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Wedding Harp Music

Harriet performs regularly at weddings and functions in Aberystwyth, all parts of Wales, across the UK and abroad. She often plays for weddings in London and the Midlands and travels occasionally to Ireland or Scotland for functions.

She has played at over 100 weddings both solo and with bands over the last 10 years.


Wedding Ceremony

Harriet particularly enjoys playing solo harp for the wedding or civil partnership service where she can provide background music as the guests arrive and during the signing of the register to help create a beautiful and uplifting atmosphere.


She can play the bride in and play the couple out, either with suitable Celtic tunes or any favourites that they might request. Harriet is always happy to learn and arrange new pieces if the bride or groom want particular music included in the service.

Wedding Reception

Harriet often plays background Celtic harp music for the drinks reception or the wedding breakfast and because the Celtic harp is so portable she can easily play out of doors in good weather or move from one room to another quickly.

Harriet normally plays the smaller Celtic harp for weddings but she has a Salvi Aurora 47 string concert pedal harp and is happy to play this if classical music and a grander appearance would suit the setting better.

Duo and Barn Dances

Harriet can also provide a flute/uilleann pipes and harp duo for weddings or functions with Colman Connolly and she is part of a ceilidh band with a caller who can provide a barn dance or ceilidh at the wedding reception.

The two bands that she plays with regularly are either the Backroom Band in Aberystwyth for Welsh gigs or Siansa in London. Click on the names to see the bands in action!

Harriet is also delighted to play the harp at all other kinds of functions including civil partnerships, gay weddings (she played at the first ever gay wedding in Wales on 29th March 2014!), birthday parties, christenings, funerals, Christmas events, awards ceremonies or anniversaries.

Cost

The cost varies greatly depending on travel, time of year, how long the playing time is. As a ball park figure harp music for weddings normally works out at between £200 (for just the wedding ceremony) to £300 (for a ceremony and reception). It may be less than this if an event is local or if it fits well with Harriet’s touring schedule, or it may be more with added travel costs.

Smaller scale events such as birthday parties may cost considerably less. The best thing is to phone Harriet on (01974) 251840 or email info@harrietearis.com and she will be delighted to discuss your event with you and give you a quote.

If you wish to go ahead with a booking Harriet will send out a Booking Form to confirm everything in writing and will phone again in the week before the event to check any final details. Payment is normally due in full on the day. She will be there in plenty of time before the event to set up the harp and tune before your guests arrive.

Quotes

"I would like to say that Harriet was absolutely delightful, punctual, helpful and friendly. Her choice of music for the occasion and venue was superb and lots of the guests commented on what a lovely touch it was to have the harp music and were full of admiration for Harriet`s skill. Kim and I were not able to thank Harriet after the service personally as we were whisked away for many, many photos! Please would you pass on our immense gratitude to her and hope that Harriet enjoyed being part of our day."
With our best wishes, Mike

"I just wanted to say Harriet was just amazing ……She is warm,friendly, professional and her music was loved by all …We did have a wide age range from babes in arms to 80 yr olds and everyone was enthralled ….. I would really recommend her to any of your clients..."
Many thanks, Jackie

"Harriet, What can I say? You were brilliant. You really helped to make Louise and Martin’s wedding the best day ever. We had so many lovely comments about your music from our guests. I hope they spoke to you as well. Good luck with your music in the future."
Warmest regards, Rosemary and David

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