The Worcestershire Harpist

The Worcestershire Harpist

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Location Worcestershire
Starting from £282
7 Reviews

The Worcestershire Harpist has a broad repertoire of classical, popular, traditional and Bollywood music to enhance your special event.

  • Highlights
  • Highly-experienced harpist based in Worcestershire
  • Ideal for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions
  • Wide repertoire of Bollywood songs to suit Asian weddings

Our harpist was amazing and played exactly what we wanted. Thank you.

Adrian William-Jones, Somerset

Absolutely brilliant, from initial contact to her performance on the day.

Jennifer & Mandeep Shergill, Birmingham

About


The Worcestershire Harpist studied with the much renowned Sanchia Pielou, graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a BA in Music Performance and was immediately invited to join the orchestra of the Scottish Ballet as principal harpist in 1985. She enjoyed combining this current role with that of principal harpist with the BBC SSO for many years before recently making her home in Worcestershire.

As well as her orchestral interests, The Worcestershire Harpist is also passionate about the more personal field of weddings and special occasions. With ever-increasing interest in the harp as an accompaniment to events ranging from cocktail parties and product launches to awards ceremonies and dinners, the Worcestershire Harpist enjoys writing her own arrangements of music so many songs are unique to this harpist! As a preferred supplier at many venues including Hagley Hall, The Pear Tree Inn and Country Hotel, Compton Verney and Ettington Chase, this accomplished harpist enjoys entertaining guests in a variety of settings.

Please be aware that The Worcestershire Harpist does not play the harp outside, so although an outdoor ceremony isn't appropriate, sitting just inside open patio doors and using her amplifier usually works well for all, depending upon the layout of the venue and assuming the reasonable proximity of guests!

For Asian Weddings, The Worcestershire Harpist has an extensive repertoire of Bollywood songs, many of which are her own unique arrangements for the harp.

It might be helpful to note that the harp, although it can be amplified is best suited to a ceremony or drinks reception for up to 200, as very large gatherings of several hundred guests can swallow up its delicate and lyrical sound!

Repertoire


Weddings & Civil Partnerships

  • Bach - Arioso
  • Bach - Air on the G String
  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Beatles - I Will
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy  
  • Charpentier - Prelude (Te Deum Laudamus)   
  • Franck - Panis Angelicus 
  • Handel - March from Scipio
  • Handel - Air from The Water Music
  • Handel - Hornpipe from The Water Music  
  • Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 
  • MacKay - Highland Wedding
  • Henry Mancini - Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet      
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream  
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D  
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune 
  • Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary  
  • Schubert - Ave Maria  
  • Stanley - Trumpet Voluntary  
  • Wagner - Wedding March (Here Comes the Bride)  

