Harpist

Heather Wrighton

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Experienced harpist available for weddings, corporate events, orchestral work, recitals and more.

Heather was inspired to play the harp at the age of six and as a junior student at Trinity College of Music she studied harp with Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly and continued her studies at The Royal Academy of Music, London with Karen Vaughan (Head of Harp) graduating with an MA with Distinction, BMus (Hons) and an LRAM harp teaching qualification. From a young age Heather has been interested in different types of harps and in addition to the Classical Harp plays Celtic, Baroque triple and Paraguayan Harps. Heather currently freelances as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician which has led her to perform at prestigious concert venues including The Royal Festival Hall, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Royal Opera House, Cadogan Hall, St John’s, Smith Square, Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, Glyndebourne Opera House, Kensington Palace and St James’ Palace. As an active chamber musician Heather is a founder member of The London Harp Quartet, The Acacia Flute and Harp Duo and The Aurora Trio. From 2014-2016 The Aurora Trio was awarded a prestigious chamber music fellowship at The Royal Academy of Music, they also work together as musical artists for Live Music Now and The Concordia Foundation. Heather has featured on a number of recordings including composer Paul Patterson’s CD ‘Harp Gallery’ which showcases his works for harp, and most recently a recording for Rick Wakeman and a number of video game sound-tracks including the award winning ‘Total War’ series. Performance highlights include playing in the choir of 60 harps at the Royal Opera House, London for His Royal Highness Prince Charles 60th birthday celebration and performing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Cyprus Sinfonia.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Early music, Christmas, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Light music, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, World music, Tango, Scottish music, Latin
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Instruments:
Harp, Celtic Harp
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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, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Below is a sample of Heather's wedding/background music repertoire, a full list will be sent at the time of booking. Heather is also happy to arrange any special requests.
Popular Songs:
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri (From Twilight)
Marry Me – Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Make you feel my love - Adele
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
Love me like you do – Ellie Goulding
All of me – John Legend
Skinny Love – Birdy
Clocks – Coldplay
Paradise - Coldplay
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Song Bird – Eva Cassidy
Hallelujah – L.Cohen
Fireworks – Katy Perry
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
With or without you – U2
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Fields of gold – Sting
Sweet child of mine – Guns N’ Roses
Nothing else matters – Metallica
Is this love – Bob Marley
I can’t help falling in love – Elvis
At Last – Etta James
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
Various Beatles songs
Film Music:
Cavatina - Theme from The Deer Hunter
Theme from Ladies in Lavender
For the Love of a Princess – Braveheart
Everything I do I do it for you – Robin Hood
In Dreams from Lord of the Rings
I’m kissing you – Romeo and Juliet
Portuguese Love Theme – Love Actually
Lara's theme from Doctor Zhivago
Popular Classics:
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Bridal March from Lohengrin (Here comes the bride) - Wagner
Wedding March from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba- Handel
Air on the G string - J.S Bach
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Meditation from ‘Thais’ – Massenet
Flower Duet from Lakmé - Délibes
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Sergei Rachmaninoff
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicci – G. Puccini
O Sole Mio – Eduardo Di Capua
Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffman’ –Offenbach
Pavane – Faurè
Winter - Second movement from ‘The Four Seasons’ - Vivaldi
Air from ‘Water Music’ - Handel
Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’ – Handel
River flows in you – Yiruma
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
Musicals:
The Phantom of the Opera:
The Phantom of the Opera theme
Music of the night
Think of me
Angel of Music
The sound of music:
Edelwiss
My favourite things
The king and I:
We kiss in the shadow
Hello young lovers
South Pacific:
Some enchanted evening
I’m in love with a wonderful guy
West side story:
Somewhere
Cats:
Memory
Oliver:
As long as he needs me
Guys and Dolls:
I’ve never been in love before
Jazz Standards:
MoonRiver
The way you look tonight
Misty
Georgia on my mind
Fly me to the moon
There will never be another you
Isn’t it romantic
Ain’t misbehavin
I can’t get started
My foolish heart
All the things you are
Stella by starlight
Black Orpheus
Skylark
Traditional:
Danny Boy
The Lark in the Clear Air
Greensleeves
Carrick Fergus
ScarboroughFair
Ye Banks and Braes
Sky Boat Song
The Ash Grove
My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
David of the white rock
All through the night

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Casey S, 6 months ago

Heather looked beautiful, her Harp is simply stunning! Heather played for us with her friend Ray on Violin for our wedding in a local Vineyard, we had pre-arranged our song choices and every song was played to perfection. We had so many lovely comments about Heather, she is professional and was happy to go the extra mile for us in regard to my son and disabled sister, with a few very special requests. Communication was excellent from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble, 5* is not enough for this lovely lady, I would happily give her more if I could. Highly recommended and we will book Heather again for any future events. Thank you Heather, your AMAZING and made our wedding even more special. ♡

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Maya K, 9 months ago

Fantastic musician, a real pleasure to work with!

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Charlotte F, 9 months ago

Communication before the day was absolutely brilliant, felt very at ease and confident that Heather would be great. The music was superb on the day and I would highly recommend, walking up the aisle with the harp playing was beautiful. Thank you Heather

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Alex F, 2 years ago

We would just like to say an absolute huge thank you for your beautiful music on our special day. It really was a dream come true to have someone as amazing as you playing the harp for us!

Mr H, 2 years ago

Thank you for playing at our wedding! It was everything we had hoped for and your song choices during the breakfast were perfect! So many of our guests commented on how brilliant and talented you are! We are so glad we booked you!

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