Maddy Hurlstone

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A beautiful and elegant addition to any event, guaranteed to bring your event's vision to life.
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Maddy Hurlstone is an up-and-coming young harpist with extensive experience, based in Hampshire, UK. Having previously studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff and receiving a first-class honours undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Therapy. Having previously studied under esteemed harpist Claire Jones, former Royal Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales, Maddy is now a leading professional harpist in the South-East, performing in many prestigious locations in the UK, including St, David’s Hall in Cardiff at the Welsh Proms, Aberystwyth Music Festival and St. John’s Smith Square. “I have always been in awe of the power of live music; it can be so transformative, communal and evoke such emotion. I work closely with clients to bring their vision of their event to life, and it is always a privilege to be a part of such special moments. Weddings, in particular, are always such a joy to be privy to. I always work in partnership with clients to create repertoire lists that are customised and individually suited to each event. I love taking requests and being able to perform pieces that have so much emotional value to people is always an honour.”

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Maddy's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Katija A
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great experience! Guests loved Maddy!

Sally R
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

We loved having Maddy perform at our Cream Tea Event. Really enjoyed her range of music and wouldnt hesitate to rebook her. Only slight issue was the sound could have been louder for everyone to clearly hear her.

Susan D
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

We cannot thank Maddy enough. She made our golden anniversary just perfect. A very talented musician and an absolute delight to meet. Thank you Maddy .

Beverly M
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lovely music for my daughter’s wedding. Maddie liaised with her regularly to create the playlist she wanted . My only regret was I didn’t get a chance to speak to her after the ceremony. So many thanks for wonderful music .

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From other customers:

Keith K
1 year ago, for a Wedding anniversary in Heckfield Pl
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5 out of 5

Maddy provided the music for our anniversary celebration. It goes without saying that the performance was superb. What’s more, Maddy was a delight to work with. She was responsive, helped us to find a singer to accompany the music, was punctual and the soul of professionalism.

Sophie R
1 year ago, for a Private event in Winchester Rd
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5 out of 5

Maddy is a wonderful harpist. We so enjoyed having her play at our event, and our visitors absolutely loved it – so evocative and beautiful. She’s also a complete professional and a pleasure to work with!

