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About Eleanor

Professional pedal and lever harpist. Available for weddings and events, orchestral work and harp lessons.
Harpist
Berkshire, UK
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Eleanor began playing the harp at the age of 9, under the direction of Luke Daniels and the Gael Music academy. From there, she has gone on to perform alongside Cara Dillon, The Unthanks, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Eleanor has also performed with various orchestras in York and Berkshire, including most recently The London Musical Theatre Orchestra, and at folk festivals in Cambridge, Oxford, Towersey and Bath. In 2015, she reached the finals of the Cherubim Music Trust harp competition, and British Harp Chamber Music Competition. Eleanor graduated from the University of York with a degree in Music in July 2016, where she studied with Georgina Wells, Rachel Dent, Sarah Goss and Eira Lynn-Jones. She has recently begun performing regularly with folk group, Moonrakers. Eleanor currently plays regularly for weddings and events, and teaches pedal and lever harp to students of all ages both privately and at schools in Berkshire and Oxford.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Traditional church music, Christmas, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Folk, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Vintage, Ambient pop, Tribute, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Swing, Blues, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie, World music, Bollywood, French music, Italian music, Jewish music, German music, Spanish music, Tango, Flamenco, Brazilian music, Scottish music, Indian music, Originals, Top 40, Welsh folk, Latin jazz, R&B, Karaoke, Motown, Britpop, Classic rock, Argentinian
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Songwriter, Composer, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Popular
All Of Me (John Legend)
All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
At Last (Etta James)
Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
The Cave (Mumford and Sons)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Endless Love (Lionel Richie)
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Bryan Adams)
Feelin' Groovy (59th Street Bridge Song) (Simon and Garfunkel)
Feels Like Home (Edwina Hayes)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Fireflies (Owl City)
Follow You Follow Me (Genesis)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
It Must Be Love (Madness)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Kissing You (Des'ree)
Let Her Go (Passenger)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Moon River (Mancini)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Pompeii (Bastille)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Say a Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Skinny Love (Bon Iver)
Songbird (Fleetwood Mac/Eva Cassidy)
The One (Kodaline)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
What's My Age Again? (Blink-182)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Yours (Ella Henderson)
Your Song (Elton John/Ellie Goulding)
Classical
Bach - Aria from The Goldberg Variations
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring*
Bach - Prelude in C
Bonnie Shaljean - Fantasia on a Sonata by Cardon
Clarke - Chaconne
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary from 'The Prince of Denmark's March'
Debussy - Premier Arabesque
Delibes - The Flower Duet
Einaudi - Le Onde
Einaudi - I Giorni
Grandjany - Reverie, Barcarolle
Grieg - Morning from 'Peer Gynt'
Holst - 'Jupiter' from The Planets
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Purcell - Hornpipe
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Saint-Saens - The Swan from "Carnival of the Animals"
Satie - First Gymnopedie
Schubert - Ave Maria*
Robertson - Etude
Thomas - Watching the Wheat
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Yiruma - River Flows in You
* indicates religious music not suitable for civil ceremonies
Movie / Disney / Musicals
All I Ask of You ('The Phantom of the Opera')
As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)
A Time for Us (Theme from 'Romeo and Juliet')
Bring Him Home ('Les Miserables')
Can You Feel the Love Tonight ('Lion King')
City of Stars ('La La Land')
Concerning Hobbits ('Lord of the Rings')
For the Love of a Princess ('Braveheart')
Game of Thrones Theme
Glasgow Theme ('Love Actually')
Healing Incantation ('Tangled')
Into the West ('Lord of the Rings')
I See the Light ('Tangled')
Jurassic Park Theme
Let It Go ('Frozen')
Married Life ('Up')
May It Be (Enya, 'Lord of the Rings')
Mia & Sebastian's Theme ('La La Land')
My Favourite Things ('The Sound of Music')
On My Own ('Les Miserables')
Part of Your World ('The Little Mermaid')
Pure Imagination ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory')
Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow ('The Wizard of Oz')
So This is Love ('Cinderella')
Stranger on the Shore Theme (Acker Bilk)
Summertime ('Porgy and Bess')
Tale as Old as Time ('Beauty and the Beast')
Theme from Love Story (Francis Lai)
A Whole New World ('Aladdin')
Traditional
Scottish
An Buachaille (Stevenson)
Ashokan Farewell
Auld Lang Syne
Aval Moon (McKay)
Both Sides of the Tweed
The Cockle Gatherer
Da Smugglers
Eira (McKay)
Eriskay Love Lilt
Fac' thu na feidh (McKay)
Glenlivet
Mairi's Wedding
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Skye Boat Song
Swan LK243 (McKay)
The Water is Wide
Irish
The Blue Hills of Antrim
Carolan's Draught
Carolan's Celtic Prelude I & II
Danny Boy (Henson-Conant)
Fields of Athenry
Forest Baby (Brian Finnegan)
Marga's Waltz (Finnegan)
The Moving Cloud
Planxty Dermot Grogan (Geraghty)
She Moved Through the Fair
Shule Aroon
The Star of the County Down
Suaimhneas (arr. Geraghty)
The Knappogue Medley (O'Farrell)
Welsh
Ar Lan y Mor
The Ash Grove
Harp of Gold
Hiraeth
Huna Blentyn
Lisa Lan
Watching the Wheat
English
Greensleeves
Scarborough Fair
American
Oh Shenandoah
Eleanor
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Jo W
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Eleanor to play at our wedding ceremony and she was excellent, she learned a song for us and was professional and so talented. The guests commented on how beautiful the music was and she captured the theme of our wedding perfectly. We hope to be able to book Eleanor for special occasions in the future and would reccomend her to anyone looking for a harpist. Thank you Eleanor!

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Alex B
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Everyone at the wedding loved how nice she played and created a perfect background noise. Thank you again x

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Lee S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Eleanor was perfect! Our wedding had been rearranged x3 due to COVID and her communication and understanding throughout was amazing. On the day her music made our day, it was perfect and we couldn't recommend her higher!

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Dave M
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Very friendly, played music beautifully

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James W
4 years ago, for a Wedding in The Castle
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5 out of 5

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your music on Tuesday. It was absolutely beautiful and our guests agreed. We had a huge amount of comments on how well you fitted with the atmosphere of the ceremony. Rest assured we would be more than happy to recommend you and hope that one day we get to hear you playing again.

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Aimee J
4 years ago

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your music on Tuesday. It was absolutely beautiful and our guests agreed. We had a huge amount of comments on how well you fitted with the atmosphere of the ceremony. Rest assured we would be more than happy to recommend you and hope that one day we get to hear you playing again.

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