Alice Roberts (Harpist)

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About Alice Roberts (Harpist)

Exciting and versatile professional harpist available to hire for weddings, corporate events, solo and orchestral work.
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Alice is a professional Mancunion harpist with a deep enthusiasm for music, available for weddings, corporate events, orchestral work and solo performances.
 Alice completed her undergraduate degree on the highly competitive and prestigious Manchester ‘Joint Course’, which involves studying for a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Manchester and a graduateship at the Royal Northern College of Music simultaneously. In 2018 she graduated with first class honours in music from the University of Manchester and the following year she was awarded an Upper classification as a Graduate of the RNCM (GRNCM). Whilst studying at Manchester University, Alice was awarded the Procter-Gregg prize in both 2016 and 2018 which is awarded annually to the student with the highest mark for performance. Alice has always had a passion for music and has excelled at the harp from a young age. Prior to joining the RNCM she held a music scholarship at Manchester High School for Girls and became a student at Junior RNCM aged 11, and won numerous prizes including the Chamber Music Prize and the Warburton Music Competition which allowed her the opportunity to perform as a soloist in the Bridgewater Hall. In 2015 she was awarded a Graucob Award for further study.  Alice has a strong interest in contemporary music and frequently works with composers in developing and premiering new works for harp, including a composition for harp and chamber orchestra as part of New Music North West and a collaborative venture involving music and dance. As well as the classical tradition, Alice is passionate about exploring jazz on the harp, and in 2018 travelled to Switzerland to study under acclaimed jazz harpist Park Stickney. In November 2019 she supported the celebrated jazz vocalist and violinist Alice Zawadzki, allowing her the opportunity to perform at London Jazz Festival. She is a founding member of Manchester-based harp duo Rascallity which explores unusual repertoire for two harps, including jazz, latin, and contemporary styles, often through her own arrangements and compositions. An experienced freelance harpist, Alice performs as a soloist across the North West, and also regularly appears with many orchestras. She regularly entertains at both corporate and occasion events and her wide interest in different genres of music means her performances consist of tailor-made music appropriate to any occasion. Skilled in arranging for the harp, Alice is also willing to allow for a particular song request from you. 

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Classical, Christmas, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Folk, Welsh folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Pop, Acoustic
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Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party
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Song list

A River Flows in You - Yiruma
*Ave Maria - Schubert
*Be Thou My Vision (Hymn)
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Claire de Lune - Debussy
Dido’s Lament - Purcell
Etude No. 3: Sarabande - Bach/Grandjany
Für Elise - Beethoven
Gymnopedie I. - Erik Satie
I Giorni - Einaudi
Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes
*Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach
Jupiter/I Vow To Thee My Country - Holst
Meditation (from Thais) - Massanet
Nessum Dorma - Puccini
O Mio Babbino - Puccini
Pavane pour une Infante Défunte - Ravel
Prelude in C - J. S. Bach
Spiegel im Spiegel - Arvo Pärt
Suzhou River Fantasia - Phil Young
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin - Debussy
Time To Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
The Seal Lullaby - Eric Whitacre
Wedding March - Wagner
Wedding March Recessional - Mendelssohn
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (from Cinderella)
All I Ask Of You (from The Phantom of the Opera)
A Whole New World (from Aladdin)
Baby Mine (from Dumbo)
Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
Bella’s Lullaby (from Twilight)
Bring Him Home (from Les Miserables)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (from The Lion King)
City of Stars (from La La Land)
Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music)
Feed The Birds (from Mary Poppins)
Harry and Hermione (from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)
Hushabye Mountain (from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
I Dreamed A Dream (from Les Miserables)
Married Life (Theme from Up)
Merry Go Round of Life (from Howl’s Moving Castle)
My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)
Part Of Your World (from The Little Mermaid)
Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory)
Rewrite the Stars (from The Greatest Showman)
Memory (from Cats)
Moon River (from Breakfast At Tiffany’s)
My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)
Over The Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)
Send In The Clowns (from A Little Night Music)
Some Day My Prince Will Come (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
Somewhere (from West Side Story)
The Second Star To The Right (from Peter Pan)
When You Wish Upon A Star (from Pinocchio)
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
And So It Goes - Billy Joel
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kozma
Breathe Me - Sia
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Dream a Little Dream of Me - Andre & Schwandt
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fireflies - Owl City
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Imagine - John Lennon
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Will - The Beatles
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Let It Go - James Bay
Lovin’ You - Minnie Riperton
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
May It Be - Enya
Misty - Errol Garner
My Romance - Richard Rodgers
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Simple Man - Barbara Streisand
Skinny Love - Bon Iver/Birdy
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Summertime - Gershwin
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
The Only Exception - Paramore
The Sound of Silence - Paul Simon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
Amazing Grace (American trad.)
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Danny Boy (Irish trad.)
Greensleeves (English trad.)
Isle of Aigas (Scottish trad.)
Lisa Lan (Welsh trad.)
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Scottish trad.)
Sands of Hosta - Ailie Robertson
Scarborough Fair (English trad.)
Suo Gan (Welsh trad.)
Swan LK243 - Catriona McKay
The Water Is Wide (Scottish trad.)
Ye Banks and Braes (Scottish trad.)
*indicates religious music not suitable for civil ceremonies
Customer questions

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

I try to be as flexible as possible, but if you could let me know as soon as your timings change that would be much appreciated.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will usually arrive about an hour before I begin playing for setting up.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes, I will always specify what my travel expenses are and include them in my quote to you.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

No equipment needed, but in order to play outdoors I will need a solid flat surface and not grass. Should it be raining on the day I will need full cover of the harp or the harp will need to be placed inside. Hopefully you can appreciate my instrument is expensive and I want to protect it from damage.

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

I absolutely encourage picking pieces from my set list! Let me know if you need any advice at all.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am able to arrange specific requests from you for a special song if you would like. Depending how complex and obscure the music is there may be an additional charge of £30 for time spent arranging and learning the piece.


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£120
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£340
Up to 3 hours£420
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From Encore customers:

Ben M
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Stepped in at short notice and was super flexible and great to liaise with. Clients were very happy with the brilliant music played by Alice. Would highly recommend

Brenda B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Alice was really professional and played beautifully.

From other customers:

Roger B
3 years ago

In October last year, I had the pleasure of attending the concert presented by Alice and her colleague at St.James Church, Gatley. The sizeable audience showed their appreciation of the excellent performance which was notable for the varied repertoire, both classical and modern and even some impressive Jazz pieces, a style I had not previously associated with the Harp and which made a lasting impression. This young lady obviously has a very promising career ahead of her.

Jacquie R
4 years ago

I have received fantastic feedback from guests after booking Alice for a live performance at a retirement function. She provided the perfect atmosphere for a drinks reception playing two separate sets during the afternoon / early evening. Alice is a very talented harpist and I would highly recommend her for any event. I would not hesitate to book her again. Thank you Alice for making a special occasion more memorable. Completely mesmerising.

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