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About Harpist Iona Duncan

Ex-principal of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, 22year old Iona has performed internationally as a soloist and with orchestra
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Iona grew up as principal harpist of the Bromley Youth Symphony Orchestra where she won the Norman Trotman soloist prize 2016-17. Iona soon after played for two years with the NYOGB, performing live on the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall as principal. Having studied at London`s renowned BRIT School for Performing Arts, Iona has a diverse understanding of all genres of study, including jazz and popular music. Iona has a huge passion for musical theatre as has played in two West End production runs of the LMTO`s `A Christmas Carol` at the Lyceum and `Ragtime The Musical` at London`s Bridewell. Iona also played during the 2019 season as resident harpist at the Royal Horseguards Hotel. More recently, Iona recorded for the BBC Scottish Lockwon recording of 'The Swan'.

Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Tribute, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Progressive rock, African music, Armenian, Asian music, Bollywood, French music, Jewish music, Samba, Scottish music, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Dancer, Musical comedy, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Music therapy, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Musicologist, Accompanist
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Song list

Repertoire list
- HARPIST IONA HEATHER DUNCAN 2020-
Orchestral
· Alexander Borodin – Symphony No.2
· Alexander Borodin – Polovstain Dances
· Andrew Duncan – The Swan
· Antonio Dvorak – Carneval Overture
· Arnold Bax – Tintagel
· Benjamin Britten – Ceremony of Carols
· Benjamin Britten – Matinees Musicales
· Benjamin Britten – The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
· Bob Chilcott – Mid-winter
· Brett Dean – Komarov’s Fall
· Brett Dean – Komarov’s Fall, Harp 1 and 2
· Camille Chaminade – Concertino
· Claude Debussy – Prelude to the afternoon of a faun
· Camille Saint Saens – Danse Bacchanale
· Camille Saint Saens – Danse Macabre
· Composer? Or pop? Climb Every Mountain, You’ll never walk alone
· Colin Matthews – Pluto
· Aaron Copeland – Billy The Kid
· David Hackbridge Johnson – River Wandle Suite
· Dvorak – Carnival Overture
· E. Elgar – Symphony No. 1
· E. Humperdinck – Lied des Sandmännchens, aus Hänsel und Gretel
· Eduardo di Capua – O Sole Mio
· Edward Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance
· Edward Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance
· Edward Elgar – Sospiri
· Edward Elgar – Symphony No. 1
· F. Delius – Walk the Paradise Garden
· Faure - Requiem
· Francisco Coll – Mural
· G. Holst – Ballet Music from the Perfect Fool
· G. Mahler – Symphony No. 1
· G.F Handel – Concerto in B flat
· George Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 1
· George Butterworth – A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody
· George Gershwin – Porgy and Bess
· Gustav Holst – Perfect Fool
· Gustav Holst – The Planets, Harp 1 and 2
· Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4
· H. Berlioz – Ballet des Sylphes
· Harrison Birtwistle – Fantasia on all the notes
· Howard Goodhall – The Pearl
· Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird Suite for orchestra 1919
· J.S Bach – Fantasia in C minor, trans. E Elgar
· John Rutter – Angel’s Carol
· John Rutter – Requiem
· John Williams – Jaws
· Karol Szymanowski – Symphony Concertante
· Khachaturian – Gayeneh Suite
· Korngold – Concerto in D
· Lauren Marshall – Suspended between earth and air
· Leonard Bernstein – Overture to Candide
· Leonard Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story’
· Leos Janacek – Taras Bulba
· Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody
· M. Ravel – Tableaux ‘Une Exposition
Solo Works
· A. Zabel – Marguerite Douleureuse as Rouet
· Annie Louise David – Album of Pieces for Solo Harp
· Annie Louise David – Album of Solo Pieces for Harp
· Bach-Grandjany – Etude No. 10
· Bach-Grandjany – Etude No. 6
· Barcarolle – BY ????
· Ben Creighton Griffiths – Take 5
· C. Lizotte – Suite Galatique
· C.PHE. Bach – Sonate (solo)
· Claude Debussy – Danses
· David Watkins – Anthology of English Music (Parish Alvars, John Field)
· David Watkins – Petite Suite, Nocturne, Fire dance
· Elgar – Chanson De Martin
· Esteban Benzecry – Alwa
· F. Chopin – 5 Preludes et 4 Valses
· F.J.Naderman – Sept Sonates Progressives
