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I am experienced wedding musician and have performed throughout the country at some of the UK's most spectacular venues. If you are looking to set an elegant ambience, then the harp is the perfect instrument to elevate your special day.

​Whilst I am classically trained, and have a wealth of repertoire that will suit traditional tastes, I regularly receive compliments for my contemporary repertoire. My song list is entirely devised from arrangements that I have created by listening to a song and then transcribing the sheet music by ear. I take a lot of care and consideration when learning new songs, and I pride myself in creating arrangements that both captures the character of the song and also sounds idiomatic on the harp.

The majority of the songs in my repertoire are timeless staples that will be forever popular. However, I realise that for many couples, the songs that are most significant are often undiscovered gems. With this in mind, I take requests to learn new songs to ensure that every wedding is as personal as possible.

I understand that planning a wedding can be a busy time, but I aim to make the booking process as simple as possible. When sending an enquiry, please include the date of your wedding, the address of your venue, and approximate timings (if possible). If you have any special requests please include them in your enquiry. Once I receive this information I will then be able to provide a quote for your special day.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment

What is included in the wedding package?

Background music for the following: whilst guests take their seats before the ceremony, during the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast

How far in advance should I contact you?

Please contact me as far in advance as possible, although late notice bookings are possible

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Latest hits
Pop
Folk

Type of musical group:

Duet
Trio
Solo
Soloist

Size of group:

Soloist
Small (2 - 3 musicians)

Repertoire:

All of Me - John Legend Canon in D by Pachelbel Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding Tale as Old as Time from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ A Thousand Years - Christina Per

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

I can learn one new song for your wedding; this already is incorporated into the quote. Additional song requests are £30 per ‘arrangement’

What's your experience?

I am a harpist with over 15 years of experience performing at at weddings and events. I perform at over 50 weddings every year

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

Yes, please inform me if your wedding will be outdoors

Can you travel?

Yes, i am based in Manchester but I am able to perform anywhere in the UK

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, outside of 20 mile radius of M14 I charge £0.45 per mile

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Yes

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

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

I can perform at various points during your wedding day, up to 4 hours total

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

If you request a song that isn't on my repertoire list then I will need a month to prepare this

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Extra time is charged at £60 per 30 minutes

What are the forms of payment?

I accept payment via BACS transfer
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Meet the Team

Elinor Nicholson
Elinor Nicholson
Harpist

I trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester gaining a Masters and First Class Honours Bacherlors degree. I now freelance around the North West performing at weddings, in orchestras, solo and chamber concerts as well as teaching and outreach sessions in schools and care homes.

Performing at weddings is one of my favourite things to do- I love the satisfaction of helping perform a small part in making couples' wedding day special.

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Flat 11 Parkside, 193 Hart Road, Manchester M14 7BA Manchester (Greater Manchester)

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