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Harriet Adie

About Harriet Adie
4 reviews

Booked 28 times on FixTheMusic

With over 15 years' experience, award-winning harpist Harriet has played for royalty, film stars, and top orchestras like the Philharmonia, as well as at weddings, parties and corporate events.

As a soloist she has given many recitals at major London venues including St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, The National Gallery and St James’s Palace.

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In addition to live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, Harriet has appeared at the Swaledale Festival and has performed concertos with orchestras including the Dart Festival Orchestra and the Ten Tors Orchestra.

As part of her award from the Martin Musical Fund, she toured with the Unicorn Theatre Project / Philharmonia Orchestra for their production of the opera Clockwork, culminating in performances at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden.

Harriet has worked regularly with many orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra (where she also performed in their Music Of Today series), the Orchestra of the Swan and the Northern Sinfonia.

Harriet’s harp has taken her to diverse locations and star-studded events including a performance in front of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as part of the celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee, an appearance at the BRIT Awards and a live duet on TV with Dermot O'Leary for Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother.

A versatile performer, not only has she has dressed up as an angel to appear at London’s Fabric Night Club , but she has also recorded at the world famous Abbey Road Studios and performed for BBC 1's Songs of Praise and for Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector.

For several years she performed regular recitals on cruise ships including Cunard’s legendary QE2, and also Fred Olsen and P & O cruises. Harriet has provided background music for corporate events at exclusive venues, such as Cutty Sark in Greenwich, as well as at weddings and events in all the major London hotels including Claridges, The Ritz, the Savoy, and the Dorchester Hotel.

Harriet will tailor her music to suit each individual event and clients' tastes. Her repertoire is enormously varied and she is happy to take requests with advance warning, and where possible, on the day.

She is as equally happy performing light classical, folk or jazz tunes, as she is pop and Bollywood and South American music.

If you would like help choosing music, she is able to provide a comprehensive selection of pieces which work well for the different parts of the day. The right sounds can inspire and complement a magical event, and Harriet will ensure that the music for your day is unique and a lasting memory.

Harriet performs mainly on her full-size concert grand harp but can also provide a smaller clarsach (folk harp) harp (useful when space is at a premium), and for a more contemporary feel, even a pearlescent white electric harp!

Harriet is available as a harpist in London and the South East, including the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, but will also consider events further afield depending on the date and location.

Here are just some of the locations where I have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Farnham Castle
  • Oxford and Cambridge Club, Pall Mall, London
  • Great Windmill Street, London
  • Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
  • Leez Priory, Chelmsford

4 verified reviews

"Your playing was simply magnificent and transported us to other worlds and far surpassed our expectations."
– Felicity Scott, 6 January 2023, event with Alyth Choral Society, London
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"I am so sorry that I did not get to see you and thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. Both Lourdes and myself have been so blessed with meeting so many lovely people while arranging our wedding and making it a perfect and memorable day. Thank you once again and I would be happy to recommend you to anyone who is looking for a harpist to play at their wedding."
– David Richardson, 4 October 2022, wedding ceremony in Kent
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"Sarah and I wanted to contact you and offer our belated but sincere thanks for the amazing job you did for us on our wedding day at the Ashmolean. We and our guests were blown away by the setting and the atmosphere created by your wonderful playing during our ceremony. It was so exactly what we wanted and simply sublime in its execution, thank you so very much. We were whisked away with our guests after the ceremony and apologise for not having the time to speak with you before you left the building. Stairway to heaven was just perfect for us and, if you ever play it again, we would love a recording of you playing if you ever have the time to do so."
– Sarah and John Poole, 15 February 2022, wedding at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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"Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you very much for the fantastic performance you gave at our wedding drinks reception. It really added to the occasion and lots of guests commented on how much they enjoyed hearing you play. I know that my wife particularly enjoyed hearing the Cavatina as well!"
– Andrew Waite, 25 August 2021, wedding in London
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Audio samples
Air on a G String (Bach)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
The Girl from Ipanema
When I Fall In Love
Winter, Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
River Flows In You - Yiruma
Set List

Air On The G String – Bach

Barcarolle – Offenbach

Bridal Chorus – Mendelssohn

Canon In D – Pachelbel

Carmen – Bizet

Clair De Lune – Debussy

Concerto In B Flat – Handel

Flower Duet (british Airways Theme) – Delibes

Flute And Harp Concerto – Mozart

Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach

Minuet – Boccherini

Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven

Music From La Boheme – Puccini

Music From Norma – Bellini

Music From Peer Gynt – Grieg

Music From Rigoletto – Verdi

Pearlfishers Duet – Bizet

Prelude In C – Bach

Serenade – Schubert

The Girl With The Flaxen Hair – Debussy

Trois Gymnopedies – Satie

Trumpet Voluntary – Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

Water Music – Handel

Wedding March – Wagner


All Of Me – John Legend

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Amazed – Lonestar

Angels – Robbie Williams

Autumn Leaves – Jaques Prevert

Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Blue Moon – Richard Rogers

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrisson

C’est Magnifique – Cole Porter

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ub40

Cats – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Clocks – Coldplay

Close To You – The Carpenters

Crazy – Katie Melua

Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

Embraceable You – Gershwin

Eternal Flame – The Bangles

Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter

Evita – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

Fields Of Gold – Sting

Film Music – Love Actually, Pride And Prejudice, Emma, Sense And Sensibility

Firework – Katy Perry

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Greatest Day – Take That

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Here There And Everywhere – The Beatles

How Deep Is Your Love – Take That

I Get A Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter

I Got Rhythm – Gershwin

I’ll Be There – Jackson 5

I’m Yours, I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

I’ve Got A Crush On You – Gershwin

I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Cole Porter

James Bond – You Only Live Twice, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Kiss From A Rose – Seal

Lay Me Down, Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Let It Be – The Beatles

Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love – Cole Porter

Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker

Mandy – Westlife

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Misty – Erroll Garner

Moon River

Musicals – West Side Story, The King And I, Les Miserables, Grease, The Sound Of Music

On The Wings Of Love – Jeffrey Osborne

Phantom Of The Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Rule The World – Take That

Run – Snow Patrol

She – Elvis Costello

She’s The One – Robbie Williams

Skyfall – Adele

Someone Like You – Adele

Somethin’ Stupid – C. Carson Parks

Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Starlight Express – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Summertime – Gershwin

Take Five – Paul Desmond

The Entertainer – Scott Joplin

The Girl From Ipanema – Carlos Jobim

The Man I Love – Gershwin

The Way You Look Tonight – Rod Stewart

The Wind Beneath My Wings – Jeff Silbar/larry Henley

Theme Tune From The Deer Hunter

They Long To Be Close To You – Burt Bacharach

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

Titanic Theme Tune – Celine Dion

Unchained Melody – Alex North

We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

What The World Needs Now Is Love – Burt Bacharach

Yellow – Coldplay

Yesterday – The Beatles

You Look Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Your Secret Love – Luther Vandross

Your Song – Elton John

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