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Oona is an accomplished harpist with 20 years' experience playing for weddings and functions throughout North West England and North Wales.
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Oona graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Edinburgh University in 1984. Having then achieved a Performers’ Diploma on the harp and a Masters Degree at Bangor University specialising in Performance on the Harp, Oona has established a busy and successful career for the past 20 years as a freelance harpist in North West England and North Wales. She offers a wide repertoire of music in many different styles ranging from Classical, Celtic, Modern and Bollywood, on both the large concert harp and smaller Celtic harp, tailored to create the perfect ambience for the particular special event. Oona will provide beautiful music for many special occasions such as weddings, Valentines’ Day, Mothers’ Day, anniversaries, birthday parties, christenings and funerals. She has also appeared on TV as a harpist in Coronation Street, Peaky Blinders and Poliakoff's Close to the Enemy, and was honoured recently to play at a ship naming ceremony in Liverpool, by Princess Anne.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Average response time under 2 hours
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Has performed on televsion
6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Asian music, Bollywood, Jewish music, Scottish music
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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:
Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

A Million Dreams (from 'The Greatest Showman') (Pink)
A Thousand Years (from 'The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn') (Christina Perri)
A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)
A Whole New World (from Disney's 'Aladdin') (Menken)
All I Ask of You (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
All of Me (John Legend)
All the Things You Are (Kern/Hammerstein)
All You Need is Love (The Beatles)
Always (Jon Bon Jovi)
Amazed (Lonestar)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
Aniron (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Enya)
Annie's Song (John Denver)
Autumn Leaves (Kosma)
Beauty and the Beast (Menken)
Best Day of My Life (American Authors)
Blue Moon (Rodgers/Hart)
Bring Him Home (from 'Les Miserables') (Schonberg)
Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley / Kina Grannis)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (from Disney's 'The Lion King') (Elton John)
Cavatina (Myers)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Colors of the Wind (from Disney's 'Pocahontas') (Menken)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Endless Love (Lionel Ritchie)
Evening Falls (Enya)
Evenstar (Lord of the Rings)
Everything I Do (Bryan Adams)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Fix You (Coldplay)
Flightless Bird, American Mouth (from 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn') (Samuel Beam)
Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)
For the Love of a Princess (from 'Braveheart') (Horner)
From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Game of Thrones (main theme) (Ramin Djawadi)
Glasgow Love Theme (from 'Love Actually') (Armstrong)
Greatest Day (Take That)
Groovy Kind of Love (Wine/ Bayer Sager)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen / Alexandra Burke)
Halo (Beyonce)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (Van Morrison)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
Hedwig's Theme (from 'Harry Potter') (Williams)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
How Long Will I Love You? (Ellie Goulding)
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (from 'Armageddon') (Aerosmith)
I Get a Kick Out of You (Porter)
I Giorni (Ludovico Einaudi)
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
In My Life (The Beatles)
I See The Light (from Disney's 'Tangled') (Menken)
In the Arms of an Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
Into the West (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Shore/Walsh)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Kissing You (from 'Romeo and Juliet') (Des'ree)
Kiss the Girl (from Disney's 'The Little Mermaid') (Menken)
Lady (Lionel Ritchie / Kenny Rogers)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
Married Life (theme from Disney/Pixar's 'Up') (Giacchino)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
May It Be (Enya)
Moon River (Mancini/Mercer)
My Heart Will Go On (from 'Titanic') (Horner)
North (the 'Visit Scotland' advert) (Paul Mounsey)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinéad O'Connor)
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Nuvole Bianche (Ludovico Einaudi)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Over and Over Again (Nathan Sykes Feat. Ariana Grande)
Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Say You Won't Let Go (James Arthur)
Somewhere Only We Know (Lily Allen)
Songbird ( Fleetwood Mac / Eva Cassidy)
Stay With Me (Sam Smith)
Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (MacColl)
The Last Thing On My Mind (Tom Paxton)
The Music of the Night (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
The Wind Beneath My Wings (Henley/Silbar)
The Wonder of You (Elvis Presley)
Think of Me (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò) (Sartori)
Titanium (Sia Furler/David Guetta)
To Make You Feel My Love (Dylan/ Adele cover)
To Zanarkand (Final Fantasy X) (Uematsu)
Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)
Turning Page (from 'The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn') (Sleeping at Last)
Unchained Melody (North/Zaret)
Waterfall (Stone Roses)
Watermark (Enya)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
When I Fall in Love (Nat King Cole)
When You Wish Upon a Star (from Disney's 'Pinocchio') (Harline/Washington)
Wherever You Are: The Military Wives' Prayer (Mealor)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You Are The Reason (Calum Scott / Leona Lewis)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
