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Deborah Shaw

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Harpist
Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Harpist / Edinburgh Pianist - Classical , Jazz, Scottish Folk

Edinburgh harpist and pianist Deborah Shaw regularly performs at weddings and in 5* luxury hotels in Edinburgh to include the Caledonian Hotel, Melville Castle, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Deborah also performs at exquisite venues across wider Scotland to include East Lothian (Carberry Tower, Winton Castle), Fife (Balbirnie House) and Glasgow venues. As an Edinburgh wedding harpist and pianist Deborah has performed at numerous weddings in Scotland over the last 7 years. Deborah also performs as a corporate cocktail pianist and harpist in Edinburgh and Scotland and her recent corporate engagements have included Royal College of Physicians, Royal Society of Surgeons, 3 Rifles Infantry Battalion Edinburgh, Barclaycard, Registers of Scotland, Royal Navy and at Burns Night celebrations across Edinburgh. Deborah has a broad setlist incorporating classical, Scottish traditional, jazz and pop / rock songs and film music. Her semi-grand harp looks and sounds beautiful and adds elegance to any room, and Deborah has a portable stage piano with excellent authentic piano sounds if your venue does not have a piano.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Christmas, Military, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Musical theatre, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Cabaret, Britpop, Swing
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Instruments:
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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, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Example Song list
A River Flows In You (Twilight) – Yurimi.
Air on a G String - Bach
Air (Water Music) – Handel
Andante - Mozart
Beethoven – Ode To Joy
Braveheart Theme
Bridal Chorus – Wagner
Blue Danube - Strauss
Canon In D – Pachelbel
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach
I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
Flower Duet – Delibes
Forest Gump Theme (Feather Song)
Greensleeves
Last of the Mohicans Film Theme
Prelude in C – J. S Bach
Spring (Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
Titanic Film Theme
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Variations on a Welsh Carol
Wedding March – Mendhellson
1000 Years Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Autumn Leaves
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon/Garfunkel
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Close To You – The Carpenters
Could It Be Magic – Take That
Edelwiess
Erksay’s Love Lilt – Scottish Traditional
Fly Me TO The Moon
Greatest Day – Take That
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Hey Soul Sister
Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Ice and Fire (Theme From Games of Thrones)
Imagine – John Lennon
Kanding Love Song (traditional Chinese)
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Memory From Cats
Mharis Wedding – Scottish Traditional
Moon River
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose – Scottish Traditional
Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
Skye Boat Song – Traditional Scottish
Someone Like You - Adele
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
Your Song – Elton John
Customer questions

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

Please contact me to discuss further. This happens often especially with weddings and I can usually accommodate with no extra cost

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually take about 30 mins to set up

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes. Transport is included

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I usually request that if it is extremely sunny I can have access to some shade. If it is raining or the ground is wet the harp can’t be played outside.

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

I am always open to requests on and off my set list. The set list you can see here is only a selection of repertoire I have many more pieces

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes of course. I often do this for people’s weddings and have had some very imaginative requests over the years and have always been able to accommodate. Anything is possible on the harp .. rock songs, TV themes. I have even been asked to perform Punk.

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Gill H, 2 years ago

We asked Debbie if she would play something on her harp at our wedding, after we heard her playing at my sons wedding. My son and daughter-in-law highly recommended her and had said she was very accommodating with her repertoire. We were not dissappointed, and everyone remarked how lovely the music was. Her communication was excellent, dressed appropriately for the occasion, and our choices weren't a problem. Highly recommend for any occasion. Gill Henderson.

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Amelia W, 4 years ago

Deborah Shaw played the keyboard at my recent wedding reception. Deborah played with exceptional expertise and play a vast array of relevant music that fitted with every age group at the wedding. Deborah played a mixture of contemporary pop songs, alongside classical and jazz beats. Deborah was professional and efficient and is an exceptionally talented individual.