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Professional Celtic harpist for many years, a specialist in traditional Celtic music, but also plays popular music.
I can perform outdoors
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Medieval music, Early music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Ceillidh, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Scottish music, Vintage, Welsh folk, Ceilidh, Ambient pop
Fluent improviser, Arranger, Composer
Hundreds of Irish traditional airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes, Carolan tunes etc.
Approx. 120 Scottish traditional airs, jigs, reels, strathspeys, Ports etc.
Approx. 130 Welsh traditional airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes etc.
A selection of traditional Breton, Cornish & Manx tunes.
A selection of traditional English folk tunes.
Approx. 60 early/medieval/renaissance tunes.
LARGE REPERTOIRE OF POPULAR TUNES including:
Theme from Zeffirelli film ’Romeo & Juliet’
Theme from ’Braveheart’ (A Gift of a Thistle)
Theme from ’Titanic’ (My Heart will go on)
Wagner's Wedding March ('Here comes the bride')
Cavatina (Theme from ’The Deer Hunter’)
Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck)
Schubert's Ave Maria
Bach's Prelude in C (abridged)
Birds Flew Over the Spire (Gary Ryan)
Women of Ireland
Have I told you lately that I love you (Van Morrison)
All of Me (John Legend)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
When a Man loves a Woman
Nights in White Satin
Your Song (Elton John)
Sacrifice (Elton John)
Can you feel the Love Tonight (Elton John)
You Raise me up
Annie's Song (John Denver)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
I Can’t Help falling in love with you
Groovy Kind of Love
When I Fall in Love
And I Love Her (Beatles)
Here, There and Everywhere (Beatles)
Norwegian Wood (Beatles)
Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Shape of my Heart (Sting)
Stairway to Heaven
Time after time (Cyndi Lauper)
True Colours ( Cyndi Lauper)
Come away with me (Nora Jones)
Nightingale (Nora Jones)
May it Be (Enya)
Only Time (Enya)
Athair ar Neamh(Father in Heaven) (Enya)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Someone Like You
Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac) (slower, like Carrie Mac version)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John)
Let Me Wrap you in my Warm &Tender Love (Percy Sledge)
Songbird (Fleetwood Mac)
Sail Away (David Gray)
Babylon (David Gray)
This Year's Love (David Gray)
Love theme from 'The Godfather'
How Long will I Love you (Ellie Goulding)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Yours (Ella Henderson)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
The First Time ever I saw your face
Killing me Softly
Young & in Love (Lana Del Rey)
Young and Beautiful (Lana Del Rey)
Someone Like You (Van Morrison)
Angel (Sara Maclachlan)
Rains of Castamere (from 'Game of Thrones')
Let her Go (Passenger)
At Last (Etta James)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I always try to be flexible regarding timing changes, and can usually accommodate small timing changes of 30-40 minutes or so- but please let me know as soon as possible if there is any greater change to the planned timing for the event, as with longer distance travel I may need to alter my travel & accommodation plans accordingly.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
I do not supply a DJ/Ipod service with my solo act.
How much time do you need to set up?
I normally require approximately 30 minutes to set up and tune the harp.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
For popular music, feel free to pick your favourites from my repertoire list. For traditional Celtic music, my repertoire list is too long to include on here, but I'm happy to discuss if there are some particular pieces you'd like me to play, and make an effort to make a selection of suitable material for your requirements.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I bring my instrument and small but high quality 100 Watt amplification for the harp. The only equipment I need to be provided with is an armless chair and a mains power point close to where you wish me to set up.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
For Weddings, I am willing to arrange and learn 3 or 4 special requests specially for you, if I don't already play them, at no extra charge- as long as they are suitable for the instrument.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I have often been complimented on the expression and artistry in my playing, the musicality of my improvisations, and also the rhythm and intricacy of ornamentation in my playing of traditional jigs and reels.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Glastonbury Festival Cambridge Folk Festival Pontardawe Folk Festival Rhinns Celtic Festival, Islay Edinburgh Folk Festival Wimborne Folk Festival Aberfeldy Folk Fest. Crawley Folk Fest. Garden Festival Wales Chester Arts Festival Tower Bridge,London St. David's Hall, Cardiff Nat. Museum of Wales, Cardiff Caernarfon castle De Coste Centre, Pictou, Canada
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Alan Stivell Alison Kinnaird Maire Ni Chathasaigh Wendy Stewart Robin Williamson
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Performance for H.M. The Queen at her first visit to Conwy Castle.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£150|
|Up to 1 hour||£210|
|Up to 2 hours||£210|
|Up to 3 hours||£225|
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