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Harriet Flather

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About Harriet Flather

Harpist
Oakham
Public liability insurance of £5 million
Harriet is a professional harpist who has performed for audiences including Her Grace The Duchess of Rutland and HRH The Prince of Wales.

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 incredible tutelage of Daphne Boden, and subsequently with Eleanor Turner, who taught her the power of expression in music. Harriet has been lucky enough to have 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 and her audiences have included Michael Parkinson, The Vamps, The British Ambassador to Italy, Her Grace The Duchess of Rutland, Lord Lieutenant of Rutland and HRH The Prince of Wales. Harriet is a deeply musical harpist and has been described as a "creative beast" by Michael Collins, world-renowned clarinettist. She always puts her heart and soul into her performances. For your event she can create atmosphere, ambience and give you memories that will last a lifetime. She loves performing at weddings and feels privileged to be a part of the couple's day, be it for their ceremony and providing the musical backdrop of the most magical part of your life, or to provide entertainment during your drinks reception.

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:
Easy listening, Classical, Baroque, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1940s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

CLASSICAL
Aquatintes - Andrès
Pavane - Anon.
Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Anon.
Menuet in G Major - C.P.E Bach
Prelude in C Major - J.S. Bach
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Spanish Dance from Carmen - Bizet
Minuet - Boccherini
Air & Rondo - Bochsa
Polotsvian Dance - Borodin
Lullaby - Brahms
Variations on a Theme of Haydn - Brahms
Pavane & Variations - Cabezon
Prince of Denmark's March - Jeremiah Clarke
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Themes from The New World Symphony - Dvorzak
Pavane - Faure
Caprice from Alceste - Gluck
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck
Romance Without Words – Godefroid
Barcarolle - Grandjany
Pastorale - Grandjany
Reverie - Grandjany
Morning from Peer Gynt Suite - Grieg
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
Chanson de Mai - Hasselmans
Feuilles D’Automne - Hasselmans
Le Rouet - Hasselmans
Serenade - Haydn
Sonatina in G - Haydn
Jupiter from The Planets - Holst
Thème et variations – Kulhau
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
Sonata - Mayer
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mendelssohn
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Minuet from Don Giovanni - Mozart
Sonata in C - Mozart
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
Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme - Puccini
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Ground in F with Variations - Purcell
Hornpipe - Purcell
Au Bord du Ruisseau - Renié
Angelus – Renié
Danse d’autrefois – Renié
Esquisse – Renié
Tango - Salzedo
Minuetto in E minor – Scarlatti
Melodie from Album for the Young - Schumann
Emperor Waltz - Strauss
Au Matin - Tournier
Prelude no. 1 - Tournier
Prelude no. 3 – Tournier
Prelude no. 4 - Tournier
La Donna e Mobile - Verdi
Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner
Skaters Waltz - Waldteufel
Sonata in Classical Style - Linda Wood
POPULAR
​59th Street Bridge Song - Simon & Garfunkel
Across The Universe - The Beatles
Ain't Misbehavin'
All About You - McFly
All My Life - KC and Jojo
All My Loving - The Beatles
All of Me - John Legend
​All The Things You Are
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Always - Bon Jovi
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Annie's Song - John Denver
Anniversary Waltz
At Last
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Better Together – Jack Johnson
The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
But Not For Me – Gershwin
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
​Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Andy Williams
Chandelier - Sia
Clocks - Coldplay
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Congratulations!
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Despacito - Justin Bieber
Dog Days Are Over – Florence and the Machine
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Downtown - Petula Clark
Dream
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Embraceable You – Gershwin
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
Everglow – Coldplay
Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Feels Like Home - Randy Newman
Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry Marsden
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fireflies - Owl City
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Fools Rush In
From This Moment On – Lionel Richie
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Good Riddance/Time of Your Life - Green Day
Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Happy Together – The Turtles
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Havana - Camilla Cabello
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Here There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
The Hills - The Weeknd
The House of the Rising Sun
​How Deep is the Ocean
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
If I Were A Boy - Beyoncé
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
I Know You By Heart - Eva Cassidy
​I'll Never Fall in Love Again
I’m Kissing You
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
In My Life - The Beatles
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
I’ve Got A Crush On You – Gershwin
​I Want To Break Free - Queen
I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Karma Police - Radiohead
Kiss from A Rose - Seal
Lady - Lionel Richie
Lady in Red - Chris de Burgh
Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – Gershwin
Let It Be - The Beatles
Life on Mars - David Bowie
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Love Me Do – The Beatles
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love Me Tender
Love of my Life – Queen
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Misty
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moon River
Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
My Funny Valentine
My Girl – The Temptations
​Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
​Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
One Day Like This - Elbow
Paradise - Coldplay
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Plug in Baby - Muse
Pure Imagination
Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
Rhythm of the Rain
​River Flows in You
The Rose
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)
​Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Secret Love
Send in the Clowns
Shallow from ‘A Star is Born’
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Slipping Through My Fingers - ABBA
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Someone To Watch Over Me – Gershwin
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
​Songbird - Eva Cassidy
The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Stand by Me - Ben E. King​
Stay - Rihanna
Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
Take on Me - a-Ha
Teardrop – Massive Attack
​The End of the World
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Guy’s in Love
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Time After Time
Time to Say Goodbye
Titanium - Sia
Together in Electric Dreams - Philip Oakley
​True Colours - Cindi Lauper
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Video Games - Lana Del Rey
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Wind Beneath My Wings
Wonderwall – Oasis
You Raise Me Up
You’re My Best Friend - Queen
You're in my Heart - Rod Stewart
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
Your Song - Elton John
FILM & TV
A Gift of a Thistle from Braveheart
Arrival of the Birds from The Theory of Everything
A Time for Us from Romeo and Juliet
City of Stars from La La Land
Concerning Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually
Let It Go from Frozen
Love Story Theme
Love Theme from The Godfather
My Heart Will Go On from Titanic
Portugese Love Theme from Love Actually
She from Notting Hill
Stars and Butterflies from Pride & Prejudice (Movie)
The Living Sculptures of Pemberley from Pride & Prejudice (Movie)
The Rains of Castamere from Game of Thrones
The Secret Life of Daydreams from Pride & Prejudice (Movie)
There is Nothing Lost from Sense and Sensibility
Thinking About Lizzy from Pride & Prejudice (BBC)
MUSICALS
Angel of Music from Phantom of the Opera
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
Beauty and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast
Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast
Candle on the Water from Pete's Dragon
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man from Showboat
Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King
Chim Chim Che-ree from Mary Poppins
Don't Cry For Me Argentina from Evita
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella
Edelweiss from The Sound of Music
Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins
Getting To Know You from The King & I
Heigh Ho from Snow White
Hello Young Lovers from The King & I
He's A Tramp from Lady and the Tramp
I Don't Know How To Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar
If I Loved You from Carousel
I'm Wishing from Snow White
​Kiss The Girl from The Little Mermaid
A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera
My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music
Oh What A Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma
Once Upon A Dream from Sleeping Beauty
On My Own from Les Miserables
Our Love Is Here To Stay from An American in Paris
Over The Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
​Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid
Someday My Prince Will Come from Snow White
Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific
Something There from Beauty and the Beast
Somewhere from West Side Story
The Sound of Music from The Sound of Music
Starlight Express from Starlight Express
Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
'S Wonderful from An American in Paris
Tell Me On A Sunday from Tell Me On A Sunday
​This Is Me from The Greatest Showman
Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid
When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio
A Whole New World from Aladdin
With A Smile and a Song from Snow White
​You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
TRADITIONAL
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Brian Boru's March
Danny Boy
Greensleeves
Las Mananitas (Trad. Mexican)
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
Scarborough Fair
The Skye Boat Song
A selection of Scottish music
A selection of Welsh music
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
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My senstivity to the occasion, the way my music effortlessly blends into the background. They also love my communication leading up to the event and professionalism at all times.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Normanton Church Normanton Park Hotel Belvoir Castle Barnsdale Lodge Barnsdale Hall Oakham Castle Stapleford Park Ringwood Hall The George Hotel, Stamford Thornbridge Hall Harlaxton Manor Chatsworth House Catthorpe Manor The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham Rockingham Castle The Exton Estate Brooksby Hall Shearsby Bath The Woodlands at Hothorpe Hall Irnham Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Eleanor Turner, harpist She was a key influence to me taking up the harp and the way I try to perform every piece with intention.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Performing at The Royal College of Music for HRH The Prince of Wales in his capacity as President of RCM.

