Northamptonshire Harpist has been a popular choice to play at weddings and other events for over a decade, often playing for over 60 weddings a year.  She has a wide reperotire, mostly played on her elegant antique gilded pedal harp, but alternatively sometimes using her smaller Celtic harp if requested, or her larger modern pedal harp.

She is very experienced at helping you choose the music you want to add a personal touch and make your day special. It is often possible for her to add one or two new pieces to her repertoire for an occasion, either from music or by ear from a recording.

"You were so sensitive to everything that was happening" – Registrar's comment.

“All of our guests loved the music and the ambience it created, you are extremely talented. It was everything I wanted and more, just beautiful.” - Client comment

The Northamptonshire Harpist's training and experience as a music therapist have enhanced her musicianship, and she improvises when appropriate - often getting positive feedback from clients and their guests when she does this, and enabling her to tailor the music to suit the timing of the occasion.

She has a wide repertoire, from classical to pop and modern, jazz standards and music from stage and film, as well as traditional and contemporary arrangements of celtic music and folk tunes from around the British Isles. When requested, the Northamptonshire Harpist sings at ceremonies, self-accompanied on the harp or unaccompanied.

For smaller places, the Northamptonshire Harpist sometimes plays her smaller celtic harp - e.g. she has played for ceremonies in a summer house set in beautiful gardens, and even on a Thames barge!  She is also happy to play her celtic harp for events with Irish or Scottish connections, or for those who just enjoy celtic and traditional folk music.

Some Wedding Ceremony Favourites:

  • Canon In D
  • Arrival Of Queen Of Sheba
  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride)
  • Wedding March
  • Fields Of Gold
  • Songbird
  • From This Moment
  • A Thousand Years
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • Carolan's Concerto

Classical Music for ceremonies and background:

  • Air on a G String                                      
  • Gavotte  from French Suite no. 5 - Bach             
  • Air from Goldberg Variations - Bach
  • Adagio for Strings - (Barber)
  • Prelude in C - J.S..Bach
  • Fur Elise - Beethoven
  • Mandolin Sonata - Beethoven
  • Mazurka no.2 - Chopin
  • Chaconne - Jeremiah Clarke
  • Giga - Corelli
  • La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin - Debussy
  • Flower Duet (from Lachme)  - Delibes
  • Sonatina  - Dussek
  • I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
  • Air from the Water Music - Handel
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Harmonious Blacksmith - Handel
  • Harp Concerto - Handel
  • Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission)
  • Variations on a Theme by Mozart - Mozart (Arr. Le Dentu)
  • Cavatina (from the Deerhunter)  - Stanley Myers
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon) -  Pachelbel
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
  • Hornpipe (The Hole in the Wall)  - Purcell
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini  (Variation 18) - Rachmaninov
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 - Eric Satie
  • Andante from Concerto for 2 Mandolins   -   Vivaldi
  • Music from The Four Seasons  - Vivaldi

 plus, other less known but beautiful music

Tunes From Film, TV, Shows And Musicals:

  • My Heart Will Go On
  • May It Be
  • In Dreams
  • Concerning Hobbits
  • Aniron
  • Music From "Amelie"
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Edelweiss
  • Les Miserables- Castle on a Cloud
  • My Favourite Things
  • Love Changes Everything
  • All I Ask Of You
  • Angel Of Music
  • Memory
  • Phantom Of The Opera
  • I Don't Know How To Love Him
  • Pie Jesu
  • Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Disney Tunes:

  • A Whole New World
  • Beauty And The Beast
  • Everybody Wants To Be A Cat

Classic Love Songs And Jazz Standards:

  • Moon River
  • Blue Moon
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Black Orpheus
  • When I Fall In Love
  • It Had To Be You
  • Unchained Melody
  • Isn't She Lovely
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Misty
  • Summertime
  • As Time Goes By
  • Take Five
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Autumn Leaves

Classic and Modern Pop:

  • Ain’t no Sunshine
  • Music from Amelie
  • Angels
  • Annie’s Song
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • As Time Goes By
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beatles Songs including
  • All my Loving
  • All You Need is Love
  • And I Love her
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Here There and Everywhere
  • Hey Jude
  • In My Life
  • Let it Be
  • The Long and Winding Road
  • We can Work it Out
  • With a Little Help from my Friends
  • Yesterday
  •  Black Orpheus
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Can’t help falling in love with you (Elvis Presley)
  • Castle on a Cloud  from Les Miserables 
  • Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter)
  • Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
  • Cinema Paradiso – Love Theme
  • Don’t Cry for me Argentina
  • Enya songs eg Orinoco Flow
  • Fields of Gold
  • The First Time Ever I saw your Face
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
  • Greensleeves
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley)
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  • It had to be you
  • It’s a Wonderful World
  • Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol
  • Last of the Mohicans – main theme
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane
  • Les Miserables – Castle on a Cloud
  • Love me Tender
  • Love Story
  • Lloyd Webber – including:-
  • Aspects of Love   -   Love Changes Everything
  • Cats  -    Memory
  • Evita   -   Don’t cry for me Argentina
  • Jesus Christ Superstar  -  I Don’t know How to Love Him
  • PieJesu
  • All I Ask of You
  • Angel of music
  • Think of Me
  • Music of the Night
  • Phantom of the Opera                                           
  • Marble Halls (Enya)
  • Maria (West Side Story)
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele/Bob Dylan
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • My Favourite Things
  • My Heart will Go On (Titanic)
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
  • Orinoco Flow
  • Runaway
  • She
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
  • Summertime
  • Sunshine on my Shoulders
  • Sweet Child o’ Mine (Gund ‘n’ Roses)
  • Take 5 (Dave Brubeck)
  • Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
  • A Time for Us
  • Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
  • Unchained Melody
  • We Go Together
  • We’ve only just begun (Carpenters)
  • When I fall in love
  • Winter Winds  (Mumford & Sons)
  • Wonderful tonight (Eric Clapton)
  • Wonderwall (Oasis)
  • Wooden Heart
  • Yesterday
  • You Do Something to Me
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone
  • You’re Beautiful
  • Your Song (Elton John)

Celtic Tunes:

Irish

  • Danny Boy
  • She Moved Through The Fair
  • My Lagan Love
  • The Spinning Wheel
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • The Cuillin
  • Carrickfergus
  • Fields Of Athenry 
  • Star Of The County Down
  • Sally Gardens
  • I Know My Love
  • The Quiet Land Of Erin
  • Many Tunes By O'Carolan

And many other slow airs, songs and dance tunes

Scottish

  • Ye Banks And Braes
  • Ca' The Yowes
  • Eriskay Love Lilt
  • Morning Has Broken
  • Scotland The Brave
  • Dark Island
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Loch Lomond
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
  • Cock Of The North
  • Songs By Robert Burns

And Many Other Songs, Airs and Dance Tunes

Welsh Tunes

  • The Ash Grove 
  • All Through The Night
  • Land Of My Fathers
  • Men Of Harlech
  • David Of The White Rock
  • Cader Idris
  • And Many Others

English Tunes

  • Scarborough Fair
  • Greensleeves
  • The Water Is Wide

And Many Others

Vocal Song Examples for Ceremony:

  • Fields Of Gold
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • You Raise Me Up
  • My Lagan Love
  • She Moved Through The Fair
  • Amazing Grace
  • Lord Of All Hopefulness

Christmas Tunes & Carols, Including:

  • All Hail To The Days
  • The Angel Gabriel
  • Angelus Ad Virginem
  • Away In A Manger
  • Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  • Boars Head Carol
  • Coventry Carol
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • Down In Yon Forest (Corpus Christi Carol)
  • First Nowell
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Green Growth The Holly
  • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  • Here We Come A Wassailing
  • Holly And The Ivy
  • In Dulci Jubilo
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • I Wonder As I Wander
  • In The Bleak Midwinter
  • It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  • Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
  • Nos Galan (Deck The Halls)
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Silent Night
  • Sussex Carol
  • This Is The Truth Sent From Above
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  • Unto Us A Boy Is Born
  • Wassail, Wassail, All Over The Town
  • We Three Kings
  • Wexford Carol
  • While Shepherds Watched
  • Also Other Popular Christmas Music
  • Including
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Christmas Is Coming
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Let It Snow
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Pastorale From “Christmas Concerto”  By Corelli
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • The Twelve Days Of Christmas
  • We’re Walking In The Air From “The Snowman”
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland

Please ask if your favourite is not here. If there is a song you would particularly like included, it is very often possible for The Northamptonshire Harpist to create an arrangement.

, Wedding, Northamptonshire
5/5

Elizabeth was brilliant. The guests all said to me that having the harpist at the wedding was a beautiful touch, the sun was shining and they sat and drank and listened to her playing. Liz was a lovely lady and very easy to get along with, we are so pleased she played at our wedding. Nothing was to much trouble she helped us to choose songs and although it was very hot she still played for everyone. Thank you so much Liz would recommend to anyone!!!