Popular

  • Aerosmith  - I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing   
  • Alpert - This Guy's in Love With You
  • Baerwald/Gilbert - Where is Your Heart from Moulin Rouge
  • Baerwald/Gilbert - Come What May from Moulin Rouge
  • Bryan Adams  - Everything I Do
  • Bryan Adams  - Heaven
  • Harold Arlen - Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • Burt Bacharach - I Say a Little Prayer
  • Burt Bacharach - This Guy’s in Love With You
  • Beatles - I Will
  • Irving Berlin - Always
  • A. Bilk - Stranger on the Shore
  • Michael Buble - Everything
  • Michael Buble - Wonderful Tonight
  • Carter Burwell - Bella's Lullaby from Twilight
  • Eva Cassidy  - Songbird
  • K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life
  • S. Ciani  - Andalusian Dream
  • Coldplay - Clocks
  • Nat King Cole - When I Fall in Love
  • Elvis Costello - She
  • Des’ree - Kissing You (from Romeo and Juliet)
  • Celine Dion - Immortality
  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On from The Titanic      
  • Dix - What Child is This (Greensleeves)
  • Dylan/Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • Gershwin  - The Man I Love      
  • Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gilbert & Sullivan - Frederick’s Aria (from the Pirates of Penzance)
  • Gilbert & Sullivan - Tit Willow (from the Mikado)
  • Marvin Hamlisch - Nobody Does it Better from The Spy Who Loved Me
  • P. Hanseroth - The Story
  • George Harrison  - Here Comes the Sun
  • J. Horner - For the Love of a Princess (from Braveheart)   
  • Irving Berlin   - Always
  • Michael Jackson  - I'll Be There
  • Michael Jackson - The Lady in my Life
  • Elton John - Your Song
  • Norah Jones  - Come Away with Me
  • Kahn  - It Had to be You
  • Jerome Kern - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
  • Lai  - Theme from Love Story
  • Led Zeppelin  - Stairway to Heaven
  • Mancini - Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s     
  • Mancini  - Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet   
  • Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are
  • Bruno Mars - Marry You
  • Menken - Theme from Beauty and the Beast
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Myers  - Cavatina from the Deer Hunter  
  • Newman - Because You Loved Me from Up Close and Personal
  • A. North - Unchained Melody
  • Cole Porter - I Get a Kick out of You
  • Cole Porter - Night and Day
  • Osborne & May - Theme from Eastenders
  • Elvis Presley - Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Lionel Richie - Endless Love
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein  - Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music)
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein - I Could Have Danced All Night (from The King and I)
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein - You’ll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)
  • Rota  - Love Theme from the Godfather
  • Rota - Love Said Goodbye from the Godfather part 2
  • Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1
  • Savage Garden  - I Knew I Loved You
  • M Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Schmidt  - Try to Remember
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Sondheim  - Send in the Clowns
  • Sting - Fields of Gold 
  • Take That - Rule the World
  • Theile & Weiss - What a Wonderful World
  • Shania Twain - From This Moment On
  • Van Morrison - Have I told you Lately
  • N. Westlake - When You Taught me How to Dance (from Miss Potter)
  • Webber - All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera  
  • Webber - Close Every Door from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Webber - Don't Cry for Me, Argentina from Evita
  • Webber  - Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera
  • Webber  - Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera
  • Westlife - Flying Without Wings
  • Westlife - The Rose
  • John Williams - Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from The Empire Strikes Back
  • John Williams - Theme from Harry Potter 
  • Robbie Williams   - Angels
  • Robbie Williams  - She’s the One
  • Wilson - ‘til There Was You  
  • Stevie Wonder  - Isn’t She Lovely

Classical Music

  • Beethoven - Fur Elise  
  • Chopin - Nocturne
  • Clarke/Purcell  - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Debussy - Arabesque
  • Debussy - Clair de Lune
  • Debussy -   Maid with the Flaxen Hair
  • Elgar - Salut d’Amour 
  • Giordani  - Caro Mio Ben
  • Handel  - The Harmonious Blacksmith
  • Handel - Theme and Variation
  • Handel - Air and Hornpipe from The Water Music
  • Liszt - Liebestraum
  • Mozart  - Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Parry - Sonata in D
  • Renie - Three Pieces
  • J. Strauss   - The Blue Danube Waltz
  • Vivaldi  - Allegretto (Spring) from The Four Seasons
  • Vivaldi  - Largo (Winter) from The Four Seasons    

Bollywood

  • Medley of Hai Guzarish / Khuda Jaane / Singh is Kinng
  • Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai (You Are My Night, My Dawn)
  • Chand Sitare Phool Aur Khushboo (Moon, Stars, Flowers and Fragrance)
  • Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na (I Can’t Live Without You)
  • Chadni O Meri Chadni (My Moonlight)
  • Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum (Only Pine For You)
  • Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale (Come, Let Me Take You Away)
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha (I Saw A Girl)
  • Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam (My Beloved, My Darling)
  • Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna (Keep Your Henna Applied)
  • Main Hoon Khushrang Henna (I am the Colourful Henna)
  • Tere Liye from Veer Zara
  • Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai (Your Arrival has Brought with it the Light)
  • Raat Ki Hatheli Par (On the Palm of the Night, Moon Glitters)
  • Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai (Say it’s Love)
  • Hey Shona from Ta Ra Rum Pum
  • Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein (from Kabhi Kabhi)
  • Tum Hi Ho (from Aashiqui 2)
  • Jeene Laga Hoon (from Ramaiya Vastavaiya)
  • Bol Do Na Zara
  • Baahon Ke Darmiyaan

