The harp is a wonderful instrument with a long history dating back almost 5000 years. Although it first got its start with the aristocracy, the harp has long since made its way into the hearts of contemporary listeners with the rise of artists like Joanna Newsom.
Headliner offers an array of multi-talented harpists, many of which offer an impressive range of classical and contemporary pop hits for your event. A beautiful accompaniment to a wedding, champagne reception or VIP event, the harp’s angelic sound fits well with most events. Harp music is particularly appealing for registry signing, as well as the closing ceremony of a newly married couple. When booking a harpist, it is key to keep both the size and weight of this beautiful instrument in mind. You’ll want to ensure that the artist has enough time and space to manoeuvre the instrument through your venue.
We’ve created a list of a few of our top harpists on platform below. Make sure to check back here, for an regularly updated list of harpists for hire.
Iona Thomas is a London based singing harpist from Carmarthenshire, Wales, who has gone on to become one of the UKs top unsigned cover artists. In late 2012, Iona was invited to join artist Laura Mvula’s band as a harpist and backing vocalist. While Iona specialises in pop and contemporary covers she has also been classically trained making her set suitable for any occasion. She is available to play at weddings, company parties, VIP events, and birthdays.
Alice is professional freelance harpist based in the North West. She has a vast amount of experience providing music for weddings, private engagements and functions not only across the North West, but also the South of England. Whatever your occasion, Alice’s repertoire is extensive and covers genres such as classical, traditional and popular music to create the perfect atmosphere for your event. If you require a more personal touch, Alice will cater for your individual tastes and is happy to arrange your choice of music for the harp.
Megan Morris regularly performs at formal and high profile events around Wales and England. Megan performed on separate occasions for the Vice Premier of China and the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom during their visits to Cardiff. She was also invited by the Welsh Government to perform for their St David’s Day Celebrations at Le Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Westminster. She is available to play at weddings, engagement parties, company parties, VIP events, and birthdays.
Jessica is an experienced harpist and plays regularly for weddings, social functions and concerts. She studied music at Cardiff University and now teaches music in schools and harp privately. Jessica’s repertoire consists of a range of musical genres, from classical to pop, folk, jazz and traditional wedding music and is prepared to do any arrangements of modern or popular songs when couples request them. She is available to play at weddings, engagement parties, company parties, VIP events, and birthdays.
Fausta is a classically trained harpist that is perfect for your next event. She writes, records and performs her own folk and pop songs based around the harp. Fausta has played live for all different kinds of events including classical concerts, weddings, restaurant parties and exhibitions.
Llywelyn has a wide variety of experience catering to many different types of special ocassions from corporate functions to weddings, anniversary milestones, birthday parties and can add a poignant touch to a funeral. Having studied a whole range of different repertoire, he can offer multiple genres which include classical favourites. He can also offer traditional folk music from the British Isles alongside jazz standards and even current popular music. He works closely with a flautist and a soprano singer therefore can offer a harp and flute duo and a harp and voice duo.