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Scottish award winning professional harpist. With years of experience, Sophie is committed to adding that special touch to your occasion.
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Originally from the Shetland Islands, Sophie is a multi-faceted musician and a graduate with distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music. With a blend of traditional influences and a love for modern music, Sophie is the perfect addition to wedding ceremonies, afternoon drinks and can provide entertainment throughout your meal. Recently lauded in the Confetti Awards 2023, her diverse accomplishments range from BBC Radio 3 appearances to being a finalist in the RNCM Gold Medal competition. Additionally, Sophie was a quarter finalist in the World Harp Competition and has graced stages from The Festival Theatre in Edinburgh to Loch Shiel Festival and participated in the inaugural Live Music Now Scotland Creative Residency in Skye alongside a Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. Having performed at over 500 events, Sophie has had the pleasure to play for distinguished guests including Former First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, Duncan Bannatyne and Blockbuster Screenwriters and Directors, The Russo Brothers.

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Sophie's Reviews

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Elizabeth M
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie was the absolute perfect choice for our relaxed wedding! She played during our drinks reception and then again after the meal, with a variety of music to suit every taste! Side note, i've no idea how she used the pedals in those high heels!!! Amazing, thank you so much!

Reply from Sophie
6 months ago

Thank you Elizabeth - it was so nice playing for you and your family!! I hope you had a brilliant day!

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Andrew C
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie did a brilliant job at our wedding. Punctual, super friendly, and a brilliant harpist. She also really made the day of a few kids who wanted to play on the harp :) would highly recommend :) thanks Sophie

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Kirsty O
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie's music was beautiful. She created a wonderful romantic atmosphere before our wedding ceremony, she made it extra special! Her communication before the day itself was brilliant. Our guests were very impressed! Thank you so much Sophie! Mr & Mrs Hardie X

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Victoria B
8 months ago
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Sophie was amazing, the best there is! She brought so much class yet with a Morden twist to our wedding

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Samantha F
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Stenner Ln
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was fantastic for me to walk in as you played. You really are a talented musician. Everyone enjoyed it especially my mum!

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Farah E
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Saddleworth House
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5 out of 5

Sophie has been absolutely amazing from our first meeting with her! She was so helpful when we were planning what music to play at the wedding and nothing was too much trouble! On the day the music was simply stunning!! All of my guests absolutely loved her and it made our day even more magical!!

