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An award-winning harpist, composer and vocalist specialising in classical and contemporary styles. Ruth creates bespoke arrangements on the harp to offer a one-of-a-kind event experience. From Coldplay to Mozart and everything in between, Ruth can provide the perfect atmosphere and stunning memory for your event.

Her work has been recognised at many of the leading festivals across the UK, as well as the World Harp Congress. Winner of the Sioned Williams Harp Prize at the United Kingdom Harp Competition, the Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and the Wales International Harp Festival Competition. A skilled harpist and arranger, Ruth regularly performs for events and sold-out concert audiences. She can also be seen performing for TV/Film, most recently on an American NBC period drama!

Finalist in the I Do Wedding Awards.

About Me

You'll most often find me tucked up in a cosy corner with a cup of hot chocolate and my harp. I love creating new arrangements for this beautiful instrument, breathing new life into them. If I'm not at my harp, I'll be out in the countryside, walking the peaks, taking too many photographs and saying hello to every dog that I pass.

Music is so powerful, often prompting strong memories and emotions. It is my privilege to craft bespoke soundtracks for your special moments. The harp can create the right atmosphere for you and your guests to relax, enjoy yourselves, and even sing along! Whether you're looking for smooth classical music, jazz or pop arrangements, the harp can do it all.

Services

These are the sections of the day that I'm most often booked for. You can select one or multiple. Looking for something different? Please just ask!

Ceremony & Guest Arrivals

Includes up to 30 minutes of music as the guests arrive and are seated - we can chat about your music preferences and choose from my extensive repertoire list. For the ceremony itself, couples usually choose one song for the entrance, two for the signing, and one for the exit. *Includes four free-choice requests for bespoke arrangements to cover the ceremony music.

Drinks Reception

A bespoke playlist of one hour. Choosing genre(s) and favourite songs/pieces of your choice from my repertoire, I can put together the perfect programme just for you. I'll bring my personal amplification system so that my music easily carries across the space.

Wedding Breakfast

A bespoke playlist of 2 x 50 mins sets with a break in between. As mentioned above, by choosing genre(s) and favourite songs/pieces of your choice from my repertoire, I can put together the perfect programme just for you. I'll bring my personal amplification system so that my music easily carries across the space.

Premium Package

All of the above: Ceremony & Guest Arrivals, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast

Example Rep List

Traditional Processionals/Recessionals

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Bridal March "Here Comes The Bride" (Wagner)

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Trumpet Tune (Purcell)

Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell)

Classical

Bolero (Ravel)

Cavatina: Theme from the Deer Hunter)

Chorale (Schumann)

Clair De Lune (Debussy)

Duet from the Pearlfishers (Bizet)

Gymnopédie 1 (Satie)

Igiorni (Einaudi)

Intermezzo (Mascagni)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)

La Rejouissance, Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel)

Lullaby (Brahms)

Meditation (Thais)

Melodica Africana II (Einaudi)

Menuet al Rovescio (Haydn)

Minuet from Don Giovanni (Mozart)

Morning (Peer Gynt)

Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme (Puccini)

New World Symphony (Dvorak)

O, My Beloved Father from Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)

Ombre (Einaudi)

On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn)

Passaggio (Einaudi)

Primavera (Einaudi)

Quel che resta (Einaudi)

Questa Notte (Einaudi)

River Flows in You (Yiruma)

Skater's Waltz (Waldteufel)

Sonata No 11 A major K 331 Theme (Mozart)

Sonatina (Beethoven)

St. Anthony Chorale (Brahms)

The Nightingale (Deborah Henson-Conant)

Various others by Einaudi

Hymns

Examples Include:

Abide with Me

Amazing Grace

Ave Maria

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah/Redeemer

Morning Has Broken

Popular/Jazz

ABBA (various)

A Thousand Years

All of Me (John Legend)

At Last (Sinatra)

Better Together (Jack Johnson)

Blackbird (The Beatles)

Blank Space (Taylor Swift)

Blue Moon (Sinatra)

Bubbly (Colbie Caillat)

Can't Help Falling in Love

Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)

Come Away with Me (Norah Jones)

Dancing in the Moonlight

Dandelions (Ruth B)

Dream a Little Dream

Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)

Endless Love (Lionel Richie)

Eternal Flame

Fallin' for You (Colbie Caillat)

Fearless (Taylor Swift)

Fernando (ABBA)

Fireflies (Owl City)

Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra)

Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)

Hallelujah

Hey Jude (The Beatles)

Hey Soul Sister (Train)

Holy (Justin Bieber)

How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)

I Choose You (Sara Bareilles)

I Could Get Used to This (Becky Hill)

I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter)

I Get to Love You (Ruelle)

I Have a Dream (ABBA)

