Maxine (solo harpist or flute/harp)

  • from £235 in North West Help
  • from £235 in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £235 in Wales
  • from £235 in West Midlands

Gifted Manchester based harpist with a repertoire ranging from classical to popular and folk music and extensive experience playing at weddings, hotels and restaurants across the UK. Also available as a flute/harp duo.

Maxine is a highly talented and vivacious harpist who began music at the age of 4. She started playing the Harp at the age of 9, due to the encouragement of her parents who were both members of the Halle Orchestra.

From 1989 Maxine has pursued a busy freelance career working with various Symphony and Ballet orchestras. She has been touring the UK with the Moscow City Ballet since 1992 and has also played with the English National Ballet and City Ballet of London. Her solo career includes numerous concertos and recitals and she specialises in weddings (the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast, or a combination of these).

Flute/harp duo

Maxine is also available as part of a flute/harp duo with flautist, Lindsay. Lindsay studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and plays with various orchestras, including the Liverpool Sinfonia and the Welsh Chamber Orchestra and also enjoys a variety of solo and chamber work, which has led to performances on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland (flute/harp clips available in the audio player to the right).

Performance information

Line-up Solo harp or harp/flute duo
Performance duration 1 - 3 hours
Arrival & set-up Help 45 minutes before start
Requirements Help A well-lit space of 2 x 2 metres

Booking options

Extra performances £90 per hour
Flute/harp duo Add £200

What people say Help

  • Just to let you know that Maxine was amazing, the music was beautiful and it was just what I wanted - perfect! I did see her briefly after the ceremony but if you could pass on my thanks again. Thanks also for your help in arranging it.

    Nicole, Wedding, Lancashire, January 2017
  • Just thought I would drop you a quick note to let you know we had outstanding feedback on the Fandangos and Maxine at the BAR Conference. I would like to thank you for this and please ensure our comments are passed on to the individuals.

    Stephen, Corporate, Manchester, July 2016
  • Sorry for taking so long to get back to you with my comments, my laptop has had to be fixed. We had a lovely day thank you and Maxine was so nice and professional, she gave it her all and myself and Richard felt it was more that worth the money. Maxine was punctual and very pleasant, the music she played was very appropriate and enjoyable and our guests were very impressed. Thanks again for all your help and I will definitely be calling on your services for any future events.

    Carmel A., Wedding, Yorkshire, May 2016
  • George Maguire our Events Manager said that Maxine was the best harpist out of the fair few that we had playing at our venues across the country! Should we have another Roadshow, we shall be sure to be in touch!

    Laura B., Roadshow, Merseyside, May 2016
  • Maxine was great and very understanding with us. Her performance was a wonderful surprise for the bride and set a great atmosphere for the reception.

    Keith, Wedding, Nottinghamshire, April 2016
  • In a word Maxine was brilliant. She was totally professional and cooperative every time I contacted her in the build up to the wedding, and she was extremely well mannered and pleasant to talk to. On the day she arrived perfectly on time, and her performance throughout the day was absolutely breathtaking. As well as ourselves, many of our guests went up to complement her of their own accord, and we have since had lots and lots of extremely positive comments about how much she contributed to a wonderful atmosphere. We would highly recommend Maxine to anyone considering booking entertainment of this kind, she is a true professional and a wonderful talent.

