Ruth Cartledge Harpist

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About Ruth Cartledge Harpist

Experienced wedding and event harpist with a wide ranging repertoire of music, covering Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire.
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I am an accomplished wedding harpist, regularly playing for church and civil ceremonies/partnerships, from small intimate groups to larger, more formal occasions, during drink receptions and throughout the Wedding Breakfast. My repertoire is extensive and varied and covers all genres of music to cater for all tastes. I make every effort to add that extra special touch to your wedding day, endeavouring to arrange any specific requests in order to personalise the music for your day.

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Ruth Cartledge Harpist's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Grace T
1 month ago
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4.8 out of 5

Ruth was wonderful and played all our chosen songs beautifully, including a bespoke mash up! We would highly recommend her for your wedding celebration : ) - Iain and Grace

Lindsey W
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

First class thank you so much! 💕

Lucy F
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you x

Steve H
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Booked Ruth for our wedding and Highly recommend, fantastic and very talented harpist.

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From other customers:

Jonathon W
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Mill Farm
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5 out of 5

Dear Ruth, Just a small note to say how thankful we are for your amazing music on our wedding day. All of our guests commented on how much they loved listening to you, and we loved having you as part of our day. We will have no hesitations in recommending you for future events with family and friends Best wishes Jonathon & Kayleigh

Bride G
5 years ago

Hi Ruth, We just wanted to drop you a message to say thank you so much for your beautiful music for our wedding. The music you played was beautiful and made the atmosphere throughout the ceremony and reception so special. Many Thanks, Karl and Lisa

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Ruth Cartledge Harpist's Song list

Adele: Make You Feel My Love;
Someone Like You
Andrea Bocelli: The Prayer;
Time to Say Goodbye
Avicii: Wake Me Up
Beatles: All You Need is Love;
Here Comes The Sun;
In My Life;
Let It Be
Bette Midler: The Rose
Beyonce: Halo
Birdy (Bon Iver): Skinny Love
Bruno Mars: Just The Way You Are
Marry You
Bryan Adams: Everything I do, I do it for you
Calvin Harris: We Found Love
Celine Dion / Jennifer Rush: The Power of Love
Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit: Rather Be
Coldplay: Clocks;
Viva la Vida
Dean Martin: That's Amore
Ed Sheeran: Perfect,
Thinking Out Loud
Elbow: One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding: How Long Will I Love You
Elton John: Your Song
Elvis Presley: Can't Help Falling in Love;
Love Me Tender
Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight
Etta James: At Last
Eva Cassidy: Song Bird
Frank Sinatra: Fly me to the Moon
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: The Power of Love
Imagine Dragons: On Top of the World
Jack Johnson: Angel;
Better Together
James Bay: Hold Back the River
Jason Mraz: I'm Yours
John Denver: Annie's Song
John Legend: All of Me
John Lennon: Imagine;
Real Love
Kenny G: The Wedding Song
Kings of Leon: Use Somebody
Lady Antebellum: Just A Kiss
Lilly Allen: Somewhere only We Know
Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World
Metallica: Nothing Else Matters
Michael Buble: Everything
Nat King Cole: When I Fall in Love
Owl City: Fireflies
Passenger: Let Her Go
Phil Collins: A Groovy Kind of Love
Queen: These Are The Days of Our Lives
Rihanna: We Found Love
Robbie Williams: Angels
Rod Stewart: Sailing
Ronan Keating: When You Say Nothing At All
Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come
Sam Smith: Stay with Me
Savage Garden: I Knew I Loved You;
Truly Madly Deeply
Shania Twain: From This Moment
Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars
Sting: Fields of Gold
Take That: Greatest Day;
Rule the World
The Carpenters: Close To You
The Police: Every Breath You Take
The Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody
Tom Odell: Grow Old with Me;
Real Love
U2: With or Without You
Van Morrison: Have I Told You Lately
Amelie: Comptine d'un Autre Ete
Braveheart: For the Love of a Princess
City of Angels: Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
Dances with Wolves: The John Dunbar Theme
Deer Hunter: Cavatina
Doctor Zhivago: Lara's Theme
Forrest Gump: Forrest Gump Theme (Alan Silvestri)
Game of Thrones: Theme
Ghost: Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
Gone with the Wind: My Own True Love (Tara's Theme)
Harry Potter: Hedwig's Theme
Home Alone: Somewhere in my Memory (John Williams)
Ice Castles: Through the Eyes of Love
Jurassic Park: Theme (John Williams)
Love Actually: PM's Love Themes;
Glasgow Love Theme;
Portugese Love Theme
Moulin Rouge: Your Song
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves: Everything I do (I Do it for you)
Romeo & Juliet: I'm Kissing You
The Body Guard: I Will Always Love You
The Sound of Music: Climb Every Mountain
My Favourite Things
The Wizard of Oz: Over The Rainbow
Titanic: My Heart Will Go On
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Pure Imagination
Aspects of Love: Love Changes Everything
Cats: Memory
Evita: Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Jesus Christ Superstar: I Don't Know How To Love Him
Les Miserables: I Dreamed a Dream
Requiem: Pie Jesu
Tell Me On A Sunday: Tell Me On A Sunday
The Phantom of the Opera: All I Ask of You;
Angel of Music;
The Music of the Night;
The Phantom of the Opera
Beauty and the Beast: Theme
Frozen: Do you want to build a Snowman;
Let It Go
Lava: Lava Song (Pixar short film from Inside Out)
The Little Mermaid: Part of your World
The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight;
Circle of Life
UP: Theme
Jazz Music:
Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Garner: Misty
Gershwin: But Not For Me;
Embraceable You
Mancini: Moon River
Bach: Air on a G string;
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring;
Prelude in C;
Sheep May Safely Graze
Beethoven: Fur Elise;
Ode to Joy
Bizet: The Pearl Fishers Duet
Boccherini: Minuet
Brahms: Lullaby;
Clarke: Chaconne;
Trumpet Voluntary
Croft: Adagio
Debussy: Clair de Lune;
Delibes: Flower Duet from Lakme;
Waltz from Coppelia
Dvorak: New World Symphony
Einaudi: Fairytale
I Giorni
Nuvole Blanche
Elgar: Chanson de Matin;
Salut D'Amour
Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine;
Greig: Morning from ‘Peer Gynt Suite’
Handel: Allegro;
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba;
Water Music
Holst: 'Jupiter' from The Planets
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Offenbach: 'Barcarolle' from Tales of Hoffman
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Puccini: 'Nessun Dorma' from Turandot
O, My Beloved Father from Gianni Schicchi
Purcell: Trumpet Tune
Ravel: Bolero;
Saint-Saens: 'The Swan' from Carnival of the Animals
Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1
Schubert: Ave Maria
Strauss: The Blue Danube
Tchaikovsky: Danse des Mirlitons from The Nutcracker
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
Vivaldi: Largo from Lute Concerto;
'Largo' from Winter
Wagner:‘Here Comes the Bride’
Yiruma: River Flows in You

