Harpist

Noa Davies

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Bespoke live harp music for every occasion! Featured on Season 1 of Ultimate Wedding Planner!
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Bicester
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Noa is a harpist, based in Oxfordshire, with several years of experience playing at weddings, functions, orchestras and recording sessions throughout England and Wales. She covers the UK and international locations. As well as performing, Noa teaches the harp to people of all ages and abilities. Weddings: Noa provides live music for ceremonies (including the guests’ arrival beforehand), the drinks receptions, the wedding breakfast and even during the first dance! She has various price packages to suit every part of your wedding and accommodate different budgets. She was recently featured on Season 1 of "Ultimate Wedding Planner" on BBC and played at a destination wedding in the South of France! Events and Corporate Functions: She provides live background music for a range of functions, most notably London fashion week and Annabel's (a private member's club in Mayfair, London). The Harp is suitable for any event from a suprise birthday party to playing at luxury events. Music: Music choices are catered to each client based on their personal preferences. They can choose from an extensive repertoire list or they can request songs that are not on there. Upon consultation, short samples can be sent to clients so they get a taste of what their requested songs will sound like on the day. She can also guide clients in their music choices by suggesting music that will suit their event.

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4.9 out of 5
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Noa's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Samara D
12 days ago
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4.8 out of 5

Everyone at my wedding said how amazing Noa was. So worth having there and made the event even more special!

Reply from Noa
11 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, Samara. It was a pleasure to play at your wedding! Many congratulations to you and Luke!

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Melissa P
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Would highly recommend Noa .. professional, was able accommodate even when changes were made with our venue . We had lots of comments on wonderful the music sounded and Noa was amazing in our big day. Worth every penny!!!

Reply from Noa
4 months ago

Thank you so much for this review! It was a pleasure to play at your wedding!

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Joanna H
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Noa was an absolute dream - everyone at the wedding complimented her talent - the songs were played beautifully…Noa herself is a genuine and kind person. I cannot thank her enough for playing at our wedding. Thank you and I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. And lots of rest as you have been working extremely hard over the festive season!!

Reply from Noa
4 months ago

Hi Joanna, Thank you so much for this lovely review! It was a pleasure to play for your wedding on Saturday! I'm so glad you and your guests enjoyed the music! Wishing you and Richard a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Sophie S
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Noa recently played at our wedding (ceremony and cocktail hour) and was really wonderful! Her playing added the perfect touch to an autumn wedding and we had so many guests gush about the lovely harp music afterwards. All of the pieces she played sounded amazing and it was especially kind of her to take requests (thank you again for playing a Zelda song as a closing piece for us, Noa!). In the lead-up, she always replied promptly and truly made us feel like we were receiving a tailored experience. I'd gladly hire her again for any events in the future and highly recommend her.

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Steve S
5 years ago

Noa’s talent and professionalism added an elegant atmosphere to our event at London Fashion Week, and we will be hiring her for future events without hesitation. Multiple celebrity and successful guests commented on the quality of the music and how impressed they were by the artistry and sophistication Noa’s live music brought to the room.

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Mr H
5 years ago

We wanted to say a huge “thank you” to Noa, who played the Harp for us at our wedding on the hottest day of the year! She was magnificent! We and our guests appreciated her beautiful playing. What a wonderful way to celebrate!

