Harriet Adie - Harpist

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With over 15 years experience, award winning harpist Harriet has performed for royalty, film stars and top orchestras like the Philharmonia. Ceremonies, drinks receptions + wedding breakfasts covered.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£275
Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician

Style of Music

Reception Music
Acoustic
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Jazz
Ceremony Music

Learn New Songs

Primary Instrument(s)

Harp
Full Description
Award winning harpist Harriet is in high demand for weddings and functions due to her expertise and performing flair. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, she combines her musical talent with absolute professionalism and a ‘can do’ attitude. Harriet’s harp has taken her to diverse locations and star studded events including a performance in front of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as part of the celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee, an appearance at the BRIT Awards and a live duet on TV with Dermot O'Leary for Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother. A versatile performer, not only has she has dressed up as an angel to appear at London’s Fabric Night Club , but she has also performed for BBC 1's Songs of Praise and for Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector. For several years she performed regular recitals on cruise ships including Cunard’s legendary QE2, and also Fred Olsen and P & O cruises. Harriet has played in all the major London Hotels including Claridges, The Ritz, the Savoy, and the Dorchester Hotel. Harriet will tailor her music to suit each individual event and client’s tastes. Her repertoire is enormously varied and she is happy to take requests with advance warning, and where possible, on the day. She is as equally happy performing light Classical, folk or jazz tunes, as she is pop and Bollywood music. If you would like help choosing music, she is able to provide a comprehensive selection of pieces which work well for the different parts of the day. The right sounds can inspire and complement a magical event, and Harriet will ensure that the music for your day is unique and a lasting memory. Harriet performs mainly on her full-size concert grand harp but can also provide a smaller Clarsach (folk harp) harp (useful when space is at a premium), and for a more contemporary feel, even a pearlescent white electric harp! Harriet concentrates most of her bookings in London and the Home Counties area, but will also consider events further afield depending on

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Harriet
Hello and welcome! If you're looking for that special touch then the harp is a great choice. Versatile, portable, and beautiful to look at, the harp is perfect for big and small venues alike. Please let me know if you have any questions - I try to accommodate all requests where possible! Thanks, Harriet

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2001
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(7)
(7)
Claire
Married in April 2017
June 2016
It made the ceremony feel incredibly special
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a huge thank you again for playing so beautifully at our wedding on Saturday - it really made the ceremony feel incredibly special. I hope you didn't feel too abandoned that most people were out on the terrace during the drinks reception in the end (who would have thought the weather would be good enough...!). It was so nice to hear the music floating out of the doors and I know that my Grandma really enjoyed her near private recital inside. Thank you again for your help on choosing the music - we really felt it was the perfect selection. Do let me know if you'd like us to leave a review (5 stars, of course) anywhere online.
Natasha
Married in March 2017
June 2016
We were so happy with everything
Hi Harriet, we have just about wound down from the wedding. However we wanted to say how beautiful the music was and how very special the songs were, especially the song I walked in to. We are so appreciative and I wanted to let you know it was beautiful and we were so happy with everything. Thank you so much. Xx
Peter and Claire
Married in January 2017
June 2016
'Your harp music was perfect'
Re our Wedding Day 6th January 2017 We Just wanted to say a big thank you for your wonderful playing. Your Harp music was Perfect for the setting. Although Claire only got to hear a small amount, I thoroughly enjoyed your playing before the service and the set pieces we chose. We had so many great comments about your playing and I wanted to pass that on. Our day seemed to go so fast and there was just not enough time to stop and take it all in. Thank you so much once again Peter & Claire
Amit
Married in August 2016
June 2016
I thought you were great!
Hi Harriet, Just wanted to thank you for your set and helping to bring such a lovely ambience to our wedding reception. The guests loved it and as a fellow musician, I thought you were great!
Wendy
Married in July 2016
June 2016
Splendid playing
Maya and Johnn
Married in June 2016
June 2016
The music was perfect
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding- all our guests loved and it was so beautiful. The music was perfect- especially when I was walking down the aisle. We will be sure to recommend you to friends and family. Have a great weekend and thanks again, Maya & Johnn
Location & Contact Details

Address

London, Greater London, England

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (2)

Country Life Magazine
BRIT Awards
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I love performing at Syon House in Richmond - it is such a beautiful venue and I feel inspired by my surroundings whilst I play.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, versatile, friendly, experienced, professional

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Try not to get too bogged down in the small details - you will end up with so much to organise that if you're not careful, you could end up too exhausted to really enjoy the day!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

A beautiful decorated vintage music stand during the ceremony - a really unique touch!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I usually discuss all the details by email or phone, followed by a contract and deposit. Any music requests can then be sent to me or I can offer advice or suggestions as to what might work. The couple are free to contact me as much as they want in the run up to the big day!