Celtic Harpist

Marie Kelly

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From modern to medieval , folk to contemporary , Celtic harp and voice - Marie will be delighted to create a special occasion for you
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Marie Kelly is a professional Singer Harper and Actor who studied at Trinity College Dublin the College of Music Dublin and in Vienna. She has an MA in Text and Performance Studies from Kings College London and RADA. Her work ranges from West End shows including a season at the Vic in HMS Pinafore to Regional Repertory BBC Radio featuring in the Radio 2 Series of Classic Musicals and Friday Night is Music Night RTE Radio and Television “Let’s Sing A Song “ as well as recitals for Lyric FM. Recent Roles include Stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Marion in “A day in the Lives of Frankie Abbott “ Marie Lloyd in On The Halls and is currently touring in “Tipperary to Flanders Fields” which ranges from Victorian Music Hall to Jazz and Dido’s Lament . She has released an album of classic standards Gershwin ,Arlen Porter “Two Hours Later” and two original singles “Alive”and “Hold Me Through the Night”

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Military, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Ragtime, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Ambient pop, Covers, Vintage, French music, German music, Italian music, Jewish music, Scottish music, Spanish music, Greek music, World music, Pop, Jazz fusion, Swing
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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:
Songwriter, Actor, Musical comedy, Composer, Perfect pitch, Singing teaching
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Song list

Most pieces and songs can be arranged for the Harp- here's a selection
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Bridal March from Lohengrin– Wagner
Canon – Pachelbel
Searching for Lambs – Trad
Celtic Preludes O’Carolan - signing of the register
Celtic Recessionals O’Carolan
Christmas Carols
The Royal Dream –
The Prayer -
The Rose
The Water is wide
From this moment on - Shania Twain
The Wedding Song – There is love
The wind beneath my wings
My Own True Love – Tara theme
Let it be me - Everly brothers
My Heart will go on – Titanic
Somewhere over the rainbow
All the way - (Sinatra)
La vie en rose
Secret Love
My Love, and Call Me - Tony Hatch
And I love you so
The Lord's Prayer
Brian Boru’s March
Nights in white satin
Blowing in the wind
Both sides now
A groovy Kind of love
A Lover’s Concerto
I love how you love me
Can’t help falling in love
One day like this
Let it be – Beatles
And I love her - Beatles
Killing me softly with his song
Someone to watch over me
She moved through the fair –
The Sally Gardens
Meditations – Celtic Swedish Jewish (Register signing)
Breton Airs
Amazing Grace
Be thou my vision
Welsh English Scottish Nordic and Irish Airs
Ye banks and Braes
Skye Boat Song
Mairie's Wedding
Customer questions

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

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

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

My instrumental music is live .

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually about 3/4 of an hour before the event to ensure tuning and ensure everything runs smoothly

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

Yes of course please feel free to chat about what you’d like for your special occasion

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play and PA system if needed

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like me to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My commitment and passion

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

West End Theatres, BBC venues St Barts Concert Hall Churches Wedding Venues Hotels

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Traditional Music and Classical Composers Ed Sheeran John Legend

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

Friday Night is Music Night BBC RTÉ


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£180
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500


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Norah R, 3 years ago

Marie entertained us at the St Batholomew's Hospital Annual Gala Concert The Music of our Isles on her Celtic Harp both accompanying herself singing airs from the British Isles, played harp solos and as part of an ensemble trio of Piano Flute and Harp. The audience had a wonderful evening and Marie had a great rapport with them. I particularly liked her arrangement of the Eriskay Love Lilt Bheir Me O which she sang in Irish accompanying herself on her harp.

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Carol W, 3 years ago

Marie Kelly sings and plays the harp as if it were an extension of her soul ! With an extensive repertoire of Folk and Classical Music , she is the true embodiment of the Celtic Spirit .