Katie McClaughry

Harpist

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  • Cornwall
  • Celtic, Classical, Pop, Traditional, Folk
  • Insured
  • 274 (avg. price)

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.

Reviews

"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

Set list

Contemporary

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

Traditional And Folk

All Through The Night

Auld Lang Syne

Brian Boru's March

David Of The White Rock

Flow Gently Sweet Avon

Greensleeves

I Love My Love

Londonderry Air

My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose

Scarborough Fair

Skye Boat Song

Sur Le Pont D'avignon

Ye Banks And Braes

Classical

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

Mediaeval And Renaissance Music

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

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