· Felix Godefriod – Etude De Concert
· Felix Godefriod – La Danse des Sylphes
· Francisco Tarrega – Recuerdos De La Alhambra
· Franz Liszt - Liberstraum
· G. Faure – Impromptu
· G.B. Pescetti – Sonata in c minor
· G.F Handel – Harp Concerto in B flat Major
· Hindemith – Sonate
· J.S Bach - Air in D minor
· J.S Bach Etude No. 8
· John Thomas - Echoes Of A Waterfall Caprice Etude De Concert
· Lucile Lawrence – Solos for the Harp Player
· M. Glinka – Variations of a theme of Mozart and Nocturne
· M. Grandjany – Trois petites pieces
· Malcom Arnold – Fur Scottish Dances
· Malcom Arnold – Peterloo
· Marcel Grandjany – Fantasie
· Marcel Grandjany – Music for the harp (!?!?!????what by him?)
· Marcel Tournier – Etude De Concert Au Matin
· Maurice Ravel – Bolero
· Mayer- Sonata
· Michael Daugherty – Fire and Blood
· Moncayo - Huapango
· N. Rimsky – Korsakov – Scheherazade Op 35
· Nigel Clarke – Gagarin
· O. Respighi – Pini Di Roma
· Odette LE DENTU – Variations sur un theme de Mozart
· P. Chertok – Around The Clock Suite
· Paul Patterson – Bugs
· Percy Aldridge Grainger – Shepherd’s Hew
· Philipp Jacob Mayer – Sonata
· Posse – Carnival Of Venice
· Posse – Etude No. 3, No 8
· Prokovief – Rome and Juliet [an arrangements?]
· R. Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves
· R. Vaughan Williams – Fives Variants of Dives and Lazarus
· Ravel – Introduction and Allegro
· Ravel – Introduction and Allegro
· Ravel – Introduction and Allegro
· Richard Bennett - Murder On the Orient Express
· Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
· Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
· Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
· Rimsky Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol
· S. Prokofiev – Symphony No.5
· S. Prokovief – Symphony No. 5
· Scarlatti – K209
· Serge Prokofiev – Prelude For Harp
· Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5
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· Shostakovich – Symphony no.1
· Smetana – Ma Vlast
· Stravinsky – L’Oiseau De Feu both versions addyears, 1911?1919? Cannot remember
· T. Takahashi – Carmen Suite
· Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture - 1869
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· Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Suite op. 20a
· The Carlos Salzedo Collection for harp. .....which one?
· The Pearl
· Thomas Ades – Polaris
· Toru Takemitsu – Rain Spell
· William Mathias – Improvisations for Harp
· William Walton – Crown Imperial
· William Walton – Suite: Henry V
Folk solo
· Allie Robertson – The Scottish Harp Anthology Elementary, Intermediate
· D. Bouchaud – Panorama de la harpe celtique (various jigs)
· G. Romani – Irish Waltz selection
· Jim Johnstone – Original compositions
· Maeve Gilchris – The Seagull
· Meinir Heulyn – From the beginning
· Mildred Dilling – Old Tunes For New Harpists (several)
· Mozart Allan co. – 50 Beauties of Erin
· Patsy Seldon – Jamie’s Jig
· Roger Evans – Scottish and Irish Songs
· Ronald Stephenson – The Ash Grove, The Harp Of Gold (and others)
· Trad - As I went walking
· Trad – Cockles and Muscles
· Trad – Come back to erin
· Trad – Courtin’ In The Kitchen
· Trad – Hornpipe, O’Carolan’s Air, The Beardless Boy, Carolan’s Concerto,
· Trad – I’ll take you home again Kathleen
· Trad - LondonBerry Air
· Trad – Oran Arisaig
· Trad – Sally Gardens
· Trad – Skye Boat Song
· Trad – The Harp that once
· Trad – The Minstrel Boy
· Trad – The Rose of Tralee
· Trad – The Wild over
· Trad – Whiskey In The Jar
· Trad Saint Patrick was a gentleman
· Trad- The Wild Colonial Boy
Pop
· A. Menken – A Whole New World
· A. Menken – Beauty and The Beast
· A. Menken – Colours of the Wind
· A. Menken – I see The Light
· A. Menken – Part of Your World
· Adele – Someone Like You
· Alisha Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
· Andre Lloyd Webber – Don’t Cry for me Argentina (Evita)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – All I ask of You (Phantom)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Angel of Music (Phantom)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Memory (Cats)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Requiem
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Tell me on a Sunday
· Andrew Lloyd Webber- I Don’t Know How to Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber- Music of the Night (Phantom)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber- Starlight Express
· Andrew Lloyd Webber- Think of me (Phantom)
· B. Anderson – I have A Dream
· B.O.B – Airplanes
· Bart Howard – Fly Me To The Moon
