Ellie Tessa

Wedding Harpist

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About Ellie Tessa – professional wedding harpist based in Cheshire

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.

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.

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3 Verified Reviews

"Ellie responded to any questions leading up to the event promptly. She was a true professional and didn't require any guidance from us, she just knew what to do. The music was fantastic and added a lovely atmosphere to the reception meal. Everyone enjoyed it!"

Annette Williams, 9 November 2023, event in Manchester
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"Ellie was excellent. Her playing was sublime and the range of her music was brilliant. The gentle sound of her harp was appropriate and just exactly what we had hoped for at our Afternoon Tea. Ellie could not have made us happier. What a lovely young lady Ellie is and I wish her all the very best for her future assignments. Thanks and regards to Ellie."

Barbara George, 30 October 2023, afternoon tea party in London
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"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 to anyone booking a wedding or similar sort of complicated (and stressful) event, as it's one less 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 2023, private dinner party in Manchester
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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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