Opera Favourites

  • Bizet - Habenera from Carmen
  • Delibes - Flower Duet
  • Lehar - Waltz from the Merry Widow
  • Lehar - Vilja from the Merry Widow
  • Massenet - Meditation from Thais  
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
  • Puccini  - Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme

Christenings, Naming Ceremonies & Music for Children

  • Batt - The Wombling Song
  • Brahms - Lullaby
  • Carter Burwell - Bella's Lullaby from Twilight
  • Churchill - Never Smile at a Crocodile
  • Daly - Postman Pat
  • David/Hoffman/Livingstone - The Un Birthday Song from Alice in Wonderland
  • Debussy  - Maid with the Flaxen Hair  
  • Franck  - Panis Angelicus  
  • Gay - Run Rabbit, Run
  • Hart - Nellie the Elephant
  • Heyman/Young - When I Fall in Love
  • John Lennon - Beautiful Boy
  • Loesser - The Ugly Duckling
  • Myers  - Cavatina (She was Oh, So, Beautiful)  
  • John Williams - Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from The Empire Strikes Back
  • John Williams   - Theme from Harry Potter  

Traditional Music - Scottish

  • Iain of Glen Cuaich
  • The Eight Men of Miodart
  • The Royal Lament  
  • Tay Mouth
  • Ballachulish Glen   
  • Strathspey and Reel
  • Princess Augusta   
  • General Monroe’s Lamentation
  • The Marquis of Tullibardine   
  • The East Neuk of Fife
  • The Earl of Lauderdale   
  • Teviot Bridge
  • My Home (Mo Dhachaidh)   
  • Blind Mary
  • Ben Dorain   
  • Kitty Tyrell
  • The Cockle Gatherer   
  • The Mingulay Boat Song
  • Lady Sutherland’s Reel   
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • The Corn Riggs are Bonny   
  • My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
  • The Misty Island (Eilean a’Cheo)   

Traditional Music - Irish

  • Fields of Athenry   
  • Donald  
  • Strathspey Jig and Reel   
  • Lament for Owen Roe
  • The Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)   
  • The Little and the Great Mountain
  • Caitlin Triall   
  • Planxty Irwin
  • Heman Dubh   
  • The Minstrel Boy  
  • Mrs Maxwell   
  • The Rose of Tralee

Traditional Music - Welsh

  • Megan’s Daughter
  • All Through the Night
  • The Minstrel’s Farewell to his Native Land
  • Lady Owen’s Delight
  • Watching the Wheat
  • The Men of Harlech
  • David of the White Rock
  • The Ash Grove

Christmas

  • Away in a Manger
  • Deck the Halls
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Oh, Christmas Tree
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Silent Night
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • White Christmas

Funerals

  • Albert Hay Malotte. The Lord's Prayer
  • Bach. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring       
  • Celine Dion. My Heart Will Go On from The Titanic             
  • Delmas.Priere      
  • Dvorak. Largo (Going Home) from The New World Symphony)    
  • Franck.Panis Angelicus
  • Handel. Theme and Variations      
  • Hasselmans.Serenade Melancolique       
  • Henry Francis Lyte.  Abide With Me   
  • Led Zeppelin. Stairway to Heaven       
  • John Newton. Amazing Grace       
  • Pachelbel. Canon in D       
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)     
  • Schmidt. Try to Remember     
  • Schubert. Ave Maria         
  • Sibelius. Be Still my Soul, from Finlandia       
  • Sondheim. Send in the Clowns      
  • Webster/Brodszky. I'll Walk With God   
  • Westlife. Flying Without Wings      
Previous Clients

  • Bovis Homes Ltd
  • Rudell the Jewellers
  • BMW 
  • TOSOH Bioscience
  • The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
  • State Bank of India (UK) Limited
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Trinity House Paintings
  • Leicester City Council

7 Reviews

Top reviews

David Pullinger

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Buckinghamshire
5/5

The Worcestershire Harpist arrived in good time, and entertained us very well. Several of my guests remarked on how much they had enjoyed her playing.


