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Elfair Dyer

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Welsh harpist living in Greater Manchester. Professional and experienced, an award-winning Harpist in high demand!
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Manchester
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Welsh harpist Elfair Grug Dyer has recently returned to the UK after living in Bangkok, Thailand for two years working as harp teacher and harpist in residence at the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre. The Harp Centre is supported by the Thai Royal Family and twinned with Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias in Caernarfon. As well as giving many performances with the Harp Centre, during her time in Thailand Elfair provided music at top Bangkok hotels such as the renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Elfair is an experienced harpist who has been entertaining guests at events for 10 years; including weddings, civil ceremonies, birthday and anniversary parties, afternoon tea, dinners, christenings, and corporate events. Elfair has embarked on a professional career as a harpist; solo recitals around the UK have included a lunchtime recital at the Bridgewater Hall in 2014 as part of the Manchester Mid-days Concert Society’s prestigious concert series. The year 2012 included three concerto performances; Debussy Danses with String Orchestra at the RNCM Chamber Music Festival, William Mathias’ Harp Concerto with New Sinfonia and Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. During Summer 2013 after finishing her MMus course, Elfair was accepted on to the Live Music Now scheme and performs regularly around the North West of England and Wales. During 2013 she has also toured extensively around the UK to promote her second CD with CLOUDS Harp Quartet. Elfair Grug Dyer completed her Master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, after gaining her BMus degree at the conservatoire with first class honours in 2011 as an ABRSM Scholar. In 2012 and 2013 she performed at the RNCM’s Gold Medal Weekend as one of the 12 outstanding RNCM student soloists, which were all, considered for the RNCM’s Gold Medal, the highest award the college gives for performance. She has been playing the harp since the age of eight and holds two ABRSM diplomas: DipABRSM and LRSM. Born in Mynytho in the heart of the Llŷn Peninsula, situated not far from Abersoch, Elfair has enjoyed many successes at the Welsh Eisteddfodau and festivals including the Instrumental Solo Competition for the under 30 age group at the International Llangollen Musical Festival, winning the title ‘Main Instrumentalist of 2008′. During Summer 2013 Elfair won the Nansi Richards Scholarship for harpists and the Blue Ribbon Open Instrumental Competition – the Peggy and Maldwyn Hughes Scholarship at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

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Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, World music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
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Elfair's Song list

Example of some of my repertoire:
Folk/traditional
A selection of music by O’Carolan – Irish
A selection of Scottish folk tunes
Brian Boru’s March
Carefree Caster
Carillon – Eirian Jones
Crun gun Cneis, Ceall gun Aba – Mary Ann Kennedy
Cerdd Dant Music - trad Welsh
Danny Boy
Eriskay Love-Lilt
Greensleves
O’er the Sea to Skye
On the way to Wallington
Scarborough Fair
The Cockle-Gatherer
The Christ Child’s Lullaby
Welsh Folk Tunes: Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn, Dafydd y Garreg Wen, Llwyn Onn, Tros y Garreg, Y Fwyalchen, Ril Llanofer, Myfanwy, Y Gog Lwydlas, and many more….
Popular
All I ask of You – Andrew Lloyd Webber and many other songs from his musicals
Amazing Grace
Anfonaf Angel
Angels – Robbie Williams
A thousand Years – Christina Perri
Band of Brothers Theme Tune
Beauty and the Beast, and 75 other Disney Songs from 30’s to the 00’s
Circle of Life – Elton John
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Concerning Hobbits
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Edelweiss
Eight Days a Week – The Beatles
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
Evergreen – Barbara Streisand
For the Love of a Princess, Braveheart
From this Moment On – Shania Twain
Game of Thrones theme
Getting to Know you from The King and I
Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
Hey Jude – The Beatles
I wanna grow old with you – Westlife
Kissing You – from Romeo and Juliet
La La Land – songs from the movie
Let it Be – The Beatles
Moon River
My Favourite Things
My Heart Will go On
My Own True Love (Tara Theme)
Over the Rainbow
Portuguese Love Theme – Love Actually
Someone Like You – Adele
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Theme from the film The Notebook
Theme from Disney Pixar’s UP
The Wind Beneath my Wings
The Rose
The Sound of Music
Time to Say Goodbye
Wouldn’t it be Nice – The Beach Boys
When I’m sixty-four - Beatles
Your Song – Elton John
And many many more romantic songs
Classical / popular classics:
Air from the Water Music – Handel
Andante – Gurlitt
Andante from Violin Sonata No.2 - J.S.Bach, arr.Grandjany
Aria from The Pearl Fishers
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Ave Maria – Schubert
Barcarolle, Tales of Hoffman – OffenBach
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Claire de Lune - Debussy
Esquisse – Renie
Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes
Hiraeth – Grace Williams
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
La Source – Hasselmans
Larghetto (Largo) – Handel
Little Prelude No.1 - Bach
Minuet in F – Mozart
Minuet in G – J.S.Bach
Minuet in G – Beethoven
Movement 3, Sonata for Harp – Hindemith
Nocturne – Glinka
Oh, For the Wings of a Dove – Mendelssohn
Perlau yn y Glaw – Mared Emlyn
Rhapsodie on a Theme of Pagninni – Eighteenth Variation
Sarabande from Violin Partita No.1 – J.S.Bach, arr.Grandjany
Sonata No.1 – Parry
Tango & Rumba - Salzedo
To a Wild Rose - McDowell
Variations Pastorales – Samuel-Rousseau
Waltz in Ab - Brahms
Where’er You Walk, Semele – Handel
Also a wide-selection of works from the harp repertoire
Wedding Themes
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Christmas Music
A wide-selection of Christmas Songs and Carols
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Elfair's Reviews

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Norma P
2 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Incredible talented friendly lady wonderful with the guests and children. Most talented we loved your performance Elfair thank you 😊 We would highly recommend Elfair she made our wedding unique and complete.

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Jody H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Elfair was amazing, all of our guests commented on how beautiful the music was and how it gave our wedding that extra special touch, we can’t thank her enough for the part she played in making our wedding memorable for us and our guests, we highly recommend 😊

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Steve G
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent and beautiful music.

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Julie K
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely perfect. Look no further if you need a harpist. So helpful choosing our music too. Could not praise Elfair enough

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Denise B
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Seaton Burn
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5 out of 5

Elfair Dyer - absolutely amazing harpist. Played at our wedding …..highly recommended