Set List / Repertoire
A four-hour selection of Celtic music is available, comprised of a variety of airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys and marches. This wide-ranging Celtic repertoire offers much variation in tempos, dynamics and emotions. A few more well know Celtic selections include:
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Robert Burns)
Ye Banks and Braes (Robert Burns)
Wild Mountain Thyme
Morning Has Broken
She Moved Through the Fair
Bonnie At Morn
Skye Boat Song
Although the Celtic harp does not have the same chromatic possibilities as the classical pedal harp, many classical and popular pieces can still be accommodated. Most requests can be meet provided four weeks’ notice and Jennifer feels they are suitable to learn on the Scottish harp.
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Pachelbel’s Canon (Pachelbel)
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Minuet in G (Beethoven)
Chaconne (M.A. Durand)
Prelude in C (Bach)
Ave Maria Hymn (Parkinson)
Fields of Gold (Sting/Eva Cassidy)
My Heart Will Go on, from Titanic (Jennings/Horner)
I’m Kissing You (Des’ree)
Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music (R. Rodgers)
A Whole New World, from Aladdin (A. Menken)
Cinema Paradiso, main theme (Morricone)
Cinema Paradiso, love theme (Morricone)
Braveheart theme (Horner)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohan/Jeff Buckley)
New! Christmas Repertoire!
Angels We Have Heard On High
Joy To The World
Away In A Manger
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
The Coventry Carol
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Deck The Halls
Ding Dong Merrily On High
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Good King Wenceslas
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
The Holly And The Ivy
16 Customer Reviews
Default lineup: 1 performer
Solo Harpist specialising in Scottish and Celtic Music.
*Talented harp player specialising in Scottish and Celtic Music
*Over ten years of experience performing throughout the UK and abroad
*Previous performances for HRH The Prince of Wales, Bill Clinton, Paul McCartney, and Ewan McGregor among others
*Available for weddings, corporate events, and private parties
The Scottish harp, or clarsach (Gaelic word for harp), has a beautiful graceful appearance and full rich sound that adds elegance and charm to any event. From weddings to corporate functions, the sophistication of the Celtic harp adds a unique, unforgettable quality to your event.
Jennifer Brown has been performing Celtic music around the world for over ten years, specialising particularly in Scottish music. She has performed in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, throughout the United States as far as Alaska, and across the UK.
She gained an Honours degree in Scottish music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow in 2006, where she had a full scholarship from the Associated Board of Music. In November of 2009, she was awarded a Masters degree from the University of Edinburgh.
As well as solo harp, Jennifer also performs with a variety of bands. Her duo with cello has proved exceedingly popular for folk festivals throughout Europe as well as weddings and corporate events in the UK. The combination of the harp and cello forms rich and varied musical textures with a distinctive style. Their energetic performances and warm stage presence dispel any stereotypes of stuffy instrumentalists and prove the effectiveness of this unusual lineup. Scottish songs can also be added for performances.
**PLEASE NOTE** Jennifer doesn't take enquiries more than 12 months in advance and July and August no more than 6 months in advance of the event date.
“A constantly entertaining, imaginative and well-paced performance by the talented duo” –Edinburgh Festival Magazine
“Beautiful, balanced, well-crafted texture.” – Ceòl Beò
“I found myself becoming lost in the innovative soundscapes created by this incredibly talented duo” – Living Tradition magazine
For both religious and civil weddings music can be played at the following points of the ceremony: the arrival of the guests, the processional (bridal entry), the signing of the register, the recessional, and for the departure of guests. Followed by up to 1.5 hours during the drinks reception.
Private and Corporate Events:
As well as weddings, Jennifer is also available to perform at private and corporate events. Providing perfect background music, Jennifer can perform for up to 2 x 50 minutes at your event (please see performance times for more details).
“Thanks so much for your lovely playing at the wedding. It was mentioned to me by so many of the guests who said how beautiful it was.” -Trish
“I would be happy to recommend you to anyone I know, you were amazing and everyone was complimenting you. Thank you so much!” -Tracy
“A heartfelt thank you for playing at our wedding a few weeks ago. You truly created a beautiful atmosphere and it was so lovely to enter to the Botanics with your music and a lovely 'buzz' to the place. Your contribution was so integral to the atmosphere we wanted to create and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed taking part in our wedding. And, what a lovely day we had in the end! Thanks again for playing at our wedding and I'm sure we'll see you in the future. All the best, Kate”
“I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful music you played last week at our wedding. It really set the atmosphere in the church that we were hoping for. People warned me that I wouldn't remember much about the ceremony and a lot of it is a blur but I do remember the music and it was really perfect. I hope to be able to come and see you play in the future. Thanks again, Suzanne & Matt”
Previous Clients (selection):
-HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
-Sharlene Spiteri (Texas)
-Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland
-Jack McConnell, past First Minister of Scotland
Previous Venues (selection):
-St Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Gardens, London
-Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
-One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow
-Cameron House Hotel