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Maddy's Song list

Repertoire List
(I also take requests)
Classical and Traditional
All through the night Welsh Trad.
Amazing Grace Trad.
Auld Lang Syne Scottish Trad.
Avril 14th Richard James
Calon Lân Welsh Trad.
Canon in D J. Pachelbel
Clair de Lune Claude Debussy
Down by the Sally Gardens Irish Trad.
Experience Ludovico Einaudi
Innocence Op.100 No.5 Burgmüller
I Giorni Ludovico Einaudi
If Ye Love Me Thomas Tallis
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J. S. Bach
La Source A. Hasselmans
Minuet (K527) W. A. Mozart
Moonlight Sonata L. V. Beethoven
Prelude No. 1 In C J. S. Bach
Prelude (from Te Deum) M. Charpentier
Reverie M. Grandjany
River Flows in You Yiruma
Romeo and Juliet Love Theme Nino Rota
Scarborough Fair English Trad.
Suo Gan Welsh Trad.
Watching the White Wheat Welsh Trad.
You can Play Unknown
Musicals and Films
A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman) Benj Pasek
Beauty and the Beast Alan Menken
Bring Him Home (Les Misérables) C. M. Schonberg
Can you Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King) Elton John
Castle on a Cloud (Les Misérables) C. M. Schonberg
Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas) Vanessa Williams
Dear Theodosia (Hamilton) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Edelweiss (The Sound of Music) R. Rogers
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission) E. Morricine
Let It Go (Frozen) K. Anderson-Lopez
Merry-go-round of life (Howl's Moving Castle) Joe Hisaishi
Mia and Sebastian’s Theme (La-La Land) J. Hurwitz
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) Audrey Hepburn
My Favourite Things (Sound of Music) R. Rodgers
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Misérables) C. M. Schonberg
I See the Light (Tangled) Alan Menken
If Wrapped in Kindness (Kiki's Delivery Service) Yumi Matsutoya
In Dreams (Lord of the Rings) Walsh and Shore
On My Own (Les Misérables) C. M. Schonberg
Shallow (A Star is Born) Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper
You will be Found (Dear Evan Hansen) Benj Pasek
Popular Music
Adore You Harry Styles
All of Me John Legend
All You Need is Love The Beatles
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
Blackbird The Beatles
Butterflies Abe Parker
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Count on Me Bruno Mars
Easy on Me Adele
Fields of Gold Eva Cassidy
Fly Me to the Moon Frank Sinatra
Follow You, Follow Me Genesis
Free Fallin’ Tom Petty
Gravity Sara Bareilles
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Home Edith Whiskers
How to Save a Life The Fray
I Have a Dream ABBA
I See Fire Ed Sheeran
Imagine John Lennon
Iris Goo Goo Dolls
It Must Be Love Madness
It’s Not Unusual Tom Jones
Jar of Hearts Christina Perri
Just the way you are Bruno Mars
Love me Like you Do Ellie Goulding
Let It Be The Beetles
Mad World Tears for Fears
Make you feel my Love Adele
Nothing Compares 2 U Sinead O’Connor
One Day like This Elbow
Paradise Coldplay
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Piano Man Billy Joel
Please don’t say you love me Gabrielle Aplin
Pompeii Bastille
Set Fire to the Rain Adele
Slow Burn Kasey Musgraves
Skinny Love Bon Iver
Skyfall Adele
Someone like You Adele
Someone you Loved Lewis Capaldi
Stay with Me Sam Smith
The First Time ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
The Joker and The Queen Ed Sheeran
The Power of Love Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Timeless Taylor Swift
Turning Page Sleeping at Last
Turning Tables Adele
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Wherever you will go The Calling
Yesterday The Beetles
Your Song Elton John
Angels we have heard on high Trad.
Away in a Manger Trad.
Carol of the Bells Trad.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Torme and Wells
Coventry Carol Trad.
Deck the Halls Trad.
God rest you merry gentlemen Trad.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas Ralph Blane
Happy Christmas (war is over) John Lennon
Hark! The Herald angels sing Felix Mendelssohn
I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus Connor
In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst
It came upon the midnight clear Trad.
Joy to the World Trad.
Let it Snow! Styne
O Christmas Tree Trad.
O Come, All ye faithful Trad.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Trad.
O Holy Night Trad.
O little town of Bethlehem Trad.
Once in Royal David’s city Trad.
Santa baby Eartha Kitt
Santa Claus is coming to town Cook
See Amid the Winter Snow John Goss
Silent Night Trad.
Silver Bells Livingston and Evans
Sleigh ride Anderson
Sussex Carol Trad.
The First Noel Trad.
The Holly and the Ivy Trad.
The little drummer boy Davis, Onorati and Simeone
Walking in the Air Aled Jones
We wish you a Merry Christmas Trad.
What Child is this Trad.
Winter Wonderland Bernard

Maddy's 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)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£600
Wedding ceremony
This includes 20 mins of music before the service begins, the processional, music during the signing of the register, the recessional and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


3-5 song requests
Solo performance
Customer questions

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

I will always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your events runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to your event, just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive 30-40 mins prior to the performance to allow time to set up.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes! Transport and travel costs are all included in the quotes.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I'm more than happy to play outside - weather permitting! I require a flat and stable surface to play on, both indoors and outdoors, and a cover for if it rains as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what sounds best on the harp. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through music ideas with you and together we can make sure we find what works for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song that you'd like me to learn I'd be very happy to accommodate your ideas and see whether it works well on the harp. If you have more than 3 songs that you'd like me to learn then a fee of £30 will apply to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Classical crossover, Pop, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Early music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Welsh folk, Country, Jazz, Easy listening, Avant garde, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Motown, Top 40, Vintage, Soul, Pop rock, Britpop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Corporate event, Private event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker
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