Celtic Harpist

Pauline Vallance

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About Pauline

"Timeless, magical and unique" Singer and Harp Player.
Celtic Harpist
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Pauline is an award-winning singer/songwriter and harp player with a wide-ranging repertoire . She has appeared at festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Eden Festival and Doonfest. She enjoys playing for a variety of events, including weddings, folk clubs and cabarets and playing in venues from castles to the famous Barrowland in Glasgow. Her repertoire ranges from traditional Scottish and Irish, to unexpected covers of Bowie, Queen and Blondie, through to original songs.

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Pauline's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Becca O
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic! The music was beautiful and Pauline has a beautiful singing voice, she took our suggestions for the music during the drinks reception and got it perfect. It was so magical walking down the aisle to Pauline playing and she definitely positively added to our day. Communication was great, everything was figured out so easily. Pauline knew exactly where to be when, didn't have to worry one bit because she was so good. I don't have any more words because there's only so many ways you can say it was perfect.

Alison S
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

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

Craig G
7 years ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent performance and added to a brilliant experience

From other customers:

Broadway B
12 years ago

She delighted her audience

Bright R
12 years ago

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

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5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
8th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 8 years

Pauline's Song list

Space Oddity
Wuthering Heights
It Must Be Love
Somewhere Only We Know
Here Come The Sun
Fields of Gold
A Thousand Years
Make You Feel My Love
Can't Help Falling in Love
What a Wonderful World
Chasing Cars
Here, There and Everywhere
I Only Want to Be With You
For the Love of a Pricess (from Braveheart)
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose
She Moved Through the Fair
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
The First Time Ever I saw Your Face

Pauline's Prices

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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.
Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Classical
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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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