Harp music for funerals
Harp music is very suitable for funerals, memorial services and commemorations.

Sheila Watts Harpist for funerals and weddings London Home CountiesIn the crematorium, chapel or church

I arrive in good time to be ready for when the entrance doors open. Before the funeral service begins, there is only a short time for me to wheel my harp to the front of chapel and set up as directed, on the left or right.

As the congregation assembles, I begin playing and conclude with the piece chosen for the procession of the family and/or coffin into the chapel. If requested, I can play music to accompany a slide show during the ceremony. Finally, I play chosen pieces as the coffin recesses and the congregation departs.

If preferred, I can wear long, coloured silk instead of black. Please see my dresses to make your selection.

For outdoor funerals

I am happy to play my harp outside, but unfortunately am not able to when it is cold, windy, or wet.

For the wake

I play a mixture of tunes suited to the occasion. I can use a compact sound system so that I can be heard if the venue is crowded.

Choosing music for the funeral

Please pick titles from my repertoire – there are hymns on this page, as well as non-religious music.

Find out more

My résumé describes how I work and highlights some special events from the full list of venues.

Booking me

I require half my fee to book, by cheque or bank transfer, and upon booking I generate a paper receipt which I send out through the post. The balance of my fee is due seven days before your event.

Get in touch

Please use the contact form, email me at sheilawatts@me.com with questions or send me your address and I will pop a leaflet and repertoire list in the post to you.