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E Y Harp

E Y Harp is in demand to play harps for special days and functions, including weddings, civil partnerships, drinks receptions, dinners, corporate events, funerals and memorial services. An elegant backdrop to your day. Christmas songs available!

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 31st May 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Some popular choices for a Wedding Ceremony
Guests assembling - usually music with a calm feel
Some examples:

Air from the Water Music, Handel
Air on a G String, Bach
Arioso, Bach
Cavatina (from the Deerhunter) Stanley Myers
Gymnopedie No. 1 Eric Satie
The Girl with the Flaxen hair, Debussy
Chaconne, Jeremiah Clarke
O Mio Babbino Caro, Puccini
Eleanor Plunkett, O’Carolan (18th century Irish)
Music from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi
Also gentle love songs including
I Can't help Falling in Love with You
When I Fall in Love
The First Time Ever
and many others

For the processional/bride’s entrance - often stately and dignified- Some examples:
Air (from Water Music) Handel
All in a Garden Green stately Elizabethan English tune
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Handel
Bridal Chorus (Here comes the Bride) Wagner
Canon in D (very short version) Pachelbel
Claire de Lune, Debussy
Chaconne Jeremiah Clarke
Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission)
Lady Gethin O’Carolan
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Variations on a Theme by Mozart (short version) Anon arr. Le Dentu
Music from Lord of the Rings

For the recessional/ exit of bride and groom - upbeat and joyful!- Some examples:
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Chaconne Jeremiah clarke
Harp Concerto (1st Movement) Handel
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) Jeremiah Clarke
Variations on a Theme by Mozart Le Dentu
Wedding March (The traditional recessional) Mendelssohn
Carolan’s Concerto, O’Carolan
Mairi’s Wedding Trad. Scottish

Examples of tunes that have been requested for signing the register:
Amazing Grace (Church weddings only)
Air from Derry (Danny Boy)
Ave Maria, Schubert (Church weddings only)
Breton Tune
Canon in D (Complete) Pachelbel
Castle on a Cloud from Les Miserables
Cavatina from The Deerhunter
Fields of Gold
Song Bird, Eva Cassidy (instrumental or sung)
You Raise Me Up
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach (Church weddings only)
Moon River
Times Like These, Foo Fighters
Elizabeth can also sing during the signing

Background Music:
Classical music including
Air on a G String J.S.Bach
Arioso, J.S.Bach
Gavotte from French Suite no. 5, J.S.Bach
Prelude in C J.S.Bach
Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber
Fur Elise Beethoven
Mandolin Sonata, Beethoven
Mazurka no.2 Chopin
Chaconne, Jeremiah Clarke
Giga, Corelli
Claire de Lune, Debussy
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Debussy
Flower Duet (from Lakme), Delibes
Sonatina in F, Dussek
I Giorni, Einaudi
Nuvole Bianche, Einaudi
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) Elgar
Air from the Water Music, Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Handel
Harmonious Blacksmith, Handel
Harp Concerto, Handel
Gabriel's Oboe, Morricone
Adagio from Clarinet Concerto in D, Mozart
Aria, Ridente la Calma, Mozart
Variations on a Theme, Mozart (Arr. Le Dentu)
Cavatina (from the Deerhunter) Stanley Myers
Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon) Pachelbel
Sonata No. 4 in D, John Parry
O Mio Babbino Caro, Puccini
Hornpipe, Purcell
Gymnopedie No. 1, Eric Satie
Andante from Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Vivaldi
Music from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi

plus lesser known music by Arne, Bochsa, Dussek,
Nadermann, Scarlatti and other composers.

Popular, Jazz standards, and music from film and stage
Ain’t no Sunshine
All I ask of you Love
Music from Amelie
Angel of Music
Annie’s Song
Ashokan Farewell
As Time Goes By
A Thousand Years
Autumn Leaves

Beatles Songs - including
All My Loving
All You Need is Love
And I Love Her
Eleanor Rigby
Here There and Everywhere (Beatles)
Hey Jude
In My Life
Let It Be
The Long and Winding Road

Beauty and the Beast
Black Orpheus
Blue Moon
Braveheart - A Gift of a Thistle
Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Castle on a Cloud (Les Miserables)
Cavatina (from the Deer Hunter)
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme
Classical Gas
Clocks - Coldplay
Don’t Cry for me Argentina
Eleanor Rigby