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Sophie's Song list

A case of you - Joni Mitchell
Adore you - Harry Styles
Africa - Toto
All my life - Jojo
All of me - John Legend
All the small things - Blink 182
All you need is love - The Beatles
Always remember us this way - Lady Gaga
Amazed - Lonestar
Angels - Robbie William
Annie’s Song - John Denver
Another Love - Tom Odell
Arrival of the birds - Cinematic Orchestra
As it was - Harry Styles
As the world falls down - David Bowie
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi
Best day of my life - American Author
Better together - Jack Johnson
Beyond the Sea - Charles Trenet
Biblical - Calum Scott
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
Blowin’ in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Blue Moon - Lorenz Hart/Richard
Bluebird - Alexis Ffrench
The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Caledonia - Dougie McClean
Calgary - Bon Iver
Can’t help falling in love - ELvis Presley
Can’t stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cardigan - Taylor Swift
Castle on the hill - Ed Sheeran
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cherry Wine - Hozier
Clocks - Coldplay
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Come on Eileen - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine
Dance Monkey - The Tones
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Dancing On My Own - Robyn
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dark side of the gym - The National
Despacito - Justin Bieber
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Enchanted - Taylor Swift
Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
Eternal Flame – The Bangles
Everglow – Coldplay
Evergreen – Barbara Streisand
Everlasting Love - Buzz Cayson/Mac Gayden
Everlong – Fleetwood Mac
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Everything - Michael Buble
Everything I do (I do it for you) - Bryan Adams
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Faded – Alan Walker
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fireflies - Owl City
Five Years Time - Noah & The Whale
Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine
Flying High - Jem
Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
Follow You - Imagine Dragons
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Gabriel - Lamb
Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndi Lauper
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
God Only knows - The Beach Boys
Grace - Lewis Capaldi
Greatest Day – Take That
Green Eyes - Coldplay
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Halo – Beyonce
Happy Together – The Turtles
Harvest moon – Neil Diamond
Have I told you Lately - Van Morrison
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzales
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Here, There And Everywhere - The Beatles
Here With Me - Marshmello feat. CHVRCHES
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye - Leonard Cohen
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Hide & Seek – Imogen Heap
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Hold On - Wilson
Holocene - Bon Iver
Home – Ed Sharpe & The Magnetic
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
How Deep is Your Love - The Beegees
How Long Will I love you - The Waterboys (Ellie Goulding)
How Would You Feel? – Ed Sheeran
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I get to Love You - Ruelle
I Just Called to say I love You – Stevie
I Need a Forest Fire - James Blake
I Need My Girl - The National
I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Will Follow You into the Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz
I would Die 4 U - Prince
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
If the World was Ending - JP Saxe
I’m a Believer - The Monkees
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Imagine - John Lennon
In A Week - Hozier
Into My Arms - Nick Cave
Invisible String - Taylor Swift
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Islands in the Stream - The Bee Gees
Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Just You and I - Tom Walker
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Kissing You - Des’ree
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Last Request – Paolo Nutini
Laura - Bat for Lashes
La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
Let Her Go - Passenger
Let It Be - The Beatlees
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Like a Virgin - Madonna
Little Things - One Direction
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love Me Now - John Legend
Love of My Life - Queen
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Love Someone - Jason Mraz
Lover - Taylor Swift
Love story - Taylor Swift
Magic Moments – Perry Como
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan (Adele)
Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Many Of Horror – Biffy Clyro
Marry you - Bruno Mars
Mid Air - Paul Buchanan
Misty - Errol Garner
Miss Atomic Bomb - The Killers
More Than Words - Xtreme
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
My Girl - The Temptations
My Immortal - Evanescence
Mystery Of Love - Sufjan Stevens
Never Say Die - CHVRCHES
New Divide - Linkin Park
No One - Alicia Keys
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Old Lovers In A Dressing Room – Keaton Henson
On Top of The World - Imagine Dragons
One Day Like This - Elbow
One Love - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
Only You - Yazoo
Ordinary People - John Legend
Over And Over Again - Nathan Sykes
Paradise - George Ezra
Paradise - Coldplay
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Poison and Wine - The Civil Wars
Poke - Frightened Rabbit
Requiem On Water - Imperial Mammoth
River – Joni Mitchell
Rule The World – Take That
Run - Snow Patrol
Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
Sara - Fleetwood Mac
Say Something – A Great Big World
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
Shallow – Lady Gaga
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Slipping through my fingers - ABBA
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Snow On The Beach - Taylor Swift
Someone Like You - Adele
Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Songbird - Eva Cassidy/Fleetwood Mac
Sonne - Rammstein
Space - Biffy Clyro
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Stacey’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Still Falling For You - Ellie Goulding
Stolen - Dashboard Confessional
Sunshine on Leith – The Proclaimers
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N Roses
Sweet Nothing - Taylor Swift
Take a chance on me - ABBA
Take On me - A-ha
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
The Luckiest - Ben Folds
The One - Kodaline
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
The Reason - Hoobastank
The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
The Way You Look Tonight - Dorothy Field/Jerome Kern
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Is The One – The Stone Roses
This Woman’s Work - Kate Bush
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Together in Electric Dreams - The Human League
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Video Games - Lana Del Ray
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
Waterfall - The Stone Roses
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
We Are Man And Wife - Michelle
Featherstone
We Don’t Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth
We Found Love – Rhianna
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan
Where Is My Mind – The Pixies
Where You Lead - Carole King
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
The Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Carole
Willow - Taylor Swift
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
With Or Without You - U2
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow - Coldplay
You are the Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
You are the Reason - Calum Scott
You Make my Dreams - Hall & Oates
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
You Take My Breath Away - Eva Cassidy
Your Song - Elton John
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
You’re my Best Friend - Queen
You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
Film Soundtracks
Falling Slowly - Once (Glen Hansard)
The Feather Theme - Forrest Gump
Fine On The Outside – When Marnie Was There
For The Love of A Princess - Braveheart
Il Mondo - About Time (Jimmy Fontana)
Game of Thrones Theme – Ramin Djawadi
Glasgow Love Theme- Love Actually
The Godfather Love Theme – The Godfather
Hooked On A Feeling – Guardians Of The Galaxy
Jurassic Park Theme – John Williams
Kissing You - Romeo & Juliet (Des’ree)
Ladies in Lavender - Nigel Hess
Lies - Once (Glen Hansard)
Merry Go Round Of Life – How’s Moving Castle
Moon River - Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Henry Mancini)
My Heart Will Go On - Titanic (Celine Dion)
No Time To Die – James Bond (Billie Eilish)
The Notebook Theme - Aaron Zigman
One Summer’s Day – Spirited Away
The Wind Beneath my Wings - Bette Midler
Disney & Pixar
A Whole New World - Aladdin
A Dream Is A Wish That Your Heart Makes - Cinderella
Baby Mine – Dumbo
Beauty & The Beast Theme - Beauty & The Beast
Can you Feel the Love Tonight - The Lion King Feed the Birds - Mary Poppins
Kiss The Girl - The Little Mermaid
Let’s Go Fly A Kite - Mary Poppins
Musicals & Opera
As Long As He Needs Me - Oliver
All I Ask Of You - Phantom Of The Opera
Pelagia’s Song – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Piano variations in Blue - Finding Neverland Rewrite The Stars – The Greatest Showman
Schindler’s list Theme - John Williams Somewhere over the Rainbow - Judy Garland Star Trek – Michael Giacchino
The Rose - Better Midler
The Theory Of Everything – Johan Johannson Tightrope - The Greatest Showman
Town With An Ocean View (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Unchained Melody - Ghost (The Righteous Brothers)
Young and Beautiful - The Great Gatsby (Lana Del Ray)
Let It Go - Frozen
Little April Shower - Bambi
Love is a song – Bambi
Married Life - Up
Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid Someday My Prince Will Come - Snow White Something there - Beauty & The Beast Under The Sea – The Little mermaid When Somebody Loved Me – Toy Story When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinocchio
Close Every Door - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Defying Gravity - Wicked
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina - Evita I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables If I Loved You - Carousel
Getting To Know You - The King and I Love Changes Everything - Aspects of Love Memory - Cats
My Favourite Things - The Sound of Music
Game Music
Dearly Beloved – Kingdom Hearts
Dragonborn - Skyrim
Eyes On Me – Final Fantasy VIII
Lost Woods – The Legend Of Zelda Main Theme – Final Fantasy I
Classical
Air On The G String – J.S. Bach
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – G.F. Handel. Ave Maria – J.S Bach
Bluebird - Alexis Ffrench
Bridal Chorus – R. Wagner
Canon in D – J. Pachelbel
Clair de Lune – C. Debussy
Des Pas Sur La Neige – C. Debussy
Flower Duet From Lakme – L. Délibes Gymnopedie No. 1 – E. Satie
Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana – P. Mascagni
O Mio Babbino Caro - (Gianni Schicchi) Puccini On My Own - Les Miserables
The Impossible Dream - Pirates of Penzance
Send in The Clowns - (A little night music) Stephen Sondheim
Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof Younger than Springtime - South Paci c
Main Theme – Final Fantasy VII
Mipha’s Theme – The Legend Of Zelda Morrowind Main Theme – Elder Scrolls III Oblivion – Elder Scrolls
Revelations – Assassin’s Creed
Still Alive – Portal
Sweden - Minecraft
I Giorni – L. Einaudi
La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin – C. Debussy
Last Song - Alexis Ffrench
Life – Einaudi
Moonlight Sonata – L. Beethoven
River Flows in You - Yiruma
Prelude in C - J.S Bach.
Primavera Portena – A. Piazzolla
Trumpet Voluntary – J. Clarke.
Spiegel Im Spiegel - Arvo Part
The Swan – C. Saint-Saens
Wedding March – F. Mendelssohn
Original Harp Music
A Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land - J. Thomas
Au Matin – M.Tournier
Automne – M. Grandjany
Awuya – Sally Beamish
Berceuse Russe - M.Tournier
Chanson dans la Nuit - C.Salzedo Children’s Hour Suite - M.Grandjany Elegy – Alexandra Courson
Fantasie - C.Saint-Saens
Feuillets D’Album - H.Renie
From The Eastern Gate - A.Louie Guitare - A. Hasselmanns
Gitana - A. Hasselmanns
Harp Concerto in Bb major - G.F Handel
Traditional
Auld Lang Syne
Danny Boy
Da Auld Resting Chair
Da Slockit Light
Down By The Sally Gardens
Eriskay Love Lilt
Go Lassie, Go
Greensleeves
Highland Cathedral
Isle of Aigas
Loch Lomond
Mairi’s Wedding
Maggie’s Pancakes
Marry Me Now
Massacre of Glencoe
Mr And Mrs Maclean Of Snaigow
My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose Oran Nan Eilean
Sky Boat Song
Star Of The County Down
Waltzing Matilda
Hymns
Abide With Me
All Things Bright and Beautiful Amazing Grace
Bind Us Together
Give Me Joy In My heart
I Vow To Thee My Country Lord Of The Dance
Love Divine All Excelling
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace Morning Has Broken
One Small Step Along The World

