Julia hammersley

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I am a pedal harpist experienced at performing for weddings, events and concerts. I also play the lever harp for traditional music.

I have been based in Bristol for some years working with all the local orchestras and ensembles, including stage and theatre work. I have played for weddings and functions at all the stately homes and hotels in the area including the Mayor's Residence and Merchant's Hall.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Early music, Opera, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Renaissance, Baroque, Film / TV music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Welsh folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Blues, Light music, Covers
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Water Music - Handel
Angels - Williams & Chambers
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ave Maria - Gounod
Bridal March from Lohengrin - Wagner
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck
Embraceable You - George & Ira Gershwin
Entracte from Carmen - Bizet
Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana - Mascagni
Minuet in G - Beethoven
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Rachmaninoff
Salut d'Amour - Elgar
The Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes
Wedding March from Midsummer Nights Dream - Mendelssohn
Shallow, A Star is Born - Lady Gaga
Santa Lucia - Traditional Italian
Quiet Land of Erin - Traditional Irish
Premiere Arabesque - Debussy
Moon River - Mancini
Selection of Disney favourites
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Harp Concerto - Handel
Greensleeves - Traditional English
Everything - Michael Buble
Edelweiss - Richard Rogers
Bridal Music from Lohengrin - Richard Wagner
Customer questions

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

I always try to be as flexible as possible, depending on my other commitments. It is helpful if any changes can be notified as soon as you become aware of needing to move the times and I will endeavour to accommodate them.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes would be the minimum time required.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes, this is all included in the quote.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

Please inform me beforehand if you would like me to play outside. Obviously it is not always practical because of the weather and I would not be able to take the harp outside if it was raining or very likely to.

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

Yes and I would be pleased to play a selection of your choices.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

This is a possibility and it is always worth enquiring in case it is a piece that I already know. If you would like an arrangement especially created for your event, then we would need to discuss an extra fee to cover the extra time required to prepare it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The beautiful sound of the harp and my enjoyment in playing.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Manor House, Castle Combe Merchant's Hall, Bristol Goldney Hall, University of Bristol The Swan at Bibury Bristol Royal Hotel Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel Le Manoir Quatre Saisons, Oxford Blenheim Palace, Oxford St Georges, Brandon Hill, Bristol

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to mention!

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

I have performed for famous clients at weddings, but would want to keep these confidential.


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£280