You Raise Me Up - Westlife (Lovland/Graham)
You're Beautiful (James Blunt)
You're Still the One (Shania Twain)
Your Song (Elton John)
Air on a G String (Bach)
Allegro (Handel)
Au Bord du Ruisseau (Renie)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Balcony Scene (from 'Romeo and Juliet') (Craig Armstrong)
Bridal March (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Cavatina (Myers)
Chaconne (Clarke)
Chanson dans la Nuit (Salzedo)
Flower Duet (Delibes)
Gabriel's Oboe (from 'The Mission') (Morricone)
Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie)
'Hornpipe' from 'Water Music' (Handel)
I Giorni (Ludovico Einaudi)
Largo from 'Winter', from 'The Four Seasons' (Vivaldi)
'Morning' from Peer Gynt (Grieg)
Nocturne (Glinka)
Nuvole Bianche (Ludovico Einaudi)
Passacaille (Handel)
Pavane (Fauré)
Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber) (from a requiem so not suitable for weddings)
Prelude in C (J S Bach)
Prelude No. 3 (Tournier)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, 18th Variation (Rachmaninoff)
Ricordo Ancor ('Pelagia's Song' from 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin') (Warbeck)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
'The Godfather' Love Theme (Nino Rota)
Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò) (Sartori)
To a Wild Rose (MacDowell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
A Million Dreams (from 'The Greatest Showman') (Pink)
A Thousand Years (from 'The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn') (Christina Perri)
All I Ask of You (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
All the Things You Are (from 'Very Warm for May') (Kern/Hammerstein)
Aniron (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Enya)
Autumn Leaves (from 'Les Portes de la Nuit') (Kosma)
Bring Him Home (from 'Les Miserables') (Schonberg)
Cavatina (from 'The Deerhunter') (Myers)
Evenstar (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Shore)
Flightless Bird, American Mouth (from 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn') (Samuel Beam)
For the Love of a Princess (from 'Braveheart') (Horner)
Game of Thrones (main theme) (Ramin Djawadi)
Glasgow Love Theme (from 'Love Actually') (Armstrong)
Hedwig's Theme (from 'Harry Potter') (Williams)
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (from Armageddon) (Aerosmith)
I Get a Kick Out of You (from 'Anything Goes') (Porter)
Into the West (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Shore/Walsh)
'Jurassic Park' Theme (Williams)
Kissing You (from 'Romeo and Juliet') (Des'ree)
Love Me Tender (from 'Love Me Tender') (Elvis Presley)
May It Be (from 'Lord of the Rings') (Enya)
Moon River (from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's') (Mancini/Mercer)
My Heart Will Go On (from 'Titanic') (Horner)
North (the 'Visit Scotland' advert) (Paul Mounsey)
Over the Rainbow (from 'The Wizard of Oz') (Arlen/Harburg)
The Music of the Night (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
Think of Me (from 'Phantom of the Opera') (Lloyd Webber)
Turning Page (from 'The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn') (Sleeping at Last)
Unchained Melody (from 'Ghost') (North/Zaret)
You'll Never Walk Alone (from 'Carousel') (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
A Whole New World (from 'Aladdin') (Menken)
Baby Mine (from 'Dumbo') (Churchill)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (from 'The Lion King') (Elton John)
Colors of the Wind (from 'Pocahontas') (Menken)
I See The Light (from 'Tangled') (Menken)
Kiss the Girl (from 'The Little Mermaid') (Menken)
Married Life (from 'Up') (Giacchino)
Tale as Old as Time (from 'Beauty and the Beast') (Menken)
When You Wish Upon a Star (from 'Pinocchio') (Harline/Washington)
Ar Lan y Môr (Trad.)
Berwyn (Delyth Evans)
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the Wheat) (Trad.)
Calon Lân (James/Hughes)
Cariad Pur (True Love) (Delyth Evans)
Carolan's Concerto (O'Carolan)
Carolan's Welcome (O'Carolan)
Cockles and Mussels (Trad.)
Cruit gun Cheis, Ceall gun Aba (A Harp without a Key) (Kennedy)
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) (Trad.)
Danny Boy / The Derry Air (Trad.)
Don Oiche Ud I mBheithil (The Night in Bethlehem) (Trad.)
Down by the Salley Gardens (Trad.)
Eleanor Plunkett (O'Carolan)
Give Me Your Hand (Trad.)
Greensleeves (Trad.)
Lament for a Blind Harper (Stevenson)
Last Rose of Summer (Trad.)
Llety'r Bugail ('The Shepherd's Abode') (Trad.)
Llydaw (Brittany) (Trad.)
Lord Galway's Lamentation (O'Carolan)
Merch Megan (Megan's Daughter) (Trad.)
My Lagan Love (Trad.)
My Love is like a Red, Red, Rose (Trad.)
Och Nan Och, 'smi fo leireadh (Trad.)
O'er the Sea to Skye (The Skye Boat Song) (Trad.)
Scarborough Fair (Trad.)
She Moved Through the Fair (Trad.)
Suo Gân (Trad.)
The Ancient Sports of the Glen (Trad.)
The Bard of Armagh (Trad.)
The Fields of Athenry
The Galway Piper (Trad.)
The Lark in the Clear Air (Trad.)
The Last Rose of Summer
The Leaving of Liverpool (Trad.)
The Mermaid's Song (Trad.)
The Swan (McKay)
The Walls of Liscarroll (Trad.)
Walsh's Hornpipe (Trad.)
Y Deryn Pur (The Gentle Bird) (Trad.)
Chukar Mere Manko
Chura Liya Hai
Dil Diyan Gallan
Galliyan (from 'Ek Vilian')
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kaun Tujhe (from 'M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story')
Khabi Kushi Khabi Ghum
Kuch Kuch Hotha Hai
Meri Mehbooba
Om Jai Jagdisha Hare
Pehla Nasha
Pehli Nazar Mein (from 'Race')
Piyu Bole
Pyar Diwana Hota Hai
Sanu Ek Pal Chain
Sayan Aaya Hai (from 'Creature')
Soch Na Sake (from 'Airlift')
Tuje Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam
Tujhko Jo Paya
Tum Hi Ho (from 'Aashiqui 2')
Artsa Alinu
Chorsha ha Eucaliptus
Dodi Li ('I Am My Beloved's')
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Hava Nagila
Hevenu Shalom
Hine Ma Tov
Jerusalem of Gold
L'cha Dodi
Mi Yitnami Of
Oseh Shalom
Sh'ma Yisroeyl
Sunrise, Sunset (from 'Fiddler on the Roof') (Bock/Harnick)
Away in a Manger
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
In the Bleak Midwinter
Silent Night
Walking in the Air
We Three Kings of Orient Are
When a Child is Born
White Christmas
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

