SW20 is a versatile harpist
and musician and has a range of musical skills and abilities. She works with a
varying range of musical styles, from classical to folk, modern and jazz.
She has studied harp with Sarah Deere-Jones, Ruth Faber and Valerie
Aldrich-Smith. She studied music at Cardiff University with harp as her
principal instrument, also partaking in ensembles, orchestras and choirs. Whilst
at Cardiff University she also attended a number of master classes at the Royal
Welsh College of Music and Drama with Menir Heulen, Caryl Thomas and Catrin
Finch. She has performed and taught on the lap harp, folk lever harp and 48
string concert harp.
This harpist has a range of performance experience, including weddings, funerals
and social functions, including a performance for the Royal Society of
Engineering at City Hall, Cardiff, where Princess Anne was present. She has
performed solos and with ensembles at a variety of venues in and around Cardiff
such as the Wales Millennium Centre, and Cardiff Castle and has taken part in
various concerts within Cardiff University.
The harp is a particularly elegant instrument in its look and sound. It will add
a magical atmosphere to a couple's special day. She is an experienced wedding
harpist and as well as playing a variety of traditional wedding music, is
prepared to do any arrangements of modern or popular songs when couples request
them (given enough notice).
Harp wedding music can be provided for the ceremony and/or the reception. She
will generally use the concert grand harp for weddings. However she is also able
to use the folk lever harp if requested.
This harpist is based in Somerset but will also cover Dorset, East Devon, Bath and