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About Alice

Alice has a Performance Masters degree and extensive performance experience . She plays a variety of styles and is happy to take requests.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Alice has an ABRSM diploma on the harp, which she gained with Distinction. She has a Postgraduate degree in performance from the Royal Welsh College of music and Drama, and has played professionally since 2006. She plays the pedal harp and the Clarsach (folk harp) and both instruments can be amplified if necessary. She plays Classical, folk, popular and jazz styles and is happy to consider specific requests. She is a full time performer and has played for the BBC and toured in the United States.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I own a PA system
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Blues, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Indie, Classic rock, Renaissance
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

Desr’ee - Kissing You
Elvis Presley - Only Fools Rush In
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Guns ‘n’ Roses - Sweet Child O’ Mine
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Elvis Costello - She
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
The Beatles - All You Need is Love
Ronan Keating When You Say Nothing at All
Enya - Only Time
Henry Mancini - Moon River
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - Largo in G
Delibes - Flower Duet
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Hasselmans - La Source
Tournier - Quatre Preludes
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Naderman - Sonates
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

So long as advance warning is given, this shouldn't be a problem. However, please do call or email to make sure.

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?


Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

Yes, a solid floor (at least 1.5m x 1.5m) and covering of some kind.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes, absolutely.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am happy to but there will be an add on charge.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh German Consulate Sandhurst MIlitary Academy Leeds Cathestral and Town Hall Iscoyd Manor Berkeley Castle BBC Maida Vale Studios


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£270
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£440


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Karen D, 2 years ago

Alice played the harp at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. We were delighted with her performance, and had lots of comments about how amazing and talented she was. She gave a gorgeous rendition of Nessun Dorma, and her playing and presence contributed to a lovely, personal service. -Karen

Edinburgh D, 7 years ago

Alice’s harp music gave just the right amount of atmosphere to our St.Andrew’s Day dinner. Her performance was outstanding and she worked hard throughout the evening to entertain us.