Harpists for hire in Edinburgh

Hire a harpist in Edinburgh for your wedding, party or event. Whether you're booking a wedding harpist to set the mood as you walk down the aisle or you need some beautiful harp music to accompany a drinks reception, you've come to the right place! Our professional classically-trained harp players can perform anything from pop covers to classical showpieces to create the perfect angelic ambiance at your event. Browse our selection of the 50 best harp players local to Edinburgh here.

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Hire Tsvetelina Likova Harpist with Encore
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£350 - £450
HarpistEdinburgh

Professional electric and acoustic harpist who would love to make your event a magical experience for you and your guests

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Hire Sophie Askew Harpist with Encore
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£440 - £695
HarpistPenicuik

Sophie is an experienced professional harpist and harp teacher based near Edinburgh.

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Hire Esther Swift Harpist with Encore
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From£180
HarpistEdinburgh

Esther Swift performs jazz, folk, classical, and popular music on a daily basis. She also sings and plays and enjoys arranging any requests

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Hire Holly Hart Harpist with Encore
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£187.50 - £375
HarpistEdinburgh

Harpist and clarsach player available for any occasion and wedding in and around Edinburgh.

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Hire Fiona Rutherford Harpist with Encore
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From£180
HarpistEdinburgh

Fiona is a highly versatile and modern harpist based in Edinburgh, who looks forward to chatting to you about music for your event.

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Hire Rachael Brentwood Harpist with Encore
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£295 - £390
HarpistManchester

Magnificent music and a beautiful atmosphere from a first-class professional harpist. Pop, classical, bollywood, Disney, jazz, folk & more ♥

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Hire Elinor Nicholson Harpist with Encore
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£440 - £640
HarpistManchester

Manchester based harpist providing classical and contemporary harp music for any occasion.

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Hire Ada Grace Francis - Singing Harpist and Pianist Harpist with Encore
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£350 - £550
HarpistManchester

Singing harpist and pianist playing contemporary songs, adding a unique twist to the traditional wedding instrument!

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Hire Lucy Nolan Harpist with Encore
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£400 - £750
HarpistDerbyshire

Award-winning harpist available for solo and orchestral work, weddings, events and private tuition in North England and the Midlands.

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Hire Sophie Rocks Harpist with Encore
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£406.25 - £562.50
HarpistGlasgow

Scottish award winning professional harpist. With years of experience, Sophie is committed to adding that special touch to your occasion.

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Hire Oona Linnett Harpist with Encore
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£300 - £450
HarpistChester

Oona is an accomplished harpist with 20 years' experience playing for weddings and functions throughout North West England and North Wales.

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Hire Sam MacAdam Harpist with Encore
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£350 - £450
HarpistGlasgow

'Sam's performance was stunning. We could not have dreamt of a better way to have our wedding ceremony started.' Award winning harpist!

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Hire Pippa Reid-Foster Harpist with Encore
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£250 - £562.50
HarpistLoch Lomond, United Kingdom

Pippa is a contemporary harpist based on the west coast of Scotland with over 10 years experience as a performer.

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Hire Anita Aslin Harpist with Encore
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£250 - £500
HarpistMiddlesbrough

Anita is one of the most accomplished harpists in the North East! She has played to Royalty and performed on TV (period drama).

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Hire Eleanor Dunsdon Harpist with Encore
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£406.25 - £593.75
HarpistGlasgow

Award-winning professional pedal harpist and clarsach player. With years of experience, Eleanor is guaranteed to complete your occasion.

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Hire Maxine Molin  Harpist with Encore
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From£200
HarpistChorley

Maxine is a stunning Harpist based in the North West. She has an extensive repertoire and can create a special ambience for any occasion.

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Hire Marguerite Dunne Harpist with Encore
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£250 - £500
HarpistCounty Antrim, UK

Marguerite is an All Ireland Harp Finalist and has many strings to her bow as she can also play violin, piano & accompanies herself singing

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Hire Ruth Lee Harpist with Encore
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£375 - £625
HarpistSheffield

An award-winning harpist and vocalist based in Sheffield and Lincolnshire, providing bespoke music for special events.

Latest reviews of our Harpists in Edinburgh

Tsvetelina Likova
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"Tsvetelina was absolutely fantastic to work with from start to finish. She is so beautifully talented and nothing was ever a bother for her. She communicated with us every step of the way and brought our music choices to life. All of our guests commented on how wonderful she was. Thank you Tsvetelina 💕"

Beverley hired Tsvetelina Likova for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

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Fiona Rutherford
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"Fiona was fantastic as a harpist for our wedding. She was great at communicating with us and very flexible with what she would be able to play. She arrived at the venue well in time set up and played magnificently. An absolutely brilliant accompaniment to our wedding ceremony. "

David hired Fiona Rutherford for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

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Fiona Rutherford
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"Fantastic 😊 "

Gregor hired Fiona Rutherford for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

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FAQs about hiring Harpists in Edinburgh

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How long do harpists play for?

Harpists play for about 45-50 minutes, then take a 15-minute break to rest, drink water, and play beautiful music again. A harp performance often lasts two sets, or around two hours in total.

Would a harp suit my event?

Harpists are perfect for occasions (or portions of occasions) where you want live music but don't want it to be the main attraction. Wedding harpists are particularly common but the harp is also suited for corporate events and funerals/memorial ceremonies, typically as background music during the sections where visitors are chatting, such as drinks receptions.

Do harpists take requests?

Yes! Harpists enjoy adding new compositions to their repertoire, and if they can't find an arrangement, they will often compose one for your event. This may result in an additional fee for your booking, but it is definitely worth the extra cost to have such a unique form of party entertainment.

What types of music can harpists play?

Professional harpists are versatile musicians capable of playing a wide variety of music genres. While classical music is their forte, they can also perform contemporary, popular, and even experimental music. Classical harpists excel in Baroque, Romantic, and modern compositions, including works by renowned composers like Bach, Mozart, and Debussy. Additionally, harpists can arrange and perform traditional folk music from various cultures, showcasing the harp's adaptability to diverse musical traditions. They can enchant listeners with Celtic tunes, Middle Eastern melodies, and Latin American folk songs. Harp players can also play modern hits, film scores, jazz classics, and even well-liked rock or pop tunes, providing a distinctive and refined rendition of these genres. You can browse and filter through our varied collection of 145 harpists for hire to find one that will play the genres you're looking for. You can also speak to one of our experts to get tailored advice on booking a harpist for your event.

How long will the harpist play for?

Yes, harpists will bring their own harp and the majority of harpists will have a music stand and a stool. However, they may occasionally need you to provide a chair. There should also be sufficient lighting in the area where they will be playing.

Hiring a Harpist in Edinburgh

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Classical, Pop, Folk
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June, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a Harpist in Edinburgh?

The typical price for a Harpist is:
£Budget£290
££Pro£420
£££High-end£550+

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