, Wedding, Northamptonshire
5/5

We were absolutely delighted that The Northamptonshire Harpist was able to play at our wedding. Her performance was beautiful and made the ceremony all the more personal and special. It's fair to say that neither myself or Scott fully took in The Northamptonshire Harpist's music on the day as we battled with our nerves & emotions but as we were lucky enough to have a video of the event we've been able to fully appreciate her music since! Apologies that it's taken us a few weeks to send through this note but we really are very grateful to The Northamptonshire Harpist & would wholeheartedly recommend her to others. Wishing you & The Northamptonshire Harpist all the best.


, Corporate, Warwickshire
5/5

Apologies for the delay in responding but my colleagues and I had a meeting yesterday to review the event. We were very happy with The Northamptonshire Harpist's performance, professionalism and she was a great contribution to the atmosphere created throughout the evening.


, Wedding, Berkshire
5/5

We were thrilled with our choice of the 'Northamptonshire Harpist'. From the beginning she was both friendly and professional and this made such a difference as planning a wedding can be hetic, so having someone who understood and made things easy was great! Walking down the isle to my chosen song was incredibly calming and we received numerous positive comments on having a harpist. I would highly recommend the 'Northamptonshire Harpist' thank you again.


, Wedding, Warwickshire
5/5

The Northamptonshire Harpist exceeded my expectations when playing the harp at our wedding reception. She took the time to contact me before our wedding providing samples of music to help us choose a repertoire and even checked what our colour scheme was! I would highly recommend the Northamptonshire Harpist to play at anyone's wedding or function. She is extremely talented, very professional and added to the atmosphere of our wedding day.


, Wedding, Oxfordshire
5/5

Dear Northamptonshire Harpist, Just a quick note to thank you so much for playing at our wedding breakfast at The Bay Tree on 11th February. We have had so many comments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed the harp music. You provided the perfect mix of classical and modern music which appealed to all. Thank you very much. I was sorry not to have come and spoken with you personally, a bit tied up and bustled along by the joys of the day - but I trust Pete conveyed our sincere thanks before you left. I will not hesitate in recommending you to anyone who may wish to book a harpist for an occasion in the future. Thanks again and I hope you had a safe journey back.


The Northamptonshire Harpist has played at Kensingotn Palace, the Tower of London, Warwick Castle and a host of venues in Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties.

As well as playing for hundreds of weddings,The Northamptonshire Harpist relaxes delegates over dinner at conferences and plays for other corporate events.

The Northamptonshire Harpist plays a varied repertoire for weddings, civil partnerships, drinks receptions, dinners, corporate events and other functions - from light classical to atmospheric Celtic, and from popular to jazz and folk. She has a friendly approach, and enjoys helping people find the music they want for their occasion. You can discuss the music for your event with her- she can help you choose music that fits well for different situations. It is often also possible for her to add one or two new pieces that are special to you to her repertoire for your occasion.

If requested, she can include more of particular styles to suit individual preferences, emphasising the classical or popular side of her repertoire. On other occasions, for example for a family with Irish roots, she has played mostly Irish music on her Celtic harp when requested- and similarly for people with Scottish or Welsh connections.

Harp music is excellent for many stages of a wedding day.

You may choose to have the harp playing for some or all of the following parts of the day:

The Ceremony (civil-1 hour, church - up to 1½ hours)
This is to include calm music for 10-15 minutes as guests assemble, music for the entry, during the signing of the register and photographs, for the exit, and while guests leave. 

The Drinks Reception (1 - 2 hours)
You can choose to emphasise any of the styles of music which The Northamptonshire Harpist plays, or she can play a general mix of music- something for all age groups and a variety of tastes.

The Meal (approx. 2 hours including the line-up)
Often people prefer more classical and calm music early in the proceedings, then choosing lighter and more upbeat music as the day progresses. Again, the choice of musical styles is yours.

The Northamptonshire Harpist also offers the following packages

- Ceremony & Drinks Reception (2 hours or more)

- Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast (usually at least 3 hours)

- Ceremony & Wedding Breakfast (usually 4-5 hours from start of ceremony)

  • Civil ceremony 45 mins -1 hour
  • Church ceremony usually 1 1/2  hours
  • Drinks receptios 1 - 2 hours
  • Wedding breakfasts and dinners 2 hours
  • Civil ceremony & drinks reception
  • Civil ceremony & wedding breakfast
  • Other combinations possible

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 £300.00 Leicestershire £234.00 Lincolnshire £360.00 Northamptonshire £210.00 Nottinghamshire £312.00 Rutland £240.00

East

Cambridgeshire £240.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £360.00 Warwickshire £234.00

South East

Bedfordshire £240.00 Berkshire £336.00 Buckinghamshire £240.00 Hertfordshire £264.00 Oxfordshire £240.00
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