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Dorothy is an award-winning musician and the resident harpist at the Capital Hotel London and the University Arms Hotel. She is now performing at weddings and events across the U.K.

Having worked with renowned names like Netflix, the Lanesborough, and the Mandarin Oriental to name just a few, her versatility makes her the ideal choice for a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations.

Dorothy boasts a diverse repertoire encompassing popular TV and film scores, musicals, classical and contemporary pieces. She can perform in a variety of music styles, with genres including classical, folk, popular songs, Bollywood, Irish music etc.

For over a decade, her greatest passion has been working with couples to create memories that will last a lifetime through her bespoke wedding harp performances

Specialising in harp performance, Dorothy earned her music degree from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic and her Licentiate (LTCL) from Trinity College London.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment
Other

What is included in the wedding package?

My package include live harp music for ceremony, drink reception, wedding breakfast, and weeding weekend

How far in advance should I contact you?

I am now taking bookings for 2023 weddings

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Jazz
Latest hits
Pop
Folk

Type of musical group:

Solo
Soloist

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

My song list is extensive with over 200 songs across a vast variety of genres including pop, classical, film& musical, folk, jazz, religious and contemporary music

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

I am happy to learn your favourite songs for your special moments

What's your experience?

Award-winning harpist and the former resident harpist at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dorothy has been working with couples to create lifetime memories for over a decade

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

Yes, easily accessible performance space

Can you travel?

Yes, london, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Bedfordshire, Essex

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

A wedding ceremony lasts around 1 hour which include up to 30 minutes of pre-ceremony music, songs for entrance, signing the register, exit and up to 10 minutes of music after the ceremony

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

I will arrive 45-60 minutes prior to the event to set up and tune my harp

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

£80 per hour will be charged beyond specific time on contract

What are the forms of payment?

Online payment, bank transfer
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Reviews for Dorothy Harpist

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Natalia Sent on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely beautiful

We had Dorothy play at our wedding on August 6th, Dorothy was absolutely incredible she learnt so many new songs for us and played them absolutely beautiful. I can’t thank Dorothy enough, there were so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony / wedding breakfast music was.

We absolutely recommend Dorothy and we hope to see / hear you play again soon.

Thank you so much,
Mr & Mrs Gooderson xxx
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Emily A. Sent on 04/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dorothy played beautifully at our wedding and made the day feel magical.

We totally recommend Dorothy to play the harp at any event. She played it beautifully at our wedding and made the day feel magical.

From the very first time we contacted her she was always professional and very lovely. It was an absolute joy to work with her. On the day, she arrived on time and added elegance to the day.

Walking down the aisle to the song we had selected just made my heart melt, it was just perfect.

So glad we picked Dorothy to play the harp as it added to the precious memories made.
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Amal Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical experience ✨

Dorothy, i finally have the time to thank you for the 10th of July. you truly MADE the night as magical as it was ✨ i hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did. my entrance would not have felt so touching if it wasn’t for you. your talent is unmatched ❤️
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Jason Sent on 07/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Every single one of our guests loved her!

My wife had spoken to Dorothy initially about playing the harp at our wedding on 23rd June. I met her on our wedding day and she was such a lovely kind lady! She played the harp so beautifully and she even matched our dress code colour theme. My and my wife loved her, both our parents loved her, and every single one of our guests loved her! We would definitely recommend her
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Ellie Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

If I could give more stars I would!!

If I could give more stars I would!! Dorothy is an angel and an absolutely incredible harpist!!
When I was planning my wedding, my mind was all over the place and I had completely forgotten to get entertainment for my wedding reception. It was a WEEK before my wedding day and I started looking for something elegant that would WOW my guests during the reception dinner. I enquired online for a couple things but they were all mediocre. And then Dorothy came to my rescue!! I watched her videos and FELL IN LOVE!!
She’s so incredibly talented, I’ve heard other harpists but no one plays so beautifully like her! Dorothy had an amazing set list but she also gave me options to make changes if I wanted. I also told her I had a colour theme for my wedding (lilac/lavender) and she even came in a beautiful lilac dress to match the theme!
Dorothy really went above and beyond! All of my wedding guests were truly impressed with her and everyone was taking videos of her whilst she played beautifully on her harp.
I would 100000% recommend Dorothy again and again to absolutely everyone!
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Tisean J. Sent on 12/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Enchanting Melodies! Best decision ever!

From the first interaction, Dot was very responsive and professional. She promptly replied to our inquiry, answering all of our questions with thoroughness and clarity. From discussing our musical preferences to accommodating specific song request. She is warm and friendly and it was a pleasure to have her play at our wedding.

She arrived well-prepared and punctual and integrated well with all our other vendors. When things did not go exactly to plan, Dot was extremely accommodating and was able to improvise. She really elevated our wedding and brought grace and elegance to our procession, recession and cocktail hour.

If you are considering a harpist for your big day, strongly consider her.
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Charlene Sent on 13/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision we made

Best decision we made was booking Dorothy to play at our wedding. She was absolutely amazing from initial booking to meeting her on our big day. Great communication, accommodating and helpful. She played absolutely beautifully and helped make this the most magical day. All our guests commented on how lovely it was to hear her play. I wouldn’t think twice before booking her. Many thanks from David and myself. X
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Jenna Sent on 04/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best harpist

I would like to say a massive thank you to Dorothy for the reception and ceremony music she played at our wedding. Our guests loved her music and she is still now being talked about. Thanks for making our special day even more perfect!
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