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Celia D - Classical Harpist Get quote

PRICE: from £400 first hour (ideal for wedding ceremony), £575 (ceremony & drinks reception) approx 3 hrs to fit. | compare prices

Biography - About us

Celia is one of our most popular harpists for hire. Her beautiful harp playing is the perfect music choice for wedding ceremonies, receptions and other special occasions. You may have seen her accompanying Olivia Rodrigo at the 2021 Brit-Awards and her other career highlights include performing for HRH Prince Charles, Princess Michael of Kent and performing around the world with artists including Dizzee Rascal and Florence and The Machine.  

After studying at the Purcell School of Music she graduated with first-class honours from the Royal College of Music, completing both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Performance degrees. As a soloist Celia has performed at many prestigious venues including Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, St. James' Palace, 10 Downing Street, Kensington Palace, The Houses of Parliament, The Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.

Although mainly hired for solo bookings, she can be hired as a duo with either a flautist, violinist, cellist, saxophonist or trumpeter. We keep Celia VERY busy so please get in touch to secure your date. 

What we do and FAQ's

How long does it take you to set up?
About half an hour

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 2m x Depth:2m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes weather permitting, preferably with some form of cover or shade.

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
I am happy to do arrangements with reasonable notice.

How long do you play for?
Depending on the event I usually play sets of 45-60minutes with a maximum of four sets.

Do you provide your own lighting?
Ambient light is sufficient.

What do you do during your break(s)
I am happy to provide a setlist of suitable background music if necessary.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
I'm acoustic so these are never a problem.

Where are you based?
London based covering Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and UK

