Christine (harpist)

  • from £210 for 1 hour of playing in Scotland Help
  • from £320 for 1 hour of playing in North East

Exceptionally talented and experienced harpist from Scotland perfect for wedding ceremonies and background music to lend your drinks reception or dinner a touch of class.

Christine is an accomplished and dedicated harpist, versed in both pedal and lever harp, and is the ideal performer for any event or occasion. Performing on a beautiful, bespoke harp with a honey-rich, resonant tone, Christine has received qualifications and accolades from the finest classical institutions in Scotland and Ireland, including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Irish Academy of Music and receiving additional certification from the London College of Music Diploma, recognising her exceptional skill as a harpist.

Christine now performs as a freelance harpist and also tutors in Scotland, but performs all over the UK. Her harp has been specially designed to be both portable, and to project sound to fill any venue. A consummate professional, her experience, confidence and commitment will help your event to run smoothly.

In addition to her extremely extensive classical repertoire, featuring artists such as Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Handel and more, Christine also performs traditional standards from all over the world - from the well known (Danny Boy, Londonderry Air, Auld Lang Syne), to the more uncommon (‘Hey Bystra Woda’ from Poland, ‘Banks of the Ohio’ from America, ‘Water Sound Shore’ from Scotland). However, it doesn’t stop there - Christine also performs modern classics in a truly original way, arranging songs from artists such as Whitney Houston, Snow Patrol, Westlife and Metallica to name just a few of her eclectic and imaginative choices. Film themes and lighter, jazzier sounds are also available. So if you are looking for a touch of class - with an optional twist - look no further than Christine.

Performance information

Line-up Solo harpist
Performance duration up to 3 hours
Arrival & set-up Help allow 20 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 2 metres; one armless chair

Booking options

2 hours of playing Add £45
3 hours of playing Add £85

What people say Help

  • I just wanted to say that the music you recommended for my entrance was just beautiful and obviously all the other songs throughout the wedding ceremony were superb. Many guests commented to me during the day and after how they loved the music - so many thanks for your wonderful entertainment and also professionalism, it really added to our special day. Many thanks again for helping make our special day even more fantastic.

    Lesley, Wedding, Scotland
  • Thank you very much for playing the harp at Jennifer's wedding, the music was beautiful and fitted in so well with the castle. Jennifer, Tom and all the guests were delighted with your music - it really made the day. We will certainly recommend you to our friends. Many thanks.

    Julie & Ken, Wedding, Scotland
  • Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help on the lead up to our big day and for the day itself. The harp sounded beautiful in the chapel and we had great comments from guests. Thanks again!

    Tiffany & Graeme
  • I am writing on behalf of all the residents of Angusfield House Care Home to thank you for your excellent recital you gave on your Scottish harp, especially interesting was your demonstration. We would like to express our appreciation of your programme and to invite you back at your earliest convenience.

    Margaret, Care Home Recital, Scotland
  • We were absolutely thrilled to have Christine play at our wedding ceremony. She was fantastic and all the guests loved her! She played beautifully and even played songs that we requested. It made our ceremony and we would definitely recommend her.

    Kirsty & Alastair, Wedding, Scotland
  • Christine, just want to thank you so much for playing at our wedding yesterday and doing such a wonderful job. We absolutely loved you playing, it sounded so nice and everyone commented on how well you played and how lovely it sounded. Rhian was really chuffed with it so thank you so much.

    Stuart & Rhian, Wedding, Scotland
  • Musically engaging playing.

    Allan Neave, Head of Harp & Guitar, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Excellent – an enjoyable recital!

    Robert Irvine, Senior Lecturer, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Real talent!

