Harpist

Glain Dafydd

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Glain is a professional harpist looking for work in London

Glain Dafydd’s music career includes successes in competitions such as coming second at the Moscow International Harp Competition (junior category), and being a string finalist in both the BBC Young Musician and the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League competitions. Glain has won the Blue Ribbon thrice at the National Eisteddfod and the Urdd Bryn Terfel Scholarship. She was awarded the “City of Szeged Prize” at the Szeged International Harp Competition, Hungary, and won the 4ème Rencontres Internationales de Harp en Île-de-France. Glain finished her studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris in 2015 her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction. As a soloist and chamber musician Glain has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, St David’s Cathedral, Royal Festival Hall, Cranleigh Arts Centre, Foundling Museum, British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris and the British Museum. She has also performed at the Fishguard International Music Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester (flute and harp duo) MusicFest, Aberystwyth and the Suoni d'Arpa in Italy. Glain has played with larger ensembles and orchestras such as Sinfonia Cymru, Royal Orchestral Society, Ulysee Orchestra, University of London Orchestra, RAM Symphony Orchestra and many more. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra playing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto. She toured the US as a guest soloist with the Penrhyn Male Voice choir, performing in New York, Columbus, Washington and Glens Falls, later performing with the choir at the opening of Pontio, North Wales. She is currently a “Live Music Now” artist. Glain is co-founder and co-director of Hampstead Harp Class, and also teaches at Queen's College London.

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I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
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Genres:
Covers, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Christmas, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Avant garde, Easy listening, Originals, Light music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Pop:
Love on Top by Beyonce
All of Me by John Legend
Tale as Old as Time (beauty and the beast)
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
I'm Gonna Love You by Meghan Trainor
Marry You by Bruno Mars
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Yesterday by the Beatles
Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens
Halo by Beyonce
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Greatest Day by Take That
Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles
Summer Time by Gershwin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Classical:
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Prelude in C by J.S.Bach
La Source by Hasselmans
Arabesque no.1 by Debussy
Concerto by Handel
Sonatas by Naderman
Sonata by C.P.E.Bach
Impromptu Caprice by Pierné
To A Wild Rose by Edward Macdowell
Nocturne by Grieg
Musetta's Waltz by Puccini
Waltz by Strauss
Toreador Song by Bizet
O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini
Folk / Traditional:
Ash Grove
Megan's Daughter
Scarborough Fair
Myfanwy
Llety'r Bugail

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Christina V, 1 month ago

Gain was wonderful; very self-contained and an absolute gem. She thrilled everyone and got loud applause. Thank you so much. If we need a harpist again - it will definitely be Glain. What joy for us all. Sincerely, Christina A Veasey

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Rev L, 1 month ago

Created the right atmosphere for the reception. Would highly recommend.

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Donald K, 3 months ago

Glain was excellent. An accomplished musician, she added so much to our Wedding Day, demonstrating her mastery of her instrument together with her selection of appropriate pieces. her personal presentation too was worthy of note, looking beautiful in her lovely dress. Family and friends, who included a number of musicians, were impressed by her moving and delightful playing. We wholeheartedly recommend her, and thank her for her contribution to making our Day wonderful.

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Greg T, 4 months ago

I got many compliments on her performance

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Hayden C, 2 years ago

She was perfect in all respects!

The P, 3 years ago

Her music is absolutely something you don't want to miss out on your big day!