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"Best decision we made was booking Dorothy. She was absolutely amazing from initial booking to having her play on our big day."
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Based in London, England, Dorothy Harpist provides live, romantic music for weddings and other special events. An award winning harpist and the former resident harpist at the Shangri-la Hotel, Dorothy has years of classical training and performing experience in the harp. With her sensitive, intuitive demeanour and passion for delicate tunes, Dorothy will be ready to give your big day an elegant, soothing finish. Services Offered Dorothy Harpist can perform in a variety of music styles, with genres including classical, jazz, folk, popular songs, Bollywood, Irish music etc. From your ceremony entrance to your wedding banquet, she will be ready to provide unforgettable music to your milestone moments. She has recently performed at weddings and events at the following venues: Four Seasons Hotel, W Hotel, Marina Club, Heritage Baptist Church, Berwick Lodge, Gardens of St. Dunstan East, Prestwold Hall, Pelham House etc. 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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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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Song list

This is a non-exhaustive song list. Dorothy's song list is extensive with over 200 songs across a vast variety of genres.
She is also happy to learn your favourite songs for your special moments. Please see a sample of the most requested songs below.
Adele - Make you feel my love
Billie Ellish & Khalid Lovely
Avril Lavigne - Innocence
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Ben E. King - Stand by me
Big Bang - Still Life
Billir Ellish - Ocean Eyes
Billy Joel - She's Always a Woman
Bruno Mars - Count on me
Bruno Mars - Just the way you are
Bruno Mars - Marry you
Bruno Mars - Versace on the floor
Carpenters - Yesterday once more
Celine Dion - My heart will go on
Charlotte Church - Pie Jesu
Christina Perri - A thousand years
Coldplay - A sky full of stars
Coldplay - Clocks
Coldplay - Fix you
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay - Yellow
Coldplay/ BTS - My Universe
Denise Van Outen - Tell Me On A Sunday
Don McLean - Vincent/ Starry Starry Night
Ed Sherran - Perfect
Ed Sherran - Photograph
Ed Sherran - The Joker and the Queen
Ed Sherran - Thinking out loud
Edith Piaf - La Vie en rose
Enya - Only Time
Frank Loesser - Baby, it's cold outisde
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding - How Long will I Love You
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
Eric Clapton - Wonderful tonight
Errol Garner - Misty
Eva Cassidy- Over The Rainbow
Harry Styles - Watermelon sugar
Helen Reddy - I Don't Know How to Love Him
Henry Mancini - A time for us
Henry Mancini - Moon River
Jason Mraz - I'm yours
John Barry - Somewhere In Time
Lana del ray - Young & Beautiful
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Lily Allen - Somewhere only we know
Lionel Richie - Endless Love
Louis Arnstrong - What a wonderful world
Mariah Carey - Hero
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack -
Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You
Stephen Sanchez - Until I Found You
Stephanie Poetri - I Love You 3000
Stevie Wonder - You are the Sunshine of My Life
Kaye Ballard - Fly me to the moon
Tylor Swift - Lover
Tylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
Tylor Swift - Snow on the beach
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
Beauty and the Beast- Tale as Old as Time
Begin Again - Lost Stars
Cinderella - A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
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
Little Mermaid- Part of the World
Pinocchio- When You Wish Upon a Star
Pocahontas - Colours of the Wind
Pride and Prejudice - Dawn
Snowhite - Someday My Prince Will Come
Spirited Away - Spirited Away
Tangled - Healing Incantation
Tangled - I See the Light
Up - Married Life
Bach - Minuet in G
Bach - Musette
Bach - Air on the G String
Bach - Prelude in C
Bach - Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Arioso
Bach/ Grandjany - Andante from Violin Sonata no.2
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Beethoven - Sonatina
Boccherini - Minuet
Borodin - Polovtsian Dance
Brahms - Waltz in Eb
Brahms - Variations on a theme of Haydn
Brahms - Lullaby
Brahms - Waltz
Brahms - Intermezzo 118 no.2
Brahms - Waltz
Clarke - The Prince of Denmark's March
Clarke - Trumpet Tune
Clementi - Adagio
Couperin - Les Coucous Benevoles
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Delibes - Flower Duet
Dvorak - Humoreske
Exaudet - Menuet D'exaudet
Faure - Pavane
Fibich - Poem
Franz Lehar - For I Love You So
Gluck - Gavotte from Iphegenia in Aulis
Gluck - Chorus from Alceste
Gluck - Dance of the Spirits
Gluck - Caprice
Handel - Hornpipe from Water Music
Haydn - Gavotte Gracieuse
Haydn - Allegretti
Haydn - Menuet al Rovescio
Haydn - Sonatina in G
Haydn - Serenade from String Quartet in F
Holst - Jupiter
Iradier - La Paloma
Massenet - Meditation
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mendelssohn - On Wings of Song
Mouret - Rondeau
Mozart - Minuet in F
Mozart - Glissando Waltz
Mozart - Such Chiming, Melodious from The Magic Flute
Mozart - Minuet
Mozart - Minuet in F
Mozart - Aria from Zaide
Mozart - Valse Favorite
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachebell - Canon in D
Pratt - The Little Fountain
Puccini - Musetta's Waltz
Saint-Saëns - The Swan
Schubert - Waltz op.9 N33
Schubert - Waltz
Wachs - Pavane
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Waldteufel - Skater's Waltz
Bollywood/ Hindi
Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh
Ankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si Adayein
Chand Mera Dil
Chaudhavi Ka Chand
Chookar Mere Mann Ko
Aarti (Om Jai Jagdish)
Honthon Se Choo Lo Tum
Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna
Kal Ho Na Ho
Khwaab Ho Tum Ya
Mai Shayar Toh Nahin
Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka
Tum Hi Ho
Tumse Milke
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai
I love my love in the morning
Be Thou My Vision
Carolan’s Concerto
Give Me Your Hand
Haste to the Wedding
Julia’s Wedding
Londonderry Air
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
Customer questions

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.


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)£280
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£470
Up to 3 hours£590
Wedding ceremony
This includes up to 30 minutes of pre-ceremony music for your guests, 1 song for the bridal entrance, 1 song for signing the register, 1 song for the exit , and up to 10 minutes of music after the ceremony
Drink reception
Two performances of 45 mins each during your drinks reception.
Ceremony & drink reception
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 1 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
Wedding ceremony, Drink reception and Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. or 3 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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From customers:

Charlene G
1 month ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

Best decision we made was booking Dorothy to play at our wedding. She was absolute amazing from the initial booking to meeting her on our big day. Great communication, accommodating and helpful. She played absolutely beautifully and helped make this the most magical day. All our guests commented on how lovely it was to hear her play. I wouldn’t think twice before booking her. Many thanks from David and myself. X

Tiffany W
2 months ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

We have Dorothy play at our wedding breakfast. Dorothy is an attentive listener and is very pleasant to work with. She was extremely helpful, responsive and great with communication at every step of the way. Her performance is wonderful and she set the perfect atmosphere for our guests. Highly recommended.

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