Elvis Presley songs - including
I can’t help falling in love
Love Me Tender
Wooden Heart
Enya songs - including
Orinoco Flow
Marble Halls

Fields of Gold
The First Time Ever I saw your face
Fly Me to the Moon
For Your Eyes Only
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
Have I Told You Lately
I Don’t Know How to Love Him
I Got Rhythm
Isn’t She Lovely
It Had to Be You
It's a Wonderful World
Just Say Yes - Snow Patrol
Just the Way You Are
Last of the Mohicans - Main Theme
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Love Changes Everything
Love Story

Lloyd Webber - including
Aspects of Love - Love Changes Everything
Cats - Memory
Evita - Don't Cry for Me Argentina
Jesus Christ Superstar - I Don't Know How to Love Himm
Pie Jesu
Phantom of the Opera including
All I Ask of You
Angel of Music
Think of Me
Music of the Night

Music from Lord of the Rings including
Concerning Hobbits
In Dreams
May It Be

Maria (West Side Story)
Make You Feel My Love - Adele/Bob Dylan
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square    
Moon River
The Music of the Night
My Favourite Things (West Side Story)
My Heart will Go On (Titanic)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Norwegian Wood
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
One Day Like This
Phantom of the Opera
Pie Jesu
Send in the Clowns
Smoke gets in your Eyes
Somewhere over the rainbow
Stairway to Heaven
Sunshine on my Shoulders
Sweet Child of Mine (Guns 'n Roses)
Take 5 (Dave Brubeck)
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
Think of Me
A Time for Us
Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
Unchained Melody
We Go Together (Grease)
We've Only Just Begun (Carpenters)
When I Fall in Love
When you say nothing at all
A Whole New World
Winter Winds (Mumford & Sons)
Wonderful tonight
You'll Never Walk Alone
You Do Something to Me
You’ll Never Walk Alone
You’re Beautiful
Your Song (Elton John)

Disney songs - including
A Whole New World
Beauty and the Beast
Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

Traditional and Celtic Music
1. Irish Well known tunes and songs Including

Brian Boru’s March
Cockles and Mussels
Danny Boy (Derry Air)
Fields of Athenry
The Foggy Dew
Give me your hand
Lark in the Clear Air
Last Rose of Summer
Morrison’s Jig
Monaghan Jig
My Lagan Love
The Parting Glass
The Quiet land of Erin
Sally Gardens
She moved through the Fair (Our Wedding Day)
Spancil Hill
Spinning Wheel
Star of the County Down
Rose of Tralee
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Whiskey in the Jar
Women of Ireland
And less well known but lovely e.g.
The Butterfly
Chanter’s Tune
The Cuillin
Carolan’s Concerto (Mrs Power) (O’Carolan)
Carolan’s Farewell to Music (O’Carolan)
Eleanor Plunkett
Fear a ‘Bhata
Gander in the Pratie Hole
Hewlett (O’Carolan)
Inis Oirr
Miss Hamilton
Planxty Irwin (O’Carolan)
Princess Royal (O’Carolan)
Sean O’Dwyer
Si Beag Si Mor (O’Carolan)
And many more dance tunes, slow airs and songs.

2. Scottish including
Auld lang Syne
Cock of the North
Ye Banks and Braes
Ca’ the Yowes
Calliope House
Cock of the North
Eriskay Love Lilt
Banks and Braes
Mairi’s Wedding
Dark Island
Da Day Dawn
Drunken Piper
Flower of Scotland
Gloomy Winter’s noo Awa'
Highland Cathedral
Isle of Aigas
Little Cascade
Loch Lomond
Mairi’s Wedding
My Home Town
My Love is like a Red Red Rose
Niel Gow’s Farewell to Whisky
Morning has Broken
Roslin Castle
Scotland the Brave
Skye Boat Song
Will Ye Go Lassie Go
Also many songs by Robert Burns
and many other tunes and songs

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

4. Traditional English Tunes including
Scarborough Fair
The Water is Wide
and other less well known but equally beautiful songs and tunes including
All Things are quite Silent
The Banks of the Dee
A Blacksmith Courted Me
Brigg Fair Bushes and Briars
Lovely Joan
Searching for Lambs
The Waterloo Dance
The Waters of Tyne
When I was in my Prime

