Weddings and Event Harpist

There’s something really special about live music at a wedding, particularly harp music. It can provide an elegant background mood, but it’s also vibrant enough to grab everyone’s attention and announce the bride’s arrival.

Or the groom’s arrival. I provide the music for civil partnerships, civil ceremonies and humanist weddings as well as traditional church services.

My harp will go pretty much anywhere. I’ve played at a whole array of wedding venues – castles and stately homes, pubs and village halls, marquees – even on board a ship! Although I work mainly in the West Midlands and surrounding areas, I’m happy to discuss travelling further for your event. Get in touch for a chat about your wedding venue.

Wedding Music

What kind of music would you like at your wedding? It could be a traditional wedding march, classical wedding music or a song that’s special to you as a couple.

If you’re still deciding, I’m happy to suggest wedding music ideas. You get a free consultation with your booking so we can discuss your options and I can play through some music. It’s a great way to make sure you’re comfortable with how it will sound on the day.

If you like, I can make a custom arrangement. Have you ever heard Coldplay or Michael Buble played on a harp? It sounds great, but don’t take my word for it. Have a quick listen here. Or check out my repertoire list for some music suggestions.

Kind Words and Thanks

Lizzie, what can I say; everyone loved your music, especially as you did requests. How you managed some of the more obscure ones from some of our friends I do not know. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

Wedding Bev Maller

Cameron and I wanted to thank you so much for the music you played at our wedding – you were absolutely phenomenal and so many people talked fondly of you afterwards. An additional thanks is for taking the time to learn the Coldplay tune for when Cameron arrived – it meant the world to both of us. Thank you for being a huge element to what was a day to be cherished forever in our lives. We will gladly recommend you to friends and family.

Wedding Cameron and Paul Irving

I just wanted to thank you and relay everyone’s positive comments. You were absolutely brilliant on the day, in terms of your playing and also your presence, which was calm and professional. I am so pleased that my lasting memories of hearing you play are of the two pieces you played for my entry and our exit. Thanks once again – you really helped make our ceremony and drinks reception exactly what we wanted it to be.

Wedding Karen and Mike Herbert

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! You were absolutely amazing and you played everything perfectly that we requested. I just wish I could go back and listen to you play again! Honestly, we can’t thank you enough and are so glad we found you to play on our special day.

Wedding Jason and Lauren Bonthuys

Just to say a huge thank you for Tuesday; your voice was fabulous! You were truly accommodating for all the musical requests and made a huge difference to the service. Wished I could play the harp – such a great sound!

Funeral Francesca Lacey, December 2017

Lizzie was absolutely lovely and had taken the time to ask me what the colour scheme was for the day so she could dress accordingly. How very thoughtful of her. Her repertoire was very varied, from the Beatles to classical music, and was perfect. My niece and her new husband, together with our guests, really enjoyed Lizzie’s playing. The most magical and memorable piece of music for us all was when she played “Let It Go” from the film Frozen, and our grandchildren sang along with Lizzie. A tear-jerking moment! Lizzie was a real star and we enjoyed every moment!

