Ellie Tessa
Wedding Harpist

About Ellie Tessa – professional wedding harpist based in Cheshire
5 reviews

Booked 26 times on FixTheMusic

Ellie Tessa is an award-winning Scottish harpist based in Cheshire who graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music gaining a Bachelor of Music with first-class honours.

She has most recently graduated from the Masters of Music degree, graduating with distinction, continuing her studies with renowned harpist Eira Lynn Jones at the RNCM.

Ellie is based in Cheshire and available for weddings and events in the surrounding counties!

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Recent successes include being named as a winner of the prestigious RNCM concerto competition resulting in a performance of Debussy’s ‘Danses’ for harp and string orchestra in the RNCM String Festival.

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Ellie Tessa was also twice a finalist in the 2015 and 2016 RNCM Gold Medal Competition, the highest award that the college gives for performance.

Ellie regularly performs recitals with her saxophone and harp duo, the Polaris Duo, who recently were awarded second prize in the inaugural British Harp Chamber Music Competition.

Outside of RNCM projects, Ellie is passionate about performing music in community settings and her flute and harp duo, the Meridiem Duo, tours around the country for Yehudi Menuhin’s ground-breaking scheme ‘Live Music Now!’, performing in settings such as hospitals, schools for disabled children and elderly people.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding harpist Cheshire has to offer, get in touch with Ellie Tessa.

5 verified reviews

"Ellie Tessa brought so much more than just her beautiful music to my event. Firstly, and I think very importantly, I found the booking process worked well through FixTheMusic, and I was quite happy that the details of where, when, what, how long and how much were all covered. Ellie went the extra mile and confirmed access details with the venue, and I was pleased that she not only arrived in good time, but was set up and ready to go without any fuss. I can recommend her for anyone booking a wedding or similar sort of complicated (and stressful) event, as it's one fewer thing to worry about. Secondly, Ellie presented herself well and engaged with my guests (something I had asked for her to do), and my guests all took an interest. I wanted more than just music, I wanted to learn about this instrument and what it's like to play it, and Ellie educated, entertained and informed us. My guests were queuing up to ask questions afterwards, and all were bubbling over with praise. Thirdly, it seems almost odd to mention it last, her music was wonderful, with each song more enchanting than the last."
– Glen Monks, 26 February 2020, private dinner party in central Manchester
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"We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for Saturday. You played so beautifully and really did make our ceremony extra special. We also had so many comments from our friends and family about how wonderful you played."
– Sophie and Mark Tomlin, 11 October 2019, wedding in Cheshire
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"Classical and folk harp music provides an excellent complement to many communal occasions. Ellie Tessa is an excellent exponent of the instrument and I have asked her to perform, at a number of corporate and social events, on behalf of client groups. She has a very professional approach, an excellent repertoire and a delightful manner. I would strongly recommend her."
– Dr Ged Drugan, 14 August 2019, event at Manchester Business School
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"We had our wedding ceremony in quite a large church space but were adamant that we wanted the sound of a single acoustic instrument to provide our music. The harp was perfect for the space and Ellie Tessa's playing was beautiful - she was happy to play all of our requests, from a traditional Irish folk piece to Lord of the Rings. It all worked perfectly and we would recommend her without hesitation!"
– Gemma and Laurence Adams, 28 July 2019, wedding in Manchester
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"I didn't hear you play much as I'd have liked (as for obvious reasons I was the last to arrive), but the feedback I have had from my now husband and many many guests that attended our wedding was that you played beautifully and how your music added to the ambience of the room in which we were married. Thank you so very much for playing some of the "less traditional" Music I asked for. I loved walking into Metallica's Nothing Else Matters being played beautifully by you, I'll honestly never forget that! Finally Darren loved the blast of Star Wars so Thank you yet again! He still says "I can't believe she did Star Wars, I LOVED IT"! Thank you once again, you helped make our day perfect!"
– Chanie and Darren Scriven, 1 June 2019, wedding in Cheshire
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Set List

Alvars - Romance In A Flat​

Bach - Air On The G String​

Bach - Arioso​

Bach - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring​

Bach - Prelude In C​

Boyce - Canon In C​

Campra - Rigaudon From Idomeneo​

Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary From 'the Prince Of Denmark's March'

Debussy - Clair De Lune​

Debussy - La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin​

Einaudi - I Giorni

Franck - Panis Angelicus​

Handel - Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba

Handel - Chaconne In C​

Handel - Largo From Xerxes​

Handel - Water Music- Allegro Maestoso​

Mendelssohn - Wedding March​

Pachelbel - Canon In D​

Satie - First Gymnopedie

Thomas - Watching The Wheat​

Wagner - Bridal Chorus


Ashokan Farewell​

Auld Lang Syne​

Eriskay Love Lilt​

Flower Of Scotland


Loch Lomond

Logan Water​

My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose

Mairi's Wedding​

The Mingulay Boat Song​

Skye Boat Song​

The Water Is Wide​

Wille Ye Go Lassie Go​

Ye Banks And Braes


All Of Me - John Legend​

All You Need Is Love - Beatles

Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Cheerleader - O M I​

Fields Of Gold - Sting


Happy - Pharrell Williams

Hello - Adele

Hey Jude - Beatles

How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding

I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley

If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz​

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars​

Let Her Go - Passenger

Let It Be - Beatles

Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Over And Over Again - Nathan Sykes

Paradise - Coldplay

Photograph - Ed Sheeran

Rather Be - Clean Bandit​

Rule The World - Coldplay​

Shine - Years And Years

Somewhere Only We Know - Keane

Stairway To Heaven - Metallica

Stand By Me - Ben E King

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran​

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole

When We Were Young- Adele

Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift

Movie, Disney, Musical​

Alice’s Theme From Tim Burton’s ‘alice In Wonderland’ ​

All I Ask Of You From ‘phantom Of The Opera’​

All In The Golden Afternoon From ‘alice In Wonderland’

Be Our Guest From ‘beauty And The Beast’

Can You Feel The Love Tonight From ‘lion King’

City Of Stars From ‘la La Land’

Colours Of The Wind From ‘pocahontas’

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes From ‘cinderella’

Edelweiss From ‘the Sound Of Music’

Engagement Party From ‘la La Land’

For The Love Of A Princess From ‘braveheart’​

Glasgow Theme From ‘love Actually’​

I See The Light From ‘tangled’

Ma Belle Evangeline From ‘the Princess And The Frog’

Married Life From ‘up’

Music Of The Night From ‘phantom Of The Opera’

My Favourite Things From ‘the Sound Of Music’

Once Upon A Dream From ‘beauty And The Beast’

Part Of Your World From ‘little Mermaid’

Sally’s Song From ‘the Nightmare Before Christmas’

So Close From ‘enchanted’

Somewhere Over The Rainbow From ‘the Wizard Of Oz’

Tale As Old As Time From ‘beauty And The Beast’​

True Love’s Kiss From ‘enchanted’

When You Wish Upon A Star From ‘pinocchio’

A Whole New World From ‘aladdin’

You’ve Got A Friend From ‘toy Story’

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