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Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

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Devon
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Cheerful and friendly harpist with extensive repertoire and a glorious golden harp. Experienced international performer.

“She is a great artist and consummate performer. She can draw more tone colours out of the instrument than any other harpist living in the world today.”  - David Watkins, Professor of Harp, Guildhall School of Music Elizabeth-Jane Baldry studied at Exeter University and the Royal College of Music and now gives around eighty performances a year from recitals in historic houses or on specialist arts cruises to weddings and funerals. She is the only silent movie harpist in the world, performing live accompaniment to cinema screenings of early film. Her compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC and by Irish, Japanese, Danish and Canadian film, radio and television. She has performed to sold-out audiences in the US, in Italy and in France. Elizabeth-Jane's unique research into Victorian Fairy Harp Music has led to a CD with worldwide distribution; radio and TV broadcasts; a West End stage show with actor Simon Callow for which she also wrote the songs; appearances at the Royal Academy of Art exhibition of Victorian Fairy Paintings and at Prince Charles's unveiling of the restored Elfin Oak Tree in Kensington Gardens; involvement in the major French exhibition Dragons, Elfes et Fées; and an appearance in the award-winning Canadian television documentary The Fairy Faith. Elizabeth-Jane’s uniquely rich tone on the harp has graced several film/TV soundtracks screened in over thirty countries including America, Canada, Iceland, Kenya, Iran, South Africa, Poland and Cyprus. She lives in a granite cottage full of books and harps in the vibrant Dartmoor village of Chagford. In her community she is founder of the Chagford Filmmaking Group, a non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to preserving the nation’s folklore and fairytale heritage through films of British fairytales; the group has received funding awards from the EU and the UK Film Council for its work. In 2014, Elizabeth-Jane was selected by the Directors Guild of Great Britain for their talent development scheme. In her spare time, Elizabeth-Jane loves growing trees and is creating a magical woodland where she can brew tea in a twig kettle, keep bees and listen to birdsong. Sometimes she gets up on Sunday mornings early enough to sing in the church choir. Her tiny granite cottage is full of music, books and harps, and the kettle is always on for friends. Testimonials "Both myself and Craig wanted to let you know how happy we were with you and your Golden Harp!! It added magic and romance to our wedding day!! The harp is so stunning. Our guests absolutely loved it especially the children. Evan still talks about it now! It was so lovely to finally meet you as well! You have been such a pleasure to work with from start to finish! It was so lovely to hear the harp when I walked down the aisle! It was just magical! I loved the Braveheart music as well. It was so romantic. I had a few comments from guests saying how moving it was to hear it." - Esther and Craig "You've been amazing - so many service providers expected us to adjust our wishes to their 'rules', but you were just so enthusiastic about everything we asked for, and you went way beyond our expectations to make our day special. We just can't thank you enough." - Bickleigh Castle "We were all enchanted by your presence and delighted by the magical sound of your playing. You really did add something extraordinarily special that far exceeded our expectations." "Everyone said that you absolutely made the wedding. We cannot thank you enough for all your support and good will." "Money can not buy what you gave." - bride's father "I wanted to say right now how very much you added to our day. I know when Tim and Katherine visited you they returned so very excited, but it all really became so clear when I walked into the ceremony room and there you sat, looking fantastic with your golden harp. Even this was surpassed when you played! I am finding it difficult to put into words how much David and I, plus I know all the guests, enjoyed your playing." "Your professionalism was most impressive and your charm and happiness were infectious." "We are just back from our honeymoon and wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the beautiful you and the beautiful music." Thanks for your lovely email and for being so amazing- you helped make our wedding so special! We had the best day and everyone at the wedding commented on how fantastic you were. Was great to meet you. Anna xx Thanks Elizabeth-Jane. I'm delighted to say that my wife said 'I loved the harpist - she was great!' No prompting from me at all. You have a superb musical repertoire and great style. Best Wishes Tony R xx A big thank you for playing so beautifully at my party reception. You are incredibly talented and it was just perfect!!- Shan A, 50th birthday party, Bovey Castle. We met at my daughter’s wedding on 21st March where you played so beautifully throughout the service and the reception. It was a wonderful and memorable day and one which was enhanced so magically by yourself. I only wish you could have played throughout the evening also instead of the very noisy band Suzie and John hired! Rhona