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

That's absolutely fine, as long as they fit within the booked package then I can be flexible.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive about 45 minutes before I start to play. I can be completely self sufficient in my set up.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes, all travel costs are included.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I am unable to play outside if it is raining. Wet harp = sad harpist! However, in normal conditions I can play outside no problem.

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

Of course!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, you can request up to 3 songs for FREE prior to the event. These must be requested 2 months before your event to allow time for practice.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Packages
Wedding ceremony
Up to 30 minutes of music while your guests arrive Music for the entrance Up to 3 pieces for the signing of the register Music for your exit Free choice of music from my repertoire list Up to 3 new songs learnt for FREE
£260
Drinks reception
Up to 2 hours of background music for your drinks reception Free choice of music from my repertoire list Up to 3 new songs learnt for FREE
£295
Wedding Ceremony & Drinks Reception
Up to 30 minutes of music while your guests arrive Music for the entrance Up to 3 pieces for the signing of the register Music for your exit Up to 2 hours of background music for your Drinks Reception Free choice of music from my repertoire list Up to 3 new songs learnt for FREE
£380
Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast
Up to 30 minutes of music while your guests arrive Music for the entrance Up to 3 pieces for the signing of the register Music for your exit Background music for up to 4 hours (4 x 50 minute sets) for your Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast Free choice of music from my repertoire list Up to 3 new songs learnt for FREE
£500
Available services
Skype Music Consultation
+£40
In Person Music Consultation
+£60
Recording of your Wedding Music
+£120

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Rhea W, 2 years ago

"Harriet was an absolute highlight for us on our wedding day. She was professional throughout the booking process and on the day, as a bride it was comforting to know that Harriet had everything in hand. Harriet’s playing was superb, she was sensitive to the atmosphere at all times and brought real colour and character to the pieces. It was a truly magical experience to have Harriet play me down the aisle, and I would highly recommend her. You would be hard pressed to find a more mature, thoughtful, talented and dedicated musician for your special day."

Alex R

"Absolutely brilliant, you really made our ceremony and drinks reception special. We could not have asked for more, we would definitely book you again."