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Rachael Gladwin

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Harpist
Manchester
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Magnificent music and a beautiful atmosphere from a first-class professional harpist. Pop, classical, bollywood, Disney, jazz, folk & more ♥

Rachael Gladwin is a professional harpist based in Manchester. She plays harp at weddings, christenings, corporate events and funerals. Music is a vital part of any wedding or event; Rachael is highly experienced at helping you decide on all the musical details that are going to make your day extra special. She works closely with you to put together a personalised harp programme that is just right for your occasion. Her repertoire is extensive and spans pop, classical, movie hits, bollywood, folk and jazz. If there is a tune you love that isn’t on the list Rachael is always happy to learn requests. Rachael began playing the harp at the age of 5. She went on to study at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduating in 2008 with a first class honours degree in music. Rachael has worked with artists including Guy Garvey, Corinne Bailey Rae, DJ Shadow, Gilles Peterson and Susan Boyle. She performs all over the world and draws on her vast and varied professional experience as a harpist to make the music perfect for your wedding or special occasion. Rachael covers many areas including Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, North Wales, the Midlands and London. Rachael’s stunning black and gold harp adds a beautiful aesthetic to any occasion and as an additional visual detail Rachael can wear a gown to match your colour scheme.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
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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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Song list

POP
Abba - Mamma Mia
Adele - All I Ask
Adele - Chasing Pavements
Adele - Hello
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - Someone Like You
Aerosmith - I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Air - All I Need
Alanis Morissette - Ironic
All Saints - Never Ever
Alicia Keys - Fallin’
American Authors - Best Day Of My Life
Beyonce - 1+1
Beyonce - Ave Maria
Beyonce - Dangerously In Love
Beyonce - Halo
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
The Beatles - All My Loving
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
The Beatles - Eight Days A Week
The Beatles - Get Back
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - Here, There and Everywhere
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Love Me Do
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
The Beatles - You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
Bette Midler - The Rose
Bonnie Raitt - I Feel The Same
Brian Adams - Everthing I Do
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own
Calum Scott - You Are The Reason
The Carpenters - Close To You
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
Celine Dion - The Colour Of My Love
Charles Aznavour - She
Chris De Burgh - Missing You
Christina Aguilera - Turn To You
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be
Coldplay - Clocks
Coldplay - Don’t Panic
Coldplay - Fix You
Coldplay - Paradise
Coldplay - Sky Full Of Stars
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay - Yellow
Corinne Bailey Rae - Just Like A Star
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Craig Armstrong - Balcony Scene
Craig Armstrong - Glasgow Love Theme
The Cranberries - Linger
Cyndi Lauper - True Colours
David Bowie - Heroes
David Bowie - When The World Falls Down
David Guetta - Titanium
Des’ree - Kissing You
Diana Ross - When You Tell Me
The Eagles - Hotel Califormia
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Elbow - One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling In Love
Enya - Watermark
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
Eva Cassidy - Time After Time
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
The Foo Fighters - Everlong
Gabrielle - Dreams Can Come True
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Shotgun
Hans Zimmer - You’re So Cool
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now
James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
James Bay - Hold Back The River
James Blunt - You’re Beautiful
James Morrison - I Won’t Let You Go
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
John Denver - Annie’s Song
John Legend - All Of Me
John Lennon - Imagine
John McLaughlin - So Close
Johnny Mercer - Moon River
The Jonas Brothers - When You Look Me In The Eyes
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides, Now
Joni Mitchell - Refuge of The Roads
Joni Mitchell - Woodstock
Jose Gonzales - Heartbeats
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Justin Beiber -Despacito
Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling
K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life
Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles
Katie Melua - The Closest Thing To Crazy
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Lana Del Rey - Lucky Ones
Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Lighthouse Family - High
Lighthouse Family - Lifted
Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - My Endless Love
Lonestar - Amazed
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
Luther Vandross - Always And Forever
Madness - It Must Be Love
Madonna - Frozen
Maroon 5 - Girls Like You
Maroon 5 - This Love
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Melissa Manchester - Through The Eyes Of Love
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Michael Bublé - Home
Miguel - Adorn
Minnie Riperton - Loving You
Morecambe and Wise - Bring Me Sunshine
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Nathan Sykes - Over And Over Again
Niall Horan - Slow Hands
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Nirvana - Come As You Are
No Doubt - Don’t Speak
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
Oasis - Songbird
Oasis - Wonderwall
One Republic - Counting Stars
Owl City - Fireflies
Paramore - All I Wanted
Passenger - Let Her Go
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Phil Collins - Against All Odds
Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
Pixies - Where Is My Mind
Post Malone - Stay
The Pretenders - Let’s Get Married
Prince - Diamonds And Pearls
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - No Surprises
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
REM - Everybody Hurts
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting For You
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Robbie Williams - Angels
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately
Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
Savage Garden - Truly, Madly, Deeply
Secret Garden - Sleepsong
Shania Twain - From This Moment
Shania Twain - You’re Still The One
Simply Red - Stars
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkel - For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
The Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
The Stereophonics - You’re My Star
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Sting and The Police - Every Breath You Take
Sting and The Police - Fields of Gold
Sugababes - Too Lost In You
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses - Waterfall
Take That - A Million Love Songs
Take That - Back for Good
Take That - Greatest Day
Take That - Rule The World
Take That - Shine
Train - Hey Soul Sister
Tori Amos - Winter
U2 - All I Want Is You
U2 - With Or Without You
Westlife - Flying Without Wings
Westlife - Swear It Again
Westlife - You Raise Me Up
Wet Wet Wet - Goodnight Girl
Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time
DISNEY, MUSICALS & FILM
Aladdin - A Whole New World
Beauty and the Beast - Be Our Guest
Beauty and the Beast - Tale As Old As Time
Cats - Memories
Chess - I Know Him So Well
Cinderella (2015) - La Valse De L’Amour
Dirty Dancing - Time Of My Life
Edward Scissorhands - Ice Dance
Frozen - Do You Want To Build A Snowman
Frozen - Let It Go
The Jungle Book - Bare Necessities
Labyrinth - When The World Falls Down
The Lion King - Circle Of Life
The Lion King - Hakuna Matata
The Lion King - I Just Can’t Wait To Be King
The Little Mermaid - Kiss The Girl
The Little Mermaid - Part of Your World
Mary Poppins - Chim Chim Cher-ee
Mary Poppins - Feed The Birds
Mary Poppins - Let’s Go Fly A Kite
The Music Man - Till There Was You
Oliver - As Long As He Needs Me
Oliver - Where Is Love
Phantom Of The Opera - All I Ask Of You
Pinocchio - When You Wish Upon A Star
Show Boat - Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man Of Mine
Snow White And The Seven Dwarves - Some Day My Prince Will Come
South Pacific - Some Enchanted Evening
Up - Married Life (Theme)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Cheer Up Charlie
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Oompa Loompa
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Pure Imagination
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - The Candy Man
The Wizard Of Oz - Over The Rainbow
CLASSICAL
Bach - Air on a G String
Bach - Gavotte
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach - Minuet
Bach - Prelude 1
Beethoven - Minuet in G
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Bizet - Carmen Suite No.1, Intermezzo
Brahms - Waltz
Clarke - An Ayre
Clarke - King William’s March
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark’s March)
Cleber - Gaslantaarns
Couperin - Troisieme Acte
Debussy - Clair De Lune
Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme
Dvorak - Humoreske
Einaudi - Due Tramonti
Einaudi - I Giorni
Einaudi - Le Onde
Faure - Pavane
Gladwin - Prelude for Harp
Handel - Air and Variations
Handel - Air from Water Music
Handel - Fireworks Music (last movement)
Handel - Gavotte
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
Handel - Hornpipe from Water Music
Handel - Minuet
Handel - Passepied
Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Holst - Jupiter (I Vow to Thee my Country)
Lehár - Love’s Unspoken Word
MacDowell - To A Wild Rose (Op.51, No.1)
Massenet - Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn - On Wings of Song