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Welsh folk, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage, Top 40, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, Originals
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Orchestrator, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Selected Repertoire List - (harp solos)
I’ve learnt a lot more recently (not on the list yet!) for example, Ed Sheeran, Adele, even some Metallica! Most pieces can be adapted for the harp, so please ask if you'd like something special. I will be happy to make a harp arrangement of your favourite piece for you.
POPULAR
Adams Everything I do, I do it for you
Adams Baby, you’re all that I want
Aznavour, Charles She may be the face I can’t forget
Beach Boys Wouldn’t it be nice?
Beatles And I love her
Beatles Eleanor Rigby
Beatles Here, There, Everywhere
Beatles I’ve just seen a face
Beatles In my Life
Beatles Lady Madonna
Beatles Let it Be
Beatles Norwegian Wood
Beatles Penny Lane
Beatles The Long and Winding Road
Beatles Yellow Submarine
Beatles Yesterday
Berlin, Irving White Christmas.
Ben E King Stand by Me
Bricusse/Newby Feeling Good
Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight
Denver, J Annie’s Song
Des’ree/Tim Atack I’m Kissing You
Einaudi, Ludovico Nefeli
Einaudi, Ludovico Fuori dalla notte
Fain, S Love is a Many Spendoured Thing
Gershwin Ain’t Misbehaving
Gershwin An American in Paris/Rhapsody in Blue
Gordon, I Unforgettable
Harrison, George Here comes the Sun
Joel, Billy She’s Always a Woman
Jones,I It had to be you
Kern,J Smoke gets in your eyes
Kosma, J Autumn Leaves
Lennon/McCartney All you need is Love
Livingstone, Jerry The Twelfth of Never
Lloyd Webber Aspects of Love
Lloyd Webber All I ask of you
Lloyd Webber Don’t Cry for my Argentina
Lloyd Webber I don’t know how to love him
Lloyd Webber Love changes everything
Lloyd Webber Memories
Lloyd Webber Music of the Night
McVie,Christine Songbird
Mandel, J The Shadow of your Smile
Martin/Coulter Congratulations
Richie, L Endless Love
Shapiro Walking back to Happiness
Simon, Paul Bridge over Troubled Water
Steinberg/Kelly Eternal Flame
Sting Fields of Gold
Styne Time after time.
Swandt/Andree Dream a little dream of me
Van Morrison Have I told you Lately
Weiss Can’t help falling in Love
Young Love Letters
Young When I fall in Love
FILM MUSIC
Arlen, H Somewhere over the Rainbow
Bart, L From Russia with Love
Bernstein There’s a place for us (Westside Story)
Bernstein One Hand, One Heart (Westside Story)
Bock, J Sunrise, sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
Borodin And this is my beloved (Kismet)
Churchill, F Some day my prince will come (Snow White)
Gilkyson, T The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
Harline, L Love Song from Titanic
Lai, F Love Story
Jarre, Maurice Lara’s Theme (Doctor Zhivago)
Legrand, M I will wait for you. (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
Legrand, M Windmills of your Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair)
Leiber, J Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Mancini Moonriver
Menken, Alan Beauty and the Beast
Morriconi Gabriel’s Oboe
Myers,S Cavatina (Deerhunter)
North, Alex Unchained Melody (Ghost)
Nyman, M The Piano
Perkins, CL Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis)
Rogers, Richard Climb Every Mountain (Sound of Music)
Rogers, Richard You’ll never walk alone (Carousel)
Sainte-Marie/Nitzche: Up where we belong (Officer and a Gentleman)
Sherman, R Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)
Steiner My Own True Love (Gone with the Wind)
Williams, J Schindler’s List Main Theme
Wrubel, A Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South)
CLASSICAL MUSIC
Popular Classical music arranged for Harp
