The harp is often described as an instrument of the gods, heavenly in tone and sound, they resonate a very special and unique audio quality that no other instrument can match or compete with. Mellow, soothing and relaxing, a harp could be just what you need either at a church service, before during or after a wedding service or in a more formal corporate setting as the perfect accompaniment to pre-diner drinks.
We have a number of different harpists available to you, spread right around the country. Rachael, pictured here is one of the professional harpists we have for engagements based in Manchester and the surrounding area. She has been performing at weddings and other functions for over ten years as well as doing a diverse range of other musical work. Music is an important part of any event and Rachael is highly experienced at helping you decide on all the details that are going to make your day extra special, working closely with you to put together a personalised programme that is just right for your occasion. Her repertoireis extensive and spans classical, folk, pop, jazz and original music. If there is a tune you love that isn’t on the list Rachael is always willing to learn a request or two.
Rachael grew up in Lancaster and began playing the harp at the age of 5. She went on to study at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduating with a first class honours degree in music. Her tutors have included renowned British harpists Eleanor Hudson and Eira-Lynn Jones, as well as international jazz harpist Park Stickney. Rachael works with bands and theatre projects both nationwide and all over the world and has also made several TV appearances with artists including Susan Boyle and Jimmy Osmond, and on the Alan Titchmarsh show. She is a regular on London’s jazz circuit performing at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s and the Pizza Express Soho, and she has performed for Sir Paul McCartney, several premier league footballers and royalty.
Rachael is available for any type of event including weddings, functions, corporate events, christenings, funerals and Valentine’s Day dinners. She covers Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, North Wales and the Midlands, and is willing to travel further by agreement.
Rachael performs on a stunning French black and gold pedal harp. The harp adds a beautiful aesthetic to any occasion and as an additional visual detail Rachael wears a gown to match your colour scheme, whatever you’ve chosen. She can be booked solo or with her harp and cello duo and provides her own amplification for larger events.