What do you sound like?
I started life as a classical musician, then discovered trad / folk and jazz along the way. I play a complete mix and love music that has a strong feel to it. My specialism is folk / trad harp and I've written a bit more about that below.
Have a listen through the soundcloud playlist below for a selection of wedding favourites and find what you like.
Irish and Scottish traditional harp (celtic harp)
This is what the lever harp originally played: soulful slow airs, lively dance tunes and elegant harp music.
Why book me to play Irish and Scottish traditional music?
you might want the music to include or reflect part of your heritage or identity
this repertoire works really well on lever harp and can really bring a "wow" factor
it offers something different to pop and classical
new listeners are nearly always delighted by what they hear, it's something unexpected
Why do I play this kind of music?
it's so much fun and is very varied
it brings energy and vitality to lift a room
this was the music that I fell in love with, that made me want to play harp
- there are elements of improvisation built into this music which keeps it fresh
it was created to be played on this instrument so feels really nice to play
Other folk/traditional music on harp
I'm one of the few people who played English traditional music on the harp. This brings a similar energy to Irish and Scottish trad but with a different style and feel. Some of this repertoire is the same as you have heard on the BBC show "Poldark".
I also have European music in my repertoire including tunes from Sweden, Norway, France, Belgium and Portugal.
If there is a traditional or folk tune you love I am only too happy to learn it!