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Wagner Bridal Chorus
Delibes Flower Duet
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
Mozart Aria: Voi che Sapeto
Saint-Saëns The Swan
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake
Fauré Pie Jesu
Fauré Pavane
Franck Panis Angelicus
Grieg Morning from Peer Gynt
Offenbach Barcarolle
Puccini Oh my beloved father
Early Music
Cabezon, Antonio de Pavane and Variations
Cabezon, Antonio de Romanza
Cabezon, Antonio de Hachas
Anon My Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe
Anon Pavane
Baroque
Bach, CPE Solfeggietto
Bach, JS Piece en sol
Bach, JS Prelude in E Flat
Bach, JS Jesu Joy of my Desiring
Bach, JS Preludes 1, 3 and 8
Bach, JS Variation 13 from Goldberg Variations
Handel Passacaille
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel Tema and Variazioni
Handel Allegro
Handel Chaconne
Clarke, J Chaconne
Paradisi Toccata
Pachelbel Canon
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Purcell Ground
Classical Period
Naderman Sonata in c minor
Naderman Sonata in d minor
Dussek Sonata in c minor
Bochsa Studies 2,4,7,10
Romantic Nineteenth Century
Bovio La Danza degli Spiriti
Burgmuller L’Harmonie des Anges
Chatterton Recollections of the Enchantress
Godefroid Ballade de la Fée
Godefroid Choeur de Nymphes
Hoburg, M Polonaise
Lorenzi Ondina
Oberthür A Fairy Legend
Oberthür Conte de Fées
Oberthür In Fairyland
Oberthür In Twilight Hour
Oberthür Le Reveil des Elves
Thomas The Seasons - Summer
Thomas The Seasons - Winter
Thomas The Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land
Zabel Marguerite am Spinrade
Twentieth Century Classical
Baldry, EJ Fairy World Suite
Blyton Shoal of Fishes
Chertok Round the Clock Suite
Debussy Arabesque
Debussy Claire de Lune
Gamley, D Little Suite for Harp
Guiranna Sonatina
Hasselmans Guitarre
Hasselmans La Source
Mathias Improvisations
Pierné Impromptu Caprice
Renié Au Bord du Ruisseau
Renié Legende
Salzedo Song in the Night
Salzedo Studies: Flight /Mirage
Satie, Erik Gymnopedie
Satie, Erik Gnossiennes
Tournier Prelude no 3
Tournier Au Matin
York Bowen Arabesque
TRADITIONAL MUSIC
A large selection including Danny Boy, Greensleeves, She moves through the fair, David of the White Rock, Carrickfergus, Sky Boat Song, The Ashgrove, Scarborough Fair, Loch Lomond etc.
Customer questions

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

Don’t worry if your timings change. I’m always flexible within a couple of hours either way. I won’t be watching the clock!

How much time do you need to set up?

It takes me about 45 minutes to set up and get changed. I always allow an hour and plan to arrive in good time. If time is limited (for example at the crematorium where there is usually only 5 or 10 minutes available) I get changed in advance and the harp is all tuned up ready to wheel in to position.

Prices

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)£350
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Available services
Harp Arrangement of Your Special Request
+£35

Reviews

From customers:

Bovey C, 3 years ago

I just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you for playing at our wedding.  All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed listening to you play your harp - it was all perfect!  I was delighted to hear one of my favourites ('Somewhere' from West Side Story) as we signed the register.  Thank you also for playing 'Sailing' as I walked in. I would not hesitate to book you again for another event or function.

Charity F, 3 years ago

I wanted to thank you once more for your stunning performance last evening. Your charm and talent won the audience's hearts and made the event a huge success.

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