Find an artist for your event...

The Function Harpist

  • 5 stars - The Function Harpist are Highly Recommended 6
  • Number of members: 1

  • Harpist
  • Denbigh

The Function Harpist is a former first class honours scholar from the Royal College of Music, London. With extensive experience performing around the world and a diverse repertoire suitable for all occasions The Function Harpist will provide your event with a touch of class and elegance.

Price from £333 + travel

Check date & price instantly

Event Photos

  • Event The Function Harpist Harpist Dolgellau, Gwynedd
  • Event The Function Harpist Harpist Dolgellau, Gwynedd
  • Event The Function Harpist Harpist Dolgellau, Gwynedd
  • Event The Function Harpist Harpist Dolgellau, Gwynedd
  • Event The Function Harpist Harpist Dolgellau, Gwynedd
  • Event The Function Harpist Harpist Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Set List / Repertoire

Classical Wedding Recommendations
Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach - Arioso
Bach - Air on the G String
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Clarke - The Prince of Denmark’s March
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Debussy - Arabesque
Elgar - Salut d’Armour
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Goodall - Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepard
Handel - La Rejouissance from “Music for the Royal Fireworks”
Handel - Zadok the Priest
Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Lovland - You Raise me Up
Mendelssohn - Wedding March “A Midsummers Night Dream”
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Parry - Jerusalem
Parry - I was glad
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Schubert - Ave Maria
Shostakovitch - Romance from “The Gadfly”
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
Wagner - Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride
Yurima - River Flows In You

Harp Repetoire
Albeniz - Sonata in D
Bach arr.Grandjany - Violin Sonata No.1 and Partita No.1
Bach - Lute suite
Enesco - Allegro de Concert chromatique
Donizetti - Fantasy on Lucia di Lamermoor
Glinka - Nocturne
Gordon - Sonata
Grandjany - Fantasy on a theme by Haydn
Hasselmans - La Source, Opus 44
Hasselmans - Valse de Concert
Henshall - Tair dawns Cymraeg
Hindemith - Sonate (1939)
Mathias - Improvisations
Naderman - Sonata in F major
Naderman - Sonata in D Minor
Naderman - Sonata in C minor
Parish-Alvars - Fantasie on Lucia di Lammermoor
Parry - Sonata No. 1 in D major, Sonata No. 2 in G major
Piazzola - C’est L’amour                   
Piazolla - Libertango
Pierne - Impromptu-Caprice
Rota - Sarabande et Toccatta   
Salzedo - Lara’s Granada          
Scarlatti - Sonata in E major K380
Tchaikovsky - Fantaiaise on a theme of the opera “Eugene Onegin”
Tournier - Quatre Preludes
Tournier - Childrens hour
Watkins - Fire Dance

Ain’t Misbehavin
Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man
Come away with Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Embraceable you
Everybody loves somebody
Ev’ry time we say Goodbye
God Bless the Child
Have I told you lately
I got rhythm
When I fall in Love

Musical Theatre
All That Jazz
All that’s known
All that you are
Angel of Music
Any dream will do
As long as he needs me
Beauty and the beast
Castle on a cloud
Close Every Door
Dancing through life
Diamonds are a girls best friend
Don't Cry for Me Argentina
Empty chairs, empty tables
Far from the home I love
Friend like me
From this moment on
Get me to the church on time
Getting to know you
Giants in the sky
Hello, young lovers
I could have danced all night
I Don't Know How To Love Him
I Dreamed a dream
I feel pretty
I have dreamed
If I can’t love her
If I loved you
I’ll know
In my life
Luck be a lady
My favourtie things
On this night of a thousand stars
Over The Rainbow
On My Own
Pie Jesu  
Starlight Express
Sunrise, Sunset
Tell Me on a Sunday
Think Of Me
The Music of the Night
The Phantom of the Opera
The American Dream
Who Will Buy?

