Northamptonshire Harpist

Northamptonshire Harpist

From £275

Elizabeth is an extremely talented and experienced harpist based in Northampton. She plays for weddings and other special occasions throughout the Midlands.

1 hour

Solo harp

£275
2 hours

Solo harp

£325
3 hours

Solo harp

£375
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Elizabeth is an extremely talented and experienced harpist based in Northampton. She plays for weddings and other special occasions throughout the Midlands.

Varied repertoire

Elizabeth has a huge repertoire including light classical, Celtic, Jazz and Folk (just look at the list!), all played on a traditional gilded antique pedal harp, Celtic harp or electro-harp. She can also sing for wedding ceremonies if requested.

Friendly professional service

Elizabeth is dedicated to, and enjoys helping her clients to select exactly the right music for their needs, tailoring repertoire to suit individual preferences.

Experience

Elizabeth’s background in playing traditional music as well as classical and popular, and her experience as an HPC registered music therapist have helped to make Elizabeth a versatile and sensitive musician, who is equally happy playing from music or by ear, improvising when appropriate, fitting the music to the timing and mood of the occasion.

Wedding – guests assembling

Air from the Water Music – Handel
Air on a G String – Bach
Arioso – Bach
Cavatina (from the Deerhunter) – Stanley Myers
Chaconne – Jeremiah Clarke
Eleanor Plunkett – O’Carolan (18th century Irish)
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Eric Satie
Hornpipe (The Hole in the Wall) – Purcell
I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
Morning, from Peer Gynt Suite – Grieg
Nuvole Bianche – Einaudi
Primavera – Einaudi
River Flows In You – Yiruma
Sonatina in F – Dussek
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
The Little Fountain – Pratt

Processional/Bride’s entrance

A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
Air (from Water Music) – Handel
All in a Garden Green – stately Elizabethan English tune
Arioso – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Bridal Chorus (Here comes the Bride) – Wagner
Canon in D (short version) – Pachelbel
Chaconne – Jeremiah Clarke
Lady Gethin – O’Carolan
Music from Lord of the Rings
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) – Jeremiah Clarke
Variations on a Theme by Mozart (short version) – Anon arr. Le Dentu

Signing of register

Air from Derry (Danny Boy)
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace (Church weddings only)
Annie’s Song
Ave Maria
Ave Maria Schubert (Church weddings only)
Breton Tune
Canon in D (Complete) – Pachelbel
Cavatina from The Deerhunter
Fields of Gold
Greensleeves
Gymnopedie No 1 -Eric Satie
I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
In My Life
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach (Church weddings only)
Lord Of All Hopefulness
Lord Of The Dance
Misty
Moon River
My Lagan Love (an Irish love song)
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose
She Moved Through the Fair
Song Bird
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Wind Beneath my Wings
You Raise Me Up
…even Foo Fighters and Metallica by special request, so ask if you have a favourite.
…if requested, Elizabeth can also sing during the signing of the register, unaccompanied, self-accompanied on the harp, or with the organ.
Other songs by request – if she knows them, or you are able to supply a recording and/or sheet music, she will be happy if it’s possible, to learn a song for your ceremony.

Classical

Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber
Adagio from Clarinet Concerto in D – Mozart
Air from the Water Music – Handel
Air on a G String – J.S.Bach
Andante from Concerto for 2 Mandolins – Vivaldi
Aria (Ridente la Calma) – Mozart
Arioso – J.S.Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon) – Pachelbel
Cavatina (from the Deerhunter) – Stanley Myers
Chaconne – Jeremiah Clarke
Flower Duet (from Lachme) – Delibes
Fur Elise – Beethoven
Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission) – Ennio Morricone
Gavotte from French Suite no. 5 – J.S.Bach
Giga – Corelli
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Eric Satie
Harmonious Blacksmith – Handel
Harp Concerto – Handel
Hornpipe (The Hole in the Wall) – Purcell
I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin – Debussy
Mandolin Sonata – Beethoven
Mazurka no.2 – Chopin
Music from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Prelude in C – J.S.Bach
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Rachmaninov (Variation 18)
Sonata no 4 in D – John Parry
Sonatina – Dussek
Variations on a Theme by Mozart – Mozart (Arr. Le Dentu)
plus other less known but beautiful music by:-
Arne, Bochsa, Nadermann, Scarlatti, Dussek and other composers

