Katie McClaughry is a professional harpist living in Cornwall and working across the south of England. I offer a friendly, professional service providing instrumental music for a wide range of weddings, private parties and corporate events.
Music is my passion. I have been playing the harp and the trumpet for over sixteen years, during which time I have amassed a wealth of experience and gained an extensive repertoire of solo, chamber and orchestral works.
Most recently I have studied the harp with the internationally renowned harpists Gabriella Dall'Olio, Head of Harp at Trinity College of Music and Catherine White, Principal Harp Tutor of the Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2009 I graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters degree.
Every bride deserves to have a wonderful wedding full of magic and romance. The music of one of the most beautiful instruments on earth can bring added splendour to this special day.
The harp conjures up images of angels and mermaids, myths and fairy tales. Bring to your wedding something from another world.
Whether you are planning a civil ceremony or a church wedding, the harp makes the perfect accompaniment. Being classically trained I can offer a wide variety of music and will work with you to help you decide exactly what you would like.
As a harpist I am able to provide a suitable ambience for any event. Whether you are planning a flamboyant party, a prestigious reception or a sombre occasion the music of a harp can compliment the atmosphere.
I have experience playing at corporate and private functions, charity events and funerals. No matter what the nature of the event you can be assured that I will provide a smooth, professional performance to match your requirements.
Can Katie play outdoors?
Yes. The harp can be played inside or out of doors, as long as some shelter from direct sunshine or rain is provided. I have a choice of harps, which helps to ensure the best sound for your venue.
Can the client choose the music for their event?
I will always talk with the client about the requirements they have for their individual booking. Whilst this site does include a set list (below) containing many of my popular requests, it is not an exhaustive list. If your favourite piece is not included here, it may still be in my repertoire, and if not I am often able to learn new music on request. To find out more please feel free to contact me and discuss your options further.
How much does a booking cost?
Naturally the price will vary depending on the kind of engagement, playing time, location and music choices. Bookings start from around £200, but you really need to send me an enquiry for a detailed quote.
So if you're looking for a professional wedding harpist in Cornwall, Devon and throughout South West England, get in touch with harpist Katie McClaughry.
"Thank you so much for playing wonderfully at our wedding. You were great when we were planning the day and really helped us with the choice of suitable pieces."
– Cathy Chen, wedding in Devon, 18 August 2016
"Having you play before the ceremony relaxed and entertained our guests who were enthralled by the beautiful sound of your harp which created a special atmosphere."
– Jenny Edwards, wedding in Cornwall, 7 August 2016
A Thousand Years – Perry
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
Bella's Lullaby – Burwell
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? – Elton John
Cavatina – Myers
Closest Thing To Crazy – Batt
Comptine D'un Autre Ete – Tiersen
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Flaws And All – Beyonce
Glasgow Love Theme From Love Actually – Armstrong
Golden Brown – Stranglers
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Kiss Me – Sheeran
Moon River – Mancini
Nine Million Bicycles – Batt
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
Over The Rainbow – Arlen
River Flows In You – Yiruma
Secret Garden – Springsteen
Someone To Watch Over Me – Gershwin
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Take Five – Desmond
The Rose – Mcbroom
To A Wild Rose – Macdowell
Walking In The Air – Blake
Where Do You Go To – Sarstedt
Your Song – Elton John
All Through The Night
Auld Lang Syne
Brian Boru's March
David Of The White Rock
Flow Gently Sweet Avon
I Love My Love
My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
Skye Boat Song
Sur Le Pont D'avignon
Ye Banks And Braes
Barcarolle From Tales Of Hoffman – Offenbach
Canon In C – Boyce
Canon In D – Pachelbel
Danza Cubana – Ortiz
Emperor Waltz – J. Strauss
Ground In F With Variations – Purcell
Gymnopedies – Satie
I Vow To Thee My Country – Holst
La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin – Debussy
Lullaby – Brahms
Meditation From Thais – Massenet
Milonga Para Amar – Ortiz
Musetta's Waltz From La Boheme – Puccini
Nausicaa – Holloway
O My Beloved Father From Gianni Schicchi – Puccini
Polovtsian Dance From Prince Igor – Borodin
Prelude Iii – Tournier
Prelude In C – Bach
Prelude Intime Iii – Salzedo
Presto From Violin Sonata No. 1 – Bach
Sarabande From Violin Partita No. 1 – Bach
Sérénade Mélancolique – Hasselmans
Siciliana – Respighi
Sonatina Iii – Dusik
Sonatina Iii – Faure Pavane
The Blue Danube Waltz – J. Strauss
Traumerei – Schumann
Waltz Of The Flowers Cadenza From The Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky
All In A Garden Green – Playford
Bransle – Attaignant
Fortune – Byrd
Hachas – Ribayaz
Hartes Ease – Holborne
It Was A Lover And His Lass – Morley
La Volta – Byrd
Lady Riche – Anon
Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home – Dowland
Nachtanz – Susato
Nobody's Gigge – Farnaby
Pavane – Anon
Pavane And Variations – Cabezon
Personent Hodie – Anon
Robin – Munday
Romance – Palero
Sumer Is Icumen In – Anon
The Carman's Whistle – Byrd
The Earl Of Essex Galliard – Dowland
Wolseys Wilde – Byrd