Weddings

The beautiful sound of the harp creates an elegant atmosphere at any special occasion.  Whether you have traditional or modern tastes, my repertoire is constantly expanding and spans centuries, styles and genres. I provide a bespoke service and can create custom song lists for your wedding. If you have any special requirements, or if there is a song of special significance to you, then please include it in your enquiry. My repertoire list can be viewed here.

I can also perform alongside other instrumentalists including flute, violin, cello, saxophone and singers. Additionally, I play the Scottish lever harp- the clarsach. This is Scotland's oldest heritage instrument and its unique sound is suitable for intimate venues and traditional folk music, as well as being portable enough for any venue. 

I am happy to travel throughout the United Kingdom and can play indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). I have public liability insurance and can provide a certificate upon request.

 

To enquire about my availability and receive a quote, please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Repertoire

 

Popular

Adele - Make You Feel My Love, Someone Like You 

Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You 

Aerosmith - I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

Beatles - All You Need is Love, Here Comes the Sun, Hey Jude, Let It Be, Something, With a Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday

Ben E King - Stand by me 

Beyonce - Halo

Billy Joel - Always a Woman

Birdy - Wings

Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are, Marry You
Bryan Adams- Everything I Do

Celine Dion - Colour of my Love 

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years 

Clean Bandit - Rather Be, Symphony

Coldplay - Clocks, Sky Full of Stars, Viva la Vida

Des’ree - I’m Kissing You

Ed Sheeran - Perfect, Photograph, Tenerife Sea, Thinking Out Loud

Elbow - One Day Like This 

Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You, Love Me Like You Do

Elvis Presley - I Can't Help Falling in Love With You, Love Me Tender 

Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight 

Eva Cassidy - Songbird

Florence and the Machine - Cosmic Love, Spectrum (Say My Name) 

Guns n Roses - Sweet Child o Mine 

Jack Johnson - Better Together

James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go 

James Blunt - You’re Beautiful

Jason Mraz - I’m Yours 

John Legend - All of Me

John Lennon - Imagine 

Joseph Kosma - Autumn Leaves

Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up

Justin Bieber - Despacito, Love Yourself

Keane - Somewhere Only We Know 

The Killers - Read My Mind

Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop the Feeling

Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World 

Love Affair - Everlasting Love

Lumineers - Ho Hey

McFly - No Worries

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

Mumford and Sons - I Will Wait

Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E, When I Fall in Love 

Natalie Cole - This Will Be

Nathan Sykes - Over and Over Again

Oasis - Wonderwall

OMI - Cheerleader

Owl City - Fireflies

Passenger - Let Her Go 

Pharrell Williams - Happy 

The Script - Hall of Fame

Sister Sledge- Thinking of You

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Sting - Fields of Gold

Take That - Greatest Day, Paradise, Rule the World

Classical

 

Alvars - Romance in A flat
Bach - Air on the G string
*Bach - Arioso
*Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Prelude in C
*Boyce - Canon in C
Campra - Rigaudon from Idomenee
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary from 'The Prince of Denmark's March' 

Debussy - Clair de lune
Debussy - La fille aux cheveux de lin
Einaudi - I Giorni, Life

Franck - Panis Angelicus
Gounod - Ave Maria from Prelude in C by Bach

Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Handel - Chaconne in C
Handel - Largo from Xerxes
Handel - Water Music- Allegro Maestoso
Hasselmans - La Source

Intermezzo - Mascagni

Massanet - Meditation from Thais

Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Pachabel - Canon in D
Satie - First Gymnopedie

Thomas - Watching the Wheat
Wagner - Bridal Chorus 

Yiruma- Kiss the Rain, River Flows in You

* indicates religious music not suitable for civil ceremonies

Movie/Disney/Musical

Alice’s Theme from Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’
All I ask of you from ‘Phantom of the Opera’
All in the Golden Afternoon from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ 

Be Our Guest from ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Can you feel the love tonight from ‘Lion King’

City of Stars from ‘La La Land’ 

