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Weddings

Congratulations! Weddings are such wonderful occasions and I’d love to be a part of making your day that extra bit special. I create bespoke arrangements on the harp to offer a one-of-a-kind event experience. From Coldplay to Mozart and everything in-between, I can provide the perfect atmosphere and stunning memory for your event. Please have a look through the FAQ section below and get in touch for a personalised quote for your event. 

Ruth's work has been recognised at many of the leading festivals across the UK, as well as the World Harp Congress; Winner of the Sioned Williams Harp Prize at the United Kingdom Harp Competition, the Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and the Wales International Harp Festival Competition. A skilled harpist and arranger, Ruth regularly performs for events and sold-out concert audiences. She can also been seen performing for TV/Film, most recently on an American NBC period drama!

About Me You'll most often find me tucked up in a cosy corner with a cup of hot chocolate and my harp. I love creating new arrangements for this beautiful instrument, breathing new life into them. If I'm not at my harp, I'll be out in the countryside, walking the peaks, taking too many photographs and saying hello to every dog that I pass.

Based in Sheffield &

North Lincolnshire I'm a Professional Wedding Harpist with bases in Sheffield and North Lincolnshire. I frequently perform across the North East Midlands including Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, also travelling more widely across the UK.

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Repertoire

Classical... Bridal March "Here Comes The Bride" (Wagner) Canon in D (Pachelbel) Bolero (Ravel) Wedding March (Mendelssohn) Cavatina: Theme from the Deer Hunter) Chorale (Schumann) Clair De Lune (Debussy) Duet from the Pearlfishers (Bizet) Gymnopédie 1 (Satie) Igiorni (Einaudi) Intermezzo (Mascagni) Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) La Rejouissance, Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel) Lullaby (Brahms) Meditation (Thais) Melodica Africana II (Einaudi) Menuet al Rovescio (Haydn) Minuet from Don Giovanni (Mozart) Morning (Peer Gynt) Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme (Puccini) New World Symphony (Dvorak) O, My Beloved Father from Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) Ombre (Einaudi) On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn) Passaggio (Einaudi) Primavera (Einaudi) Quel che resta (Einaudi) Questa Notte (Einaudi) River Flows in You (Yiruma) Skater's Waltz (Waldteufel) Sonata No 11 A major K 331 Theme (Mozart) Sonatina (Beethoven) St Anthony Chorale (Brahms) The Nightingale (Deborah Henson-Conant) Various others by Einaudi

Pop/Jazz... ABBA (various) A Thousand Years All of Me (John Legend) At Last (Sinatra) Better Together (Jack Johnson) Blackbird (The Beatles) Blank Space (Taylor Swift) Blue Moon (Sinatra) Bubbly (Colbie Caillat) Can't Help Falling in Love Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol) Come Away with Me (Norah Jones) Dancing in the Moonlight Dandelions (Ruth B) Dream a Little Dream Dreams (Fleetwood Mac) Endless Love (Lionel Richie) Eternal Flame Fallin’ for You (Colbie Caillat) Fearless (Taylor Swift) Fernando (ABBA) Fireflies (Owl City) Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra) Golden Slumbers (The Beatles) Hallelujah Hey Jude (The Beatles) Hey Soul Sister (Train) Holy (Justin Bieber) How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding) I Choose You (Sara Bareilles) I Could Get Used to This (Becky Hill) I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) I Get to Love You (Ruelle) I Have a Dream (ABBA) I Want to Hold Your Hand (The Beatles) I’m Yours (Jason Mraz) Into My Arms (Nick Cave) It’s Been a Long Long Time (Harry James and his Orchestra) Jazz Lullaby (Tony Robinson & Amanda Whiting) Just the way you are (Bruno Mars) La Mer / Beyond the Sea (Charles Trenet) La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf) Let it Be (The Beatles) Like a Star (Corrine Bailey Rae) Life on Mars (David Bowie) Love Story (Taylor Swift) Lover (Taylor Swift) Lucky (Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat) Make you feel my love (Adele) Marry Me Marry You (Bruno Mars) Misty (Garner) Moon River (Mercer) Mr Blue Sky (ELO) My Girl (The Temptations) New Blues (Deborah Henson-Conant) Only Love (Ben Howard) Over the Rainbow Paparazzi  Perfect (Ed Sheeran) Riptide (Vance Joy) Rule the World Sailing (Rod Stewart) Shotgun (George Ezra) Shut up and Dance Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay) Slipping through my fingers (ABBA) Someone to watch over me Songbird Stand by Me Still Falling in Love (Ellie Goulding) Summertime (Gershwin) Super Trouper (ABBA) The Beatles (various) The Best Day (Taylor Swift) The Only Exception Tickled Pink (Savourna Stevenson) Titanium (Sia) Thinking out Loud (Ed Sheeran) Thousand Years (Christina Perri) Today was a Fairytale (Taylor Swift) Until I Found You (Stephen Sanchez) Walk of Life (Dire Straits) What a Wonderful World Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift) Yellow (Coldplay) You and I (ingrid Michaelson) You are the best thing (Ray Lamontagne) You Belong with Me (Taylor Swift) Your Song (Elton John) You're Still the One