Siobhan Hagan

Event: Wedding
Location: Derbyshire
5/5

The range of melodies and songs played was perfect! Just what we’d asked for and more! It was performed beautifully and even in a room of 250, it was heard by a majority of people. Really made our day that little bit different. Thank you!


Victoria Banbury

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Oxfordshire
5/5

My 5-star scoring shows how excellent The Worcestershire Harpist was. She made a wonderful part of our evening, the musical choices were great as is her performance and personality. We couldn't have asked for more.


Adrian William-Jones

Event: Wedding
Location: Somerset
5/5

Great service and communication, our harpist was amazing and played exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much.


Amy MacDermott

Event: Wedding
Location: Oxfordshire
5/5

We are so happy that we chose you to play at our wedding. It sounded completely magical and really added a sparkle to our wedding day. Meredith was so friendly and professional and a pleasure to have at the wedding. All the guests commented on how beautiful the music was. Thank you so much!


Jennifer & Mandeep Shergill

Event: Wedding
Location: Birmingham
5/5

The Worcestershire Harpist was absolutely brilliant, from initial contact to her performance on the day. She was very prompt in responding to any queries I had and went out of her way to travel to my venue and meet with myself and venue staff to organise plans for the day. My guests thoroughly enjoyed the lovely music she performed on the harp, we received many compliments on the day! I have no hesitation in recommending The Worcestershire Harpist to others, she provided a very professional and elegant service.


Andrew Lillis

Event: Wedding
Location: Warwickshire
5/5

Had the Worcestershire Harpist for my wedding at Stoneleigh Abbey, she was absolutely amazing, all our guest commented on how good she was and how much of a difference it made to the whole day, thank you for making our day extra special.


    Pricing

    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.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £372
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £336
    • Leicestershire £348
    • Northamptonshire £330
    • Nottinghamshire £354
    • Rutland £354
    North East
    • South Yorkshire £366
    North West
    • Cheshire £354
    • Lancashire £372
    • Manchester £354
    • Merseyside £360
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £348
    • Berkshire £342
    • Buckinghamshire £330
    • Hampshire £366
    • Oxfordshire £330
    South West
    • Bath £330
    • Bristol £330
    • Somerset £354
    • Wiltshire £342
    Wales
    • Brecon £342
    • Cardiff £336
    • Glamorgan £354
    • Monmouth £312
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £294
    • Herefordshire £294
    • Shropshire £300
    • Staffordshire £300
    • Warwickshire £294
    • Worcestershire £282

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    FAQs

    How much space do you need?
    Think about the best place for the harp, and if a move is needed (say between a ceremony and reception), please allow a few minutes. 2m x 2m is needed for comfort and to allow room for guests & waiting staff to circulate please.

    An armless dining chair & appropriate lighting is important too please!

    Please be aware that The Worcestershire Harpist does not play the harp outside, so although an outdoor ceremony isn't appropriate, sitting just inside open patio doors and using her amplifier usually works well for all, depending upon the layout of the venue and assuming the reasonable proximity of guests!

    What about parking?
    Very close to the venue please, even if the car has to be moved later.

    Usually able to move the harp and gear herself, but stairs are the harpist’s nightmare. Moving the harp up or down a staircase or steps is definitely a two-man job!

    If in a marquee, firm, level flooring is imperative as is good access for the car and large, valuable harp.

    Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
    The Worcestershire Harpist has Public Liability Insurance of £10,000,000 and Is a member of the Musician's Union.

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