    Imogen Barford, Professor of Harp, Guildhall School of Music, London

Repertoire Help

  • Classical
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Bridal March - Wagner
  • Canon in D
  • Caro Mio Ben - Giordani (made famous by Pavarotti)
  • Ecossaise - Beethoven
  • Fur Elise - Beethoven
  • Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Little Serenade - Haydn
  • Minuet in G - Bach
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
  • O Perfect Love - Barnby
  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven
  • Pavane & Variations - Cabezon
  • Prelude in C - Bach
  • Sarabande from Violin Partita No. 1 - Bach Sonata in C minor - Dussek
  • Spring (from the Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
  • The Little Fountain - O Pratt
  • The Minstrel's Adieu - Thomas
  • Theme et variations - Kulhau
  • Time To Say Goodbye - Sartori (made famous by Bocelli)
  • Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Glinka
  • Watching the Wheat - Thomas
  • Traditional
  • Ae Fond Kiss (Scottish)
  • All Through the Night (Welsh)
  • Amazing Grace (English)
  • Ashokan Farewell (Scottish)
  • Auld Lang Syne (Scottish)
  • Banks of the Ohio (American)
  • Brian Boru's March (Irish)
  • Da Slockit Light (Scottish)
  • French Boure (French)
  • Greensleeves (English)
  • Hamnatang (Scottish)
  • Hey Bystra Woda (Polish)
  • Highland Wedding (Scottish)
  • House of the Rising Sun (American)
  • Isle Of Aigas (Scottish)
  • John O'Connor (Irish)
  • Leaving Stoer (Scottish)
  • Loch Lomond (Scottish)
  • Londonderry Air/Danny Boy (Irish)
  • Looking at a Rainbow Through A Dirty Window (Scottish)
  • Lord Willoughby (English)
  • Mairi's Wedding (Scottish)
  • Mingulay Boat Song (Scottish)
  • Miss Drummond of Perth (Scottish)
  • Morning Has Broken (English)
  • My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean (Scottish)
  • My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Scottish)
  • Neil Gow's Lament (Scottish)
  • Sands Of Holsta (Scottish)
  • Scotland The Brave (Scottish)
  • Sileas (Scottish)
  • Skye Boat Song (Scottish)
  • The Ash Grove (Welsh)
  • The Dark Island (Scottish)
  • The Distressed Soldier (Irish)
  • The Miller's Dance (English)
  • The Minstrel Boy (Irish)
  • The Queen's March (Welsh)
  • The Rising of the Lark (Welsh)
  • The Sally Gardens (Irish)
  • There Was a Lad (Scottish)
  • Water Sound Shore (Scottish)
  • Westering Home (Scottish)
  • Ye Banks and Braes (Scottish)
  • Popular Hits
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Annie's Song - John Denver
  • Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • Come What May - Elton John
  • Crazy For You - Madonna
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
  • Eternal Flame - The Bangles
  • Every Breath You Take - Sting
  • Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
  • Everytime - Britney Spears
  • Everytime We Touch - Cascada
  • Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
  • Feel - Robbie Williams
  • Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • Flying without Wings - Westlife
  • Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams
  • I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
  • I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Love Is All Around
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
  • Mad World - Gary Jules
  • My Immortal - Evanescence
  • No Matter What - Boyzone
  • Nothing Compares To You - Sinéad O'Connor
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston
  • Run - Snow Patrol
  • Sailing - Rod Stewart
  • She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
  • Smile - Charlie Chaplin
  • Something Stupid - Frank Sinatra
  • Stand By Me - Ben E. King
  • Summer of '69 - Byran Adams
  • Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
  • The Rose - Bette Midler
  • The Scientist - Coldplay
  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  • To Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
  • Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
  • Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
  • With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • You are My Sunshine - Ray Charles
  • You Raise Me Up - Westlife
  • You're Beautiful - James Blunt
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Light Music & Jazz
  • Baroque Flamenco - Henson - Conant
  • Fire Dance - Watkins
  • Harpicide at Midnight - Chertok
  • Le Onde - Einaudi
  • Maybe - Yirama
  • Mother's Journey - Tiersen
  • New Blues - Henson - Conant
  • On The Water - Stadler
  • River Flows In You - Yirama
  • Song in the Night - Salzedo
  • Ten Past Two - Chertok
  • Theme from The Pink Panther
  • Tickled Pink - Stevenson
  • Una Mattina - Einaudi
  • Film Music
  • A Whole New World (from 'Aladdin')
  • As Long As He Needs Me (from 'Oliver')
  • Beauty and the Beast - Disney
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from 'The Lion King')
  • Colours of the Wind (from 'Pocahontas')
  • Edelweiss (from 'The Sound Of Music')
  • Feather Theme (from 'Forrest Gump')
  • I See The Light (from 'Tangled')
  • Love Changes Everything (from 'Aspects of Love')
  • May It Be (from 'Lord Of The Rings')
  • Memory (from 'Cats')
  • Moon River (from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's')
  • My Heart Will Go On (from 'Titanic')
  • Over the Rainbow (from 'The Wizard of Oz')
  • Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • The Portrait (from 'Titanic')
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings (from 'Beaches')
  • Theme from 'Chariots of Fire'
  • Theme from 'The Pink Panther'
  • Tomorrow (from 'Annie')
  • When You Wish Upon A Star (from 'Pinocchio')
  • Occasional
  • Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns
  • Congratulations - Cliff Richard
  • God Save The Queen - anon.
  • Happy Birthday - anon.
  • O Flower Of Scotland - The Corries
  • Scotland The Brave - anon.
  • Seasonal
  • Angels from the Realm of Glory
  • Away In A Manger
  • Deck The Hall
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • Fairytale Of New York
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy To The World
  • O Christmas Tree
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Holy Night
  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • Once In Royal David's City
  • See Amid The Winter's Snow
  • Silent Night
  • The First Nowell
  • The Holly And The Ivy
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Walking In The Air
  • We Three Kings
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
  • When A Child Is Born
  • While Shepherds Watched
  • Recent Requests
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • Airplanes - B.O.B. feat. Hayley Williams
  • California Girls - Katy Perry
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jespen
  • Domino - Jessie J
  • Fireflies - Owl City
  • Glad You Came - The Wanted
  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
  • Porcelain - Moby
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • Sing (Jubilee song) - Gary Barlow
  • Skinny Love - Birdy
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • Telephone - Lady Gaga
  • The A Team - Ed Sheeran
  • The Climb - Miley Cyrus
  • The Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga
  • We Found Love - Rihanna
  • Winter - Tori Amos
  • Compositions
  • A Highland Landscape
  • Back Home To Scotland
  • Calm Before War
  • Leap Year
  • Moira's Waltz
  • Mother's Lost Present
  • Powerscourt Air
  • Strike & The Aftermath
  • The Missing Recipe
  • The Waiting Game

Bookings

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