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

Popular - (Repertoire updated Autumn 2021)
Against All Odds - Phill Collins
All of Me - John Legend
A Million Years - Benj Pasek
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All My Life - K-Ci and Jojo
Angel - Shaggy
Another Love - Tom Odell
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Beat it - Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Close to you - Burt Bacharach
Clown - Emeli Sande
Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine
Dance With my father - Luther Vandross
Despacito - Luis Fonsi
Dog Days are over - Florence and the machine
Everything - Michael Buble
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Hold Back the River - James Bay
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Let Her Go - Passenger
Mad World
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
She’s Like the Wind - Patrick Swayze
Skinny Love - Justin Vernon
Songbird - Christine McVie
Stand by Me - Ben E King
Say you won’t let go - James Arthur
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
The Story of my Life - Neil Diamond
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Woman’s Work - Kate Bush
You and I - John Legend
You’re Still the One - Shania Twain
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Time after time - Cyndi Lauper
(Time of my life) - Dirty Dancing
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
You are so beautiful - Billy Preston
Feels like home - Randy Newman
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Half the world away - Oasis
Happy - Pharrell
Happier - Ed Sheeran
Hero - Inglesias
I choose you - Sara Barielles
I’ll be there - Jackson 5
Make you feel my love - Adele
Orinoco Flow - Enya
Patience - Take That
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Someone Like You - Adele
Skyfall - Adele
I don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
I Swear - All 4 One
Angels - Robbie Williams
Evergreen - Barbra Steisand
The Rose - Bette Midler
The Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Nature Boy - Celine Dion
The Prayer - Celine Dion
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Clocks - Coldplay
Fix You - Coldplay
Paradise - Coldplay
Moon River - Dean Martin
Kissing You - Des’ree
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Your Song - Elton john
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Only Time - Enya
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Fugees
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Wake Me Up When September Ends - Greenday
November Rain - Guns n Roses
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
Halo - Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Hold Back the River - James Bay
How long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern
Imagine - John Lennon
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Stairway to Heaven - Led `Zeppelin
Let Her Go - Passenger
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - Sakamoto
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
Everybody Hurts - REM
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright
Skinny Love - Birdy
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Every Breath You Take - Sting
Fields of Gold - Sting
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Blackbird - The Beatles
Let it Be - The Beatles
Great Fairy Fountain (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) - Kondo
The Power of Love - Celine Dion
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
With or Without You - U2
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
See You Again - Wiz Khalifa
Writing’s On The Wall - Sam Smith
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
You Raise Me Up - Secret Garden
Zelda’s Lullaby (Ocarina of Time) - Kondo
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
Air (from Water Music) - Handel
Air on the G String - J.S Bach
Ave Maria - Gounod
Prelude No.1 - J.S Bach
Arioso - J.S Bach
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Interlude - Britten
Lullaby - Brahms
Prince of Denmark’s March - Jeremiah Clarke
Nocturne - Glinka
Pavane - Gabriel Faure
Salut D’Amor - Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze - J.S Bach
Trumpet Tune - Henry Purcell
Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans
Wedding March - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Winter - Vivaldi
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Morning - Grieg
Traumerei - Schubert
Arioso - J.S Bach
Au Matin - Marcel Tournier
Autumn (The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
Ave Maria - Schubert
Lute Suite, BWV 996 - J.S.Bach
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Birds in Winter - Michael Mauldin
Blue Danube - Strauss
Can-Can - Offenbach
Chanson dans la Nuit - Salzedo
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Clair de lune - Debussy
Fire Dance - David Watkins
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms
I Vow To Thee My Country - Holst
Impromptu Caprice - Pierne
Solfeggietto - E. Bach
The Harmonious Blacksmith - Handel
Le Tambourin - Rameau
Largo from Concerto for Lute Two Violins RV93 - Vivaldi
Gymnopedie No.1 - Satie
Pavane - Faure
Menuet - Ferlus
Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93 - Vivaldi
The Swan - Saint Saens
Winter (The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
Zadok The Priest - Handel
Introduction, Cadenza and Rondo - Alvars
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S.Bach
Canon in D - Pachelbel
La Desirade - Salzedo
La Source - Hasselmans
Largo - Handel
Una Mattina - Einaudi
Melodia Africana I - Einaudi
I Due Fiumi - Einaudi
In un’altra Vita - Einaudi
Melodia Africana II - Einaudi
Stella Del Mattino - Einaudi
Samba - Einaudi
Melodia Africana III - Einaudi
Quel Che Resta - Einaudi
Inizio - Einaudi
Limbo - Einaudi
Bella Notte - Einaudi
Canzone Africana IV - Einaudi
I Giorni - Einaudi
Maqamat - Maayami
Meditation - Massenet
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Symphony No.40, 1st Movement - Mozart
Libertango - Astor Piazolla
Oriental Dance - Khatchaturian
Baroque Flamenco - Deborah Henson-Conant
Variations on a Theme by Pagnini - Mchedelov
Piece Symphonique - Renie
Quatre Preludes - Tournier
Romance Anonimo - Anonymous
Sheep May Safely Graze - J.S.Bach
Serenade Melancolique - Hasselmans
Serenade - Schubert
Sarabande - Handel
Spring (Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
Theme from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsk
Fingal’s Cave (Hebrides Overture) - Mendelssohn
The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring and Willow, Tit-Willow (The Mikado) -
Gilbert and Sullivan
Surprise Symphony - Haydn
Viejo Zortzico - Guridi
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Time To Say Goodbye (Con te partiro) - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
Nimrod (Enigma Variations) - Elgar

Amazing Grace - Traditional
God Save the Queen
My Lagan Love - Traditional
Calon Lan - John Hughes
Choson Kale Mazel Tov - Jewish Traditional
Cielito Lindo - C Fernandez
De Colores - Traditional Mexican
Fanny Power - O’Carolan
La Bamba - Traditional
La Bikina - Gasson
La Llorona- Traditional Mexican
All through the night - Traditional Welsh
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Drink to Me Only - Traditional English
English Country Garden - Traditional English
For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow - Traditional
La Paloma Azul - Traditional Mexican
Las Mananitas - Traditional Mexican
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose - Traditional Scottish
Scarborough Fair - Traditional English
Skye Boat Song - Traditional Scottish
Wade in The Water - Traditional
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Ernest R. Ball
Londonderry Air - Traditional Irish

Love Never Dies - Andrew Lloyd Webber
I dreamed a dream (Les Miserables) - Schonberg
Somewhere - Bernstein
Send in the clowns (A Little Night Music) - Sondheim
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) - Rogers and Hammerstein
Memory (Cats) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Another Suitcase in Another Hall (Evita) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Don’t Cry to Me Argentina - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music) - Richard Rodgers
I Don’t Know How to Love Him - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Think of Me - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Angel of Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber
I Feel Pretty - Bernstein