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Noa's Song list

Elvis Presley - can't help falling in love (C major), Love me tender
Bryan Adams - everything I do
Take that - rule the world
Queen - don't stop me now, bohemian rhapsody, a crazy little thing called love, good old fashioned lover boy, love of my life, it's a kind of magic, you're my best friend, under pressure
David Bowie - Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Let's Dance, Heroes, changes,
Nataliana, The Nightingale - DHC,
Can you feel the love tonight - lion king,
Einaudi - I Giorni, Una Mattina, Monday, Le Onde, Primavera, Passagio, Fairytale, Love is a Mystery, Experience,
Yiruma - River flows in you,
Enya - Orinoco, Only Time,
Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time Theme, Zelda's Lullaby, Great Fairy Fountain,
Howl’s Moving Castle,
Studio Ghibli Medley,
Your Name (Radwimps),
Pachelbel's canon in D,
Ave Maria on the prelude of J.S Bach by Gounod,
the swan by Saint-Sæns,
serenade, standchen, Ave Maria by Schubert,
Morning by Grieg,
To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell,
Pavane, Pie Jesu (from the Requiem) by Fauré,
Wedding March (Wagner and Mendelssohn versions),
take 5 by Paul Desmond,
Autumn leaves,
I've Got Rhythm, Summertime, Rhapsody in Blue/American in Paris Medley by Gershwin,
Pure imagination (D flat major),
theme from Beauty and the Beast, Be our Guest, Gaston (Beauty and the Beast),
Go the Distance, Zero to Hero (Hercules),
How Far I'll Go, Your Welcome (Moana),
Let it Go, Into the Unknown (Frozen),
You'll be in my Heart (Tarzan),
So This is Love, Bibity Bobity Boo (Cinderella),
Part of your World, Under the Sea (Little Mermaid),
A Whole New World (Aladdin),
I see the light (Tangled),
Married Life (Up),
We Don't Talk About Bruno (Encanto),
When You Wish Upon a Star (Disney Theme),
Somewhere Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz, Moon River by Henry Mancini,
Misty,
All the things you are,
Sleep Away (Bob Acri),
Georgia on my Mind,
Dream a Little Dream of Me,
L-O-V-E, When I Fall in Love (Nat King Cole),
New York, My Way, Somethin Stupid (Frank Sinatra),
That's Amore,
Hymne L'amour,
Moonlight Serenade (Glen Miller),
La Vie En Rose, No je ne regrette rien (Edith Piaf)
Nocturne - Glinka
Au Matin, Vers La Source Dans Le Boir- Marcel Tournier
La Source by Alphonse Hasselmans,
Watching the Wheat (bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn) by John Thomas,
Danny Boy (trad),
Greensleeves (trad),
Scarborough Fair (trad),
Over the Sea to Skye (trad),
Glenlivet (trad),
Fields of Athenry (trad),
Londonderry Air (trad),
Merch megan (trad),
Sospan fach (trad),
Dafydd Y Gareg Wen (David of the White Rock),
Adagio from Rachmaninoff's Piano concerto no.2,
Arabesque no.1&2, Reverie and Clair De Lune by Debussy,
Gymnopedie no.1, Gnossienne no.1 by Satie,
Musetta's Waltz, O Mio Bambino Caro by Puccini,
Intermezzo from Carmen (Bizet),
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (Masagni),
Where'er You Walk from Semele (Handel),
Barcarolle from Contes D'Offman (Offenbach),
Just The Way You Are, Marry You and Count on Me (Bruno Mars),
Shake it Off, Wildest Dreams, Lover (Taylor swift),
Ocean Eyes, Lovely, What Was I Made For from Barbie, No Time to Die, Everything I Wanted, I Love You, (Billie Eilish),
Good as Hell, Juice, Pink from Barbie (Lizzo),
Levitating, One Kiss, Dance the Night from Barbie, Don't Start Now, Be the One (Dua Lipa),
Watermelon Sugar, Falling, Sweet Creature, As it Was, Adore You (Harry Styles),
Easy on Me, Sweetest Devotion, Make You Fell my Love (Adele),
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen),
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri),
Thinking Out Loud, Perfect, Joker and the Queen, Bad Habits, Shivers, Afterglow (Ed Sheeran),
Fireflies (Owl city),
La La La and Lay Me Down (Sam Smith),
Teenage Dream (Katy Perry),
All of Me (John Legend),
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin),
You've got the love, cosmic love, spectrum, raise it up, hunger, dog days (Florence and the Machine),
Your song, Benny and the jets, tiny dancer, rocket Man, I'm still standing, Cold Heart (Elton John),
Let it be, yesterday, Here, there and everywhere, Here comes the sun, All You Need is Love (the Beatles),
Wouldn't it be Nice, In my Room, Good Vibrations, Surfing (The Beach Boys),
On my own, A Heart Full of Love, I Dreamed a Dream, Stars (Les mis),
Chasing cars (snow patrol),
Creep, Daydreaming (Radiohead),
Time after Time, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Heart Shaped Box, Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
All my Life (KC & JoJo)
Africa (toto)
