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UK Harpists

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Price from £450

About

UK Harpists are experienced, versatile and stylish musicians founded by professional harpist Xenia Horne in 2003. We have created a network of the best, professional harpists, available all over the country. We offer our clients a personal consultation, working through practical details and different options - leaving you to enjoy magical music on your big day. We have all trained as professional harpists, also working in theatre and with show experience. We guarantee exceptional musical performance, creating a bespoke playlist for each client, tailored to your personal preferences. Our mission is to provide beautiful music, slow and romantic or upbeat - whatever your preference - to create a magical musical presence on your big day.

Services offered

Live music provides a romantic atmosphere for you and your guests at every stage of your wedding day. Xenia will personally liaise with you to select the perfect music for ceremony and reception, ensuring that these reflect your personal style and vision for the day.

The Ceremony package offers music to be played during the arrival of your guests, through your entrance down the aisle, during the signing of the register and your recessional or exit. Music during your drinks reception and wedding breakfast is also available across all styles and genres to ensure that the mood of the moment can be enhanced and also to suit the setting and venue that you have chosen. There are songs and tunes from early classical repertoire through to current artists Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, songs from the shows, traditional tunes from the Folk tradition and jazz too.

How they work

UK Harpists are a collective so they have artists and musicians across the country, all coordinated from one point of contact. Your personal requests are handled by Xenia who then liaises with other musicians as necessary to ensure that the day runs smoothly, leaving you to enjoy your celebrations in style.

Highlights

Services

Ceremony music, cocktail/Banquet music, entertainment

Styles

Classical, choir, jazz, rock, string Quartet, ethnic, latest hits, pop, folk

Type

Duet, trio, quartet, choir, solo, soloist

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the wedding package?

Our packages are individually tailored for each couple. Usually we can play for the arrival of the guests, through the ceremony as needed, for reception drinks and for the wedding breakfast

How far in advance should I contact you?

As much notice as possible is always appreciated

Size of group:

Soloist
Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)
Large (7 or more musicians)

Repertoire:

Very varied, covering early classical music through to current chart material. We are always being asked to play new material and just incorporate that into our existing repertoire

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

We constantly add new number to our repertoire through requests from our clients and as experienced composers and arrangers can create unique pieces for clients

Experience:

Very experienced performers, all of whom have had thorough classical formal training at recognised centres of excellence, many years working professionally in concerts, theatre, festivals and events

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

No

Are you able to travel?

Yes, uK wide

Is there a charge for traveling?

No

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

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

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

From 45 minutes to 5 hours and more - flexible according to the needs of clients, everyone has different requests and requirements

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

Average length is half an hour to set up from arrival for a solo performer, longer is required for specialist sets ie trio

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?

On an agreed hourly rate for the number of musicians involved - details are always agreed before your wedding date and are confirmed in your confirmation document

What are the forms of payment?

Cheque , Pay Pal or Bank Transfer
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    Dawn C. Married on 21/09/2021
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    Xenia played at our wedding, the music was beautiful and lots of our guests commented on how lovely it was

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much Dawn - it was so lovely to finally be able to play for you after such a long time in the planning ! Best wishes Xenia
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    Emily F. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Bespoke, Unique and Professional

    Xenia and her fellow musicians/vocalists from UK Harpists performed at our wedding in September 2021. We can't praise them enough for their service and personal touch! We told them what we looking for in terms of songs to be played at both our church service and reception and they gave us exactly what we wanted. Thank you!

