Harp music for weddings

Harp music is particularly popular for weddings, civil ceremonies and Jewish blessings, creating an elegant, memorable atmosphere. I usually play before, during and after the ceremony, reception and meal.

Harpist Sheila Watts London South EastOn your day, I arrive in good time at the venue and set up my Bose sound system where the meal is laid. I begin playing as guests appear.

I play a chosen tune for the procession of the bridal party, followed by three pieces at the signing of the register and, finally, for the recessional.

As guests gather at the drinks reception, which may be outside, I begin playing and continue until the call to sit for the meal. I bring my harp inside and play through until speeches.

I would naturally play a mix of genres, suiting the guests before me, but you may specify tunes I should play and any I must not play. I carry all my music with me so that, on the day, guests may request from my repertoire, which consists of popular music from shows and films, classical and folk tunes. I can play up to 45 pieces.

Signing the register at your wedding

From my whole repertoire, please choose any three pieces. I am unfortunately not allowed to play any religious music at civil wedding ceremonies.

Sheila Watts harpist for weddings London and South EastMy dresses

Presentation is important – I always wear a long, coloured silk dress. You can choose from about 20 colours to suit your theme or occasion. Please see my dresses for inspiration.

My harp

I play a large concert harp; it is 1.8m tall, and I need a space of 1m x 2m, plus a nearby corner for the Bose column. My sound system is not large, but helps when there are more than 40 diners. Inside my instrument is a pick-up, which feeds my sound reinforcement. Large functions take this feed into their public address system.

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.

 

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