    Pete L., Wedding, Cumbria, March 2016

Repertoire Help

  • CLASSICAL
  • BACH
  • * Air on a G String
  • Ave Maria
  • Sleepers Wake
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • BIZET
  • Music From The Pearlfishers
  • BRAHMS
  • Lullaby
  • BOCCHERIM
  • Minuet
  • BEETHOVEN
  • Fur Elise
  • Moonlight Sonata
  • * Ode to Joy
  • CLARKE
  • * Trumpet Voluntary
  • DEBUSSY
  • 1st Arabesque
  • Clair de Lune
  • DVORAK
  • Humoresque
  • DELIBES
  • Flower Duet from Lakme
  • Valse from Coppelia
  • ELGAR
  • Chanson de Matin
  • Salut D’Amour
  • FAURE
  • Pavane
  • GLUCK
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • GRIEG
  • Piano Concerto theme
  • Morning and Solvejgs songs from Peer Gynt
  • HANDEL
  • * Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • * Air from Water Music
  • LEHAR
  • Vilia and The Merry Widow Waltz from ‘The Merry Widow’
  • MASSANET
  • Meditation from Thais
  • MASCAGNI
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
  • MACDO WELL
  • To A Wild Rose
  • MOZART
  • Various Sonata Themes
  • Piano Concerto No 21 (Elvira Madigan Theme)
  • MENDELSSOHN
  • On Wings of Song
  • Spring Song
  • * Wedding March
  • OFFENBACH
  • Barcarolle
  • PURCELL
  • * Trumpet Tune
  • PUCCINI
  • Oh My Beloved Father
  • Musetta’s Waltz
  • PACHELBEL
  • * Canon In D
  • RIMSKY KORSAKOV
  • Scheherezade
  • RACMANINOFF
  • 18th variation from Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Themes from 2nd piano concerto
  • SHOSTAKOVICH
  • Romance from the Gadfly
  • SAINT - SAENS
  • The Swan
  • SATIE
  • Gymnopedie no 1
  • Gnossienne no 1
  • STRAUSS
  • The Blue Danube
  • Tales from The Vienna Woods
  • SIBELIUS
  • Finlandia theme
  • SCHUMANN
  • Traumerei
  • TCHAIKOVSKY
  • Music from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker
  • VERDI
  • Choms OfThe Hebrew Slaves
  • La Donna E Mobile
  • VIVALDI
  • * The Four Seasons
  • WAGNER
  • * Bridal Chorus (Here comes the Bride)
  • ( * Denotes music often used for civil ceremonies.)
  • POPULAR SONGS
  • Lara’s Theme
  • Love Theme From The Godfather
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • Let There Be Love
  • Close To You
  • I Will Always Love You
  • Cavatina
  • Ballade Pour Adeline
  • Just The Way You Are
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song
  • Blue Moon
  • Mona Lisa
  • Moon River
  • My Way
  • Unchained Melody
  • The Thorn Birds Theme
  • Smile
  • Chi Mai
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Up Where We Belong
  • Take My Breath Away
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  • The Way We Were
  • Eternal Flame
  • Love Is All Around
  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love
  • The Lady In Red
  • A Groovy Kind Of Love
  • Schindler’s List
  • Take Five
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • Theme From Love Story
  • The Windmills Of Your Mind
  • Unforgettable
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Born Free
  • Bright Eyes
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Bewitched
  • How Are Things In Glocca Morm
  • People
  • Where Or When
  • Days Of Wine And Roses
  • Misty
  • La Vie En Rose
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Secret Love
  • Ain’t Misbehavin
  • Moonglow
  • Tea For Two
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Over The Rainbow
  • A Time For Us
  • Swingin Shepherd Blues
  • Where Is Love
  • This Guy’s In Love With You
  • Anniversary Waltz
  • Endless Love
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Vincent
  • The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • Star Wars Themes
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby
  • Night And Day
  • Fame
  • When I Fall In Love
  • When You Wish Upon A Star
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Here, There And Everywhere
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Yesterday
  • As Time Goes By
  • Evergreen
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • A Man And A Woman
  • Feelings
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Theme From Ice Castles
  • All The Things You Are
  • GERSHWIN SONGS
  • Summertime
  • The Man I Love
  • It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • I Got Plenty Of Nothing
  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Love Walked In
  • ‘S Wonderful
  • Embraceable You
  • Oh, Lady Be Good
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Love Is Here To Stay
  • I Got Rhythm
  • FOLK MUSIC
  • ENGLAND
  • Greensleeves
  • Scarborough Fair
  • IRELAND
  • She Moves Through The Fair
  • Brian Born
  • Carrickfergus
  • Minstrel Boy
  • Carolan Concerto
  • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • Last Rose Of Summer
  • Music By Enya
  • SCOTLAND
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Arran Boat Song
  • WALES
  • David Of The White Rock
  • The Ash Grove
  • MUSICALS
  • Evita
  • Phantom Of The Opera
  • Cats
  • Starlight Express
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Chess
  • A Little Night Music
  • Westside Story
  • My Fair Lady
  • Les Miserables
  • Miss Saigon
  • The Sound of Music
  • South Pacific
  • Carousel
  • Oklahoma
  • The King and I

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

For more pictures and audio demos, please visit:
http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/maxine_harpist/