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OL Harp

Harpist based in Cheshire

Price from £247
OL Harp is a Cheshire based harpist with many years’ experience, having played in numerous reputable hotels and venues throughout North West England and North Wales, at weddings and other private functions.
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Classical
Air on a G String (Bach)
Allegro (Handel) 
Au Bord du Ruisseau (Renie)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Balcony Scene  (from 'Romeo and Juliet')  (Craig Armstrong) C
Bridal March (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Cavatina (Myers)
Chaconne  (Clarke) 
Chanson dans la Nuit (Salzedo)
Flower Duet (Delibes)
Gabriel's Oboe (from 'The Mission') (Morricone) c
Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie)
'Hornpipe' from 'Water Music' (Handel)
I Giorni (Ludovico Einaudi)
Largo from 'Winter', from 'The Four Seasons' (Vivaldi)
'Morning' from Peer Gynt (Grieg)
Nocturne (Glinka)
Passacaille (Handel)
Pavane (Fauré)
Pie Jesu  (Lloyd Webber) 
Prelude in C (J S Bach)
Prelude No. 3 (Tournier)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, 18th Variation (Rachmaninoff)
Ricordo Ancor  ('Pelagia's Song' from 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin') (Warbeck)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
'The Godfather' Love Theme (Nino Rota)
The Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò) (Sartori)
To a Wild Rose (MacDowell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Popular
A Thousand Years (from 'The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn') (Christina Perri)
A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)
A Whole New World (from Disney's 'Aladdin') (Menken)
All I Ask of You (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber) 
All of Me (John Legend)
All the Things You Are (Kern/Hammerstein)
Always (Jon Bon Jovi)
Amazed (Lonestar)
And I Love Her (The Beatles) 
Aniron (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Enya)
Annie's Song (John Denver)
Beauty and the Beast (Menken)
Blue Moon (Rodgers/Hart)
Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (from Disney's 'The Lion King') (Elton John)
Cavatina (Myers)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Circle of Life (Elton John)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Endless Love (Lionel Ritchie)
Evening Falls (Enya)
Evenstar (Lord of the Rings)
Everything I Do (Bryan Adams)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Flightless Bird, American Mouth (from 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn') (Samuel Beam)
Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)
For the Love of a Princess (from 'Braveheart') (Horner)
From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Glasgow Love Theme (from 'Love Actually') (Armstrong)
Greatest Day (Take That)
Groovy Kind of Love (Wine/ Bayer Sager)
Halo (Beyonce)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (Van Morrison) 
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
Hedwig's Theme (from 'Harry Potter') (Williams)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
How Long Will I Love You? (Ellie Goulding)
I Get a Kick Out of You (Porter)
I Giorni (Ludovico Einaudi)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
In My Life (The Beatles)
Into the West (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Shore/Walsh) 
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Kissing You (from 'Romeo and Juliet') (Des'ree)
Kiss the Girl (from Disney's 'The Little Mermaid') (Menken)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
Married Life (theme from Disney/Pixar's 'Up') (Giacchino)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
May It Be (Enya)
Moon River (Mancini/Mercer)
My Heart Will Go On (from 'Titanic') (Horner) 
North (the 'Visit Scotland' advert) (Paul Mounsey)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinéad O'Connor)
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Somewhere Only We Know (Lily Allen)
Stay With Me (Sam Smith)
Skyfall (Adele)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (MacColl)
The Last Thing On My Mind (Tom Paxton)
The Music of the Night (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
The Wind Beneath My Wings (Henley/Silbar)
The Wonder of You (Elvis Presley)
Think of Me (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò) (Sartori)
Titanium (Sia Furler/David Guetta)
To Make You Feel My Love (Dylan/ Adele cover)
Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)
Unchained Melody (North/Zaret)
Waterfall (Stone Roses)
Watermark (Enya)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
When You Wish Upon a Star (from Disney's 'Pinocchio') (Harline/Washington)
Wherever You Are: The Military Wives' Prayer (Mealor)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) 
You'll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
You Raise Me Up - Westlife (Lovland/Graham)
Your Song (Elton John)
You're Beautiful (James Blunt)
You're Still the One (Shania Twain)