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Morricone - Chi Mai
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
Myers - Cavatina
Pachelbel - Ciacona With Variations
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Pachelbel - Sarabande
Puccini - Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
Purcell - Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
Purcell - Hornpipe
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Schubert - Ave Maria
Strauss - Emperor Waltz
Strauss - The Blue Danube
Vivaldi - Spring (first movement) from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi - Spring (third movement) from The Four Seasons
Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Watkins - Fire Dance
Watkins - Suite for Harp
Yiruma - The River Flows in You
BOLLYWOOD
1942 A Love Story - Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
1942 A Love Story - Kuchh Na Kaho
Aandhi - Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai
Aashiqui 2 - Tum Hi Ho
ABCD 2 - Sun Saathiya
Chandni - Chandni O Meri Chandni
Creature - Sawan Aaya Hai
Crook - Tujhko Jo Paaya
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main
Duplicate - Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai
Duplicate - Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam
Ek Villain - Galliyan
Faasle - Hum Chup Chain
Filhaal - Nava Nava Dhula Dhula
Gangster - Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai
Ghajini - Guzarish
Ghar - Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na
Half Girlfriend - Baarish
Henna - Main Hoon Khushrang Henna
Humari Adhuri Kahani - Hasi
Jackpot - Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse
Jism - Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale
Jism - Mere Khwabon Ka Har Ek Naksh
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - Pehla Nasha
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham - Suraj Hua Madham
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai - Chand Sitare Phool Aur Khushboo
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai - Na Tum Jano Hum
Kal Ho Naa Ho - Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kati Patang - Pyar Deewana Hota Hai
Maine Pyaar Kiya - Mere Rang Mein
Mohabbatein - Humko Humise Churalo
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story - Kuan Tujhe
Paap - Man Ki Lagan
Parineeta - Piyu Bole
Pardes - Meri Mehbooba
Parwana - Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum
Prem Rog - Yeh Galiya Yeh Chaubara
Prince - Tere Liye
Raabta - Raabta
Race - Pehli Nazar Mein
Race 2 - Be Intehaan
Ram Teri Ganga Maili - Sun Sahiba Sun
Refugee - Mere Humsafar
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein - Soni Soni
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein - Raat Ki Hatheli Par
Satyam Shivam Sundaram - Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Shaapit - Tere Bina Jiya Na
Silsila - Dekha Ek Khwab
Silsila - Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum
Solva Saal - Hai Apna Dil
Slum Dog Millionaire - Latika’s Theme
Thakshak - Mujhe Rang De
Yaadon Ki Baraat - Churaliya Hai
Yaarana - Chhukar Mere Man Ko
JAZZ AND JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS
Burke/Garner - Misty
Duke Ellington/Tizol - Caravan
Eggar - Strumjam
Fain/Webster - Secret Love
Gershwin - Summertime
Gershwin - Somebody Loves Me
Gummoe, John - Rhythm Of The Rain
Hancock, Herbie - Cantaloupe Island
Howard - Fly Me To The Moon
Hubbard, Freddie - Little Sunflower
Mercer, Johnny - Autumn Leaves
Mercer, Johnny - Dream
Mercer/Bloom - Fools Rush In
Mercer/Mancini - Days of Wine and Roses
Romberg/Hammerstein - Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Romberg/Hammerstein - Lover, Come Back To Me
Piaf, Edith - La Vie En Rose
Stickney, Park - Mosenberg Jam
Stickney, Park - Red Door Blues
Stickney, Park - Where’s Mary Ford?
Wedgewood, Pamela - Fifth Avenue
FOLK
All Through The Night
Amazing Grace
Arran Boat Song
Blind Mary
Breton Andro
Cader Idris
Carolan’s Air
Down By The Salley Gardens
Eleanor Plunkett
Fields of Athenry
Glass Water
Glen Livett
Greensleeves
Lavender’s Blue
Leaving Lismore
Merch Megan (Megan’s Daughter)
Miss Hamilton
Morgan Magan
Morning Has Broken
Norwegian Long Dance
Petronella
Polska from Ornunga
Salley Gardens
Scarborough Fair
She Moved Through the Fair
Silent Rains
Skye Boat Song
Spagnoletta
Strike, Strike The Harp
Swallowtail Jig
The Ash Grove
The Ashokan Farewell
The Bells of Aberdovey
The Blind Harper
The Burning Bing
The Flowers of Edinburgh
The Foggy Dew
The Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
The March of the King of Laois
The Parting Glass
The Streams of Lovely Nancy
The Water is Wide
The Wild Mountain Thyme
Tom The Tailor
William Joseph Guppy
Winster Gallop
CHRISTMAS
A Maiden Most Gentle
Angels We Have Heard On High
Away in a Manger
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Driving Home For Christmas
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I Saw Three Ships
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
The Coventry Carol
The Holly and the Ivy
This Endris Night
We Three Kings of Orient Are
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

