Christine Palethorpe (Nottingham Harpist)

16 Melbury Road, Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) NG5 4PG Map · Telephone
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About Christine Palethorpe (Nottingham Harpist)

On the hunt for a harpist to play at your wedding? Christine’s beautiful and heartfelt renditions of well-loved music have resulted in a busy diary of weddings and events each and every year, so she’d be the perfect musician to perform at your wedding. There’s a reason why she is so sought-after in the East Midlands!

The harp is the perfect way to create a special and breath-taking moment as the bride or groom makes their way down the aisle. The harp also provides lovely background music to your reception drinks and wedding breakfast. In fact – the harp is lovely at any time of your wedding day!

During drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts, Christine’s playing creates a beautiful atmosphere and gets guests playing “Name That Tune”. Her diverse playlist is full of familiar songs and unexpected delights, fitting for a whole array of wedding themes. Christine’s repertoire really does take guests through new and old, revealing that the harp has many sides – from delicate and emotional to sophisticated and classy… and even fun and lively! Most wedding guests haven’t encountered a harp up-close before, and are pleasantly surprised by its ability to be feel-good, lively and powerful. With top quality amplification, the sound of the harp carries loud and clear, but the gentle tone lets your guests converse with ease.

Christine regularly performs throughout the East Midlands in Nottingham, Mansfield, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham, Loughborough, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, but she will happily travel UK-wide for your big day.

If you have any questions about how Christine may be able to add an extra special touch to your wedding, do not hesitate to get in touch. She’s friendly and responsive and boasts a simple online booking process. Oh, and with a profound ability to choose songs which suit your style and wedding theme, Christine will be there to help with every step of your wedding music journey.


Frequently Asked Questions:


What is your starting price?

Prices begin at £225 for a ceremony without travel


What services do you offer?

Music for ceremonies, drinks receptions and/or wedding breakfasts


What is included in the wedding package?

There are a variety of packages to choose from to suit your day. For a ceremony you can expect music as guests take their seats, 1 song for the aisle, 3 songs for signing the register and 1 song for the exit. 2 Special requests are included in case you can't find your ideal wedding songs on the playlist


How far in advance should I contact you?

The sooner the better. I take bookings 2 years+ in advance. But it's always worth asking about late availability


What style of music do you offer?

My speciality is popular music. Modern hits and well-loved classics.


Repertoire:

I have an enormous playlist with a broad variety of popular tunes


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

Absolutely. I can arrange special requests for ceremonies. All genres considered!


Experience:

100+ weddings every year!


Do you have your own equipment?

I provide high quality amplification which can also be battery powered for outdoor performances


Are you able to travel?

Yes


Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes after the first hour of travel from my home in Nottingham


Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

It is very unusual to be able to fit more than one wedding performance into a day and allow enough travel and set up time


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

45 - 6o minutes although I can sometimes set up more quickly if needed.


Do you charge per hour or per event?

I have packages available for different combinations of the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast


What are the forms of payment?

Online booking form and typically bank transfer


Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes


How much space do you require?

I need roughly 1m x 2m and to be out of harms way. My harp is slightly smaller than most


Can you play outdoors?

Yes. There's nothing more idyllic than harping out in the open. But of course it does need to be a dry day with no risk of rain and no strong winds. If you would like your wedding ceremony outdoors consider carefully what you will do if it looks like the weather could go either way. My harp is my most precious possession and my livelihood so I can't take any risks. However on a nice day I am more than happy to be out there and can plant myself wherever guests happen to roam with my battery powered amp not requiring a socket.


Can I visit to hear you play?

Yes it's lovely to sit down and chat about your day and let you hear the harp in real life. Phone and laptop speakers do not do it justice and people are often surprised by how much nicer it is. I offer a free consultation to anyone who has booked me to play in their wedding ceremony.


Will the harp be loud enough?

I have professional audio equipment and consider it very important that the harp is loud and clear, often checking with event staff that they can hear me from a distance. The harp is the perfect instrument for background music as it comes across clearly but is gentle enough that people can have a conversation without fighting to be heard


Which wedding package is most popular/do you recommend?

My ceremony and drinks reception package is the most popular although I always recommend the ceremony and wedding breakfast where possible. The ceremony is where the harp really helps to create a beautiful and emotional experience. Then during the meal you and your guests are guaranteed to get the most out of the music unlike in the drinks reception where people can spread out and break away for photographs


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    Johanna and Adam

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    So talented and made the ceremony super special

    We had the most wonderful day and are still on cloud nine!
    I’m so sorry I didn’t catch you to thank you- you are so talented and you definitely made the ceremony super special. So many people commented on your wonderful playing- my cousin in particular was so impressed with Journey! The Jewish ceremony worked so well too, thank you again for working so well alongside Mark. Your playing the harp was truly magical.

    Thank you so much

    Johanna and Adam x

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    Absolutely fantastic

    Liam and I just wanted to say thank you so much for being part of our special day. You were absolutely fantastic and all of our guests loved the music and your talent shone through.

    Your input added to making our day the most magical time, we loved every part of it.

    Sent on 03/01/2020
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    Beautiful playing - it really was perfect

    Thank you so much for your beautiful playing. Everyone commented how fabulous you were and you really set the scene and the atmosphere for a beautiful wedding in the most wonderful way. There were so many tears before the ceremony even started!

    Thank you for playing all the songs requested-it really was perfect.

    We will certainly be spreading the word about your talents.

    Thank you so so much for making their day so special.

    Sent on 03/01/2020

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