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Flowery and romantic modern music on harp with a classical twist - the perfect addition to your timeless weddings and events. 🩵✨
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Dorothy is an award-winning musician and the resident harpist at the Capital Hotel London and the University Arms Hotel. She is now performing at weddings and events across the U.K. Having worked with renowned names like Netflix, the Lanesborough, and the Mandarin Oriental to name just a few, her versatility makes her the ideal choice for a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. Dorothy boasts a diverse repertoire encompassing popular TV and film scores, musicals, classical and contemporary pieces. She can perform in a variety of music styles, with genres including classical, folk, popular songs, Bollywood, Irish music etc. For over a decade, her greatest passion has been working with couples to create memories that will last a lifetime through her bespoke wedding harp performances Specialising in harp performance, Dorothy earned her music degree from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic and her Licentiate (LTCL) from Trinity College London.

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Severine S
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

“A huge thank you to Dorothy for playing so beautifully at our wedding in September. She was so lovely to engage with prior to the day and we found her to be incredibly professional, friendly and accommodating to our song requests. The music she played in the build up to our ceremony and as Severine walked down the aisle were perfect and we couldn’t imagine our day without it. We highly recommend Dorothy as she is incredibly talented and a delightful person too. Thank you for being a part of our big day. Stuart & Severine

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Layla N
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ms Dorothy performance at the Mrs Universal Empire International beauty contest on October 4th at the prestigious Caledonian Club was nothing short of enchanting. Her talent and dedication are awe-inspiring, and her harp melodies added a truly magical touch to the event. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dorothy for sharing her incredible gift with us. You made the evening truly unforgettable.

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Joy F
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Just want to say thank you so much for playing during our ceremony on our wedding! My husband really appreciated you learning You Never Walk Alone and turned out beautiful! Hope you also enjoyed being part of the start of our special day😊

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Emily-Anne E
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Dorothy was absolutely brilliant at our recent wedding - her harp playing is second to none and she even learnt new songs that we specifically requested! She is truly talented and made our day so special. Highly recommend!

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Joy F
6 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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Just want to say thank you so much for playing during our ceremony on our wedding! My husband really appreciated you learning You Never Walk Alone and turned out beautiful! Hope you also enjoyed being part of the start of our special day😊

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Celeste H
6 months ago, for a Wedding in London
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TLDR: Music is good, communications is on point, on the day it’s all under control and beautifully executed, everyone enjoyed, stress free throughout, we are so happy. —— We are so blessed to have Dorothy playing harp at our wedding! Totally recommend her as she excels every single steps throughout. She’s so talented, professional and with lots of personal touch that we deeply appreciate. Her music is just amazing. All the guests complimented her and enjoyed all the songs. She’s able to learn extra new songs depending on the packages, and those ones we asked her to learn were beyond the world. Made so many of us cry as the music really complemented the moment perfectly. Her website and wedding information book was clear and easy to navigate. From the first email communications, Dorothy showed great dedication, care and professionalism in catering to our big day. She gave super clear communications and instructions, was very involved throughout but also gives us (the couple) lots of freedom to design the process (music lineups, songs arrangement, where to set up the harp, etc) to make it how we want it. We’ve dealt with so many suppliers along the way as we plan for the wedding, and although they are all great, Dorothy is honestly the best and really makes us feel so safe and happy throughout and even afterwards.