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much Emily - it’s such a pleasure to read your positive feedback- and will help others to feel confident in booking us, too. Much appreciated 🙏
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    Andrew Married on 02/09/2021
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    Just what we wished for

    The idea of having a harpist play at our wedding was always in our mind so it was more a case of choosing someone we felt comfortable with. Having done our research and spoken with a number of potential providers we felt that Xenia was the right choice for us as she has such a broad range of music of all styles, was happy to make suggestions as to how our day could be enhanced, was flexible with timings and her attention to detail (such as enquiring what colour schemes we were wearing so as not to clash) gave us reassurance that we were in safe hands. An hour on a Video call to chat and listen to some of her music suggestions was an invaluable addition to our wedding planning. On the day Xenia arrived in good time and played the perfect part. It was just as we'd wished for

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much for your glowing review Andrew ! It was so lovely to be part of your beautiful wedding at Stapleford Park. Much appreciated 💐
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    Sarah T. Married on 15/08/2021
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    Simply the best

    If you are looking for a harpist of the very highest level, who is flexible in playing a traditional and celtic harp, then look no further. Xenia is equally comfortable playing from her list of trusted wedding classics, or playing along with your more unusual choices. She was happy to learn to play along with selections she was not previously familiar with, learning the notes to play perfectly before the big day. It doesn't matter what style or genre, she has your selection covered perfectly.

    It is not just her musicianship that stands her apart, she is warm and kind natured, making her presence as well as her music a joy.

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much Sarah, it means a great deal to read such positive feedback - it was so lovely to finally be able to play for you both.
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    Alice S. Married on 15/08/2021
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    Magical Wedding Music

    We were lucky enough to meet Xenia from UK Harpists at our wedding venue’s wedding fayre. As soon as I heard her beautiful rendition of Moon River, I looked at my Mum and future mother-in-law and all three of us had tears in our eyes. UK Harpists made our ceremony all the more magical and guests commented on how perfect it all was. Additionally, during our postponement due to Covid, I always had very quick and helpful responses when I needed to make music choices or ask any questions. I really cannot recommend them enough and am so pleased that they received this nomination!

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much Alice - it was an absolute pleasure to help you with planning your wedding music, and it means a great deal to read this positive feedback. Greatly appreciated!
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    Maddy S. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Awesome experience

    Xenia and Ruth from UK Harpists were wonderful in the run up to our wedding (despite the challenges of COVID!), and on the day itself. Xenia was so helpful in arranging the logistics with our venue, and in helping us decide the type of music we wanted. Ruth, who played at our wedding reception, was such an incredible musician, she had our guests in rapture and it made the day feel extra special. Thank you Ruth and Xenia!

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much, Maddy - it was such a pleasure to help you plan the music for your wedding, in such a beautiful venue. It’s so reassuring to read your review, and so helpful for other couples, too.
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    Sophie P. Married on 03/08/2021
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    Fabulous!!!

    Xena was easy to contact and replied to any queries in good time. She took on board different requests for music for our ceremony and played beautifully; it would not have been the same without her!
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    Full range of musical expertise delivered professionally and with style

    The music on our wedding day was fully in Xenia's hands. From Piano music during guest arrival, to the Harp during the Ceremony and dinner. She has the expertise to read the room and play beautiful music to match. It really brought the day to life and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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    Thank you so much Daniel - it was an absolute joy to finally be able to play for you, and so lovely to be at Slaughters Manor with you all, too. Feedback like this is a real tonic !
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    Paul L. Married on 17/09/2021
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    Outstanding Harpists

    Excellent, Professional, Outstanding performance, real asset to our wedding

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much Paul - feedback like this is so lovely to read, and also so helpful for couples who are looking for high quality, professional musicians. Much appreciated!
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    Nick H. Married on 29/08/2021
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    A unique way to celebrate our day

    We were recommended Xenia, & we were not disappointed. She was really helpful and made our day special, suggesting the right music for us.

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much Nick, it was so lovely that you came to hear me play at First Light Festival, too. Much appreciated!
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    Harriet F. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Fantastic and professional

    We booked UK Harpist’s two years before our wedding day. Communication with them was great and professional. On the wedding day they played our chosen songs beautifully and we were so happy we chose them.

    UK Harpists's reply:

    Thank you so much Harriet - you had planned everything so perfectly, it was lovely to be able to be a part of such a magical day at Pentney Abbey !

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