Bella - Harpist
From £310
An exceedingly talented harpist, sure to bring a touch of tranquillity and sophistication to your event. Bella offers a vast and eclectic...
Maya - Harpist
From £425
Award-winning harpist based in Scotland. Maya has been playing professionally at weddings for over ten years and is familiar with many venues in Scotland and Northern...
Harpist FAQs

If it's your first time booking a professional harpist, you're bound to have lots of queries. To get you started, our team of live entertainment experts have put together the following guide with answers to some of the most common questions about our harpists for hire.

How much does it cost to hire a harpist?

A professional harpist will typically charge a basic starting rate of £200 - £300 for the first hour, followed by a fixed rate for each additional hour. As a guide, you might expect to pay in the region of £400-£500 for a 3-hour booking to cover your wedding ceremony music and afternoon reception.

What type of music do harpists play?

The ideal choice for background music, the harp offers a surprisingly diverse range for a solo instrument. Our harpists can turn their hands to anything from classical music, Celtic folk and operatic arias to jazz standards, Disney theme tunes and rock and pop music from the 1960s and beyond.

Our wedding harpists have an extensive repertoire of harp music available and can tailor their sets to more specific tastes if required.

Do Harpists take song requests?

If you have a special song in mind for your wedding ceremony or drinks reception, our harpists are usually more than happy to learn something just for you. Just let us know beforehand, and we'll check suitability.

What type of events are harp players suitable for?

The elegant and unintrusive sound of the harp is ideal for a range of events including weddings, ceremonies, champagne receptions, welcome drinks, dinners and corporate events.

A wedding harpist is the ideal choice for a wedding ceremony, background music as guests arrive, canapes, and the wedding breakfast.

How much space do harpists require?

The harp is a fairly large instrument at approximately 1 meter wide. With this in mind, we recommend reserving around 2 x 2 meters to allow sufficient performance space.

Can my harpist perform outside?

Most harpists are happy to perform outside under the appropriate conditions. We politely request that a small gazebo or large umbrella is provided to protect the harpist from unexpected rain and direct sunlight, which can damage the harp.

Your harpist will also need a hard, flat surface to transport their harp and perform on.

Can harpists perform alongside other musicians?

Whilst the harp is highly popular as a solo instrument, many of our harpists also perform alongside other instrumentalists for a fuller and more varied sound. Popular harp duo options include adding a cello, clarinet, or flute. Just let us know what you're looking for, and we'll provide some suitable options.

How do I book a harpist?

Hiring a harp player couldn't be easier with our straightforward booking process. Browse through our roster of professional harpists and when you find a musician that fits your requirements, just fill in the contact form on their page with your event details. We'll check availability with your chosen harpist and will come back to you with costs and details.

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