Eleanor Dunsdon

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Award-winning professional pedal harpist and clarsach player. With years of experience, Eleanor is guaranteed to complete your occasion.
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Originally from the South of England, Eleanor is an award-winning harpist and composer living in Glasgow. A graduate from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she is a multi-faceted musician with professional experience in classical, traditional and jazz music and loves to explore all these alongside her love for modern music. With nearly fifteen years experience of performing for weddings and events, she is the perfect addition to any wedding day and can provide a memorable talking point for your guests. Amongst many prestigious events, Eleanor has had the pleasure of performing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Concertante, Scotland's Grit Orchestra, Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Silkroad Ensemble, as well as performing at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff, Montelago Celtic Festival (Italy), Costa del Folk Festival (Ibiza & Portugal), and Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival.

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Eleanor's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jo W
2 years 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!

Alex B
2 years 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

Lee S
2 years 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!

Dave M
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Very friendly, played music beautifully

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James W
5 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.

Aimee J
6 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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Eleanor's 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)
Blinding Lights (The Weeknd)
Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
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)
Counting Stars (One Republic)
Endless Love (Lionel Richie)
Everything (Michael Bublé)
(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)
Halo (Beyoncé)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
It Must Be Love (Madness)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Kissing You (Des'ree)
Let Her Go (Passenger)
Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Moon River (Henry Mancini)
The One (Kodaline)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Pompeii (Bastille)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Say a Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Simply the Best (Tina Turner)
Skinny Love (Bon Iver)
Songbird (Fleetwood Mac/Eva Cassidy)
Streets of London (Ralph McTell)
Sweet Child O Mine (Guns N' Roses)
Symphony (Clean Bandit)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
What's My Age Again? (Blink-182)
The White Cliffs of Dover (Vera Lynn)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Yours (Ella Henderson)
Your Song (Elton John/Ellie Goulding)
- Classical -
Bach - 'Andante' from Violin Sonata No. 2
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
Britten - Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols
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
- Movie/Disney/Musicals -
All I Ask of You ('The Phantom of the Opera')
A Million Dreams ('The Greatest Showman')
As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)
A Time for Us (Theme from 'Romeo and Juliet')
Balcony Scene ('Romeo and Juliet')
Beauty and the Beast Theme
Bella Notte ('Lady & the Tramp')
Bring Him Home ('Les Miserables')
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John 'The Lion King')
City of Stars ('La La Land')
Concerning Hobbits ('Lord of the Rings')
Downton Abbey Theme
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes ('Cinderella')
Evenstar ('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')
Moon River (Henry Mancini)
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')
The Rose (Bette Midler)
The Second Star to the Right ('Peter Pan')
The Secret Life of Daydreams (Dario Marianelli, 'Pride & Prejudice')
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)
When You Wish Upon A Star ('Pinocchio')
A Whole New World ('Aladdin')
You've Got A Friend In Me ('Toy Story')
- Bollywood -
Raabta (Kehte Hain Khuda) - 'Agent Vinod'
Tere Bin Nahi Lagda
Tere Mast Mast Do Nain - 'Dabangg'
Tum Hi Ho - 'Aashiqui 2'
- Traditional -
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)
Mairi's Wedding
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Skye Boat Song
Swan LK243 (McKay)
The Water is Wide
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
The Parting Glass
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)
Ar Lan y Mor
The Ash Grove
Harp of Gold
Huna Blentyn
Lisa Lan
Watching the Wheat
Scarborough Fair
Oh Shenandoah

Eleanor'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£406.25
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£593.75
Customer questions

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

None at all - my instrument is played acoustically so I don't need any equipment. If it is raining then I will need full cover or to perform indoors as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure you and your guests have a great time but yes, I am always happy to tailor my set list to set the exact tone you would like for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our 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’m happy to do this for you. I am always happy to learn three new songs for your event but after this, there is a fee of £20 per song for this service to take into account rehearsal and arranging time.
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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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