Films & Musicals
A Thousand Years (from 'The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn') (Christina Perri)
All I Ask of You (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber) 
All the Things You Are (from 'Very Warm for May') (Kern/Hammerstein)
Aniron (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Enya)
Cavatina (from 'The Deerhunter') (Myers)
Evenstar (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Shore)
Flightless Bird, American Mouth (from 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn') (Samuel Beam)
For the Love of a Princess (from 'Braveheart') (Horner)
Glasgow Love Theme (from 'Love Actually') (Armstrong)
Hedwig's Theme (from 'Harry Potter') (Williams)
I Get a Kick Out of You (from 'Anything Goes') (Porter)
Into the West (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Shore/Walsh) 
Kissing You (from 'Romeo and Juliet') (Des'ree)
Love Me Tender (from 'Love Me Tender') (Elvis Presley)
May It Be (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Enya)
Moon River (from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's') (Mancini/Mercer)
My Heart Will Go On (from 'Titanic') (Horner) 
North (the 'Visit Scotland' advert) (Paul Mounsey)
Over the Rainbow (from 'The Wizard of Oz') (Arlen/Harburg)
Skyfall (from 'James Bond: Skyfall') (Adele)
The Music of the Night (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
Think of Me (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
Unchained Melody (from 'Ghost') (North/Zaret)
You'll Never Walk Alone (from 'Carousel') (Rodgers/Hammerstein)

Disney
A Whole New World (from 'Aladdin') (Menken)
Tale as Old as Time (from 'Beauty and the Beast') (Menken)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (from 'The Lion King') (Elton John)
Circle of Life (from 'The Lion King') (Elton John)
Kiss the Girl (from 'The Little Mermaid') (Menken)
Married Life (from 'Up') (Giacchino)
When You Wish Upon a Star (from 'Pinocchio') (Harline/Washington)

Folk 
Ar Lan y Môr  (Trad.)
Berwyn (Delyth Evans) 
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the Wheat) (Trad.)
Calon Lân (James/Hughes)
Cariad Pur (True Love) (Delyth Evans) 
Carolan's Concerto (O'Carolan) 
Carolan's Welcome (O'Carolan) 
Cockles and Mussels (Trad.)
Cruit gun Cheis, Ceall gun Aba (A Harp without a Key) (Kennedy) 
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) (Trad.)
Danny Boy / The Derry Air (Trad.) 
Don Oiche Ud I mBheithil (The Night in Bethlehem) (Trad.) 
Down by the Salley Gardens (Trad.) 
Eleanor Plunkett (O'Carolan) 
Give Me Your Hand (Trad.) 
Greensleeves (Trad.) 
Lament for a Blind Harper (Stevenson) 
Last Rose of Summer (Trad.)
Llety'r Bugail ('The Shepherd's Abode') (Trad.)
Llydaw (Brittany) (Trad.) 
Lord Galway's Lamentation (O'Carolan) 
Merch Megan (Megan's Daughter) (Trad.) 
My Lagan Love (Trad.)
My Love is like a Red, Red, Rose (Trad.) 
Och Nan Och, 'smi fo leireadh (Trad.)
Scarborough Fair (Trad.) 
She Moved Through the Fair (Trad.)
Suo Gân (Trad.) 
The Ancient Sports of the Glen  (Trad.) 
The Bard of Armagh (Trad.) 
The Fields of Athenry 
The Galway Piper (Trad.)
The Lark in the Clear Air (Trad.)
The Last Rose of Summer 
The Leaving of Liverpool (Trad.)
The Mermaid's Song (Trad.) 
The Swan (McKay) 
The Walls of Liscarroll (Trad.) 
Walsh's Hornpipe (Trad.) 
Y Deryn Pur (The Gentle Bird) (Trad.)

Bollywood / Asian
Chukar Mere Manko
Chura Liya Hai
Guzaarish
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Khabi Kushi Khabi Ghum
Kuch Kuch Hotha Hai
Meri Mehbooba
Om Jai Jagdisha Hare
Pehla Nasha
Pehli Nazar Mein (from 'Race')
Piyu Bole
Pyar Diwana Hota Hai
Tuje Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam
Tujhko Jo Paya
Tum Hi Ho (from 'Aashiqui 2')
 
Jewish
Artsa Alinu
Chorsha ha Eucaliptus  
Dodi Li ('I Am My Beloved's')
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Hava Nagila
Hevenu Shalom
Hine Ma Tov
Jerusalem of Gold
Kadosh
Kozatzke
L'cha Dodi
Mi Yitnami Of  
Oseh Shalom
Sh'ma Yisroeyl
Sunrise, Sunset  (from 'Fiddler on the Roof') (Bock/Harnick) 

Christmas
Away in a Manger
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
In the Bleak Midwinter
Silent Night
Walking in the Air
We Three Kings of Orient Are
When a Child is Born
White Christmas

 

  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Edinburgh University in 1984 specialising in the piano and flute.
  • Offers a wide repertoire of music in different styles ranging from classical to Celtic to modern on both the full-sized concert harp and smaller Celtic harp
  • Offers off-peak prices for private and corporate events taking place Monday to Thursday or in the months January to April and November.

Line up:

Default lineup: 1 performer

Solo Celtic and Concert Harpist

Special Offers!
*OL Harp offers off-peak prices for private and corporate events taking place Monday to Thursday or in the months January to April and November. Please see booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking co-ordinator for more details.

