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Water Dance by Ben Weatherill, performed by Fran Barsby
Pilgrim harps impromptu jam session
Fran is a passionate professional event harpist and harp teacher based in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
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I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Folk, Welsh folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Pop, Covers, Acoustic
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Live looping, Arranger
Popular/ Jazz/ Film/ Musicals:
Music from Harry Potter,
Music from Lord of the Rings,
Music by Coldplay,
Music by Einaudi,
A Whole New World - From Disney's "Aladdin",
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John,
Fields of Gold - Sting,
Kissing You (Love theme from Romeo & Juliet - Des'ree,
Let It Go (From Disney's "Frozen") - Lopez, Moon River - Mancini Henry,
My Heart Will Go On from ‘Titanic’ – James Horner,
A variety of Enya songs including May it be, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Think of Me - Lloyd Webber,
What a Wonderful World - Armstrong,
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton,
Your Song - John, Elton
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Young and Beautiful - from Great Gatsby - Lana Del Rey
Everything I do,I do it for you - Bryan Adams
Marry You - Bruno Mars
River flows in you - Yiruma
Harp concertos and chamber music:
Concerto in B flat, Opus 4 No.6 - Handel, G.F. Concerto for Harp and Flute and Orchestra- Mozart, W.A. Danse sacrée et danse profane - Debussy,
Introduction and Allegro (Hp + String Qtet, Fl & Cl) - Ravel, Maurice
A selection of Celtic/Traditional pieces:
Kid on the Mountain,
Brian Boru's March,
The Ash Grove,
Watching the Wheat,
Ave Maria- Schubert,
Bridal march from Lohengrin- Wagner,
Canon in D – Pachelbel,
Concerto in B flat No.6 Op.4 – Handel,
G.F. Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone,
Ground in F with variations – Purcell,
Impromptu-Caprice, Opus 9- Pierné,
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- J.S Bach,
La Source, Opus 44 – Hasselmans,
Alphonse. Music by Ortiz,
Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Glinka,
Nocturne – Glinka,
Sept Sonates - Naderman,
The Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land – Thomas,
The Swan – Saint Saens,
Theme and Variations- Thomas,
Trumpet Voluntary- Purcell,
Watching the Wheat – Thomas
Charge of the Light Brigade by Ben Parkinson Atherton
Foreign Halls by Ben Parkinson Atherton.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
If times change please let me know with as much time as possible so I am able to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible.
How much time do you need to set up?
I am an early bird so I need to arrive an hour before your event to ensure I am set up and ready for wen your guests arrive.
Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?
I charge travel expenses to events. However this includes any equipment, including my harp, that I need to bring with me.
Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?
Harps don't like lots of sun or rain. If you would like music outdoors I can bring an amp with me to ensure all your guests can enjoy the music. Please ensure there is cover from sun in hot months and I can't be outside if it is raining.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I can play anything you like! Please don't be restricted by the set list. My list is always changing and growing too fast for me to update it so please let me know what styles and music you would most like and we can sort music unique for your event.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
YES! I love learning and experimenting with new music to make your day as unique and special as possible. However please let me know a minimum of 2 weeks before your event. This is included in the quote.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I offer a friendly service that provides bespoke unique music perfect for each event.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have performed in too many venues to list, however, now I work mainly in the West Midlands and Warwickshire areas. A few venues include: Blenheim Palace Walton Hall Kenilworth Castle The Lord Leycester St Johns Smith Square They Royal Albert Hall Birmingham Symphony Hall Chichester Festival Theatre Chichester Minivera Theatre
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£250|
|Up to 1 hour||£300|
|Up to 2 hours||£400|
|Up to 3 hours||£500|
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