The West Wales Harpist

The West Wales Harpist
Location Carmarthen
Starting from £210.00
8 reviews
Location Carmarthen
Starting from £210.00
Read 8 reviews

You’ve set the scene, the table's laid, the drinks poured and the speeches prepared. Why not add the finishing touch by employing a live harpist? First impressions count and as your guests enter the room the harp instantly becomes a focal point, a conversation starter and mood setter.

The West Wales Harpist plays a Celtic harp and has many years of performing experience. The West Wales Harpist's repertoire ranges from Classical (Ave Maria) to Popular (Coldplay, Take That, etc.) to Traditional (Scoittish, Welsh and Irish folk) to Medieval and Renaissance. If you have a particular theme for your wedding just ask and The West Wales Harpist can not only provide the music but often the appropriate outfit too (e.g. historical).

The West Wales Harpist can also provide singing (many pieces are either instrumental or harp and voice) and music on the flute. Whatever you wish for, the overall sound is magical and mesmerising and will add that extra special Sparkle to you Event!

The West Wales Harpist

Number of Reviews and Counting... 8!

The West Wales Harpist has been performing music most of her life and has now specialised in playing the harp and singing. She prides herself on exceeding her clients expectations when she performs, both for the atmosphere that she creates and the customer service before and after the event. The West Wales Harpist is a very friendly and outgoing person who will endeavour to add that extra "Wow" factor to your special day.

The West Wales Harpist has been a musician since she was 9 and has performed at many concerts, weddings and recitals over the years. Specialising in the flute initially and then continuing her studies with piano she diversified when she went to college and studied for two science degrees. Whilst spending some time working away from home she decided to take up the harp to while away the evenings and has not looked back since!

The West Wales Harpist greatly enjoys playing this beautiful and majestic instrument and especially enjoys adding her wonderful voice to the enchanting and melodious harp sound. The West Wales Harpist specialises in playing and singing, however if your favourite piece is an instrumental one that is not a problem! She also enjoys getting requests from clients as this adds new and diverse music into her repertoire (e.g. the wonderful Cinema Paradiso – what a beautiful piece!)

The West Wales Harpist has played at many prestigious local venues in West Wales including Orchardlea House, Stourhead House and Gardens, The Bath Spa Hotel and The Roman Baths. Any event is considered and The West Wales Harpist believes in enabling everyone to have this wonderful instrument at their wedding so does not charge the earth for her playing!

  • Can add classical soprano voice and flute.
  • Can also play with additional flautist and can combine with a guitarist for continual music throughout the event and for variety.

Classical 

  • Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Flower Duet - Delibes
  • Water Music - Handel
  • Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach
  • Wedding March (from Midsummers Nights Dream) Mendelssohn
  • Wedding March - Wagner
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • The Four seasons (excerts) - Vivaldi
  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven
  • Panis Angelicus - Franck
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Overture to La Traviata - Verdi
  • Jupiter - Holst
  •  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
  • La Donna e mobile - Verdi
  • Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak
  • Musetta's Waltz - Puccini
  • Bolero - Ravel
  • Theme from Sonata K331 – Mozart
  • Adagio in G minor – Albioni
  • Dona Nobis Pacem – Anon
  • Drink to me with thine eyes only – Anon
  • Jesulein Suss – Bach
  • Meditation – Thais
  • Clarinet Concerto (Theme) – Mozart
  • Fantasie Impromptu – Chopin
  • La Ci Darem La Mano (from Don Giovanni) – Mozart
  • Minuet in G – Bach
  • Polovtsian Dance – Borodin
  • The Swan (Carnival of the animals) – Saint-Saens
  • The Skaters Waltz – Waldteufel
  • Theme from Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky
  • To a Wild Rose – MacDowell
  • Humeresque in G flat – Dvorak
  • Entr’acte (from Rosamunde) – Schubert
  • Pie Jesu – Lloyd Webber
  • Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – Bach
  • Nimrod – Elgar
  • I giorni – Einaudi
  • Le onde - Einaudi

Popular

  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Annies Song - John Denver
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - Van Morrison
  • Cannonball - Damien Rice
  • Love is All Around - Reg Presley
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Woman - John Lennon
  • Everything I do I do it for you - Bryan Adams
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • Hallelujah - Cohen
  • Dreams - Priscilla Ahn
  • A Groovy Kinda Love - Phil Collins
  • Right Here Waiting for you - Richard Marx
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Rose - The Feeling
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Here Comes the Sun – Harrison
  • Blowin' in the Wind – Dylan
  • She's the One - Robbie Williams
  • I Want to Know What Love is – Foreigner
  • The Most Beautiful Girl in the World – Prince
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing – Warren
  • Make you feel my love – Adele
  • Fireflies – Owl City
  • You’re my best friend – Queen
  • I’m yours – Mraz
  • Various Beatles – please contact me for details
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • You’ve got a friend in me – Newman
  • Rule the World – Take That
  • New York, New York – Ebb and Kander
  • Can’t help falling in love – Presley
  • What a Wonderful World – Armstrong
  • Viva la Vida – Coldplay
  • Time of your life (Good Riddance) - Greenday