Ruth Cartledge Harpist's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Wedding ceremony
Music as guests arrive Arrival of bride Music during signing of register Exit of bride, groom and guests
Wedding ceremony and drinks reception
Wedding ceremony which includes: Music as guests arrive Bride entrance Music during signing of the register Exit of bride, groom and guests Plus music during drink reception until call through for wedding breakfast
Wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast
Wedding ceremony which includes: Music as guests arrive Bride entrance Music during signing of the register Exit of bride, groom and guests Plus music during drink reception and throughout wedding breakfast until speeches.


CD of ceremony music
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The wide range of music that I play that has something for everyone.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Inn on the Wye, Keene Bridge, Ross on Wye

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The versatility of the harp makes it possible to play music from a broad range of artists so it's possible to play almost anything on the harp.

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

A private harp recital for a well known tv chef

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

Please let me know as soon as you know. If they only change slightly I am sure this will not affect things from my end. I will do my best to accommodate your change of schedule as far as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

I always arrive at the venue around 45 mins - 1 hour prior to the time so that I have plenty of time to set up and tune before starting to play

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes, it's all included in the quote.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

Access to a power point so that I can amplify the harp ensuring that it can be heard. Shade / protection from the sun and full cover from rain

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

yes, you can pick all of the music that you would like me to play from the list so that you can really personalise the music that I play to your special day.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I've got a huge list of music and others that aren't listed so there's every chance that I already know it so please do ask. If there is something special that you would like that isn't part of my list yet then it will be possible to arrange most pieces to make it playable on the harp in order to personalise the music that you would like for your special oc
Contemporary classical, Easy listening, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Light music, Pop, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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