Harpist, Meredith McCracken graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a BA in Music Performance.
Meredith is the principal harpist with the orchestra of Scottish Ballet, a position she has held for many years.
Meredith is a key figure in the more intimate world of weddings and special events, both private and corporate.
Her repertoire includes many genres, for example Classical, Modern pop, Music from the shows, Disney songs and much more!
Meredith offers live harp music for your civil wedding, church wedding, drinks reception & photographs, or your wedding breakfast / meal.
You are very welcome to choose a combination of the above.
A civil or church wedding includes music as guests assemble, the bride's entrance, signing the register and exit of the happy couple.
Meredith arranges many songs for the harp herself so they are unique to her!
A selection of Modern songs:
Some Show Songs
Some suggestions for your wedding ceremony
A Classical Selection
Some Traditional Scottish, Irish & Welsh songs:
Favourite Bollywood songs include:
How she works
Meredith will arrive at your venue around 1 hour beforehand to set up for your event.
Timings for your event.
Civil ceremony - 1 hour
Church ceremony - 90 minutes
Drinks reception - 1 hour
Wedding breakfast / Meal - 2 hours
3 Reviews for Absolute Harp
Recommended by 100% of couples
3 User photos
Linda H. · Married on 29/08/2016
So glad we found Meredith McCracken to play at our wedding. She was outstanding. All our guests commented on how beautiful her music sounded before and during the wedding service. She was totally professional throughout and made a very special day, perfect. Cannot recommend her services highly enough.Sent on 16/10/2016
Helen A. · Married on 01/02/2015
After initial frustrations with making enquiries elsewhere for various musicians for our wedding and getting no response I filled out an online form on Weddingspot to make an enquiry to Absolute Harp, and was impressed with the quick response I received. Meredith made it really easy to communicate with by email as she quickly responded to my enquiries and random questions. Her price was very reasonable and her web page gave us a taster of the quality of her services so we booked - and I'm very glad we did!Sent on 25/01/2015
After asking what style of music we had in mind we received an email with several suggestions of classical pieces popular at weddings, which made it a lot easier to pick the music we wanted for the ceremony. For the drinks reception we left it to Meredith to play a selection of classic pieces and beautiful interpretations of modern day songs. The music suited our venue perfectly and sounded wonderful. I couldn't help but pause half way through signing the register to take it all in.
Meredith stayed over a little longer than booked in order to play right up until our guests had been seated for the breakfast at no extra charge, and came over midway through to check that everything was OK.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Meredith for a wedding or other special event. Thank you so much!
Pendrell Hall, Codsall Wood, Staffordshire
Imogen S. · Married on 29/03/2020
Fantastic experience all round, Magical atmosphere, 100% recommend!
Meredith was fantastic right from before booking through to our wedding day. She was brilliant at communicating via email and over the phone, and although we were unable to meet face to face prior to our wedding day due to COVID, Meredith made it so easy to organise and made us so comfortable with our choice!Sent on 18/07/2021
Meredith kindly suggested some perfect pieces for our ceremony and drinks reception, playing a few of our favourite tunes and even arranged and learnt a new piece especially for us. She is incredibly talented and all of our guests commented on how beautiful her playing was and what a fantastic atmosphere she created.
Thank you so much Meredith, you made our day even more special. Would 100% recommend, get booking now! You’ll not regret it!