This recent review perfectly sums up what I hope I bring to every special occasion! "Oona's music added warmth and soul to the day and was beautifully played. Our friends and family commented on how it greatly enhanced the romantic mood and atmosphere of our wedding, and added a touch of magic and fairytale to our very special day." (Siobhan)

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As an experienced harpist of over 20 years, I've played at practically every wedding and function venue in North West England and North Wales!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Probably my teacher from many years ago, the renowned harpist Eira Lynn Jones.

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

Difficult one! Maybe playing a wedding harpist on 3 episodes of Coronation Street. Or perhaps playing in a charity ball scene in season 3 of Peaky Blinders? Either way, they were both great fun!

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

I'm always happy to work with approximate timings at the booking stage, and these can be firmed up closer to the date. Also, it's absolutely not a problem to extend the original timings after you've booked me, subject to my availability.

How much time do you need to set up?

I always arrive an hour before I'm due to start playing, so that I have plenty of time to set up and tune my harp.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Absolutely - I've include all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in the quotes.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I bring all the equipment I need to play out of doors, including a battery amp and a large parasol to protect my harp from the sun! A flat surface to set up on is preferable, but there are usually ways around this if this is not available. If it's raining or if there is rain forecast for that day, I will need full cover or to perform indoors.

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

Yes, I have a very wide repertoire to suit all tastes, ranging from classical to jazz standards, musicals, films, easy listening and modern pop. You are welcome to choose your favourite pieces from my repertoire, with advice given if needed.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

This very much depends on the particular song and if it's suitable for the harp, so please do ask if the song you'd like isn't included in my song list, and I'll be happy to look into it!


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£313
Up to 3 hours£375
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding breakfast
Up to 2 hours including breaks between courses. Playing from guests taking their seats up until coffee is served.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
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From Encore customers:

Julie S
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Oona played the harp at our recent wedding ceremony at Portmeirion. She was extremely professional and accommodated our unusual choice of song. She played beautifully, the guests were extremely impressed and she is highly recommended. Thank you so much Oona!

Carmen A
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed listening to Oona. She complemented our Macmillan Charity Coffee Morning perfectly. Oona was punctual , professional & played a varied collection of music. Thank you.

Rebecca E
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Oona played so very beautifully at our wedding! Her remarkable talent made our outdoor ceremony at Ness Gardens a truly enchanting experience. She has an extensive repertoire that made choosing our pieces so fun. She responded quickly and warmly to all email correspondence, which helped to sooth my pre-wedding nerves! I would highly recommend Oona for anybody looking to hire a simply enchanting musician for their function. Thanks again Oona!

Rebecca M
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Oona made our wedding ceremony perfect, highly recommend her in all aspects!

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From other customers:

Phillip R
4 months ago, for a Wedding in Shropshire
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5 out of 5

Oona played at our wedding in January and what can I say except wow! Played so wonderfully and added a beautiful atmosphere to the venue! We are so glad we had you play on our big day and also thank you for being so kind during all our date changes because of the pandemic. You really helped keep it simple with the change of dates and you being this way helped us stay calm throughout. Would highly recommend for that touch of class! Thank you once again!!

Kirsty W
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Croxteth Hall
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5 out of 5

Oona was exceptional, played at our church then went onto play at our venue for our wedding day. Every guest commented how wonderful it was and we couldn't agree more!

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