Harpists for hire in Portsmouth

Hire a harpist in Portsmouth 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 131 best harp players local to Portsmouth here.

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Hire Maddy Hurlstone Harpist with Encore
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£200 - £600
HarpistAlton

A beautiful and elegant addition to any event, guaranteed to bring your event's vision to life.

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Hire Wendy Jane Harpist with Encore
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£200 - £400
HarpistRingwood

Experienced Celtic harpist with over twenty years of teaching and performing. Able to play in any style to suit your event.

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Hire Fran Barsby Harpist with Encore
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£300 - £500
HarpistChichester

Fran is a passionate professional event harpist and harp teacher based in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

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Hire Meta Killick Harpist with Encore
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£233 - £400
HarpistWinchester

Meta is a folk harpist, therapeutic harp practitioner and music therapist available for events in Hampshire. All music is played by heart.

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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 Tomos Xerri Harpist with Encore
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From£200
HarpistLondon

Tomos is a professional, highly experienced, and flexible harpist available for weddings, recitals, and orchestral gigs, covering the UK.

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Hire Glenda Allaway Harpist with Encore
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From£350
HarpistLondon

"I have to say having Glenda at our wedding was the best decision we made."

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Hire Isabel Harries Harpist with Encore
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HarpistLondon

Professional and highly experienced harpist based in West Wales and London. Hire Isabel and her gold harp for your wedding or special event

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Hire Natalie Lurie Harpist with Encore
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£300 - £500
HarpistLondon

Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Natalie is a classical and pop harpist with 20+ years of experience.

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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 Scarlett Smith Harpist with Encore
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HarpistBristol

✨ Electro-acoustic harp bops for fun filled celebrations ✨ Live looping & modern covers.

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Hire Erica Sinclair Harpist with Encore
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£300 - £400
HarpistDroitwich

Worcestershire-based harpist with over fifteen years' experience playing for weddings and events

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Hire Glain Dafydd Harpist with Encore
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From£230
HarpistLondon

Glain is a professional harpist in London

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Hire Harriet Adie Harpist with Encore
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£350 - £450
HarpistLondon

With over 15 years' experience, award winning harpist Harriet has played for Royalty, film stars, and luxury brands such as Patek Philippe.

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Hire Zita Silva Harpist with Encore
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£437.50 - £562.50
HarpistBedford

Experienced and versatile freelance harpist based in London, England and Porto, Portugal.

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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 Fionnuala Kirby Harpist with Encore
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£300 - £450
HarpistYelverton

Celtic Harpist based in Devon with wide repertoire of traditional, classical, popular and religious tunes, and some Paraguayan harp music.

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Latest reviews of our Harpists in Portsmouth

Wendy Jane
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"Wendy played so beautifully at our wedding, we sent her some song requests and she executed them exactly as we hoped for, she fulfilled my childhood dream of walking down the aisle to go the distance from Hercules, we can’t rate her high enough if I could give more than five stars I would, we would recommend her to anyone! Emma and Jay "

Emma hired Wendy Jane for a Wedding (available in Portsmouth)

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Wendy Jane
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"Really happy with Wendy, she provided a great ambiance to our special day. Would strongly recommend."

Matt hired Wendy Jane for a Wedding (available in Portsmouth)

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Wendy Jane
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"Wendy played three pieces of music at my late father's Memorial Service. Wendy's, playing was beautiful and perfect for the ceremony. Wendy was communicative throughout the booking process and helped make a sad occasion feel a little less so.. thank you 🙏"

Elisabeth hired Wendy Jane for a Funeral / Memorial service (available in Portsmouth)

Verified Review, 15 January 2024

FAQs about hiring Harpists in Portsmouth

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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 Portsmouth

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Popular genres:
Classical, Pop, Folk
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38 hours
Busiest times:
June, August, September

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

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

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