Disney Music
A Dream is a Wish your heart Makes (cinderella)
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Be Our Guest (Beauty and The Beast)
Believe (Stralight Express)
Beauty and The Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)
Colours of The Wind  (Pochahontnas)
Circle of Life (Lion King)
Do You want to build a snowman? (Frozen)
Go The Distance (Hercules)
God Help The Outcast (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Hakuna Matata (Lion King)
If I Never Knew You (Pocahontas)
I wana be like you
Just around the River Bend (Pocahontas)
Kiss The Girl (Little Mermaid)
Lady and the Tramp
Let it Go (Frozen)
Little April Showers
Make A Man Out Of You (Mulan)
Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)
Reflection (Mulan)
Someday (Hunchback of Notre Dam)
So This is Love (Cinderella)
Ten minutes ago (cinderella)
You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toystory)
Under The Sea (litte Mermaid)
When you wish upon a star
Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da (Song of The South)

Traditional Music
Irish Air - Cockles and Mussels
Irish Air - Danny Boy
Welsh Air - David of the White Rock
Welsh Air - All Through the Night
Welsh Air - Bugeilio’r gwenith gwyn (Watching the wheat)
Welsh Air - The Ash Grove
Welsh Air - Y Ferch o Blwy Penderyn
Welsh Air - Y Deryn Pur
English Air - Drink to me Only
English Air - English Country Garden
English Air - Greensleeves
Scottish Air - Auld Lang Syne
Scottish Air - The Rose
Scottish Air - Over The Sea to Skye

Film Music & Popular Music
A Team (Ed Sheeran)
All Of Me (John Legend)
All You Need is Love (The Beatles)
All I Ask (Adele)
A Hard Day Night (Beatles)
Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
Beatiful Day (U2)
Because you loved me  (up close & personal)
Believe (The Polar Express)
Candle in The Wind (Elton John)
Can't fight the moonlight ( Coyote Ugly)
Can’t Help Falling in Love  (Elvis Presley)
Chandelier (Sia- Acoustic version)
Chasing Pavements (Adele)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Close To You (The Carpenters)
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me (Elton John)
Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Don’t Stop Believeing (Journey)
Everybody Hurts (REM)
Everything I Do (Bryan Adams)
Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
Feeling Good (Muse)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
For you I will (Space Jam)
Free Fallin’  (John Mayer)
Hero (Enrique Iglesias)
Hero (Mariah Carey)
How Do I live ( Con Air)
How Long I Will Love You (Ellie Goulding)
Ice Castles Main Theme
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
Is This Love (Bob Marley)
I Believe in You and Me (The Preacher's wife)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Kissing You  (Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet)
Lara’s Theme (Dr. Zhivago)
Let Her Go (Passenger)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Marry Me (Jason Derulo)
Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
Singin' in The Rain
Stairway to Heaven (The Song Remains the Same)
Someone Like You (Adele)
Star Wars Main Theme
Take My Breath Away (Top Gun)
The Note book Main Theme ( The Notebook)
The Way You Look TOnight (Sinatra)
Theme from Schindler's List
The Long And Winding Road (Beatles)
The Pink Panther
The Prayer (Quest for Camelot)
There You'll Be (Pearl Harbour)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Titanic Theme  (Celine Dion)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)
Unchained Melody
What The World Needs Now Is Love
Wherever You Will Go (Charlene Soraia)
When I Fall in Love (Nat King Cole)
When We Were Young (Adele)
When You Believe (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston)
Will You Be There (Free Willy)
Wind Benneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
You Light Up My Life (You Light Up My Life)
You Raise Me Up (Westlife)
Your Song (Elton John/Ellie Goulding)
Yellow Submarine (Beatles)
XO (Beyonce)

6 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 6
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

The most special addition to our service

5 stars - The Function Harpist are Highly Recommended
booked The Function Harpist for their Wedding in Shropshire August 2023

“Rhianwen - I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your beautiful playing during our ceremony. It was absolutely perfect and felt so special to have such a beautiful instrument played so expertly by yourself. Hearing the song I’d asked for played as I walked down the aisle was just the most perfect moment and that piece of music will always have a special place in my heart now - and you saved the best bit for me! Such a thoughtful touch. Was perfect!!”

Simply stunning for our ceremony!