Film Scores
Across the Stars - John Williams
Arrival of the Birds (The Theory of Everything) - The Cinematic Orchestra
Cavatina Band - John Williams
Come what may - David Baerwald
Conquest of paradise - Vangelis
The Force Theme - John Williams
The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Michael Nyman
Imperial March - John Williams
In Dreams (Lord of the Rings) - Howard Shore
Jurassic Park - John Williams
On Golden Pond - Dave Grusin
Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Pirates of the Caribbean - Klaus Badelt
Pure Imagination - Leslie Bricusse
For the love of a princess (Braveheart) - James Horner
Once Upon a time (Storybook Love)
Rewrite the stars (The greatest showman)
The Godfather Love Theme - Nino Rota
The Secret Wedding (Braveheart) - James Horner
Theme from Call the Midwife - Peter Salem
Theme from Poldark - Anne Dudley
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion and James Horner
Comptine d’un autre ete L’apres midi - Yann Tiersen
Theme from Love Story (Where Do I Begin) - Francis Lai
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission) - Ennio Morricone
Theme from Game of Thrones - Ramin Djawadi
Goldfinger - John Barry
Hedwig’s Theme - John Williams
Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me) - Carly Simon
James bond Theme - Monty Norman
Somewhere In My Memory (Home Alone) - John Williams
Mia & Sebastian’s Theme (from La La Land) - Hurwitz
Let It Go - Frozen
Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually) - Craig Armstrong
Over the Rainbow - Arlen
Pelagia’s Song (from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) - Stephen Warbeck
Schindler’s List - John Williams
Skyfall - Adele
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter) - John Williams
Love Theme From The Godfather - Nino Rota
The Imperial March - John Williams
When You Believe (The Prince of Egypt) - Stephen Schwartz
The Windmills of Your Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair) - Michel Legrand
Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
Tumhi Dekho Na - Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Bella’s Theme (Twilight) - Carter Burwell
Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
Romeo and Juliet Love theme - Nino Rota

Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast) - Alan Menken
When you wish upon a star (Pinocchio)- Leigh Harline
Once upon a dream (Sleeping Beauty)
Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
Colours of the Wind ( Pocahontas) - Alan Menkin
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King) - Elton John
I See The Light (Tangled) - Alan Menken
Part of Your World - Alan Menken
A Whole New World - Alan Menken
Go the Distance (from Hercules) - Alan Menken

At Last - Etta James
Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Fly Me to The Moon - Bart Howard
Misty - Errol Garner
Summertime - Gershwin

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Flower Duet (from Lakme) - Delibes
Habanera Tango (from Carmen) - Bizet
La Donna E Mobile - Verdi
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
O Sole Mio - E. Di Capua
Somewhere - Bernstein

Carol of the Bells - Traditional
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
White Christmas - Irving Berlin
Most traditional Christmas carols

Chhukar Mere Manko - Rajesh Roshan
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha - R.D. Burman
Gerua - Dhruv Gandhi
Hai Apna Dil - Hemant Kumar
I Love You - Ash King
Jana Gana Mana - Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai - Jatin-Lalit
Pehla Nasha - Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai - R.D. Burman
Tu Je Deka To Ye Jaana Sanam - Jatin-Lalit
Tum hi Ho - Mithoon Sharma
Tumhi Dekho Na - Shankar-Ehsaan-Lo

Testimonials and reviews

"Afternoon Tim, just had to thank you for all your help and patience over the last few months and especially the last couple of weeks. What an achievement by Harriet and her Dad to arrange moving the wedding from Saturday to Wednesday. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of providers like yourselves and Celia. What a wonderful/beautiful performance from her I could listen to her all day long, a true professional. Once again thank you, please pass on to Celia that I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to book. We wish you well during these difficult times personally and professionally." 
Debbie Fulcher. Mother of the Bride, Wedding, Essex (having already postponed the wedding three times already, they finally brought everything forward three days to beat the second lockdown). 

"One of the most promising young harpists of today."
Marisa Robles, famous Spanish harpist (regularly performing with flautist James Galway) 

"A classical talent to watch out for."
Anne-Marie Minhall, Classic FM

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