Celtic Harpist

Pauline Vallance

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About Pauline

Celtic Harpist
Beith
Pauline is an award-winning singer/songwriter who accompanies herself on clarsach (harp) and plays flute.

Played classical flute for years, then learned the clarsach (harp) and started songwriting. She has won various songwriting competitions and has appeared at festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the last 4 years and the Alnwick International Music Festival. She enjoys playing for a variety of events, including weddings, folk clubs and cabarets. Her repertoire ranges from traditional Scottish and Irish, to unexpected covers of Bowie, Queen and Blondie, through to original songs.

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 own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Classical
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Instruments:
Celtic harp, Singer
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

Space Oddity
Wuthering Heights
The First Time Ever I saw Your Face
It Must Be Love
Fields of Gold
Here Come The Sun
Somewhere Only We Know
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose
She Moved Through the Fair
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Customer questions

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I am very happy to learn specific pieces for the event. It shows how much you care about the music and gives me the chance to learn and arrange a new piece for harp.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love the fact that singing with a harp is a bit different and that I perform some rock and pop covers that they don't expect. They also just love the sound.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in a great variety of venues - the Titanic Restaurant in Belfast, the Great Hall at Stirling Castle, Glasgow Cathedral , Dunblane Hydro and a Japanese Garden, to name a few.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

David Bowie, Kate Bush, Blondie and also Karine Polwart and Eddie Reader.

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

The famous Barrowland in Glasgow, just before Christmas.

Reviews

Booked 5 times through Encore!

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Alison S, 5 months ago

Pauline was very professional, an extremely proficient musician and very flexible. I would certainly book her again.

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Craig G, 2 years ago

Excellent performance and added to a brilliant experience

From other customers:

Broadway B, 7 years ago

She delighted her audience

Bright R, 7 years ago

Vallance seems to gracefully strum the listener's heartstrings as well as she strums her beloved clarsach