The South East Harpist

The South East Harpist

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Location West Sussex
Starting from £273
4 Reviews

The South East Harpist will enhance any occasion, be it a wedding, dinner, lecture, funeral, recital or charity event.

  • Highlights
  • The perfect accompaniment for ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts
  • Repertoire includes classical, traditional, pop and film music
  • Various costumes available to echo the theme of your event


The South East Harpist endeavours to play music to suit all tastes, from classical and traditional to oldtime favourites, songs from films and shows and more recent pop hits.

The harp adds the ultimate romantic touch to a wedding, and couples are delighted when The South East Harpist is able to play their 'special tune', as it gives an extra personal dimension to their wedding day.

The South East Harpist started harp lessons at the age of fourteen with Surrey-based harpist Susannah Shucksmith. She then continued her musical training under Sidonie Goossens OBE and finished her studies with Sussex harpist Helen Arnold.

The harp she plays today is a magnificent Gold Concert Harp. The South East Harpist also has an antique gold harp made by Thomas Dodd in London around 1820. This beautifully carved and guilded harp is ideal for smaller venues.



  • Air On A G String - Bach
  • Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
  • Barcarolle (Tales Of Hoffman) - Offenbach
  • Bridal March - Wagner
  • Cantique De Jean Racine - Faure
  • Canon In D - Pachelbel
  • Caro Nome From Rigoletto - Verdi
  • Chanson De Mai - Hasselmans
  • Danse De Corregidor - De Falla
  • El Picaflor - Marson
  • Emperor Waltz - Strauss
  • Eighteenth Century March - Anon
  • Excerpts From The Magic Flute - Mozart
  • Gram’s Lullaby - Gustavson
  • Hornpipe From The Water Music - Handel
  • Intermezzo - Mascagni
  • Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Jupiter From The Planets(I Vow To Thee My Country) - Holst
  • La Source - Hasselmans
  • Largo - Handel
  • Largo From Guitar Concerto In D - Vivaldi
  • Largo From The New World Symphony - Dvorak
  • Largo From ‘Winter’ (Four Season) - Vivaldi
  • Le Onde - Einaudi
  • Marble Halls - Balfe
  • Minuet In G - Bach
  • Nefili - Einaudi
  • Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  • O Isis And Osiris From The Magic Flute - Mozart
  • O For The Wings Of A Dove - Mendelssohn
  • O My Beloved Father - Puccini
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Pearl Fishers Duet - Bizet
  • Prelude No:1 In C - Bach
  • Prelude No:3 - Tournier
  • Prelude No:7 - Chopin
  • Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini - Rachmaninoff
  • Romance - Rossetti
  • Rondo - Rossetti
  • Sarabande - Handel
  • See The Conquering Hero - Handel
  • Serenade - Schubert
  • Sonata No:6 - Naderman
  • Sleepers Wake - Bach
  • To A Wild Rose - Macdowell
  • Spring - Vivaldi
  • The Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
  • Waltz - Brahms
  • Where Ere You Walk - Handel

Musicals & Movies

  • Aladdin - A Brand New World
  • Blood Brothers - Tell Me It’s Not True
  • Breakfast At Tiffanys - Moon River
  • Cats - Memory
  • Dances With Wolves - The John Dunbar Theme
  • Disney (Snow White) - Hi Ho
  • Disney (Snow White) - I’m Wishing
  • Disney (Snow White) - With A Smile And A Song
  • Disney (Jungle Book) - The Bare Necessities
  • Evita - Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
  • Gladiator - Earth
  • Girl Crazy - But Not For Me
  • Girl Crazy - Embraceable You
  • Gone With The Wind - My Own True Love (Tara’s Theme)
  • Ice Castles - Through The Eyes Of Love
  • Lord Of The Rings - In Dreams
  • Lord Of The Rings - Into The West
  • Lord Of The Rings - May It Be
  • Notting Hill - She
  • Notting Hill - When You Say Nothing At All
  • Phantom Of The Opera - All I Ask Of You
  • Phantom Of The Opera - Angel Of Music
  • Phantom Of The Opera - Music Of The Night
  • Phantom Of The Opera - Think Of Me
  • Phantom Of The Opera - Wishingyou Were Somehow Here Again
  • Robin Of Sherwood - Everything I Do
  • Robin Of Sherwood - Kamen (Theme From Harry’s Game)
  • Showboat - Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
  • South Pacific - Some Enchanted Evening
  • Tammy - Tammy
  • Tell Me It’s Not True - Blood Brothers
  • The Fantasticks - Try To Remember
  • The Boyfriend - I Got Rhythm
  • The King And I - Dance Of Anna And Sir Edward
  • The King And I - Hello Young Lovers
  • The Sound Of Music - Edelweiss
  • The Sound Of Music - The Hills Are Alive
  • Titanic - My Heart Will Go On
  • Wizard Of Oz - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Folk, Traditional & Celtic