Wedding Linda Cooper, August 2014

Repertoire

Classical
  • Prelude in C - J S Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J S Bach
  • Arabesque No. 1 - Debussy
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy
  • Largo from New World Symphony - Dvorak
  • Cantique de Jean Racine - Faure
  • Morning Mood - Grieg
  • Air from "Water Music" - Handel
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Largo - Handel
  • Meditation - Massenet
  • On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Hornpipe - Purcell
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Rachmaninov
  • The Swan - Saint-Saens
  • Traumerei - Schumann
  • Winter - Vivaldi
  • Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Celtic
  • My Lagan Love
  • She Moved Through The Fair
  • The Nightingale
  • The Lark in the Clear Air
  • Down by the Sally Gardens
  • The Parting Glass
  • Fhear a'Bhata
  • Carolan's Dream
  • Carolan's Draught
  • Shenandoah
Jazz Standards
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Our Love is Here to Stay
  • 'S Wonderful
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Lady Be Good
  • Embraceable You
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Moon River
  • Misty
  • Over the Rainbow
Film and Musical Theatre
  • Music from the Lord of the Rings
  • Music from Harry Potter
  • Music from Disney Films
  • Music from the Phantom of the Opera
  • Somewhere - West Side Story
  • Han Solo and the Princess - Star Wars
  • Theme from Pride and Prejudice
  • Theme from Forrest Gump
  • Theme from the Deerhunter
  • Theme from Pixar's Up
  • Theme from Downton Abbey
Contemporary Pop
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • The Beatles - All My Loving
  • The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
  • Ben Folds - The Luckiest
  • Beyonce - Halo
  • Birdy - Skinny Love
  • Bon Jovi - Always
  • Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
  • Bruno Mars - Marry You
  • Bryan Adams - Everything I Do
  • Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
  • Coldplay - Clocks
  • Coldplay - Paradise
  • Coldplay - Viva La Vida
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - Like A Star
  • Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
  • Elbow - One Day Like This
  • Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
  • Ellie Goulding - Your Song
  • Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together
  • John Legend - All Of Me
  • Lady Gaga - You And I
  • Lionel Richie - Endless Love
  • Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
  • Lorde - Royals
  • The Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Michael Buble - Everything
  • Michael Buble - Haven't Met You Yet
  • Muse - Unintended
  • Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
  • Owl City - Fireflies
  • Regina Spektor - Samson
  • Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • Shania Twain - From This Moment
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Sting - Fields of Gold
  • Taylor Swift - Love Story
  • Taylor Swift - Safe & Sound
  • Train - Soul Sister

Harp and Voice

Religious
  • Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
  • Faure - Pie Jesu
  • Franck - Panis Angelicus
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
Classical
  • Handel - Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Handel - Silent Worship
Folk/Celtic
  • Black Is The Colour
  • My Lagan Love
  • Scarborough Fair
  • The Sally Gardens
  • The Turtle Dove
  • The Water Is Wide (O Waly Waly)
Film and Musical Theatre
  • From "Once" - Falling Slowly
  • From "Nine" - Unusual Way
  • From "West Side Story" - One Hand, One Heart
Contemporary Pop
  • Alison Krauss - Baby, Now That I've Found You
  • Birdy - Skinny Love
  • Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - Just Like A Star
  • Ellie Goulding - Your Song
  • Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
  • Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold
  • Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow
  • Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
  • Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
  • Gabrielle Aplin - The Power Of Love
  • Ingrid Michaelson - Can't Help Falling In Love With You
  • Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • Leona Lewis - Run
  • Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
  • Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
  • Regina Spektor - Samson
  • Tori Amos - 1000 Oceans

Music for Events

Live background music adds to the atmosphere of the occasion. Whether it’s a high end business launch or an intimate family gathering, I can help you celebrate in style.

What kind of event are you planning? Here are some examples of where I can play:

  • Corporate events, product and press launches
  • Business dinners, award ceremonies
  • Office parties, drinks receptions
  • Birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, and christenings

A live harpist provides you with beautiful music – but it’s also a visually stunning musical instrument. It’s a great conversation starter and makes the event uniquely memorable for your guests.

Venues

A selection of the venues I have enjoyed playing at in the UK:
  • Penshurst Place
  • Leeds Castle
  • Herstmonceux Castle
  • HMS Warrior
  • Wentworth Golf Club
  • Surrey Downs Golf Club
  • Epsom Downs Racecourse
  • Pennyhill Park Spa and Hotel
  • Brandshatch Place Spa and Hotel
  • John Lewis
  • Standen, National Trust property
  • Alexander House Hotel and Spa
  • Clandon Park
  • South Lodge Hotel
As well as abroad:
  • St John's Cathedral, Hong Kong
  • Chung Chi College Chapel at the Chinese University, Hong Kong
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong Island
  • Nelson Cathedral, New Zealand
  • Christchurch Transitional Cathedral, New Zealand