New! Popular Christmas Music & Carols
Christmas is Coming
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Jingle bells
Let it Snow
Little Drummer Boy
Pastorale from “Christmas Oratorio” by Corelli
Rudolph the red Nosed Reindeer
The Twelve Days of Christmas
We’re Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
We wish you a Merry Christmas
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Auld Lang Syne
All Hail to the Days
The Angel Gabriel
Away in a Manger
Angels from the realms of Glory
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
Here We Come a Wassailing
Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
I Wonder as I Wander
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
O Come All Ye Faithful
Silent Night
Sussex Carol
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
Wexford Carol
While Shepherds Watched
Wind through the Olive Trees

41 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 41
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Thank you for the lovely music that you played for our wedding

5 stars - E Y Harp (Harpist) are Highly Recommended booked E Y Harp for their Wedding in Bedfordshire

“Just a short note to thank you for the lovely music that you played for our wedding, it set the tone and mood for the whole occasion. Both Irene and I would have liked to personally thanked you after the ceremony but the photographers took over and by the time we got free you had gone. Our best wishes for the future and long may you continue entertaining people with your superb music, Peter & Irene.”

Elegance, professionalism and sophistication

5 stars - E Y Harp (Harpist) are Highly Recommended booked E Y Harp for their Wedding at Kilworth House in Warwickshire

“Fantastic Harpist who brings elegance, professionalism and sophistication to any event. She sang during the signing of the register and people had commented what a lovely voice she had, and thought it was a recording. Elizabeth played in the courtyard during canapes and this was both relaxing and uplifting and a wonderful setting. EY Harp provided everything we wanted at our event and more. The sound quality, professionalism and communication was great from the start to the very end.  Elizabeth was friendly, accommodating and approachable whilst remaining professional.  Fantastic performance.”

Very enjoyable performance.

5 stars - E Y Harp (Harpist) are Highly Recommended booked E Y Harp for their event at Power House in Buckinghamshire

“Very enjoyable performance, which added a subtle background and atmosphere to a networking event, without dominating the room. EY Harpist was very flexible in what she was able to play and I was confident to leave her to match the music to the mood in the room!”

Just to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding. Everyone has commented o...

5 stars - E Y Harp (Harpist) are Highly Recommended booked E Y Harp for their event

“Just to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding. Everyone has commented on how beautifully you played and contributed in making the day a truly memorable day for us. Many many thanks.”

It was the perfect touch.

5 stars - E Y Harp (Harpist) are Highly Recommended booked E Y Harp for their event

“Simon and I would like to thank you so very much for the beautiful music you played. It made the event even more special and many of our guests said it was the perfect touch.”

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Solo Harp, with optional vocals for ceremonies

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* Beautiful music for your event
* From classical jazz and popular to traditional tunes; tailored music to your event
* Has played at hundreds of weddings also plays at funerals and other events
Venues from Tower of London English Heritage castles to Pinewood Studios and many many others.
Beautiful voice for ceremonies
* Available in areas in the Midlands and South of England

About E Y Harp
"Simon and I would like to say a huge thank you for playing so beautifully during our ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how lovely the music was and what a fantastic musician you are. You really did provide a perfect accompaniment to the ceremony."

E Y Harp is in demand to play harps for people's special days and functions including weddings civil partnerships drinks receptions dinners corporate events funerals and memorial services. She has been playing harps at weddings and other events since 1993 at venues from the Tower of London English Heritage castles to Pinewood Studios and countless hotels and restaurants. She now mostly uses her elegant antique gilded pedal harp but alternatively sometimes plays her smaller celtic harp or her stunning blue electro-harp.

E Y Harp has an extensive and varied repertoire of light classical jazz standards and popular music and also has a large repertoire of atmospheric celtic and traditional music from around the British Isles. She can play a broad mixture of music to please a wide range of tastes. She enjoys helping people choose the music they want for their occasion and tailors the music to suit individual preferences emphasising the classical or popular side of her repertoire or playing mainly traditional music on her celtic harp for example for a family with Irish or Scottish connections. She can advise you on music that fits well for different situations. It may also be possible for her to add one or two new pieces to her repertoire for your occasion either from music or by ear from a recording.

E Y Harp can also sing at wedding ceremonies when requested
"Everybody I've spoken to since the wedding has commented on how wonderfully lovely your voice was.”
E Y Harp's training and experience as a music therapist alongside her background in playing tradtional as well as classical and popular music mean that she is is equally happy playing from music or by ear and often makes her own arrangements. She is also able to improvise and make spontaneous variations when appropriate fitting the music to the timing of the occasion and often getting positive feedback from clients, their guests and registrars when she does this.

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