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Dorothy's Song list

Popular
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keys - Never Felt This Way
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Ariana Grande - Thank U Next
Avril Lavigne - Complicated
Avril Lavigne - Innocence
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles - Let It Be
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
Ben E. King - Stand by me
Beyonce - Halo
Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
Billie Ellish - Lovely
Billie Ellish - TV
Billie Ellish - What Was I Made For?
Billy Joel - She's Always a Woman
Bruno Mars - Count on me
Bruno Mars - Marry you
Celin Dion - The Prayer
Christina Perri - A thousand years
Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay - Clocks
Coldplay - Fix you
Coldplay - Scientist
Coldplay - Yellow
Coldplay/ BTS - My Universe
Dean Martin - That's Amore
Don McLean - Vincent/ Starry Starry Night
Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Ed Sheeran - The Joker and the Queen
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud
Edith Piaf - La Vie en rose
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding - How Long will I Love You
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Costello - She
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
Eric Clapton - Wonderful tonight
Errol Garner - Misty
Eva Cassidy- Over The Rainbow
Gerry & the Peacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
Harry Styles - As It Was
Harry Styles - Falling
Harry Styles - Watermelon sugar
Henry Mancini - Moon River
Jason Mraz - I'm yours
John Barry - Somewhere In Time
Keane - Somewhere only we know
Lana del ray - Video Games
Lana del ray - Young & Beautiful
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
Liam Gallgaher - Songbird
Louis Arnstrong - What a wonderful world
Marron 5 - Memories
Miley Cyrus - Flowers
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nick Cave - Love Letter
Nick Cave - Into my arms
Nick Cave - Sad Waters
Nick Cave - Ship Song
Oasis - Wonderwall
Olivia Rodrigo - Deja Vu
Olivia Rodrigo - Happier
Pink Sweat$ - At My Worst
Primal Scream - Moving on Up
Rihanna - Lift Me Up
Rihanna - We Found Love
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
Robyn - Dancing on My Own
Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack -
Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You
Selena Gomex - Love You Like a Love Song
Sleeping At Last - Turning Page
Stephen Sanchez - Until I Found You
Stephanie Poetri - I Love You 3000
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - You are the Sunshine of My Life
Kaye Ballard - Fly me to the moon
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Smiths - There is a Light that Never Goes Out
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
The Weeknd - Save Your Tears
The Weeknd - True Colors
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
Tylor Swift - All Too Well
Taylor Swift - Enchanted
Tylor Swift - Lover
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Taylor Swift - Paper Ring
Taylor Swift - This Love
Tylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
Tylor Swift - Snow on the beach
Queen - Love of My Life
Westlife - Beautiful In White
Yiruma - River Flows in You
Film & Musical
Music from Cats
Music from La La Land
Music from Les Miserables
Music from The Phantom of the Opera
Music from The Sound of Music
Aladdin - A Whole New World
Beauty and the Beast- Be Our Guest, Tale as Old as Time
Begin Again - Lost Stars
Cinderella - A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Frozen - Let It Go, Do You Want to Build a Snowman
Hercules - Go The Distance
Howl’s Moving Castle - Merry-Go-Round of Life
Kiki's Delivery Service - A Town With An Ocean View
Lion King - Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Circle of Life
Little Mermaid- Part of the World, Under the Sea
Moana - How Far I'll Go
My Neighbor Totoro
Pinocchio- When You Wish Upon a Star
Pocahontas - Colours of the Wind
Pride and Prejudice - Dawn
Snowhite - Someday My Prince Will Come
Spirited Away - Always With Me
Tangled - Healing Incantation
Tarzan - You'll Be In My Heart
Tangled - I See the Light
The Greatest Showman - Rewrite the Stars, This is Me, A Million Dreams
Up - Married Life
Classical
Bach - Air on the G String
Bach - Andante from Violin Sonata no.2
Bach - Prelude in C
Bach - Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Arioso
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Brahms - Waltz in Eb
Chopin - Raindrop Prelude
Clarke - The Prince of Denmark's March
Clarke - Trumpet Tune
Couperin - Les Coucous Benevoles
Debussy - Arabesque no.1
Debussy - Claire de lune
Delibes - Flower Duet
Desmond - Take Five
Einaudi - I Giorni
Einaudi - Natural Light
Gounod/Bach - Ave Maria
Fibich - Poem
Handel - Hornpipe from Water Music
Hasselmans - Nocturne
Massenet - Thais Meditation
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mendelssohn - On Wings of Song
Mozart - Aria from Zaide
Mozart - Valse Favorite
Pachebell - Canon in D
Puccini - Musetta's Waltz
Purcell - Ground in F
Satie - Gymnopédie
Saint-Saëns - The Swan
Schumann - About Foreign Lands and People
Silverman - Harp Fantasia II
Verdi - La Donna E Mobile
Vivaldi - Largo
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Bollywood/ Hindi
Aaj Sajeya
Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh
Ankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si Adayein
Bole chudiyan
Chand Mere Dil
Chaudhavi Ka Chand
Chookar Mere Mann Ko
Chura Liya
Ek Ladki Ko Dokha
Honthon Se Choo Lo Tum
Humko Humise Chura Lo
Ka Ho Na Hol
Kabhi Kabhu Mere Dil Mein
Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye
Kahani Suno
Kandukondain Kandukondain
Khwaab Ho Tum Ya
Koi Mil Gaya
Kuch Kuch Hot Hai
Lag Ja Gale
Lukka Chuppi
Mai Shayar Toh Nahin
Manike Mage Hithe
Pehla nasha pehla khumar
Piyu Bole
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai
Ranjha
Subeme La Radio
Tu Tu Hai Wahi - Yeh wada Rahe
Tum Hi Ho
Tumse Milke
Irish
I Love My Love in the Morning
Be Thou My Vision
Carolan’s Concerto
Carrickfergus
Give Me Your Hand
Haste to the Wedding
Julia’s Wedding
Londonderry Air
Monaghan Jig
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Star of the Country Down
The Bride’s a Bonnie Thing
The Bride's Favorite
The Joys of Wedlock
The Wedding Night Jig
Jewish
Hava Nagila
Siman Tov U Mazeltov
Oseh Shalom
Bashana Haba’a
Dodi Li
L’Cha Dodi
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Oseh Shalom
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
“Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof
Od Yishama
Erev Shel Shoshanim