· Bill Withers - Lean on me
· Bruno Mars – Billionaire
· Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
· C.M Schonberg - Les Misérables – On My Own
· Cavatina
· Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
· Coldplay – Clocks
· Cristina Perri – Jar of Hearts
· Deborah-Henson-Conant – New Blues
· Debussy - Clair De Lune (simplified)
· E. John – Circle of Life
· Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
· Fiona Clifton - Walker – Harping On, Book 2
· Foo Fighters – Everlong
· Frank Sinatra – Fly me to the moon
· Henry Mancini – Pink Panther
· Iron and Wine – Flightless Bird
· J. Lennon and P. McCartney – Yellow Submarine
· Katy Perry – Firework
· Kristen Anderson Lopez – For the First Time in Forever
· Kristen Anderson Lopez – Let It Go
· L. Cohen – Hallelujah
· La La Land - Another Day In the Sun, Someone In The Crowd, Mia and Sebastian Theme, A Lovely Night, City Of Stars, Planetarium, Start A Fire, Engagement Party, Audition, Epilogue
· Lionel Richie – Endless Love
· M. Giacchino – Married Life
· M. Johnson – Little Hands get the Blues
· M. Wilder – Reflection
· Michel Legrand – Windmills of Your Mind
· Nina Woodford and James Morrison – Broken Strings
· Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
· Ortiz – The International Rhythmic Collection
· Owl City – Fireflies
· R. Newman – When She Loved Me
· R. Rodgers – Edelweiss
· R. Rodgers – The Sound of Music
· Radiohead – No Surprises
· Skaila Kanga (arr.) – Misty, Moon River, My Favourite things, Over the Rainbow (jazz favourites)
· Sleeping At last – Turning Page
· The Beatles – Blackbird
· The Beatles - Hey Jude
· Trad – Happy Birthday To You!
· Warner Bros – Great Standards for Harp
Vocals:
· 42ns Street – The Lullaby Of Broadway
· A. Menken – Part of Your World
· ABBA – Thank You For The Music
· Amy MacDonald – Mr Rock ‘n’ Roll
· Amy Winehouse – Valerie
· B. Charli – Hearts Content
· Bart Howard – Fly Me To The Moon
· Blondie – The Tide is High
· Bob Dylan – Blowin’ in the Wind
· Chitty Bang Bang – Truly Scrumptious
· Corine Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
· D. Mclean - Starry Night
· E. Presley – Can’t help falling in love
· Ed Sheeran – Castle On A Hill
· Ed Sheeran – Supermarket Flowers
· Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
· Eva Cassidy – Over The Rainbow
· Gretchen Peters – When You are Old
· Gretchen Peters – When You Are Old
· J. Legend – All of Me
· L. Capaldi – Someone you loved
· Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
· The Beatles – Let It Be
· Trad – Early One Morning
· Train – Hey Soul Siter
· V. Lynn – White Cliffs Of Dover
Festive
· Eddie Jabin – Then Christmas Carols
· EMI Music – The Best Christmas Songs
· Francis Day and Hunter LTD – Christmas Carols
· Jester Hairston – Mary’s Born Chid
· Johnny Marks -Rudolf
· Ken Philips – Carols In Chords
· Meinir Heulyn – Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Once In Royal David City, The Holly And The Ivy, Good King Wenceslas, Away In A Manger, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The First Noel, Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem, Greensleeves, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Auld Lang Syne, Oh Holy Night, When A Child Is Born, Frosty The Snowman, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Mary’s Born Child, Jingle Bell, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer, Winter Wonderland, Walking In The air.
· Skaila Kanga (arr.) – Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Jaxx favourites)
· Timothy Roberts and Jan Betts – Sing Nowell (34 carols)
· Tony Robinson and Amanda Whiting – Twelve Jazzy Christmas Songs
Duo
· Acker Bilk – Stranger on the Shore
· Andy Scott – And Everything is Still
· Doppler and Zamara – Caslida Fantasie
· Franz Liszt - Liberstraum
· G. Lorenzi – Elegia
· G.F Handel – Concerto in B flat Major, added flute part by Paul Hurst
· H. Renie – Andante Religioso
· Huber - Fantasie
· Hugh Sung – Wait There
· Jules Massenett – Thais
· L. Spohr - Sonate
· L.M Tedeschi – Impromptu Dramatique
· M. Tournier – Prommenade a L’automne
· Meinir Heulyn – Serenades (x2)
· Mozart – Concerto for Flute and Harp
· P. JeanJean – Carnival Of Venice
· Paul Rede – Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite
· Rachmaninoff – Vocalise
· Ravel – Introduction and Allegro
· Saint Saens – Fantasie for Harp and Violin
· Stephen Dunstone – Reverie
· Stephen Dunstone – Harpo Three (several)
· Vittorio Monti – Czardas
Bridal:
· Linda Wood – Processional
· Edward Elgar – Chandon Du Matin (short)
· Elgar – Chanson De Martin
