Harpist - Maria Boyle

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About Harpist - Maria Boyle

Harpist performing in Manchester & Ireland. Available for Weddings, Corporate Events, Private functions across the North West of England/IRL
Northern Ireland, UK
Public liability insurance of £10 million

BMus (Hons). Maria has been playing the harp for 15 years from the age of 7 and has performed at a variety of events across Ireland including weddings, private functions, corporate and charity events from a young age. She holds a First Class honours degree in Music from Ulster University and a PGCE in Music with Specialist Instrumental teaching from Manchester Metropolitan University and The Royal Northern College of Music. Her repertoire consists of Irish traditional music along with classical music, hymns, contemporary and popular music suited to the harp and is always adding new material. Maria will create a relaxed and memorable atmosphere and is very happy to take specific music requests for events such as weddings to ensure that your special day is perfect! The harp is suitable for any kind of event, Maria can offer you a range of packages to suit your times and budget with a varied repertoire to suit any occasion. For weddings, Maria can provide wedding ceremony music of your choice, beautiful ambient music for a relaxed wedding reception and/ or evening meal for your guests to enjoy! She is beginning her PGCE Music teaching studies in September 2022 but would be delighted to perform at evening events and weekend weddings/events!

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Harpist - Maria Boyle's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Hannah M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Maria provided an amazing repertoire of music for our event. We're really happy we booked her and wouldn't hesitate to re-book in the future. Thank you, Maria!

Reply from Harpist - Maria Boyle
1 year ago

Aw thank you so much Hannah! So glad you enjoyed the music☺️ Maybe see you again. Thank you, Maria

From other customers:

Judith (
6 years ago

Amazing Performer and musician

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Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
3rd Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years

Harpist - Maria Boyle's Song list

Raglan Road/Dawning of the day
Red is the Rose/ Loch Lomond
Eleanor Plunkett
Carolans Welcome
Fanny Power
The Sally Gardens
Rights of Man hornpipe
Wind in the Willows
Sonny’s Mazurka
Si Beg Si Mor
Danny Boy
Glass of beer
Sport of the chase
Flying to The Fleadh
(Patrick Davey)
Black is the Colour~ Christy Moore
Inis Ore
Castlekelly Reel
A Fig for a Kiss
Cooley’s Hornpipe
Ar ejreann Nessainn ce hi (For Ireland, I’d not tell her name.)
The Blackthorn stick
Far from Home
The South Wind
Brian Barous march
Hills of New Zealand
The Rectory Reel
(Patrick Davey)
The Parting Glass
Celia Connellan
Grace~The Dubliners/ Rod Stewart etc.
Can’t help falling in Love~ Elvis Presley
A Thousand Years~ Christina Perri
Fields of Gold ~ Sting
Hallelujah ~ Leonard Cohen
How long will I love you ~ Ellie Goulding
Photograph~ Ed Sheeran
Wonderwall~ Oasis
All I Want ~ Kodaline
YouRaiseMeUp~ Secret Garden/Westlife
The Winner Takes It All ~ ABBA
Titanium ~ David Guetta
Every time We Touch ~ Cascada
Make You Feel My Love ~ Bob Dylan/ Adele
The Rose ~ Amanda McBroom
Zombie ~The Cranberries
Perfect ~ Ed Sheeran
Let it Be~ The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun ~The Beatles
Paint It Black ~ The Rolling Stones
Every Breath You Take ~ The Police
When You Say Nothing At All ~ Alison Krauss/ Ronan Keating
Marry You ~ Bruno Mars
This I promise you ~ Richard Marx/Ronan Keating
Sweet Child O’ Mine ~ Guns N’ Roses
Never Seen Anything “Quite Like You” ~
The Script
One Day Like This ~ Elbow
God Bless The Broken Road ~The Rascal Flatts
Chasing Cars ~ Snow Patrol
A Sky Full of Stars ~ Coldplay
The One ~ Kodaline
Wildest Dreams~ Taylor Swift
Love Me Like You Do~ Ellie Goulding
All of Me ~ John Legend
Somebody to Love ~ Queen
Songbird ~ Fleetwood Mac
Always On My Mind ~ Elvis Presley
Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ Simon & Garfunkel
I’ll Be There For You (friends theme) ~ The Rembrants
Symphony~Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larson
Cosmic Love~ Florence and The Machine
Escape~ Enrique Iglesias
A whole new world (from Aladdin)
Can you feel the Love Tonight (from The Lion King) ~ Sir Elton John
Part of your World (from The Little Mermaid)
For the Love of A princess
(Braveheart Theme) ~ James Horner
My Heart Will go on (Titanic Theme) ~ Celine Dion
The Lord of The Rings / Concerning Hobbits ~ lever harp arrangement
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission Theme) ~ Ennio Morricone
Ave Maria (harpist accompaniment short version) ~ Bach
Colours of the wind (from Pocahontas)
I See the Light (from Tangled) Tale as Old as Time (from
Beauty and The Beast)
Somewhere over the Rainbow ~ Judy Garland
A Million Dreams~ The Greatest Showman
Match of the Day theme~ Barry Stroller
Jurassic Park Theme~ John Williams
Pachelbel’s Canon ~ Johann Pachelbel
Amo Soltanto Te ~Andrea Bocelli ft. Ed Sheeran
Amazing Grace
Be Still In The Presence of The Lord
Be Still and Know
Ag Croist an Soil
I watch The Sunrise The Clouds Veil
The Lord My Shepherd Christ Be Beside Me All That I Am
Be Thou my vision Morning Has Broken
As the Deer Pants (for the water)
Eat This Bread Jesus, Remember Me
Make Me A Channel of Your Peace As I kneel before You
Seek Ye First
The is My Body
Our Lady of Knock
Give me Joy in my Heart (Hosanna) The Lord of The Dance
He is Lord
In Christ Alone
Yet not I, but through Christ in Me

Harpist - Maria Boyle's 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)£110
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£288
Up to 3 hours£438
Your event music
Includes 2 hours of music for your special occasion or event.
Wedding ceremony
This includes 20 minutes of music before the service begins, entrance music, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Any music which is required for the ceremony including religious ceremonies.
Full Wedding Package
This includes all of your ceremony music & 2 hours of drinks reception or evening meal music. This can also be split between an hour at drinks and an hour during your meal.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Past clients have said that Maria’s performances always come from the heart, are soulful, relaxing and impressive.

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time to ensure I am ready to begin playing as your guests arrive.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Absolutely - I've include all transport of my harp, in the quotes but travel costs are not included.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

No, I will supply all technical equipment. However, If it is raining I will need full cover or to perform indoors as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests enjoy their listening and have an great time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works best for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes of course but 2 months notice must be given depending on the piece.
Traditional Irish folk, Traditional church music, Christmas, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Classical, Musical theatre, Folk, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party
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