Sky Full of Stars, Everglow, Clocks, Paradise, Viva la Vida, Magic, Something Like This, Yellow, The Scientist (Coldplay),
Video Games, Season of the Witch, Young and Beautiful, Say Yes to Heaven (Lana Del Rey),
Metallica - nothing else matters,
Daft punk - get lucky, something about us,
Happy birthday (trad)
Uk national anthem (God Save the King)
Welsh National Anthem,
Nothing Compares to you (Sinead O'Connor),
Zombie, Dreams (The Cranberries),
Piazzolla - Libertango, Oblivion,
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill, Cloudbusting, Wuthering Heights,
Earth, Wind and Fire - September, Boogie Wonderland,
Halo (Beyonce),
Hey Ya (Outlast),
Focus, Best Part (Her),
Stand by Me (Ben E King),
If I Ain't Got You, Falling, No One (Alicia Keys),
What a Wonderful World, Somewhere Beyond the Sea (Louis Armstrong),
Isn't She Lovely, Ma Cherie Amour, You and I (Stevie Wonder),
I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston),
Just The Two of Us, Lovely Day, Ain't no Sunshine When She's Gone (Bill Withers),
Don't Know Why (Norah Jones),
Pink and White, Lost (Frank Ocean),
You and I (Tom Walker),
Giant (Rag N Bone Man),
Heatwaves (Glass Animals),
Wonderwall (Oasis),
Ariana Grande - Thank you next,
Justin Bieber - Peaches,
Braveheart - For the love of a princess,
In Dreams, Concerning Hobbits (Lord of the Rings),
Black Beauty Theme,
Game of Thrones Theme,
City of Stars (La La Land),
Friends Theme,
Time from Inception, Interstellar Theme, Gladiator (Hans Zimmer),
Hedwig's Theme, Fluffy's Harp (Harry Potter),
Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet)
Toss a Coin to your Witcher,
Formula 1 Theme (Bryan Tyler),
Mandalorian Theme,
A Million Dreams, Rewrite the Stars, Never Enough, This is Me, Come Alive (Greatest Showman)
Christmas music:
Walking in the Air (Howard Blake),
Somewhere in my Memory (Home Alone),
Believe (Polar Express),
Let it Snow,
Do They Know it's Christmastime (Band Aid),
All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey),
Silent Night (traditional and jazzy versions),
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (traditional and jazzy versions),
Jingle Bells (traditional and jazzy versions),
Santa Clause is Coming to Town,
Winter Wonderland,
O Holy Night (traditional and jazzy versions),
Sleigh Ride,
White Christmas,
The Christmas Song,
O Christmas Tree (traditional and Charlie Brown Christmas version),
Holly Jolly Christmas,
Last Christmas (Wham),
Joy to the World,
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree,
Step into Christmas (Elton John),
Christmas Waltz,
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,
The Holly and the Ivy,
Winter Wonderland,
Away in a Manger (traditional and jazzy versions),
Deck the Halls (traditional and jazzy versions),
The First Noel (traditional and jazzy versions),
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (traditional and jazzy versions),
Good King Wenceslas (traditional and jazzy versions),
O Come All Ye Faithful (traditional and jazzy versions),
What Child is This (traditional and jazzy versions),
Christmastime is Here Again (Charlie Brown Christmas),
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence,
Underneath the Christmas Tree (Kelly Clarkson),
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),
Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin Stevens),
Christmas Lights (Coldplay),
Here Comes Santa Claus,
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree,
Winter Wonderland,
Excerpts from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky),
12 Days of Christmas,
Simple Gifts,
Auld Lang Syne,
In the Bleak Midwinter,
Interlude from Ceremony of Carols (Britten),
Carol of the Bells,
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,
Santa Baby,
Let it Snow,
We 3 Kings,
Variations on Adeste Fideles (O come all ye faithful),
Hark the Herald Angels Sing,
Mary Did You Know
Jewish/Israeli/Klezmer music:
- Sheva Brachot (7 blessings, trad tune)
- Im Eshkahech (tune by Shweckey)
- Simantov a Mazel Tov (played when glass is smashed)
- trad jewish wedding song (Khosn Kal Mazel Tov) - also played when glass is smashed
- Sunrise Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof
- Salaam (od yavo shalom aleinu)
- aveinu shalom aleichem
- hava nagila
- Ha Neshama Lach - Shlomo Carlebach
- Od Yishama
- Erev Shel Shoshanim
Bollywood:
Tum Hi Ho
Veer Zaara
Kal No Ha No
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Sanam Re
Tujhe Dehka To
Tu Mera Nahi
Lag Ja Gale
Pal
Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse
Channa Mereya
Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si
Chura Liya Hai Tumme
Enna Sona