Sophie's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£375
Up to 1 hour£406.25
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£562.50
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, the bridal entrance, music during the signing of the register, and music as the couplet and the guests leave.
£406.25
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception.
£500
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
£562.50
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£750
Customer questions

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

I always try to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know and I'm sure we'll sort something out!

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually like 30 minutes to set up, this gives me time to tune my harp, warm up and deal with any unexpected logistics!

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes - I've included all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in my 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?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure you and your guests have a great time but yes, I am always happy to tailor my set list to set the exact tone you would like for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn, I’m happy to do this for you. I am always happy to learn two new songs for your event but after this, there is a fee of £20 per song for this service to take into account rehearsal and arranging time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I believe Clients enjoy my enthusiasm for making their day as enjoyable for them as possible and my openness to learning new things, Stevie Wonder and Led Zeppelin were so enjoyable to learn so please, never hesitate to ask for something new!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Highlights for me have been The Royal Albert Hall in London and The Sage in Gateshead. Some of the most beautiful wedding venues I have played are The Vu in Bathgate, House for an Art Lover in Glasgow and Kirknewton Stables In Edinburgh.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love being influenced by artists of every genre, particular favourites of mine are Arcade Fire, David Bowie and Taylor Swift.

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

I’ve performed at a variety of high class events - solo performances as far south as Craxton Studios in London and as far north as Mareel Arts Centre, orchestral performances at Malta International Arts Festival. Audience members have included Scotland’s first minster, Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland’s own Dragon’s Den member, Duncan Bannatyne!
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Folk, Pop, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Christmas, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Scottish 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, Theory teaching
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