Cathy W

from£250

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The warmth and vitality of Cathy’s playing, her vast experience, and her varied selection of music has cemented her reputation as the leading event and wedding harpist in the Midlands and beyond, for the past 15 years.

Cathy delights clients, not only with her natural artistry, but also with her choice of music which always suits the particular occasion.

She has entertained notables from Frank Sinatra to the Prince of Wales, and has frequently played for British and foreign Royalty, including Prince Charles’s recent 60th birthday celebrations.

She made a huge difference to the atmosphere of the day. Her harp playing really set the mood! Kirsty, Wedding, Bucks

From her home near Cheltenham, she covers the area from Bristol to Birmingham and the West Midlands, including Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and the Cotswolds.

Cathy has played for events at all of the top London hotels, in stately venues such as St James’s and Hampton Court Palaces, Sudeley and Highclere Castles, and many National Trust properties; at the Royal Academy, National Gallery and Natural History Museum; and for many high-level corporate and private events including numerous occasions when members of the Royal Family have been present.

She has also performed on the high seas aboard the QEII, and for over ten years she was the Resident Harpist playing for afternoon tea at London’s five-star Le Meridien Hotel in Piccadilly. She has also held residencies in New York City, as well as playing in many top venues there such as the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cathy is also available to perform with either flute or harp, as a duo.

Performance info

Line-up Solo harpist
Performance duration 1 - 3 hours

Booking options

1 hour (eg. ceremony only)
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2 hours
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3 hours
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Popular & Romantic

A Day In The Life Of A Fool
Killing Me Softly
Round Midnight
A Man And A Woman
La Vie En Rose
Satin Doll
All The Things You Are
Lady In Red
Send In The Clowns
All I Ask Of You (Phantom Of The Opera)
Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago)
September Song
Arthur’s Theme
Laura
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
As Time Goes By
Like Someone In Love
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Autumn Leaves
Long Ago And Far Away
Someone To Watch Over Me
Bewitched
The Long And Winding Road
Sometimes When We Touch
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Love Changes Everything
Somewhere (West Side Story)
Bring Him Home (Les Miserables)
Love Story
Somewhere Out There
But Not For Me
Love Is Here To Stay
Stardust
Can You Read My Mind (Superman)
Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing
Stormy Weather
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Love Walked In
Strangers In The Night
Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
Lullaby Of Birdland
Summertime
Careless Whisper
Maria (West Side Story)
The Godfather
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
Memory (Cats)
The Look Of Love
Chariots Of Fire
Michelle
The Man I Love
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
Misty
The Thorn Birds
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Moon River
The Way We Were
Edelweiss
Morning Has Broken
The Way You Look Tonight
Embraceable You
Music Of The Night (Phantom)
Theme From Titanic
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
My Favourite Things
These Foolish Things
Feelings
My Funny Valentine
Through The Eyes Of Love
Fields Of Gold
New York, New York
Try To Remember
Have I Told You Lately
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Unchained Melody
Hello
Over The Rainbow
Unforgettable
Here There And Everywhere
People
Walking By Baby Back Home
I Get A Kick Out Of You
People Will Say We're In Love
What A Wonderful World
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Phantom Of The Opera (Theme)
When You Wish Upon A Star
I Will Always Love You
Pride And Prejudice
When You Say Nothing At All
If
Rhapsody In Blue
Wind Beneath My Wings
It Had To Be You
Romeo And Juliet
You'll Never Walk Alone
I've Got You Under My Skin
Romance d’Amor (Theme From Forbidden Games)
Yesterday

Traditional Favourites

Amazing Grace
La Paloma
Skye Boat Song
Danny Boy
Last Rose Of Summer
The Ash Grove
David Of The White Rock
Myfanwy
Watching The Wheat
Greensleeves
Scarborough Fair

Classical

Air On The G String (Bach)
Habanera From Carmen (Bizet)
Royal Fireworks Music (Handel)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Harp Concerto In B flat (Handel)
Satie Gymnopedies Scheherezade (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Barcarolle From Tales Of Hoffman (Offenbach)
Humoresque (Dvorak)
Salut D’Amour (Elgar)
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
La Donna E Mobile (Verdi)
Serenade (Schubert)
Canon (Pachelbel)
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
The Merry Widow
Waltz (Lehar)
Clair De Lune (Debussy)
Musetta's Waltz From La Boheme (Puccini)
The Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss)
Concierto De Aranjuez
Nessun Dorma (Puccini)
Traumerei(Schumann)
Emperor Waltz (Strauss)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
First Arabesque (Debussy)
Pachelbel Canon
Vilia From The Merry Widow (Lehar)
Flower Duet From Lakme (Delibes)
Prince Of Denmark's March
(J Clarke)
Water Music (Handel)
Four Seasons – Spring (Vivaldi)
Piano Concerto No 2 Theme (Rachmaninov)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Fur-Elise (Beethoven)
Rhapsody On Paganini Theme (Rachmaninov)

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Cathy was fantastic - not only on the day, but also leading up to the wedding helping us to pick out the music. Always very friendly and a pleasure to deal with.”

Caroline, Wedding in Gloucestershire, January 2018

“Thank you so much! I would definitely recommend Cathy to everyone.”

Alison, Wedding in Ledbury, Herefordshire, October 2017

“Cathy attended our wedding on Sunday and I can honestly say she made a huge difference to the atmosphere of the day. Her harp playing really set the mood. Everyone at the wedding commented on how lovely it was to have her playing. She was fantastic.”

Kirsty, Wedding in Bucks, July 2017

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