Colours of the Wind from ‘Pocahontas’ 

Concerning Hobbits from ‘Lord of the Rings’

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes from ‘Cinderella’ 

Edelweiss from ‘The Sound of Music’

Engagement Party from ‘La La Land’

For the Love of a Princess from ‘Braveheart’
Game of Thrones Theme

Glasgow Theme from ‘Love Actually’
How Far I’ll Go from ‘Moana’

Into the West from ‘Lord of the Rings’

I See the Light from ‘Tangled’ 

Jurassic Park Theme

La Valse de l’Amour from ‘Cinderella’

Let it Go from ‘Frozen’

Ma Belle Evangeline from ‘The Princess and the Frog’ 

Married Life from ‘Up’ 

May it Be by Enya from ‘Lord of the Rings’

Music of the Night from ‘Phantom of the Opera’

My Favourite Things from ‘The Sound of Music’

My Heart Will Go On from ‘Titanic’

On my Own from ‘Les Miserables’

Once Upon a Dream from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ 

Part of your World from ‘Little Mermaid’ 

Rains of Castamere from ‘Game of Thrones’

Sally’s Song from ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 

Sons of Skyrim from ‘Skyrim’

So Close from ‘Enchanted’ 

Somewhere over the rainbow from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ 

Stranger Things Theme

Tale as Old as Time from ‘Beauty and the Beast’
True Love’s Kiss from ‘Enchanted’ 

When you Wish Upon a Star from ‘Pinocchio’ 

A Whole New World from ‘Aladdin’

You’ve got a Friend from ‘Toy Story’

Traditional

 

Ashokan Farewell
Auld Lang Syne
Danny Boy

Eriskay Love Lilt
Flower of Scotland

Greensleeves
Highland Cathedral

Loch Lomond

Logan Water
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose 

Mairi's Wedding
The Mingulay Boat Song
Skye Boat Song
The Water is Wide
Will ye go lassie go
Ye Banks and Braes

Testimonials

 

"Thank you for playing at my daughters wedding. We all thought you were absolutely superb - we had amazing comments from everyone about how fantastic you were and even the hallmark staff commented how wonderful it was to listen to you. You really did us proud and it made the day. My mum and dad were so impressed and it made my daughters wedding special. Fantastic repertoire."

-Mother of Bride

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on 11/11/17. You were absolutely fantastic, and my family loved you! Everyone’s commented on how talented you are, how adaptable you were, and how different it was to have a harpist there. You coped so well with the table of my cousins, who gave you ‘challenge’ after challenge, and you just kept hitting them out of the park! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone, thank you again."

-Sarah and Ben

"We both wanted to say a huge thank you to you for performing our our wedding. Having the harp music for our ceremony last weekend and then playing in the background during the drinks reception made such a perfect atmosphere for our guests. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect start to our special day and we are very grateful to you for your fantastic playing, including a couple of requests! Everyone we have spoken to since the wedding has commented what a wonderful addition to our day having you there was; we are so pleased that you were available for our day and helped make it so special."

-Will and Victoria

"Classical and folk harp music provides an excellent complement to many communal occasions. Elinor Nicholson is an excellent exponent of the instrument and I have asked her to perform, at a number of corporate and social events, on behalf of client groups. She has a very professional approach, an excellent repertoire and a delightful manner. I would strongly recommend her." 

-Dr Ged Drugan

"We had our wedding ceremony in quite a large church space but were adamant that we wanted the sound of a single acoustic instrument to provide our music. The harp was perfect for the space and Elinor's playing was beautiful - she was happy to play all of our requests, from a traditional Irish folk piece to Lord of the Rings. It all worked perfectly and we would recommend Elinor without hesitation!"

-Gemma and Laurence Adams

"Elinor is a fantastic musician, she played at our wedding giving our drinks reception an extra special touch. She is professional, polite and accommodating from start to finish-even playing ACDC as my husband is a huge fan! We totally loved the harp and 100% recommend using Elinor!​"

-Sarah and Phil

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