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Claire M - Harpist Get quote

PRICE: from £395 first hour (ideal for wedding ceremony), £550 (ceremony & drinks reception) approx 3 hrs to fit. | compare prices

Biography - About us

Like all our harpists, Claire is a harpist of distinction and one of the most popular Harpists for hire in London and the South East. Her accolades are endless :- She has held residencies at the Connaught and Landmark Hotels, a regular guest harpist at The Ritz, St. Pancras Renaissance and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire. Other notable performances include accompanying Florence and the Machine and Dizzy Rascal at the Brit Awards, featuring in the film Brighton Rock and playing at the Royal Opera House for Prince Charles’s 60th Birthday. Other regular clients include providing music for functions at the House of Lords, the Supreme Court, Kensington Palace, British Museum, Tower Bridge, The Dorchester and Westminster Abbey. Claire has played at functions for HRH The Princess Royal, Prince Michael of Kent, visiting Royal dignitaries and at a private dinner for Peter Jones (Dragon's Den). 

Claire graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2011 where she studied with the world renowned harpist Ieuan Jones.  Prior to this Claire studied at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music for four years with Eira-Lynn Jones. During her studies she had the opportunity to play in masterclasses for many distinguished harpists including Marisa Robles, Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Kathleen Bride and Daphne Boden.

Claire is also available as part of a violin & harp duo and a flute & harp duo, both available from Essence Music. 

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:3m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes as long as under a gazebo, in the shade and kept dry

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes, with 3 weeks notice

How long do you play for?
I can be booked for wedding ceremonies, drinks and wedding breakfast or for most other events it is usually 3 sets of 45 minutes

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

What do you do during your break(s)
I usually check that the venue can put on their background music

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
As an acoustic musician, these are never an issue

Where are you based?
Based in Bedfordshire covering Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire & UK

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

Pop / Modern
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A Million Love Songs - Take That
Africa - Toto
All of Me - John Legend
At Last - Etta James
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Beatles Songs - Various
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? - Elton John / Lion King
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Clocks - Coldplay


Testimonials and reviews

“Mary Portas has asked me to extend a personal thank you, the opening celebration party was a great success and our guests thought the music was simply divine, making the evening both memorable and enjoyable for all. You were really instrumental in creating the perfect atmosphere and for this we are extremely grateful.”  
Opening of Mary’s Living and Giving shop, Barnes

“As I walked down the aisle, Claire played so beautifully and it certainly bought a tear to my eye, a very special moment for me. Many of the guests also commented on how well she played and one of them said it was "exquisite" with which I would have to agree.”
Bride, Wedding, London

“Her playing brought a tear to my Dad’s eye when we made our entrance, it was very striking to have it played live. Several guests commented on her playing and they were also impressed with her more current repertoire.”  
Tracy and Adam, Wedding, Bedfordshire.

"Claire made our wedding day very special and she did exactly what she said she would do. She played everything we asked her to do perfectly and we had many compliments on her as a performer. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting something a little bit different. She played a thousand years for my wife's aisle walk song and it was perfect."
Groom, Wedding, Spalding, UK

"Absolutely perfect. Claire was very approachable and replied very quickly to my queries. The music played sounded so beautiful. It was really nice that I was able to chose any song and Claire was willing to learn it if she didn't know it already. So many compliments about the performance. Highly recommend."
Bride, Wedding, Milton Keynes

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