· R. Wagner – Wedding March
· J. Stanley – Trumpet Voluntary
· G. F Handel – Hornpipe(watermusic)
· H. Purcell – Trumpet Tune
· J. Pachelbel -Canon In D
· P. Mascagni – Intermezzo
· F. Mendelsohn – Wedding March
· L. Delibes – Flower Duet
· E. Grieg – Morning
· C. Saint – Saens – Finale
· G. Bizet – Duet
· Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
· J.S Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
· Trad – Highland Wedding
· M. Giacchino – Married Life
Shows
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – All I ask of You (Phantom)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Angel of Music (Phantom)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Don’t Cry for me Argentina (Evita)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Memory (Cats)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Requiem
· Andrew Lloyd Webber – Tell me on a Sunday
· Andrew Lloyd Webber- I Don’t Know How to Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber- Music of the Night (Phantom)
· Andrew Lloyd Webber- Starlight Express
· Andrew Lloyd Webber- Think of me (Phantom)
· B. Anderson – I have A Dream
· C.M Schonberg -Les Misérables – On My Own
· OLIVER!
· R. Rodgers – Edelweiss
· R. Rodgers – The Sound of Music
· RAGTIME – Harp part
· Sun and Moon – Miss Saigon
Teaching resources and Easier pieces:
· ABSRM – Specimen Sight-reading Tests
· Arbeau – Ding Dong Merrily On High
· Betty Patel – First Harp Book
· China – The Purple Bamboo, Barn Dance Memory
· Danielle Perrett – Technical Development for Harpists
· H. Renie – Au Bord De Ruisseau
· Harold Arlen and E. Y Harburg – Over The Rainbow
· Jane Weidensau – Moderato
· Katherine Thomas – Scales and Arpeggios for the Pedal Harp
· L. Concone – Etude No.1, No.2
· Linda Wood – Two Guitars
· M. Johnson – Little Hands get the Blues
· Marcel Grandjany – Arabesque
· Meg Robinson – Falling Snow
· Melinda Johnson – Something Blue
· Olivia Buckley Dussek – Merch Megan
· Ortiz – Christmas Waltz
· Renie - Angelus
· Susan McDonald – Serenade, Reverie, Moonlight
· Suzuki – Harp School Volume 1,2
Full Scores
· Brett Dean – Komarov’s Fall
· Colin Matthews – Pluto
· G.F Handel – Concerto in B flat
· Gustav Holst – The Planets
· Howard Goodhall – The Pearl
· Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird Suite for orchestra 1919
· Karol Szymanowski – Symphony Concertante
· Lauren Marshall – Suspended between earth and air
· Moncayo - Huapango
· Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
· Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
· Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5
Children’s Music:
· Griffiths – Musical Games for Little Ones
· Griffiths – Traditional Nursery Rhymes
Harp Ensemble:
· Alan Gout and Marigold Verity – Harp Tunes For Two South American
· Alaw Ffrengig – Daeth y Ceidwad for two harps
· Ary Barraso – BRAZIL
· Bernard Andres – Port Au Prince
· Darius Milhaud – Braziliera
· Elanor Turner – Libertango Piazzolla for 4 harp
· Herold – Clog Dance
· Johann Pachabell Arr Kelvin Fantasie - Canon in D for 2 harps
· Karl Jenkins – Palladio
· M. de Matin – Petis Airs
· Manuel De Falla – Danse Du Corregidor
· Mikola Leontovitch and Peter Wilhousky – Carols of the Bells
· Monika Mia – Le Roi des Auxcriniers
· Ortiz – Venezolana for 5 pedal harps
· P. Devoit – Divertimento su ‘Overture’ dal ‘Signor Bruschino’
· Paola Devoti – G and B teens
· Paola Devoti – Mambo
· Rossano Pinelli – (S)harp
· Saint Saens Arr. Elanor Turner – Dance Macabre for 4 harps
· Thomas Blumire – The Frost of Winter
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Excerpts
· Benjamin Britten – Cadenza, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
· Berlioz – Symphony Fantastique, Un Ball, Harp 1 and 2
· Donizetti - Lucia De Lammermoor
· Edward Elgar – Symphony No.1 Mvmt II Fig 66 to 71
· Glazunov – Raymonda
· Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto No1 – Movement II
· Parish Alvars – Harmonics
· R. Strauss - Salome
· Ravel – Tzigane
· Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Cadenza
· Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Cadenza
· Verdi – Force of Destiny Overture
· Walkerie – Fire Music
· Weber – Invito alla danza
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Tracey G, 2 months ago

Iona played for my birthday garden meet-up and brought such a medical elegance to the space. Everyone was thrilled, we loved the Disney!

Hailing (, 2 years ago

Everyone loved your playing and it was just the perfect way to bring a great atmosphere to the room.

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