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About Gwenllian

With over 20 years of experience performing at events and special occasions, Gwenllian will ensure the music is perfect for your day.
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A recipient of many national and international awards, Gwenllian has performed across the world for royalty and political leaders. She brings all her expertise and artistry to each an every performance, whether a concerto performance in London, a chamber recital in Carnegie Hall or as background music for the British Ambassador in their residence in Washington DC. Gwenllian has a wide range of repertoire and tailors her performance to your exact needs. She has created beautiful arrangements specifically for couples for their wedding, and can craft a perfect playlist to compliment your special day.

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Gwenllian's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Steve W
5 days ago
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5 out of 5


Colin C
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

beautiful music, so patient with the child guests, just right for our evening

Andrew S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Gwenllian was professional from start to finish! From preparations with the venue and myself before the event, to arrival and set up, to the amazing set and selection of music, having Gwenlliam at my event was totally superb. I would recommend her highly for any event, I was thoroughly delighted!

Lionel M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Gwenllian provided a beautiful, enchanting backdrop to our wedding celebrations. The selection of musical genres was superb and exactly what we asked for. Many of our guests commented on how enjoyable it was to have live music that enhanced the event so well. On a practical level, dealing with Gwenllian was very easy, booking was effortless, she arrived on time and required no effort from us on the day. We can't recommend her enough.

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From other customers:

Pauline, B
8 years ago

My eldest daughter Rhiannon was getting married in August 2007. I thought it would be really lovely if we could book a Harpist to bring an extra touch of class to the day. I was given Gwenllian's email address by a friend I worked with at the time, I was so glad she did. I had the great pleasure of booking Gwenllian and I have to say, we were extremely pleased. Not only is Gwenllian a lovely young lady with a very nice personality, the music Gwenllian played on the harp was absolutely gorgeous, so nice to have in the background of the reception. In November 2016 our youngest daughter Cerian was married and thankfully Gwenllian was available to play at the reception again for us. I have to say, Gwenllian playing the harp is not only beautiful with her arrangement of music, but she also brings class and elegance to round off an already lovely day. If we had a third child getting married, I would have no hesitation in booking Gwenllian to play for us again. I am in the position, having the honour of having Gwenllian play for the two of our daughters weddings, that I can highly recommend her for any special occasion.

Katy (
8 years ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful playing at our wedding – it was so lovely to hear you playing whilst we were signing the register! We had so many guests say to us after the wedding that it was so cool to have you playing ‘Love’ from Robin Hood – who knew it was so popular! Thank you also for celebrating our big day with us – we had the most amazing day, it was more than we had wished for!

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Gwenllian's Song list

Bridal March, Wagner (Processional)
Pachelbel’s Canon (Processional)
Queen of Sheba (Recessional)
Wedding March, Mendelssohn (Recessional)
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
All of Me
Amazing Grace
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Chasing Cars
Danny Boy
Everything I do, I do it for you
Fields of Gold
Fly Me to the Moon
Have I told you lately
How long will I love you?
If I Ain’t Got You
La Vie en Rose
Love me Tender
Make you feel my love
Marry You
My Funny Valentine
Nobody Does it Better
Ocean Eyes
Stand by Me
Someone Like You
The Wind Beneath my Wings
Thinking Out Loud
Thousand Years
Waltz of the Sugar Plum Fairy
What a Wonderful World
Wonderful Tonight
Your Song
Songs from:
The Greatest Showman
Lord of the Rings
Love Actually
Notting Hill
Phantom of the Opera
Romeo & Juliet
Sound of Music

Gwenllian's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£375
Up to 1 hour£437.50
Up to 2 hours£618.75
Up to 3 hours£781.25
Ceremony and Drinks
Up to 20 minutes of music as the guests arrive Processional Signing the Register (up to 5 songs) Recessional Plus background music for your drinks reception (which usually lasts 75-90 minutes).
Customer questions

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

I will do my best to accommodate the changes, but can’t guarantee I will be available particularly if the times have changed dramatically.

How much time do you need to set up?

Approximately 20 minutes, depending on the exact location from the car etc. I usually arrive 45 minutes before the start time to ensure everything is ready.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes, the quote you see includes transportation.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I need to be in a covered space to protect the harp, with a hard, dry, flat surface that’s approximately 1.5m x 1.5m.

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

Yes of course! I usually recommend that you choose the music for the specific parts of the ceremony: Processional (1 or 2 songs) Signing the Register (4-5 songs) Recessional (1 song) For all the other parts, I usually choose a mix from my song list but you are welcome to choose specific songs as well.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. I often learn new songs for my couples, but ask that you give me 3 months notice to ensure I can find a suitable arrangement. I may already know the song; I only include a sample on Encore. For new songs, there is a £30 charge in order to cover music purchase/rehearsal time. Some songs aren’t suitable for harp but I’ll do my best to arrange your choice.
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Folk, Pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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