Disney/Musical/Film... A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella) A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman) A Whole New World (Aladdin) All In The Golden Afternoon (Alice in Wonderland) As the World Falls Down (David Bowie – Labyrinth) Baba Yetu (The Theme from Civilization) Baby Mine (Dumbo) Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp) Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King) Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas) Comptine d’un autre ete l’apres-midi (Amelie) Edelweiss (Sound of Music) Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat (The Aristocats) He's A Tramp (Lady and the Tramp) I See The Light (Tangled) Into The Unknown (Frozen II) Kiss The Girl (The Little Mermaid) Lord of the Rings - May It Be (Enya) Love (Robin Hood) Love Is A Song (Bambi) Married Life (Up) Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid) Reflection (Mulan) Some Day My Prince Will Come (Snow White) Tale as Old as Time (Beauty and the Beast) The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book) The Second Star to the Right (Peter Pan) Theme from Jurassic Park Theme from Indiana Jones Under The Sea (The Little Mermaid) When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio) Winnie The Pooh You Matter to Me (Waitress) Zelda's Lullaby

Hymns... Examples Include Abide with Me Amazing Grace Ave Maria Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah/Redeemer Morning Has Broken

  • Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?
    I am happy to play outside but the harp needs to be stood on hard ground, or a flat, firm surface. I will need shelter to perform if it is raining or in direct sunlight as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged.
  • Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
    If there are specific pieces that you’d like to be played during your ceremony and they're not already in my repertoire, I’ll find or create an arrangement! Furthermore, we can discuss any music you’d particularly like including in the rest of the day from my existing repertoire, whether that be as the guests arrive or for a drinks reception.
  • What kind of music can you play on the harp?
    Classical, pop, jazz, folk... the list goes on! I have a large range of classical repertoire, including works from the harp canon and well-known favourites arranged for the instrument. My set can also include jazz & blues for harp, pop song arrangements and folk tunes depending on your preferences. If you're interesting in having a harpist at your event, get in touch and we can chat about what music you'd like to have.
  • How much time do you need to set up?
    I need around 30 minutes before the performance in order to set up and tune. For most settings, playing acoustically will be very effective but for larger numbers, amplification may be needed. If amplification is needed for your event, I can provide my own equipment or use the venue's PA is suitable. This will take slightly longer than the standard time.
  • How much space do you require?
    I use a Concert Grand Pedal harp for most weddings as it offers the most flexibility in terms of repertoire and produces a larger sound! I require 1.5m x 2m space in the venue for this, and slightly larger (2m x 2m) for amplified harp. For smaller venues, or more intimate settings, I’m able to play my Celtic Lever Harp which can be an ideal solution, especially in historic or unique venues which are inaccessible to a Pedal Harp. If you’d like to make an enquiry, we can discuss the best options for your event, considering the harp and any amplification needed.
  • Do you need amplification?
    For most settings, playing acoustically will be very effective. In some cases, especially with larger numbers, amplification may be needed - I can provide the equipment if this is the case.
  • How much do you charge?
    Prices vary depending on the duration of the booking and the transport costs to the venue with bookings starting from £280. Please get in touch to discuss your needs and receive a personalised quote (scroll down to the contact me link!)

Video & Audio Examples

Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Bridal March (Wagner)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)

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STYLES

From classical favourites and prominent works for harp to jazz, pop, folk and film score arrangements

vERSITILITY

Choice of lever or pedal harp to suit the style and venue

requests

If there's a specific piece you'd like to be played and it's not already in my repertoire, I'll learn it!

amplified

I'm able to play amplified for larger venues or to include electro-acousitc music such as live looping!

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