Originally from Ireland OL Harp graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Edinburgh University in 1984 specialising in the piano and flute. Thereafter she trained and worked as a music teacher in a secondary school. Her love of the harp began in 1989 when her brother turned up on her doorstep with a present of a Celtic harp requesting that she play it at his wedding ceremony! Relishing a challenge (the wedding was only three months away) OL Harp applied all the musical skills at her disposal to give a warmly appreciated performance on the day.

Since this initial success she decided to give some serious attention to the harp and began studying with the eminent Manchester-based harpist Eira-Lynn Jones. This was the start of a long and close association with this beautiful instrument and it wasn’t long before OL Harp herself received regular requests to perform at weddings and functions. Eventually she decided to stop teaching to pursue a career playing the harp.

In 2001 OL Harp achieved a Performers’ Diploma on the harp with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. After this she studied for a Masters Degree at Bangor University specialising jointly in the study of Music of the Celtic Countries and in Performance on the Harp under the tuition of the renowned harpist Elinor Bennett. Having also written a thesis on the Irish Harp as part of the qualification means that she is now somewhat of an authority on the subject! OL Harp was awarded a High Merit for this Degree which she will formally receive in July 2004.

OL Harp is now a harpist with many years’ experience having played in numerous reputable hotels and venues throughout North West England and North Wales at weddings and other private functions. She offers a wide repertoire of music in different styles ranging from classical to Celtic to modern on both the full-sized concert harp and smaller Celtic harp tailored to create the perfect ambience for the particular special occasion.

Although weddings and restaurant work provide most of OL Harp’s business she is an extremely versatile harpist. For example she recently played during a cocktail party for the Duke of Westminster at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel has performed for ‘Chester in Concert’ given a recital of Celtic music to a group of alternative therapy practitioners at ‘Tower’ stately home in North Wales and has even provided background music during a ‘Singles Shopping Evening’ at Safeway supermarket!

Weddings:
For both religious and civil weddings music can be played at the following points of the ceremony: the processional the signing of the register the recessional and also to accompany the arrival and departure of guests.

Furthermore a perfect atmosphere can be created during the champagne reception and/or the wedding breakfast with up to two hours of beautiful background music.

* Performance time information
At corporate events and private parties OL Harp will play in an hour's time frame for up to 4 hours. Please ask your agent for details.

Some testimonials:

"Thank you so much we had a wonderful day. OL Harp played beautifully which added the magic and made the day extra special. We had so many nice compliments I would certainly recommend her." - October 2004

‘Many thanks for providing the music for our daughter’s wedding last Saturday. My husband and I were delighted by your playing and by your choice of music during the ceremony and afterwards. I cannot think of another instrument which would be better suited to the occasion of a wedding.’

‘Thank you for coming to our daughter’s wedding at such short notice. Your music is beautiful and was very much enjoyed by all. It gave that extra special touch to the wedding.’

‘We would like to thank you for your music during our wedding reception on August 3rd. We thoroughly enjoyed it it made a lovely contribution to our day. Many of our guests commented on how nice it was.’

‘Just a little note to thank you for making Tracey and John’s wedding day on Saturday such a memorable occasion. The music you played was really beautiful and made a great atmosphere’.

‘Just a short note to thank you very warmly for entertaining us so well on Thursday evening. I’m sure you found your audience most appreciative of both your playing and your commentary’ (Chester in Concert).

‘I would like to express how beautiful your harp playing sounded when we heard you play in Chester city centre."

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire OL Harp from Alive Network

  • Wedding Photography Package Add £354

    Book OL Harp for over 2 hours and receive a professional wedding photographer at a special discounted price! (Example images in promo gallery, duration up to 2.5 hours).

  • Off Peak Prices Deduct £18

    For events taking place Monday to Thursday or in the months January to April & November

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire OL Harp from Alive Network

  • Wedding Ceremony over 1 hour duration add £0
  • Drinks Reception over a 1 hour duration (up to one hour) £0
  • (*Corporate 1) Up to 1 hour £0
  • (*Corporate 2) Up to 2 hours Add £78
  • Drinks Reception (up to two hour duration) Add £78
  • Wedding Breakfast only (up to two hour duration) Add £78
  • Civil Ceremony & Drinks Reception (up to two hours duration) Add £78
  • Civil Ceremony & Drinks Reception (up to three hours) Add £138
  • Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast (up to three hours) Add £138
  • (*Corporate 3) Up to 3 hours Add £138
  • (*Corporate 4) Up to 4 hours Add £174
  • Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast (up to four hour duration) Add £174
  • Church Ceremony & Drinks Reception (up to two hour duration) Add £96
  • Civil Ceremony & Wedding Breakfast (up to three hours) Add £156
  • Church Ceremony & Wedding Breakfast (up to three hours) Add £174
  • Civil Ceremony, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast over a 4 hour duration add Add £186