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Experienced, versatile and sensitive harpist based in Hertfordshire, available for weddings, funerals and other events. Willing to travel!
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Rebecca Watts is a professional harpist based in Hertfordshire. She plays the harp at recitals, weddings, christenings, corporate events and funerals. Rebecca is an experienced, sensitive and versatile player, and will do her best to make sure your occasion is as special as you would like. Rebecca has played for Royalty, Ministers and other VIPs, in venues such as the House of Commons, National Gallery, Westminster Cathedral and the London Concert Halls. Rebecca has also performed regularly as part of a duo, voice and harp, Sounds Serene. Her repertoire is extensive and spans pop, classical, musicals, movies, bollywood, folk and jazz. Requests are welcomed.

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Rebecca's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Vivienne N
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rebecca's harp performance at our wedding was nothing short of enchanting! Her unique twist of playing video game songs added a delightful and unexpected touch to our special day. The moment she began to play, the atmosphere transformed into a magical blend of nostalgia and romance. Rebecca's talent and versatility brought a personalized charm that our guests couldn't stop raving about. If you're looking for a harpist who can turn your favorite tunes into pure wedding magic, Rebecca is the one! Thank you for making our day even more memorable. 🎶✨

Nicholas M
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rebecca was great. Highly recommend. Made our big day feel very organic and natural.

Samuel M
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

We had the most amazing wedding day and Rebecca being a part of it was the icing on the cake. The music was beautiful and so many of our guests mentioned how much Rebecca’s music added to the ambience of the room. Rebecca was lovely and we cannot recommend her more highly, if you are thinking of booking please don’t hesitate! Thanks again Rebecca for being a part of our day. Sam & Becca xx

Wendy C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Rebecca made our event very special, thank you so much.

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Tracey D
4 years ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Ockendon Rd
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5 out of 5

Hi Rebecca, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at my sister-in-laws funeral. As you know we were struggling to get a harpist that would do a funeral in our area but you saved the day (at very Short notice) and gave Lula her wish. The two pieces you played (1000 years & In the Arms of Angels) were truly beautiful. It was really nice chatting & getting to know you, you are a very special lady. Take care. Lee & Tracey

Tony I
5 years ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Hoddesdon
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5 out of 5

I’m happy to recommend you to my friends, The music played at my wife’s funeral was truly amazing we had 500 people at the funeral and so many people complimented you on your instrument. It made a very difficult day more bearable. Thanks so much.

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Rebecca's Song list

About strange lands and people Schumann
Adagio Croft
Air on a G string Bach
Allegro Handel
Arabesque no. 1 Debussy
Ave Maria (Not for Civil Ceremony) Bach/Gounod
Canon in D Pachelbel
Carrillon Handel
Chaconne Clarke
Cradle song Brahms
David devant l'Arche Chapuis
Etude de concert Bochsa
Fall of the leafe Peerson
Fantasie Spohr
Gymnopedie no. 1 Satie
Hornpipe in Bb Purcell
La fille aux cheveux de lin Debussy
Morning Grieg
Nocturne Glinka
Pasacaille Handel
Pavane & variations Cabazon
Pie Jesu (NFCC) Lloyd Webber
Prelude no. 1 Bach
Romance in Ab Parish Alvars
Romance in G Parish Alvars
Rondo Purcell
Sarabande Bach
Siciliano Bach
Sonata in D Parry
Sonatina Dussek
Sonatina Hook
Sonatine Handel
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Variations on a theme of Mozart Glinka
Wedding March Mendelssohn
Wedding March Wagner
Popular Repertoire
All I ask of you Lloyd Webber
All I have to do is dream Bryant
All kinds of everything Lindsey/Smith
Angel McLachlan
A world of our own Springfield
Be my love Brodszky
Blowin' in the wind Dylan
Born Free Barry
Bridge over troubled water Simon
Cavatina Myers
Chi Mai Morriconi
Congratulations Martin/Coulter
Dedicated to the one I love Pauling/Bass
Don't cry for me Argentina Lloyd Webber
Everything I do I do for you Adams
Feelings Albert
Georgy Girl Springfield
Gone the rainbow Yarrow/Stookey/Okun/Travers
Hello Richie
I am sailing Stewart
I can't stop loving you Gibson
I don't know how to love him Lloyd Webber
I get a kick out of you Porter
I only want to be with you Hawker/Raymonde
Here comes the sun Harrison
Lara's theme from Doctor Zhivago Jarre
Les Miserables selection Boublil/Schonberg
Let it be Lennon/McCartney
Love changes everything Lloyd Webber
Love story Lai
Love theme from the Thornbirds Mancini
May each day Wyle
Memory Lloyd Webber
Moon river Mancini
Music of the night Lloyd Webber
My girl Robinson/White
Oh what a beautiful mornin' Rogers
Onedin line – Spartacus theme Kachaturian
Out of my dreams Rogers
Perfect Sheeran
Thousand Years Perri
Folk Music Repertoire
Tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
All through the night
Believe me if all those endearing young charms
Brian Boru's march
Cwm Rhondda
Land of our Fathers
Last rose of summer
Londonderry air (Danny Boy)
Minstrel Boy
My love is like a red red rose
Scarborough Fair
Skye boat song
Swing low sweet chariot
Mairi's wedding
Most Popular for Wedding Ceremonies
Entrance of bride
Canon in D Pachelbel
Chaconne Clarke
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Trumpet voluntary Clarke
Wedding March Wagner
Signing of the Register
Canon in D Pachelbel
Nocturne Glinka
Prelude no.1 Bach
Exit of Bride and Groom
Allegro Handel
Canon in D Pachelbel
Trumpet tune Purcell
Trumpet voluntary Clarke
Wedding March Mendelssohn

Rebecca's 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)£210
Up to 1 hour£295
Up to 2 hours£340
Up to 3 hours£385
Customer questions

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

I try to be as flexible as possible to help ensure your event

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up 45 minutes beforehand, although I can be ready sooner if the venue

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

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

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

None at all - my instrument is played acoustically so I don't need any equipment. If it is raining then I will need full cover or to perform indoors as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged.

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

Yes, I’ll do my best to accommodate your wishes, and make your event truly unique.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am happy to be asked, and may well know it already.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Sensitive musicality

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Barbican London Festival Hall Fairfield Halls O2 Westminster Cathedral National Gallery House of Commons Brentwood Cathedral St Paul’s Cathedral Hatfield House Snape Maltings Many top hotels and clubs including: Lanesborough Mayfair Dorchester Metropole Hyde Park Four Seasons Langham Athenaeum Royal Horse Guards Grosvenor House Hanbury Manor

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

A wide range of musical genres and artists.

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

World premiere of a piece at the Barbican
Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Vintage, Scottish music, French 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:
Instrumental teaching, Fluent improviser
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