Noa's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£125
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£525
Up to 3 hours£675
Packages
Wedding proposal
- a Skype consultation - 2 songs of your choice (including special requests) - music whilst you take photos for 15 minutes after they say yes
£375
Wedding ceremony
This includes music for up to 30 whilst guests are arriving, wedding entrance, music during the signing of the register (or any music during the ceremony if it's not a civil ceremony), and music as guests leave.
£450
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. This includes any song requests during this time.
£625
Wedding ceremony and reception
The ceremony and reception package includes the following: - music for up to 30 minutes whilst guests arrive - wedding entrance music - 2-3 songs whilst signing the register - any other music during the ceremony - wedding exit music - 2x45 minute sets during the wedding reception - at least 5 special music requests - phone/zoom consultation
£750
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the ceremony, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2-3 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. - optional music for your first dance
£1250

Add-ons

Video Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£80
Extra harp
+£125
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The unique ambience of relaxing harp music but also the versatility of the instrument - clients love that I can play so many different genres on the harp!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Grove, Annabel's Private Member's Club (Mayfair), Beaufort House, Blenheim Palace, The Waldorf Hilton, Froyle Park, Reuben's Hotel (next to Buckingham Palace), The Bodleian Libraries (Oxford), The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Woolf Gallery, Luton Hoo Hotel, The Royal Albert Hall, The Wales millennium centre (Cardiff), The Barbican, The Royal Festival Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Amy Turk, Catrin Finch and Florence and the Machine

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

London Fashion Week (September 2019 and February 2020) The Christmas Facade Launch at Annabel's (November 2023)

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 me know as soon as you can.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. I may take longer to set up if I need to replace strings (this means tuning may take longer), or park my car if there is no nearby parking.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Absolutely - I will include all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in the quotes. If the journey is longer than originally quoted, I will update the quote to show the right amount.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

None at all - my instrument is played acoustically so I don't need any equipment. When the harp is amplified, my PA system is wireless. However, I will need a flat surface to play on and need full cover if it's raining or to perform indoors or a shaded area if it's hot. This is because 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 works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I'm happy to do this for you. NB: Please give me lots of notice for special requests!
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical crossover, Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Christmas, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Light music, Originals, Avant garde, Experimental, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Progressive rock, World music, Flamenco, French music, German music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Tango, Spanish music, Scottish music, Samba, Salsa, Russian music, Polka, Cuban music, Bossa nova, Traditional church music, Baroque, Early music, Renaissance, Electronic, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Ceilidh, Welsh folk, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Acoustic, Covers, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Britpop, Reggae, Medieval music, Ambient, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, Gypsy jazz, Ragtime, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Funk, Motown, Military, Arabic, Asian music, Bollywood, Indian music, Contemporary Christian, Country, Disco, Chuppah ceremony music, Hebrew songs, Israeli dance music, Pakistani music, Punjabi music, South Asian fusion, South Asian music, Karaoke, Yiddish roots music, Folk rock, Tribute
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Event types:
Wedding, Recording session, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Fluent sight-reader, Composer, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser, Accompanist, Actor, Music therapy, Community music worker, Repetiteur
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