  • Greensleeves
  • Bendeemers Stream
  • Carrickfergus
  • Carrigdown
  • Cockles And Mussels
  • Danny Boy (The Londonderry Air)
  • Down By The Sally Gardens
  • Eleanor Plunkett
  • Foggy Foggy Dew
  • I Will Walk With My Love
  • Lullaby
  • Roving Galway Boy
  • The Foggy Dew
  • The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby
  • The Gentle Maiden
  • The Kerry Dance
  • The Lark In The Clear Air
  • The Last Rose Of Summer
  • The Origin Of The Harp
  • The Rose Of Tralee
  • The Silver Moon My Mistress Is
  • Women Of Ireland
  • Amazing Grace
  • Kelvin Grove
  • My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose
  • Och Lomond
  • Loch Tay Boat Song
  • The Skye Boat Song
  • Ye Banks And Braes
  • All Through The Night
  • Black Sir Harry
  • David Of The White Rock
  • Hush My Baby
  • Men Of Harlech
  • New Years Eve (Deck The Halls)
  • Over The Stone
  • The Ashgrove
  • The Dove
  • Watching The Wheat
  • Hine E Hine
  • Pokare Kare Ana
  • Las Manaitas
  • La Paloma Azul


  • Anywhere Is
  • Evening Falls
  • Fallen Embers
  • From Where I Am
  • Hope Has A Place
  • No Holly For Miss Quinn
  • On Your Shore
  • Only Time
  • Pilgrim
  • Shepherd Moon
  • Silver Inches
  • Tea House Moon
  • Watermark

Easy Listening

  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square - Vera Lynn
  • A Summer Place - Percy Faith Orchestra
  • Aint Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers 
  • And I Love You So - Don Williams
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • As Long As I Have You - Elvis Presley
  • Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer
  • Bewitched - Fran Sinatra
  • Blue Moon - Marcels
  • Could I Have This Dance? - Ann Murray
  • Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree - Andrew Sisters 
  • From This Moment - Shania Twain
  • Heartbeat - Buddy Holly
  • Heaven - Bryan  Adams
  • In The Mood - Glen Miller
  • I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters
  • I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
  • It’s All In The Game - Cliff Richard
  • Let It Be Me - Everly Brothers
  • Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
  • Love Is Blue - Jonny Mathis
  • Love Me With All Of Your Heart - Ray Charles Singers
  • Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
  • Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
  • The Rose - Bette Midler
  • The Twelfth Of Never - Cliff Richard
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • Time To Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli
  • Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • You’re The Inspiration - Peter Cetera

The Beatles

  • And I Love Her
  • Eight Days A Week
  • Fool On The Hill
  • Here There And Everywhere
  • I Will
  • I’m Happy Just To Dance With You
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Yesterday
Previous Clients

  • National Trust
  • City of London Guildhall
  • The Baltic Exchange
  • The Savoy
  • Hilton Langham Hotels
  • London Zoo
  • Fort Nelson
  • Gatwick Airport
  • The Royal Courts of Justice

4 Reviews

Top reviews

Kevin Oram

Event: Wedding
Location: Kent

Thanks for your best wishes. The South East Harpist was fab. We have thanked her but will obviously do so formally when we get back to England. Once again thank you for your help.

Jennifer Sandle

Event: Wedding
Location: London

We were extremely happy with The South East Harpist's beautiful performances of harp music. It made our wedding feel very magical and romantic and added such a wonderful element to our ceremony. She played beautifully at our drinks reception and made it such a classically romantic experience. Our wedding would not have been as wonderful as it was without her music. We are very pleased with your service and would definitely recommend you to family and friends, and would certainly use you again. Thank you.

Jo-Anne Little

Event: Wedding
Location: Kent

Apologies for not replying sooner but I have been snowed under since our return from our honeymoon. Thank you for all your help with organising The South East Harpist to play at our wedding. We were very happy with your service and The South East Harpist was very good and could not have been more helpful and flexible. We are so pleased we had a harpist as it really did make a difference. I have attached a photo the photographer took of The South East Harpist if you could be so kind as to pass it on. I am looking forward to the next party and will certainly consider your services. Thanks once again.

Julie Milne

Event: Wedding
Location: Kent

The South East Harpist provided the most perfect musical entertainment at my daughters' wedding.She played all the tunes requested to a very high standard and it was delightful to catch the melodious sound of an old favourite that evoked happy memories for us all present. She was prompt and discrete on arrival and remained quietly in place whilst the speeches were said. The "icing on the cake" was that her beautiful dress matched our peacock themed wedding perfectly! I would highly recommend The South East Harpist to anyone as her selection was far more varied than any other I sampled. Thank you, Julie Milne


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £310
    East Midlands
    • Lincolnshire £310
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £273
    • Berkshire £273
    • Buckinghamshire £273
    • East Sussex £273
    • Essex £273
    • Hampshire £273
    • Hertfordshire £273
    • Isle of Wight £322
    • Kent £273
    • London £310
    • Middlesex £273
    • Oxfordshire £273
    • Surrey £273
    • Sussex £273
    • West Sussex £273
    South West
    • Devon £372
    • Dorset £310
    • Somerset £310
    • Wiltshire £310
    West Midlands
    • Warwickshire £310

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