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Glain is a professional harpist in London
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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.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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3rd Encoreversary
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Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Musicianship
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
I can’t help falling in love
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
A whole new world from Aladdin
Fields of Gold by Sting
Say you won’t let go by James Arthur
Can You Feel the Love from Lion King
Classical:
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Wedding march by Mendelssohn
Bridal chorus by Wagner
Prelude in C by J.S.Bach
La Source by Hasselmans
La Source by Zabel
Arabesque no.1 by Debussy
Arabesque no.2 by Debussy
Clair de Lune by Debussy
Concerto by Handel
Sonatas by Naderman
Sonata by C.P.E.Bach
Suite BWV 996 J.S.Bach
Impromptu Caprice by Pierné
To A Wild Rose by Edward Macdowell
Nocturne by Grieg
Nocturne by Glinka
Variations on a theme of Mozart by Glinka
Musetta's Waltz by Puccini
Waltz by Strauss
Toreador Song by Bizet
O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini
Ave Maria by Schubert
Folk / Traditional / Religious
Ash Grove
Merch Megan
Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn
Scarborough Fair
Myfanwy
Llety'r Bugail
Cilmeri
Amazing Grace
Morning has broken
I vow to thee
Eternal father
Abide with me
My king is my shepherd
Customer questions

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

Depending on my availability, timing changes are possible. Please let me know at least 48 hours in advance and hopefully I will be available.

How much time do you need to set up?

Maximum time of 30 minutes

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

If an event takes place outside I would ask if you could kindly provide some sort of shade in case it starts raining mid performance .

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

Any choice from my song list and any other requests you may have are all possible

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes

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Carolyn H, 18 days ago

Fantastic! Thank you Glain!

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Taylan U, 1 month ago

Glain played at our wedding and I honestly can't say a bad word about her. She was a pleasure to have at our wedding, she arrived and went about her setup without any issues. Made the stress of having a wedding so much easier! The music she played was so beautiful, a variety of modern music, Disney music and other things. Beautiful!

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Jasmine H, 1 month ago

Amazing music for our wedding. Thank you!

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Rachel O, 1 month ago

Glain played beautifully at our wedding and it meant a lot to us that she learned a song especially for the day. We would highly recommend her and would not hesitate booking her again in the future.

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From other customers:

Hayden C, 3 years ago

She was perfect in all respects!

The P, 4 years ago

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