Dorothy'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)£375
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£550
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes up to 30 minutes of pre-ceremony music for your guests, 1-2 songs for the entrance, 2-3 songs for signing the register, 1 song for the exit. - travel not included
£450
Drink reception
Two performances of 40 mins each during your drinks reception. - travel not included
£475
Wedding breakfast
Three performances of 40 mins each during your wedding breakfast. - travel not included
£550
Ceremony & drink reception
- Music before the ceremony begins, music during entrance, signing of the register, and exit. - 2 x 40 min performances at the drinks reception. - Travel not included
£625
Wedding ceremony, Drink reception and Dinner
- 30 mins of music before the ceremony begins, music for entrance, signing of the register, and exit. - 2 x 40 min performances at the drinks reception. and - 2 x 40 min performances as dinner is being served. - Travel not included
£1125
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

As an intuitive and sensitive person, I love to collaborate with couples to curate bespoke wedding playlists that share their authentic story. My clients love the personal touch that I added with my harp music which "made the day feel magical", "made my heart melt", and even "made so many of us cry as the music really complemented the moment perfectly."

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Lanesborough Hotel, Sofitel Hotel St. James, Marylebone Town Hall, Hackney Town Hall, Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, Fitzrovia Chapel, 1011 Carlton House Terrace, De Vere Grand Connaught Room, The Calensonian Club, Boreham House, Longstowe Hall, Easthampstead Park Hotel, Town Hall Hotel, Warbrook House etc.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Joe Hisashi, The Weeknd, Billie Ellish, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Olivia Rodrigo, Lana el ray, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Einaudi, Ólafur Arnalds, Hasselmans, Gabriel Fauré, Olga Shevelevich (harpist), Naoko Yoshino (harpist), Vitamin String Quartet

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

Premiere event of Netflix "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" and Mrs. Universal Empire beauty pageant

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will arrive 45-60 minutes prior to the event to set up and tune my harp.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

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

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

If you are planning an outdoor event, be sure to have a backup plan in case of rain or snow as harps should not be played outside during winter. Additionally, please have a plan in place for shade or shelter to protect the harp from direct sunlight.

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

I am happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to add your favourite songs for your special moments.
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Classical, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Acoustic, Ambient pop, French music, Indian music, Asian music, Bollywood
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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