Steaph Chaimbeul

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Professional Scottish harpist, clarsach player and singer
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Born and brought up on the Isle of Skye surrounded by Gaelic song, music and culture, Steaphanaidh's music is largely influenced by her Gaelic roots as well as her extensive classical training. This mix of the traditional and the classical has been fused with playing modern, contemporary music giving Steaphanaidh's music a distinctive tone, sound and voice. Steaphanaidh graduated with a first class honours degree on the pedal harp from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017. Upon graduating she studied the harp in Brest, Brittany for a year. Whilst at the Royal Northern College of Music she established a flute and harp duo called ‘Duo Reul’ who were finalists in the British Harp Chamber Music Competition in 2015 and also performed in many venues including at the Isle of Skye Festival, Didsbury Coffee Concert Series, and the Didsbury and Chorlton Arts Festivals. She has also been featured playing live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ playing Jeffery Mumford’s ‘Echoes From Within Brightening Fabric’ for Harp and Vibraphone. Steaph has twice been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. She have also played at numerous festivals all over the UK- highlights being Celtic Connections, the Hebridean Celtic Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2018 Steaphanaidh won the prestigious Gaelic Traditional Singing Gold Medal at the Royal National Mod. Since then she has gone on to sing at Dover House in London, at Am Bothan in Edinburgh and representing Scotland at the International Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland. She was the winner of the 2019 International Pan Celtic Festival traditional harp competition.

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Lily M
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Kyle of Lochalsh
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5 out of 5

I highly recommend Steaph, she is an excellent harpist. She was so professional in every aspect and was even happy to take our personal requests of Wonderwall and Songbird which she played absolutely amazingly! Thank you so much.

Richard W
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Glasgow
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5 out of 5

Thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. You really made our day extra special for us. Our guests were also commenting on how amazing the harpist was!

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Steaph's Song list

Popular Music Repertoire
Available on either lever harp or the pedal harp
All of me- John Legend
All you need is love/ Here Comes the Sun- The
And I Love You So- Don Mclean
A Summer Place- Theme (1959)
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Autumn Leaves
A Whole New World- from Aladdin
Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve
Can you Feel the Love Tonight- from The Lion
Can't Help Falling in Love- Elvis Presley
Clocks- Coldplay
Cowboy Take me Away-Dixie Chicks
Endless Love- Lionel Richie
Evergreen- Barbara Streisand from A Star is Born
Fields of Gold- Sting
For the Love of a Princess- from Braveheart
From this Moment On- Shania Twain
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Ho Hey- The Lumineers
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
Lady- Lionel Richie
Let it Be Me- Bob Dylan/James Brown/Cher
Marry Me- Train
Marry You- Bruno Mars
Moondance- Van Morrison
My Love- Petula Clark
Never My Love- The Association
My Own True Love (Tara's Theme)- from Gone
With the Wind
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head- B.J Thomas
River Flows in You- Yiruma
Send in the Clowns- from A Little Night Music
Shallow- from A Star is Born
Songbird- Fleetwood Mac
The Prayer- Celine Dion
The Rose- Bette Midler
The Wedding Song (There is Love) – Peter,Paul
and Mary
The Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Through the Eyes of Love- Theme from Ice Castles
Your Song- Elton John
Wonderwall- Oasis
Only available on the pedal harp
All I ask of You- from Phantom of the Opera
Beauty and the Beast
Glasgow Love Theme- Love actually
Hedwig's Theme- from Harry Potter
How Deep Is Your Love
Music from La La Land- Mia &Sebastian's Theme,
City of Stars, Audition
Married Life- from Up
Moon River- from Breakfast at Tiffany's
Over the Rainbow- from Wizard of Oz
First Day of my Life- Bright Eyes
Celtic Repertoire- This is a small representation
of my repertoire of well known traditional
Scottish and Irish music. I have a much larger
collection available.
Ae Fond Kiss
A Mhairi Bhan Og
The Aran Boat Song
Braigh Loch Iall
Chi mi na mor-bheanna
The Cliffs of Doneen
Crodh Chailein
The Dark Island
The Eriskay Love Lilt
Fairy Lullaby
Fear a Bhata
Mo Ghille Mear
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Lochaber no More
Loch Leven
Loch Lomond
Lovely Stornoway
My Lovely Rose of Clare
Sine Bhan
She Moved Through the Fair
The Sound of Mull
Skye Boat Song
Taladh Chriosta
Tasker's Wedding Waltz
Tiree Bridal Song
Westering Home
Wild Mountain Thyme
Ye Banks and Braes
Classical MusicAvailable on pedal harp and lever harp
Adagio from Sonata Op.5, No.10 - Arcangelo
Air from Water Music – G.F.Handel
Aria - Johann Kuhnau
Aria from Sonata for Flute - Leonardo Vinci
Bridal Chorus from "Lahengrin" - Richard Wagner
Canon- Pachabel
Caro Mio Ben - Giuseppe Giordano
Dedication - Robert Franz
Deo Gratias - English, A.D.1415
Finlandia (Theme) - Jan Sibelius
Gavotte - Christoph W. Von Gluck
Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana" - Pietro
Larghetto - George Frideric Handel
Largo - George Frideric Handel
March from "Occasional Oratorio" - George
Frideric Handel
O Perfect Love - Joseph Barnby
Pastorale from "Christmas Concerto" - Arcangelo
Prelude in C - Johann Sebastian Bach
Rigaudon (Theme) - Andre Campra
Traumerei - Robert Schumann
Trumpet Tune, "The Prince of Denmark's March" -
Jeremiah Clark
Wedding March from "A Midsummer Night's
Dream" - Felix Mendelssohn
Customer questions

How much time do you need to set up?

Approx. 30 minutes set up time

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?

I will provide you with a personalised experience and guide you throughout the process. My repertoire list is extensive, covering modern pop and film music, celtic music and classical music. I am always happy to take your requests and can guide you on your music choices.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my repertoire list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special request you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. I will need plenty of advance notice in this case.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My music is largely influenced by my Gaelic roots as well as my extensive classical training. This mix of the traditional and the classical has been fused with playing modern, contemporary music giving my music a distinctive tone, sound and voice.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Royal Albert Hall, The Usher Hall, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival
Traditional church music, Classical, Film / TV music, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Pop, Acoustic, Scottish music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, 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, Singing teaching, Theory teaching, Composer, Arranger
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