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

I can usually accommodate time changes prior to the day, just let me know as soon as you've decided.

How much time do you need to set up?

I arrive roughly an hour before the booking starts, that gives me plenty of time to set up and tune the harp.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

The quote is inclusive of everything, travel, learning new requests and setting up before the booking.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I'm very happy to play outdoors as long as the weather is dry, warm and not windy. I do need to be sat in the shade as the harp can get damaged in the sun, so a gazebo or large parasol is great. Even sitting on the shady side of a building is fine.

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

Absolutely, of course! It's your event so you can choose just the right music for the atmosphere you want. If you prefer to leave the playlist to me that's fine too, give me a rough idea of what you like and I will put a nice set together for you.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I am always happy to take a few requests, just tell me what you'd like and I can usually learn it for you.

Prices

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)£220
Up to 1 hour£225
Up to 2 hours£290
Up to 3 hours£340

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David T, 3 days ago

Rachael was just great in every way, and we're so glad we had her at our wedding. Rachael was able to play really varied playlist, at our request, and didn't disappoint with any tracks. Our guests were blown away with her. We also appreciated that she added a few tracks especially for us, and turned up looking like she belonged at the wedding. Thanks Rachael, for an amazing evening that we'll remember for a long time. You added an atmosphere we couldn't have dremt of. David & Rebecca

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Martyn B, 27 days ago

I would like to thank Rachael for her amazing playing, she was fantastic, her playing went so well with the venue & really set the mood for my daughters fairytale wedding & a wonderful day. Martyn.

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Sarah J, 1 month ago

Rachael was quick to reply to emails and very friendly both in emails and on the day. The music sounded great throughout our ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. I particularly appreciated how she played the music during the ceremony, it was beautiful and made it really special for us. Several guests commented that they enjoyed the music. Thanks Rachael for being a part of our wedding day!

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Debbie C, 6 months ago

1st class, beautiful music, immaculately turned out, would highly recommend

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Rebecca B, 1 year ago

We booked Rachael to play at our wedding and it was fantastic. The harp and the cello together sounded amazing and created the perfect atmosphere in the church and at the venue. Our guests also commented on how much they enjoyed listening to the music. We couldn’t recommend Rachael enough and would like to thank Duo Bellatando for making our day extra special. Rebecca and John Blahuta

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Michelle B, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for playing at our beautiful wedding, it was amazing walking down the aisle to your beautiful music with the snow falling outside the windows it was just perfect, I would love to see you again the day went by so quickly, The guests said how much they absolutely loved your music you truly are amazing, I would 100% recommend you thank you so very much you are a wonderful, kind beautiful lady & our Wedding was just perfect with you being there xx All our love Michelle & Ady xx

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