Catrin Meek

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Welsh harpist graduated from the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music with Distinction. Available for events, weddings and more
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Catrin Meek is London based Welsh harpist. Since studying at the Royal Academy of Music (MA) and the Royal College of Music (BMus) she has performed throughout the country in a wide range of endeavours. Theatre work has been a focus, being the harpist for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Box of Delights, La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s A Christmas Carol at the Dominion Theatre, deputising in the original Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesties theatre, Les Misérables at the Gielgud theatre and the English National Opera’s Man of La Mancha and My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum. Her love of music has brought her to some of the nations finest concert halls playing with the English National Ballet, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia. She has recorded at Abbey Road, Air and Angel studios, and enjoys being a regular extra with the English National Opera. She has performed in the ENO’s production of Die Walküre, Das Rheingold, Carmen, and recorded popular opera arias for the ENO Breathe scheme. She is grateful to the support of the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund 2020-2022. At the front of the stage she has played to raving reviews in the Handel, Boieldieu and Mozart harp concertos with orchestras in Wales and London. Catrin also loves to perform for patients and staff at St Georges Hospital Tooting, for Guerlain perfume Covent Garden and for members of the Royal Family on many occasions.

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Donna R
5 years ago, for a Private event in Wales
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5 out of 5

Catrin is an immensely talented harpist with an extensive repertoire covering many genres not just classical. She is a delight to work with, dedicated to excellence and flexible in her attitude. I would not hesitate in recommending her.

St H
6 years ago

Look at this picture. In the foreground, playing SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME, is the brilliant young Welsh harpist Catrin Meek. In the background, my mother, Monica Unwin, recovering well from an emergency operation. The scene is an Intensive Care Unit in St George's Hospital, Tooting. This afternoon the ward was full of people, many quite elderly, recovering from serious operations. Scared, uncomfortable, bashed and bruised. And, of course, the usual hard-pressed, kind-hearted and brilliantly down-to-earth NHS staff. But just for a few minutes the magical sound of Catrin's harp had an amazingly calming, therapeutic effect on all of us: patients and nurses, visitors and doctors. And I found myself thinking about my mum: born Monica Cohn in Hamburg in August 1933, she's had an extraordinary life in so many ways. And here, with brilliant medical staff sorting her out, and the miraculous power of music, it felt as if the world was actually getting better, that society did have a future, and that these dark times we find ourselves in are as temporary as the much more ghastly dark times she escaped as a child. Maybe I was just intoxicated by the sound of that Welsh harp. But looking around I could see that it affected us all. Thanks Catrin Meek. Music matters.

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6 August 2017

I booked Catrin for a gig in October 2016 and she was great! I hope there will be more occasions!

