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Wedding Music

As a general rule, music for weddings breaks up into the following 3 separate sections 

1.                If you are having a civil wedding there is the ceremony itself. This involves playing as guests arrive, a processional as the bride makes her entrance, 2 pieces during the signing of the register, and a recessional as you leave the room.

2.                Drinks reception after the service (usually whilst photos are happening, as there can be gen­eral milling around for the guests). 

3.                During the wedding breakfast. 

Please note that some Registrars don’t allow music which can have “religious” connotations to played at a civil ceremony. This includes the traditional wedding marches, Here Comes the Bride by Wagner and the Wedding march by Mendelssohn. There is no “law”saying that you cannot have this music if you so wish, it is purely up to the Registrars personal taste. So if you would like these pieces to be played you will have to discuss this in advance and maybe persuade the registrar! Please also note that I don’t play outdoors, as not only does the sound not carry well outdoors without an acoustic of a room; the sun, rain and general wind is not at all good for the well-being of my harp. For drinks receptions this can be got around by the harp being placed near an open window or French doors of an overlooking room onto gardens. There is usually an in-door point where the drinks table is placed and this, along with the entrance point of the room, is usually the appropriate place to site the harp.

I have a wide ranging and varied repertoire which can provide the perfect ambience for any special event. From light classical, to opera, ballet, love songs, songs from the shows, jazz standards, Disney tunes, Scottish, Irish and of course, Welsh music.

I also has a repertoire of Bollywood and Jewish music which I only play when requested in advance of the event.  

This is a small selection from my repertoire for weddings and corporate events...

Popular Wedding Suggestions;

Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Here comes the bride - Wagner
Queen of Sheba - Handel
Canon in D - Pachabel
Sheep my safely graze - Bach
Air from Water Music - Handel
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach
O Perfect Love - Barnby
Air on a G String - Bach
Ave Maria - Gounod

Opera / Ballet

Oh my beloved Daddy - Puccini
Bacarolle - Offenbach
Flower Duet - Delibes
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Duet from Pearl Fishers - Bizet
Entraact from Carmen - Bizet
Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
Valse from Coppelia - Delibes
Mazurka from Coppelia - Delibes

Folk Music
(this is a small selection of my folk music)

Eleanor Plunkett - Irish
The Banks of the Suir - Irish
Brian Boru’s March - Irish
Watermark - Enya
From Where I Am - Enya
My love is like a red red rose English
Greensleeves - English
The Water is Wide - English
Scarborough Fair - English
Over the Sea to Skye - Scottish
Watching the Wheat - Welsh
David of the White Rock - Welsh
The Ash Grove - Welsh

Bollywood Harp
(just over 2 hours of Bollywood music!)

Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai
Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara
Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na
Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum
Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
Mere Humsafar
Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai
Mere Khwabon Ka Har Ek Naqsh Mita De Koi
Hum Kisise
Kuch Na Kaho
Raat Ki Hatheli Par
Kuch Kuch
Do Pal Veer Zaasa
Dil Ne Yeh
Yeh Kahan Aa Gaya Hum
Hum Ko Humisie Chura Lo
Mere Naseeb
Veer Zoara Tere Liye
Hum Chup Hain
Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai
Chand Mera Dil
Khabie Khushi Khabie Gham

Classical / Light Classical;

1st Arabesque - Debussy
Harp concerto - Handel
selection from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Morning - Grieg
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini -  Rachmaninoff
Gymnopedie No 1 - Satie
Meditation from Thais - Massanet
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Intermezzo Theme - Mascagni
The Heart Asks Pleasure theme from The Piano - Nyman
Le Onde - Einaudi
Salut D’Amour - Elgar
Time to say Goodbye - Sartori
Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission
Farewell to Stromness - Peter Maxwell Davies
Minuetto - Boccherini

Songs From Shows / Love Songs /
Films  And Jazz Standards

A Day in the Life of a Fool - Luiz Bonfá
A Million Love Songs - Take That
A Whole New World from Aladdin
All I Ask of you from Phantom of the Opera
All I have to do is dream - The Everly Brothers
Annie’s Song - John Denver
As If We Never Said Goodbye from Sunset Boulevard
Beauty & the Beast (Tale as Old as Time) from Beauty & the Beast
Braveheart theme from Braveheart
Can you Feel the love tonight from The Lion King
Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Dream - Frank Sinatra
Embraceable you - Gershwin
Endless Love - Lionel Richie
Evergreen - Barbara Streisand version
Feelings - M Albert
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fools Rush In - Frank Sinatra
Forever My Love - The O’Neill Brothers
Hallelujah from Shrek
Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison
Home - Michael Bublé
Ice Castles theme - Barbara Streisand
If I Loved You from Carousel
I Wish I Knew how to be Free - Nina Simone
Kissing You Des’ree from Romeo and Juliet
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Misty Erroll Garner
Moonlight in Vermont Tony Bennett
Moon River - Mancini
Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music
Night and Day - Cole Porter
Over the Rainbow from Wizard of Oz
Secret Love - Doris Day
Someone Like You - Kings of Leon
Something - George Harrison
Somewhere from West Side Story
Star Dust - Hoagy Carmichael
Starlight Express - Lloyd-Webber
Sun and Moon from Miss Saigon
That’s Amore - Dean Martin
The Godfather theme from The Godfather
The Man I Love - Billie Holliday (Gershwin)
The Rose - Westlife
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern
The Wind Beneath my Wings - Bette Midler
Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera
Unexpected Story from Song & Dance
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole
When You Wish Upon a Star - Disney
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
Your Song - Elton John


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