Popular, Jazz standards & music from film & stage

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
A Time for Us
A Whole New World
Ain’t no Sunshine
All I Ask of You
All my Loving
All Of Me – John Legend
All You Need is Love
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Amazing (Just The Way You Are) – Bruno Mars
And I Love her
Angel of music
Angels
Annie’s Song
As Time Goes By
Ashokan Farewell
Aspects of Love – Love Changes Everything
Autumn Leaves
Beatles Songs including
Beauty and the Beast
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
Cats – Memory
Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter)
Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
Cinema Paradiso – Love Theme
Clocks – Coldplay
Diamonds Are Forever
Disney tunes – including
Don’t Cry for me Argentina
Eleanor Rigby
Enya songs eg Orinoco Flow
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Everybody Wants to be a Cat
Evita – Don’t cry for me Argentina
Fields of Gold
Fly Me to the Moon
For The Love Of A Princess
For Your Eyes Only
Forever Autumn
From This Moment – Shania Twain
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
Gift Of A Thistle
Greensleeves
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley)
Halo – Beyonce
Have I Told You Lately
Here There and Everywhere
Hey Jude
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
In My Life
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
It had to be you
It’s a Wonderful World
Jesus Christ Superstar – I Don’t know How to Love Him
Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol
Last of the Mohicans – main theme
Last Of The Summer Wine – Theme
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Les Miserables – Castle on a Cloud
Let it Be
Let It Go
Love
Love me Tender
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Make Me Feel Your Love – Adele
Marble Halls (Enya)
Maria (West Side Story)
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Misty
Moon River
Morrowind – Call Of Magic Theme
Music from Amelie
Music of the Night
My Favourite Things
My Heart will Go On (Titanic)
Norwegian Wood
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
O Sole Mio
One Day Like This – Elbow
Orinoco Flow
Paradise – Coldplay
Phantom of the Opera
PieJesu
Real Love – Tom O’Dell
Runaway
She
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
Sound Of Music
Stairway To Heaven
Summertime
Sunshine on my Shoulders
Sweet Child o’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
Take 5 – Dave Brubeck
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
The Bare Necessities
The First Time Ever I saw your Face
The Long and Winding Road
Think of Me
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Unchained Melody
We Can Work it Out
We Go Together
We’ve only just begun – Carpenters
When I fall in love
Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons
With a Little Help from my Friends
Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Wooden Heart
Yesterday
Yesterday
You Do Something to Me
You’re Still The One
You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
You’ll Never Walk Alone
You’re Beautiful
Your Song – Elton John
…ask if your favourite is not here. If there is a song you would particularly like included, it may be possible for Elizabeth to make an arrangement.

Irish

Brian Boru’s March
Carrickfergus
Cockles and Mussels
Danny Boy (Air from Derry)
Endearing Young Charms
Fields of Athenry
Give me your Hand
Lark in the Clear Air
Last Rose of Summer
Minstrel Boy
Mountains of Mourne
My Lagan Love
Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore
Red is the Rose
Rose of Tralee
Sally Gardens
She moved through the Fair (Our Wedding Day)
Spancil Hill
Spinning Wheel
Star of the County Down
The Coolin
The Foggy Dew
The Parting Glass
The Quiet land of Erin
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Whiskey in the Jar
Women of Ireland

O’Carolan tunes

Tunes by Ireland’s most famous harper, including:-
Captain Sudley
Carolan’s Draught
Carolan’s Farewell to Music
Carolan’s Receipt
Carolan’s Welcome
Chanter’s Tune
Eleanor Plunkett
Fanny Power
Halting March
Hewlett
Inis Oirr
Lady Gethin
Lord Galway’s Lamentation
Madam Cole
Madam Maxwell
Miss Hamilton
Mr O’Connor
Other Airs including:-
Planxty Burke
Planxty Irwin
Princess Royal
Sean O’Dwyer
Sgt Early’s Dream (slow reel)
Si Beag Si Mor
Sir Arthur Shaen
Soft Mild Morning
The Clergy’s Lamentation
The Cuillin
Twisting of the Rope

Dance tunes

Gander in the Pratie Hole
Monaghan’s Jig
Morrison’s Jig
The Butterfly
The Irish Washerwoman
Won’t you Come with Me

Scottish

Ae Fond Kiss
Atholl Highlanders
Auld lang Syne
Banks and Braes
Ca’ the Yowes
Calliope House
Cock of the North
Cockle Gatherers
Da Day Dawn
Dark Island
Drunken Piper
Eriskay love Lilt
Flower of Scotland
Gloomy Winter’s noo Awa’
Highland Cathedral
Isle of Aigas
Lament for a Blind Harper
Loch Lomond
Mairi’s Wedding
Mairi’s Wedding
Morning has Broken
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose
Niel Gow’s Farewell to Whisky
Petronella
Roslin Castle
Scotland the Brave
Skye Boat Song
Stuarts Rant
Will Ye Go Lassie Go
Also songs by Robert Burns

Welsh

All through the Night
Bells of Aberdovey
Breuddwyd Frenhines (The Queen’s Dream)
Cader Idris (Sweet Jenny Jones)
Cysga Di Fy Mhlentyn Tlwas (Sleep My Pretty baby)
David of the White Rock
Helar Scyfarnog (Hunting the Hare)
Hen Ferch Etan
Lady Owen’s Delight
Land of my Fathers
Meillionen o Feirionnydd (The Clover of Merionnydd)
Men of Harlech
Merch Megan
The Ash Grove
The Rising of the Lark
Wyres Megan
Y Bardd yn ei Awen (The Inspired Bard)
Y Crwtyn Llwd