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Catrin's Song list

Popular Classical
Softly Awakes My Heart (Mon Coeur S’ouvre a ta Voix) from “Samson and Delilah”, Act II - Saint-Saens arr. Chris Marshall
Poem - Z. Fibich arr. C. Marshall
La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) - Debussy
Arabesque no.1 - Debussy
Rusalka’s Song to the Moon - A. Dvorak
Moonlight Sonata - L.V Beethoven arr. D. Burton
Ave Maria - F. Schubert
Canon in D - J. Pachelbel
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
Carmen; Habanera - Bizet arr. John Thomas
Popular Music
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Stairway to Heaven - Jimmy Page/Robert Plant arr. D. Ice
Moon River - Henry Mancini arr. D.W Fulton
Over The Rainbow (From “The Wizard of Oz”) H. Arlen arr. P. Baker
From This Moment On - Shania Twain/ R. J. Lange
Tammy - Jay Livingtson/Ray Evans
The Wedding Song (There is Love) - N. P. Stookey
The Prayer - C. B. Sager/D. Foster
The Rose - A. McBroom
The Wind Beneath My Wings - L. Henley/J. Silbar
My Own True Love (Tara Theme) - M. Steiner
Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) - F. Sartori
Lady - Lionel Richie
Rainrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head - B. Bacharach
Let It Be Me - G. Becaud
A Summer Place - M. Steiner
Send In The Clowns - S. Sondheim
Sunrise, Sunset - J. Bock
Danny Boy - arr. M. Heulyn
Brian Boru’s March- arr. M. Heulyn
Greensleeves - arr. M. Heulyn
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose - arr. M. Heulyn
Scarborough Fair - arr. M. Heulyn
O’er the Sea to Skye - arr. M. Heulyn
Music from Pride and Prejudice - D. Marianelli
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - J. Lennon/P. McCartney
All of Me- John Legend
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Clocks- Coldplay
Someone Like You- Adele
Make you feel my love- Adele
Somewhere only we Know
Can’t help falling in Love
Hey Jude- Lennon/McCartney
Let it be- Lennon/McCartney
The way you look tonight- Jerome kern
Moon river
My funny Valentine
Glasgow love theme (from Love Actually)
The Scientist
Balcony scene- Romeo and Juliet
Here comes the sun- George Harrison
A sky full of stars- Coldplay
Can’t take my eyes off of you- Bob Crewe
Halo- Beyoncé
Home- Jade Castrinos, Alex Ebert
Don’t want to miss a thing- Aerosmith
I’m yours- Jason Mraz
It must be love- Madness
Love me like you do- Ellie Goulding
Shotgun- George Ezra
A million dreams- Benji Pasek, Justin Paul (greatest showman)
Songbird - Christine Mcvie
Paradise - Coldplay
A whole new world- Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Can you feel the love tonight- lion king
You’ll be in My heart- Tarzan
Let it go- Frozen
Do you want to build a snowman? - Frozen
How far I’ll go- Moana
When you wish upon a star- Pinocchio
A dream is a wish your heart makes- Cinderella
Bella Notte- Lady and the Tramp
Feed the Birds- Mary Poppins
Part of your world- The Little Mermaid
Musical Theatre
Angel of Music - A. L. Webber
Think of Me - A. L. Webber
Music of The Night - A. L. Webber
The Phantom of the Opera - A. L. Webber
All I Ask of You - A. L. Webber
Memory - A. L. Webber
Tell Me On A Sunday - A. L. Webber
Pie Jesu - A. L. Webber
I Don’t Know How To Love Him - A. L. Webber
On My Own (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Bring Him Home (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Do You Hear the People Sing (Les Mis) -C-H. Schoenberg
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Castle on a Cloud (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Drink with Me (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Over The Rainbow (From “The Wizard of Oz”) H. Arlen arr. P. Baker
My Favourite Things - Rogers and Hammerstein
Misty- Erroll Garner arr. Skaila Kanga
Moon River - Henry Mancini arr. Skaila Kanga
All the things you are- Jerome Kern
How high the moon- Morgan Lewis
Someone to watch over me- Gershwin
Give me a call- Pam Wedgwood
Theme from ‘New York, New York’- John Kander
My funny valentine- Richard Rodgers
The Man I Love- Gershwin
Lady Be Good- Gershwin
Prelude no.2- Gershwin
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man- Jerome Kern
Malaguena- E. Lecuona
Ain’t Misbehavin’- Thomas “Fats” Waller
An American in Paris/Rhapsody in Blue- Gershwin
But Not For Me- Gershwin
Embraceable You- Gershwin
As Time Goes By- Herman Hupfeld
Stella by Starlight- Victor Young
Autumn Leaves- Joseph Kosma
Welsh Music
Dros y Dwr I Draeth LLanstephan - arr. M. Heulyn
Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the White Wheat) - John Thomas
Myfanwy - arr. M. Heulyn
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) - arr. M. Heulyn
Llongau Caernarfon - arr. M. Heulyn
Sosban Fach - arr. M. Heulyn
Merch Megan - O. B. Dussek
L’Adieu Du Menestrel Ffarwel Y Telynor - John Thomas
Pedair Waltz o Gymru; Llwyn Onn, Cader Idris, Merch Megan, Wyres Megan - arr. M. Heulyn
Huna Blentyn - arr. M. Heulyn
Hiraeth - arr. M. Heulyn
Lisa Lan - arr. M. Heulyn
Ar Lan Y Mor - arr. M. Heulyn
Si Hei Lwli Mabi- arr. Chris Marshall
Hymns and Wedding Music
Abide with Me - W. H. Monk
All Glory, Laud, And Honor - M. Teschner
All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name - O. Holden
Amazing Grace
All People That On Earth Do Dwell - L. Bourgeois
Artsa Alinu
Ave Maria - F. Schubert
Bridal March from Lohengrin (Here Comes The Bride) R. Wagner
Be Thou My Vision
Blest Be The Tie That Binds - H. G. Naegeli
Christ The Lord Is Risen Today/Jesus Christ Is Risen Today - L. Davidica
The Church’s One Foundation - S. S. Wesley
Come, Christians, Join To Sing
Come, Thou Almighty King - F. Giardini
Fairest Lord Jesus Crusaders’ Hymn
Faith Of Our Fathers - H. F. Hemy
For The Beauty Of The Earth As With Gladness Men Of Old - C. Kocher
I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord - A. Williams
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah - J. Hughes
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty - J. B. Dykes
Hava Nagila
Hevenu Shalom
Hine Ma Tov
Jacob’s Ladder
Jesus Loves Me - W. B. Bradbury
Kum Ba Yah
L’ cha Dodi
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - M. Luther
Morning Has Broken
Nearer, My God, To Thee - L. Mason
Now The Day Is Over - J. Barnby
O God, Our Help In Ages Past - W. Croft
O Perfect Love - J. Barnby
The Prayer - C. B. Sager/D. Foster Rock Of Ages - T. Hastings
The Rose - A. McBroom
Stand Up For Jesus - G. J. Webb
This Is My Father’s World
The Wedding Song (There is Love) - N. P. Stookey
We Gather Together Prayer Of Thanksgiving
What A Friend We Have In Jesus - C. C. Converse
When Morning Gilds The Skies - J. Barnby
Trumpet Tune - H. Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - H. Purcell

Catrin's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£125
Up to 1 hour£312.50
Up to 2 hours£437.50
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Royal festival hall, Royal opera house, West end Theatres, Abbey Road Studios, many 5* hotels around London

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, Phantom of the Opera West End, Abbey Road studio Recordings, performances for the Royal Family including the King.

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

Please let me know asap, but I’m sure it’ll be ok!

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes to an hour

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Absolutely - I've include all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in the quotes.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I do not need any equipment for an indoor event but will need cover for outdoor event incase it rains, or will have to play indoors as it’s a valuable instrument. The harp will need to be placed on a flat surface (no gravel or on a hill)

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

Yes no problem!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes no problem, please let me know in advance.
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