5 stars - The Function Harpist are Highly Recommended
booked The Function Harpist for their Wedding in Lancashire July 2023

“Rhianwen played the harpist for our wedding ceremony. She had a huge repertoire of songs to choose from but was also open to new suggestions. She played beautifully and guests commented on how lovely it was. It added something extra to our ceremony and it was simply beautiful. Thank you so much.”

Absolutely beautiful

5 stars - The Function Harpist are Highly Recommended
booked The Function Harpist for their Wedding in Denbighshire August 2022

“Rhianwen was simply perfect for our wedding. Easy communication before the event and no issues on the day. Couldn't have asked for a more professional harpist! She made our day even more beautiful!”

Perfect and classy final touch

5 stars - The Function Harpist are Highly Recommended
booked The Function Harpist for their Wedding in Anglesey

“Our guests have not stopped telling us how spectacular and utterly beautiful Rhianwen's performance was at our wedding. As a family from a musical background (and my brother attending the Royal Academy of Music in London) we were blown away by her professionalism and the quality of her performance and would highly recommend her to anybody even thinking about having a harpist at their wedding. She even added a personal Welsh piece especially for us. Just wish we had booked her for longer! Thank you so much!”

Welcoming notes for our guests

5 stars - The Function Harpist are Highly Recommended
booked The Function Harpist for their event in Shropshire

“Rhianwen made an excellent contribution to the atmosphere welcoming guests to our golden wedding anniversary party. The choice of tunes and the style provided an excellent backdrop to the day and several people mentioned to me how much they had enjoyed the performance. A somewhat unusual choice for atmospheric music, maybe, but a completely successful one!”

See more customer reviews (1)


Price from £333 + travel from Denbigh

Based on 1 person performing up to 2 hours

  • North West From £333
  • Wales From £333
  • West Midlands From £350
  • East Midlands From £467

Most Alive Network artists travel UK wide and internationally. Get a guide price instantly by clicking the 'get quote' button and entering your event date and location. Make an enquiry and we will liase directly with The Function Harpist to confirm price, availability, and the provide you with a confirmed quote.

Get Instant Quote

Performance Times

Up to 2 hours

From £333 + travel

Get a quote

Up to 3 hours

From £450 + travel

Get a quote

Up to 4 hours

From £560 + travel

Get a quote


Required by act...


Default lineup: 1 performer


Full Biography

* Previously performed for Her Majesty the Queen, the Mayor of London, Stella McCartney and Charlotte Church
* Has performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, The Sage- Gateshead, Salvi Harp Showrooms - London and The National Gallery.
* First class honours scholar from the Royal College of Music, London

Whilst studying in London The Function Harpist gained her BMus (hons) DipABRSM and LRSM performance certificates. She has played in many prestigious venues and events all over the UK and further afield, including the Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Wales Millennium Center, Rio de Janeiro Arts centre etc. The Function Harpist has played for Her Majesty the Queen on several occasions, HRH Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Function Harpist has orchestral experience, performing as principle of the RCM Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra. The Function Harpist has performed as a soloist at such venues as The Sage- Gateshead, Salvi Harp Showrooms- London and The National Gallery. She has also played in many ensembles and duets performances nationally, including duet performances with Catrin Finch and Elinor Bennett In 2009 Rhianwen played for a TV documentary accompanying Bryn Terfel and over the years has played on many occasions for Only Men Aloud Male voice choir, Eirian Owen with Cor Godre’r Aran (Director of Cor Godrer Aran – internationally successful Welsh Male voice choir) and Brythoniaid male voice choir. 

The Function Harpist has played several times with world renowned harpist Catrin Finch and for celebrities such as Charlotte Church, Stella McCartney and the Mayor of London. Rhianwen has recently performed in countries such as China and Brazil whilst being the Queen Elizabeth resident Harpist for Cunard.


Loved By You

100% of people that booked The Function Harpist would recommend Alive Network to their friends

The UK's #1 Service

Our one-to-one service means you're looked after every step of the way.

Best Value

Get unbeatable value with no hidden costs.

Chat To Your Artist

After booking, speak directly
with The Function Harpist.

Safe & Secure

Reliable artists. Secure contracts. 24/7 Emergency Cover.