Harpist

Alice Kirwan

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About Alice

Harpist
Manchester
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Alice is a professional freelance harpist based in Manchester

Alice Kirwan graduated with a Master of Music (distinction) from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2014 and is persuing a career as a professional freelance harpist in Manchester. Originally from West Sussex, Alice began learning the harp at the age of 11 with Helen Arnold before moving to Manchester to study with Eira Lynn Jones. Alice gained a BMus with first class honours in 2012 from the RNCM. Alice is an avid performer of contemporary music and is passionate about showing the versatility of the harp to a wide audience by presenting exciting and unique solo programmes. As a soloist, Alice has appeared at venues across Manchester and the North West. In 2012 Alice was involved in ‘Pages From My Songbook’, a collaborative theatre project at the Royal Exchange Theatre, in which she performed self-composed material and more recently she performed with Apartment House at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Alice is an accomplished chamber musician and as a member of the Daphnis Flute and Harp Duo has given recitals at the British Flute Society Conference, The Venue in Leeds and Buxton Pavillion. Alice has also performed Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with fellow students in the RNCM Chamber Music festival as well as Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with the Southdowns Youth Orchestra in 2011. Alice is a keen orchestral musician and has recently performed with the National Symphony Orchestra for Alfie Boe's concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Other professional orchestras Alice has performed with include Ryedale Festival Opera Orchestra and Fono Philharmonic Orchestra. During her time at the RNCM Alice played with many of the college ensembles including the Symphony Orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall, the RNCM New Ensemble at BBC Media City Studios and more recently she was chosen to play with the RNCM Sinfonia – resident orchestra at the Cantiere Internazionale D’Arte in Montepulciano, Italy. Last year Alice participated on the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme orchestral course, performing with musicians from across the globe.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Opera, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Pop, Acoustic
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Instruments:
Harp, Celtic harp, Irish harp
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Classical
Air on the G String – J.S. Bach
Adagio – W. Croft
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G.F. Handel
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Bridal Chorus – R. Wagner
Canon in D – J. Pachelbel
Cantique de Jean Racine – G. Faure
Chaconne – J. Clarke
Flower Duet from Lakme – L. Délibes
Für Elise – L.V. Beethoven
Gymnopedie No. 1 – E. Satie
Minuet from Don Juan – W.A. Mozart
Clair de Lune – C. Debussy
Premiere Arabesque – C. Debussy
Rouet – A. Hasselmans
Trumpet Voluntary – J. Clarke
Wedding March – F. Mendelssohn
Original Harp Music
Andante – J.S. Bach trans M. Grandjany
Around the Clock Suite – P. Chertok
Au Bord du Ruisseau – H. Renié
Barcarolle – M. Grandjany
Damselfly – S. Green
Courante – A. Francisque trans J. Weidensaul
Ebbing Tide – L. Thomson
Fiskars – J. Mayhew
Harp Song – I. Mieras
Noche de Fiesta – A. R. Ortiz
Menuet en Sol Mineur – J. Rousseau
Nataliana – D. Henson-Conant
Pavane and Variations – A. Cabezon
Quatre Preludes – M. Tournier
Reverie – M. Grandjany
Rondo – N. Bochsa
Sarabande – J.S. Bach trans M. Grandjany
Tango and Rumba – C. Salzedo
Variations on a Theme of Mozart – Anon.
White Rose Waltz – I. Mieras
Folk/Traditional
All Through the Night
Amazing Grace
Brian Boru’s March
By Yon Castle Wa’
Ceus Soraidh, Ceud Soraidh
College Hornpipe
Danny Boy
David of the White Rock
Eriskay Love Lilt
Fear a’ Bhata
Greensleeves
Mairi Bhan Og
Kinloch of Kinloch/Blow the Wind Southerly
Scarborough Fair
Si Bheag Si Mhor
The Ash Grove
The Skye Boat Song
The Water is Wide
The Water of Tyne
A selection of hymns
A selection of music by L. Einaudi
Popular
Everything I do – B. Adams
Heaven – B. Adams
Over the Rainbow – H. Arlen
As the World Falls Down – D. Bowie
Songbird - E. Cassidy
Hallelujah – L. Cohen
Make You Feel My Love – B. Dylan (Adele)
How Long will I Love You – E. Goulding
At Last – M. Gordon and H. Warren
Through the Eyes of Love – M. Hamlisch and C. Sager
Here Comes the Sun – G. Harrison
Nights in White Satin – J. Hayward
For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart) – J. Horner
My Heart will Go On – J. Horner and W. Jennings
Can you feel the Love Tonight – E. John/T. Rice
Your Song – E. John
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
All the Things You Are – J. Kern
All of me – J. Legend
All I ask of You – A. Lloyd-Webber
Angel of Music – A. Lloyd-Webber
I don’t know how to love him – Lloyd-Webber
Memory – A. Lloyd-Webber
Think of Me – A.Lloyd-Webber
Moon River – H. Mancini
Just the way you are – B. Mars
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
I’m Yours – J. Mraz
Unchained Melody – A. North
Fireflies – Owl City
A Thousand Years – C. Perri
Stairway to Heaven – J. Page & R. Plant
Endless Love – L. Richie
A Wonderful Guy - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
Edelweiss - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
Hello, Young Lovers - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
If I Loved You - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
Love, Look Away - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
Some Enchanted Evening - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
The Sound of Music – R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
You are Beautiful - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
You’ll Never Walk Alone - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
We Kiss in a Shadow - R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein
Kiss From a Rose – Seal
Photograph – E. Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – E. Sheeran
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Fields of Gold - Sting
Hyme – Vangelis
Mr Bojangles – J. Walker
Let it Go from Frozen
A Selection of Bollywood Music
A selection of Lennon and McCartney melodies

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Emma S, 11 days ago

Wonderful experience! Thank you so much for making our day so special!!!

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Jayne H, 6 months ago

Fantastic, excellent touch to our day, just sorry I didn’t get over to her to thank her personally, time went so fast xx

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Howard C, 7 months ago

outstanding

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Janet V, 9 months ago

Alice made our wedding day extra special. It was a lovely touch having her play during the church service. She was professional and her music was beautiful. We can't thank Alice enough!

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Kate M, 4 years ago

Alice thank you so much for playing at our wedding ceremony! Your music really enhanced our ceremony and gave it that 'special touch'. We had lots of positive comments from our guests as to how good you were and I found your advice on what music to pick really helpful. Thank you SO much - can't wait to get our video back now and watch it all over again!

Stephen B, 4 years ago

Wow!! Alice was amazing, she created the most wonderful atmosphere at our wedding. We would recommend her to anyone. It was worth every penny that we paid to have her there. If you are unsure, don't be! You will not be disappointed.

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