Traditional

  • Skye Boat Song - Scottish Trad
  • Greensleeves - Henry VIII (supposedly!)
  • Ash Grove – Welsh Trad
  • She Moved thru the Fair - Trad
  • Raglan Road - Trad
  • Bressey Lullaby - Shetland Trad
  • Fairies Love Song - Hebridian Trad
  • Danny Boy - Irish Trad
  • Kerry Dance - Scottish Trad
  • The Outlandish Knight - Somerset Trad
  • My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose - Scottish Trad
  • Marble Halls - Trad
  • Galway Bay - Irish trad
  • Whiskey in the Jar - Irish trad
  • Wild Rover - Irish trad
  • Scarborough Fair – Trad
  • Eriskay Love Lilt - Hebridian Trad
  • The Four Mary's - Scottish Trad
  • All Through the Night – Welsh Trad
  • Loch Lomond - Scottish Trad
  • Amazing Grace – Trad
  • Various O’Carolan tunes
  • Dacw Ngariad – Welsh Trad
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Arlen
  • Summertime – Porgy and Bess
  • Moon River – Mercer and Mancini
  • A Whole New World - Disney
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Disney
  • Bright Eyes - Mike Batt
  • What a Wonderful World - Weiss/Thiele
  • All I ask of you – Lloyd Webber
  • Memory – Lloyd Webber
  • I Know Him So Well – Chess
  • Circle of Life – Disney
  • Pie Jesu – Lloyd Webber
  • Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
  • I will always love you – The Bodyguard
  • Mad World – Donnie Darko
  • Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • My Heart will go on – Titanic
  • Take my Breath Away – Top Gun
  • Unchained Melody – Ghost
  • Gabriels Oboe - Morricone
  • Cinema Paradiso - Morricone

Film and Show Tunes

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Arlen
  • Summertime – Porgy and Bess
  • Moon River – Mercer and Mancini
  • A Whole New World - Disney
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Disney
  • Bright Eyes - Mike Batt
  • What a Wonderful World - Weiss/Thiele
  • All I ask of you – Lloyd Webber
  • Memory – Lloyd Webber
  • I Know Him So Well – Chess
  • Circle of Life – Disney
  • Pie Jesu – Lloyd Webber
  • Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
  • I will always love you – The Bodyguard
  • Mad World – Donnie Darko
  • Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • My Heart will go on – Titanic
  • Take my Breath Away – Top Gun
  • Unchained Melody – Ghost
  • Gabriels Oboe - Morricone
  • Cinema Paradiso - Morricone
, Birthday Party, Cardiff
5/5

The West Wales Harpist looked stunning and her music was wonderful completely appropriate for the occasion. She made a special day truly memorable.


, Wedding, Black Mountain Lodge, Brecon
5/5

Leaving this review very, very late but just stumbled across it all these years later! Honestly made our day so special. The guests loved her and the songs we chose. So friendly too and understanding with my uncertainty between one of my choices. Highly recommend xxx


, Wedding, Gloucestershire
5/5

Laura was fantastic. She learned a new song for the isle walk and played it beautifuly. Highly recommended.


, Wedding, Wiltshire
5/5

Beautiful playing and created the perfect atmosphere we wanted. Made the ceremony all the more magical. Thank you so much again! :)


, Wedding, Wiltshire
5/5

Laura was wonderful. The whole process from booking, to the actual event went very smoothly. Laura's talents were commented on by many and added something extra special to the atmosphere of our wedding. Thank you.


, Wedding, Gloucestershire
5/5

Absolutely fabulous. Highly recommend, thanks


, Wedding, Glamorgan
5/5

The West Wales Harpist was fantastic. She quietly setup, played some fantastic songs and was professional at all times. We had a lot of children at our wedding and the harpist did a great job of accommodating that. It was the perfect touch for our perfect day.


, Private Party, Hampshire
5/5

Excellent; the harp really added to the event.


Do you play outside?
Yes, as long as I am undercover for sunshine or rain and have a hard flat surface to put the harp on.

Do you move venues or within the venue?
Yes, and often for no extra cost (different venues).

Is travel included in your prices?
Yes. I travel up to 1.5 hours from West Wales.

How many songs do I need for a wedding ceremony and do you do requests?
You need 4 pieces for a ceremony and yes I can do at least one request piece in the price quoted.

  • Wedding Ceremony: 30 mins of music for the wedding party to arrive to and then the ceremony (inc. 4 pieces throughout)
  • Drinks Receptions typically 1.5 hours
  • Wedding breakfasts typically 2 hours
  • Receptions: Playing for 45-50 mins and then a 10 min break

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.

Wales

Anglesey £420.00 Caernarvonshire £420.00 Denbigh £420.00 Flint £420.00 Cardigan £210.00 Brecon £210.00 Carmarthen £210.00 Glamorgan £210.00 Monmouth £420.00 Pembroke £210.00 Wrexham £420.00 Cardiff £240.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £210.00

South West

Somerset £210.00 Wiltshire £210.00
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