Fiona Hosford - Harpist

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Professional, fun and experienced Harpist who enjoys adding a great ambience to your special day!
Details
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Solo Musician
Style of Music
Acoustic
Cermony Music
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Jazz
Other Style of Music
Reception Music
Primary Instrument(s)
Harp
Additional Services
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £270
Reviews
(3)
You are one of my happiest memories!
Testimonial
Oct 2016
A happy couple
Hi Fiona At this moment I am playing your beautiful CD’s remembering this time last year when I was busy sorting out arrangements for ou... 

You became my talented agony Aunt...
Testimonial
Aug 2015
A happy couple
We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a huge thank you for bringing such a special touch to our wedding. It was so lovely to s... 

We were lucky to be at the table closest to you...
Testimonial
Oct 2016
Happy guests
I should like you to know how much we appreciated your playing on Saturday at The Chalk Farm Hotel. We were lucky to be at the table nea... 

Full Description
  • Fiona has also studied the piano, violin and singing but when she began the Harp at age 6 it soon became apparent that the other instruments were secondary to her interest in the Harp. She has gained extensive experience performing throughout the UK and abroad. With her varied repertoire she has delighted a wide range of clients with her soothing and uplifting music and her statuesque gold harp has added an air of refinement and relaxation. Often described as the most friendly, down-to-earth Harpist about, with a strong sense of humour and a sympathetic musical ear, Fiona ensures that your musical tastes are adhered to and is flexible and thoughtful in her approach. Her professionalism is evident throughout her attitude to playing and providing a first class service for each occasion and her vast amount of knowledge within the Wedding Industry (nearly 20years!) means that she's experienced when dealing with clients requests and queries. Fiona's repertoire is forever growing - Debussy, Pachelbel, Grieg and Faure sit alongside Guns n Roses, Massive Attack, Coldplay, Adele and other modern pieces through to the more unusal requests: Pokémon, The A Team or Match of the Day ...nothing surprises her anymore! :D Her recorded music is on Spotify and her Website and she always tries to respond to enquiries within a 24-48hr period.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    1998
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    1
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(1)
Accreditations / Associations (1)
BA (Hons) DipABRSM
Photos
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Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Hailsham, East Sussex, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Eastbourne
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • A22
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Polegate
    • Nearest Airport
    • Gatwick
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FAQ
(10)
What is your most memorable wedding?
Difficult to answer as I must have played at over 2,000 weddings! I've had a Pokémon wedding, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and many other styles! I like it when you can see the personal handmade items/decroations that the Bride&Groom have made.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, Professional, Modern, HardWorking, Creative
What about your business are you most proud of?
How I've been self-employed as a Harpist for nearly 20years, worked and lived in a huge variety of places/countries and 99% of the work I've found myself! :D
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Trust your gut instinct - don't be told what to have for your wedding by others...
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Hand sewn place cards by the Groom's Mum.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After the initial enquiry has been made, I email all of my details to the proposed client. Once a booking fee is made to secure the date, I invite the couple to make a Skype appointment to discuss music further and to see if the couple have any other questions they'd like to ask of me. About 1 month before the wedding date itself, I contact the couple, just to 'touch base' and to go through any final details that need tweaking.
What makes a romantic first dance?
Just enjoying the moment together and not making it a feature length choreographed film.
What is your number one floor-filler?
Park Life
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
Pet Shop Boys
What is the soundtrack to your life?
West End Girls and Park Life (Blur)
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Gift: Free CD of my Harp music