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Rachel Hair solo at Swiss Harp Festival 2018, Locarno
Caoidh Sandy Rachel Hair
Internationally acclaimed harpist based in Glasgow, renowned for her professionalism, reliability and impeccable turn-out.
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Pop, Classical
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Virtual event
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Accompanist, Instrumental teaching
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Angel (Robbie Williams)
A Moment Like This (Leona Lewis)
Blowers Daughter (Damien Rice)
Blowin in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Cannonball (Damien Rice)
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
Drops of Jupiter/Tell Me (Train)
Everything I do, I do it for You (Bryan Adams)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Fireflies (Owl City)
Flying Without Wings (Westlife)
From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Hallelujah (Alexanda Burke/Leonard Cohen)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (The Hollies/Nial Diamond/The Osbournes)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
Hero (Mariah Carey)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Hoppipolla (Sigor Ros)
Greatest Day (Take That)
I Believe I Can Fly (R Kelly)
Love Me Tender (Elvis)
Lucky Man (The Verve)
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Only Time (Enya)
The Prayer (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Rule the World (Take That)
Run (Snow Patrol/Leona Lewis)
Something Inside So Strong (Labbi Siffri)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zepplin)
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack/Leona Lewis/ Ewan Maccoll)
Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)
What a Wonderful Wolrd (Louis Armstrong)
You Raise Me Up (Westlife/Josh Groban)
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba (Handel)
Bridal March from Lohengrin/Here Comes the Bride (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachebel)
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring (Bach)
O’Carolans Concerto (O’Carolan)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
River Flows in You (Yurima)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Wedding March from Midsummer Nights Dream (Mendelssohn)
Film / TV / Musicals
A Thousand Years (Twilight)
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Beauty and the Beast (main song)
Braveheart (main theme/Secret Wedding)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from The Lion King)
Concerning Hobbits (Lord of the Rings)
Everything I Do (Robin Hood)
Forrest Gump (main theme)
Game of Thrones (main theme)
Homeland, Hans Zimmer (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron)
Jurassic park (main theme)
Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffanys)
My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)
Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’ (Oklahoma)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)
Star Wars (main theme)
Superman (main theme)
Oh What a Beautiful Morning (from Oklahoma!)
The Rose (The Rose)
Touch the Sky (Brave)
Up (main theme)
Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
Caledonia (Dougie Maclean)
Eriskay Love Lilt
Flow Gently Sweet Afton (Robert Burns)
Flower of Scotland
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose (Robert Burns)
O’Carolons Concerto (O’Carolan)
Whisky in the Jar
Wild Mountain Thyme
And lots more of the same Celtic theme
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What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I don't tend to book more than one event on the day, so as long as you let me know if timings have changed it shouldn't be a problem.
How much time do you need to set up?
Generally I arrive 45 minutes before performance time to set up, tune my harp and warm-up.
Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?
It is indeed I've include all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in the quotes.
Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?
If it's dry all I'll require is a shaded area (I've pale Scottish skin that burns easily!). If it's raining I'll need full cover as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes of course, hopefully you'll see something you like!
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If you have any requests please let me know in plenty of time and I'll see if it will be possible for me to play. I have a maximum of 3 request songs, any extra and there will be an extra fee of £10 per song.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I tailor them especially to the event... making sure that the music is perfectly timed, eg, for walking down the aisle. I am most attentive to details and experienced at reacting to what is happening.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Edinburgh Castle Stirling Castle Gleneagles Hotel One Devonshire Gardens Prestonfield House The Old Course, St Andrews Mount Stuart National Museum of Scotland The Balmoral Blair Castle Dundas Castle Dalhousie Castle Hopetoun House Borthwick Castle Cornhill Castle Blairquhan Castle Wedderburn Castle The Signet Library The Scottish Parliament
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Whilst I'm most at home playing Scottish music, I'm a lover of movie music, and well, I love playing Disney hits on the harp!
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
For HRH the Queen and HRH Prince Phillip.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£200|
|Up to 1 hour||£230|
|Up to 2 hours||£290|
|Up to 3 hours||£350|
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