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Harriet Flather

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About Harriet

Harpist
Oakham
Public liability insurance of £5 million
Harriet is a professional harpist and woodwind specialist based in Rutland.

HARP Harriet has been playing the harp since 2004 when she saw a picture of one at school and thought it looked pretty! She began her studies with Audrey Douglas and in 2007 moved to study at the Royal College of Music Junior Department under the tutelage of Daphne Boden. At RCMJD Harriet played in the Sinfonia and Harp Ensemble. She was a member of the London Schools' Symphony Orchestra. Undoubtedly the highlight of Harriet's career was playing for HRH Prince of Wales on his visit to RCM as President. Harriet has played in many concert halls around the country, and abroad including Symphony Hall Birmingham, Leeds Town Hall, The Barbican and at La Mortella, the home of William Walton in Italy. Harriet is a deeply musical harpist who aims to create a story with every piece she plays. She is equally at home with classical repertoire and popular music. She is able to cater her music to the needs of you and your guests at your event, be it corporate, a party or your wedding. CLARINET Harriet has been playing the clarinet since the age of 8 and became a Music Scholar at Oakham School age 11. Here she had many musical opportunities which have helped formed her musical preferences, including leading the school Big Band. In 2007, she commenced her studies at the Royal College of Music Junior Department where she studied clarinet with Guy Cowley. There she also played in the Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Choir and Symphony Orchestra. Her final concert with RCMJD was a memorable occasion at St. John's Smith Square, London. Age 16, Harriet auditioned for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was offered a place at audition. She began her studies in 2011 with John Cushing, former principal clarinet of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and saxophone with Lawrence Gill. While studying at RCS, Harriet took part in many varied projects including Wind Orchestra, Plug (RCS's contemporary music festival), operas, Symphony Orchestra, chamber music and musicals. It was the latter that made an impression on Harriet and she was lucky enough to be invited to play in the band for RCS's productions of The Addams Family and The Girl Who at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. She has also played on Children in Need and for the RCS's productions of West Side Story, Legally Blonde and Carousel. While at RCS, Harriet took part in masterclasses with Timothy Lines, Claudio Conti, Matthew Hunt and Michael Collins as well as playing with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, The Oracle Ensemble and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She also took part in a tour of Tuscany with Raucous Rossini, a student led opera project aimed at discovering Rossini's shorter operas!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1940s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz
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Instruments:
Harp, Clarinet, Saxophone
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Classical
Aquatintes - Andrès
Pavane – Anon (arr. Salzedo)
Variations on a Theme by Mozart – Anon.
Prelude in C Major – J.S. Bach
Air and Rondo – Bochsa
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Romance Without Words – Godefroid
Morning from Peer Gynt Suite - Grieg
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Chanson de Mai - Hasselmans
Feuilles D’Automne - Hasselmans
Le Rouet - Hasselmans
Thème et variations – Kulhau
Intemezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mendelssohn
Theme from Piano Sonata no. 5 – Mozart
Theme from Piano Sonata. No 11 – Mozart
Valse Favorite – Mozart
Canon in D - Pachabel
Sonatina in Classic Style - Pratt
Ground in F with Variations - Purcell
Au Bord du Ruisseau – Renié
Angelus – Renié
Danse d’autrefois – Renié
Esquisse – Renié
Tango - Salzedo
Minuetto in E minor – Scarlatti
Au Matin - Tournier
Prelude no. 1 - Tournier
Prelude no. 3 – Tournier
Prelude no. 4 - Tournier
Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner
Popular
This Guy’s in Love
Misty
Make You Feel My Love
All The Things You Are
Moon River
Congratulations!
My Funny Valentine
Happy Together – The Turtles
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Love Walked In
Teardrop – Massive Attack
Rhythm of the Rain
Dream
The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Fools Rush In
Secret Love
Days of Wine and Roses
All of Me - John Legend
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Everglow - Coldplay
Love Me Do – The Beatles
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Fields of Gold - Sting
Paradise - Coldplay
True Colours - Cindi Lauper
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – Gershwin
Embraceable You – Gershwin
Someone To Watch Over Me – Gershwin
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
I’ve Got A Crush On You – Gershwin
But Not For Me – Gershwin
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Clocks - Coldplay
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
59th Street Bridge Song - Simon & Garfunkel
The End of the World
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)
The House of the Rising Sun
Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry Marsden
Downton - Petula Clark
Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Marry You - Bruno Mars
How Long Will I Love You
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
Your Song - Elton John
Slipping Through My Fingers - ABBA
Film & TV
Arrival of the Birds from The Theory of Everything
City of Stars from La La Land
Portugese Love Theme from Love Actually
She from Notting Hill
There is Nothing Lost from Sense and Sensibility
Thinking about Lizzy from Pride and Prejudice (BBC)
Stars and Butterflies from Pride & Prejudice (Movie)
The Living Sculptures of Pemberley from Pride & Prejudice (Movie)
The Secret Life of Daydreams from Pride & Prejudice (Movie)
Love Theme from The Godfather
Let It Go from Frozen
My Heart Will Go On from Titanic
The Rains of Castamere from Game of Thrones
A Gift of a Thistle from Braveheart
For the Love of a Princess from Braveheart
A Time For Us from Romeo and Juliet
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually
Musicals
Over The Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man from Showboat
Edelweiss from The Sound of Music
My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music from The Sound of Music
You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
If I Loved You from Carousel
Somewhere from West Side Story
Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins
On My Own from Les Miserables
Beauty and The Beast from Beauty and The Beast
Our Love Is Here To Stay from An American in Paris
‘S Wonderful from An American in Paris
Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King
Something There from Beauty and the Beast
A Whole New World from Aladdin
I'm Wishing from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Some Day My Prince Will Come from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
With A Smile and A Song from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio
Zip A Dee Doo Dah from Song of the South
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella
He's A Tramp from Lady and the Tramp
Chim Chim Che-ree from Mary Poppins
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
Candle on the Water from Pete's Dragon
Kiss the Girl from The Little Mermaid
Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid
Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid
Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast
Traditional
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Danny Boy
Greensleeves
Las Mananitas (Trad. Mexican)
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
Scarborough Fair
The Skye Boat Song
A selection of Scottish music
A selection of Welsh music
Jazz
New Blues - Deboarah Henson-Conant
Tickled Pink - Savourna Stevenson
Two Guitars - Linda Wood
Past Hopes and New Beginnings - Nicole Visjager-Peniston-Bird
Christmas
Away in a Manger
The First Noel
Frosty the Snowman
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Holly and The Ivy
Little Drummer Boy
O Come All Ye Faithful
Oh Holy Night
Once in Royal David's City
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silent Night
Walking in the Air
When A Child is Born
White Christmas

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Rachel P, 9 months ago

Harriet thanks so so much for your amazingly brilliant music; everyone commented on how talented you were and how lovely it was to hear you play. We are so grateful that you were able to be a part of our day!!

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Danielle O, 10 months ago

Harriet could not do enough for us. She was so lovely, professional and committed. We cannot thank Harriet enough for the outstanding service that we received... we now need to find an opportunity to use her services again! Highly recommend. Thank you for everything.

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