I Want to Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)

I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)

Into My Arms (Nick Cave)

It's Been a Long Long Time (Harry James and his Orchestra)

Jazz Lullaby (Tony Robinson & Amanda Whiting)

Just the way you are (Bruno Mars)

La Mer / Beyond the Sea (Charles Trenet)

La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf)

Let it Be (The Beatles)

Like a Star (Corrine Bailey Rae)

Life on Mars (David Bowie)

Love Story (Taylor Swift)

Lover (Taylor Swift)

Lucky (Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat)

Make you feel my love (Adele)

Marry Me

Marry You (Bruno Mars)

Misty (Garner)

Moon River (Mercer)

Mr Blue Sky (ELO)

My Girl (The Temptations)

New Blues (Deborah Henson-Conant)

Only Love (Ben Howard)

Over the Rainbow

Paparazzi

Perfect (Ed Sheeran)

Riptide (Vance Joy)

Rule the World

Sailing (Rod Stewart)

Shotgun (George Ezra)

Shut up and Dance

Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay)

Slipping through my fingers (ABBA)

Someone to watch over me

Songbird

Stand by Me

Still Falling in Love (Ellie Goulding)

Summertime (Gershwin)

Super Trouper (ABBA)

The Beatles (various)

The Best Day (Taylor Swift)

The Only Exception

Tickled Pink (Savourna Stevenson)

Titanium (Sia)

Thinking out Loud (Ed Sheeran)

Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

Today was a Fairytale (Taylor Swift)

Until I Found You (Stephen Sanchez)

Walk of Life (Dire Straits)

What a Wonderful World

Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift)

Yellow (Coldplay)

You and I (ingrid Michaelson)

You are the best thing (Ray Lamontagne)

You Belong with Me (Taylor Swift)

Your Song (Elton John)

You're Still the One

Disney/Musical/Film

A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)

A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)

A Whole New World (Aladdin)

All In The Golden Afternoon (Alice in Wonderland)

As the World Falls Down (David Bowie – Labyrinth)

Baba Yetu (The Theme from Civilisation)

Baby Mine (Dumbo)

Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp)

Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King)

Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas)

Comptine d’un autre ete l’apres-midi (Amelie)

Edelweiss (Sound of Music)

Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat (The Aristocats)

He's A Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)

I See The Light (Tangled)

Into The Unknown (Frozen II)

Kiss The Girl (The Little Mermaid)

Lord of the Rings - May It Be (Enya)

Love (Robin Hood)

Love Is A Song (Bambi)

Married Life (Up)

Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)

Reflection (Mulan)

Some Day My Prince Will Come (Snow White)

Tale as Old as Time (Beauty and the Beast)

The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)

The Second Star to the Right (Peter Pan)

Theme from Jurassic Park

Theme from Indiana Jones

Under The Sea (The Little Mermaid)

When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio)

Winnie The Pooh

You Matter to Me (Waitress)

Zelda's Lullaby

Ruth, an award-winning harpist, composer, and vocalist, offers bespoke harp arrangements for a unique event experience in Sheffield, West Yorkshire. Whether you prefer Coldplay or Mozart, her classical and contemporary styles set the perfect atmosphere for your special occasion.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music

What is included in the wedding package?

Includes four free-choice requests, crafting bespoke arrangements for you and providing my own personal amplification system

How far in advance should I contact you?

I take advance bookings up to two years in advance, but also last minute bookings, even within one to two days if I’m still available!

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Jazz
Rock
Ethnic
Latest hits
Pop
Folk

Type of musical group:

Solo
Soloist

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

My repertoire is too long to include in this box, but I can provide it in full on enquiry! It includes a selection of classical, pop, jazz, indie, folk, rock and film music. From Mozart to Coldplay!

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

Of course! I love creating bespoke arrangements for clients, and offer four of these within my package prices. This is perfect for ceremonies as it covers the entrance, signing and exit songs/pieces

What's your experience?

An award-winning harpist, composer & vocalist: The Sioned Williams Harp Prize at The United Kingdom Harp Competition, soloist at The World Harp Congress and more! Regularly performing across the UK

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

No

Can you travel?

Yes, uK wide

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, i charge at the current advised Musician’s Union rates. This is the return mileage from my base to the venue, in addition to the travel time, and porterage of the harp

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?

This depends on the request! I offer packages for between 1-5 hours duration. For bookings over an hour, sets are 50mins in length, with a short break between sets

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

On the day itself, I will arrive an hour before the booking time. In advance, I offer an online/telephone music consultation session, and dedicate a minimum of 5+ hours practice time to each booking

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?

I offer a range of services to cover guest arrivals, ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts. Please enquire for for a quote. Overtime on the day may also be possible

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer
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