Traditional English

A Blacksmith Courted Me
All Things are quite Silent
Bonny at Morn
Brigg Fair
Bushes and Briars
Early One Morning
Enrico
Greensleeves
Lovely Joan
Newcastle
Scarborough Fair
Searching for Lambs
The Banks of the Dee
The Water is Wide
The Waterloo Dance
The Waters of Tyne
When I was in my Prime
And many others
…plus modern composed folk songs eg by Kate Rusby

Period music

Angelus ad Virginem
Brid on a Briar
Cantigas
Edi Beo Thu
Summer is icumen in

Tudor – music from the time of Henry VLLL to Elizabeth I

Horses Branle
La Morisque
Music by Dowland
Pastyme with Good Company (and other songs from the time of Henry VIII)

17th Century

All in a garden Green
Cuckolds all in a Row
Daphne
Gathering Peascods
Goddesses
Grimstock
Half Hannikin
Jenny Pluck Pears
Kettledrum
Maiden Lane
The Broom of the Cowden Knowes

Christmas

All Hail to the Days
Angels from the realms of Glory
Auld Lang Syne
Away in a Manger
Boars Head Carol
Carols Including…
Christmas is Coming
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
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Here We Come a Wassailing
Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
I Wonder as I Wander
In Dulci Jubilo
In the Bleak Midwinter
Interlude from Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Jingle bells
Let it Snow
Little Drummer Boy
Nos Galan (Deck the Halls)
O Come All Ye Faithful
Pastorale from “Christmas Oratorio” by Corelli
Rudolph the red Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
Sussex Carol
The Angel Gabriel
The Twelve Days of Christmas
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
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We’re Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
Wexford Carol
While Shepherds Watched
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

  1. Beautiful!

    Just to thank you so very much for your beautiful playing on Saturday. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was to have the music in the background, and what a lovely sound the harp was.

  2. We were very happy with the music

    All the guests enjoyed listening to the harp and we are glad to have chosen you for our wedding. We were very happy with the music and it helped make the setting.

  3. A fantastic evening!

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic evening on Saturday night. Our guests really enjoyed your music on the night and you really contributed to making the evening so special. We really appreciate you staying on a little later to see our guests out of the room. I can’t thank you enough and hopefully we can work again in the future.

  4. Thank you so much!

    Thank you so much for playing for us at the Cathedral on Thursday night. I think you will agree it is a splendid venue and your playing made the atmosphere even more special – many of our guests made very favourable comments too.

  5. It added the perfect touch!

    Just wanted to send you a quick message to say how fantastic you played for us yesterday. It added the perfect touch to our special day and for that we are very thankful. It really was beautiful, the music had me welled up before I even entered the room!

  6. Thank you for making our evening really special

    Just wanted to send you a message and say on behalf of everyone thank you for making our evening really special. Everyone commented on what a really nice touch it was and how beautifully you played, even the staff at the club contacted me after to say how much they enjoyed it.

  7. All of our guests loved the music!

    Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony PERFECT! 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. I could have sat and listened before hand like everyone else! I really am grateful for your contribution to my perfect day, thank you.

  8. The music was beautiful!

    Just wanted to say a huge thank-you for playing at our wedding on Friday. The music was beautiful, and everyone commented on how lovely it sounded. We will be sure to recommend you.

  9. We were so pleased

    Sorry it has taken until now to get this to you. We have been waiting to get pictures and prints done. Thank you for playing at our wedding on the 17th of June. You added a lovely touch. We were so pleased.

    I’m just sorry I didn’t get chance to speak to you before you went. We hope you enjoyed the day too. It is HOT!! Thanks so much.

    Kindest regards,

    Amanda & Joe

  10. How beautiful you sounded!

    We didn’t get much of a chance to talk with you on the wedding day unfortunately but we wanted to say how wonderful you were. It was beautiful to hear you play and I loved how the music carried through the areas. Lots of our guests also commented on how beautiful you sounded. Thank you once again for making our day so special.

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Timings
Set Up Time
hours
Arrival Time
Finish time
Space required
Minimum space
1.5m x 1.5m
Maximum space
1.5m x 1.5m
Equipment
PA System included
No
PA Suitable for
people
Stage Lighting
No
Dance Floor Lighting
No
Free use of PA via iPod etc
No
DJ included
No
Other requirements
Technical
n/a
Hospitality
Soft drinks as required plus something to eat if performing over a meal time. Parking for one vehicle.
Northamptonshire Harpist
1 hour
£275
2 hours
£325
3 hours
£375

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