If, like me, you have recently binge-watched Bridgerton, you may find yourself fascinated with string music. In particular, I find the harp incredibly beautiful and mesmerising. Getting married in Ireland means you can lean into a sound that is proudly Irish. What better way to do that than with gorgeous harp music! For anybody getting married in Leinster, we’ve got you covered with this fabulous list of harpists in your area. Take a peek at the videos included below…
Fionnuala is an Internationally Renowned Harpist and Singer. Her previous clients include Presidents Mary McAleese, Bill Clinton and President Michael D Higgins and First Lady Sabrina Higgins. She has also performed widely for local and International Television and radio.
Fionnuala can offer you the best in music whether it’s Celtic, Classical, Irish or Popular musicfor your Wedding day with her haunting and pure soprano voice and equally moving harp playing that lends itself particularly well to a wedding ceremony in that its beautiful tone helps convey a truly special atmosphere and a lovely calming effect. She can make your special day a memorable day by being your Church singer and harpist.
Sinead Walshe is a singer and harpist based in Dublin who travels nationwide. She has been in the professional industry for over 20 years, starting out as a resident harpist in Dromoland Castle, then singing with the Bunratty singers and now in the last few years travelling nationwide to perform at various weddings and events.
Sinead covers most styles of music including classical, hymns, folk, Irish ballads, contemporary and modern. She sings and accompanies herself on the harp, but as every event is unique, she can arrange to bring in other musicians if required.
Ann has been playing, singing and composing music for many years. She has played for Presidents, Prime Ministers and many other dignitaries both nationally and internationally. The Traditional airs and melodies which Ann plays are unobtrusive and can set the mood for any occasion. From the time your guests arrive, let them experience it for themselves. Ann is a classically trained Harpist, Pianist and Singer. She is an accomplished Traditional Harpist with titles including ‘All-Ireland Harpist’ to her name.
Rachel Reid is a classically trained singer and harpist, available to perform at your church/civil ceremony and drinks reception. She has performed in prestigious venues around Ireland and Europe. Notably, the National Concert Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Edinburgh Harp Festival and has also performed for President Michael D. Higgins.
Rachel comes with a wealth of experience having performed at over 500 weddings throughout Ireland. Rachel’s lyric soprano voice, accompanied by the harp provides a beautiful sound for your wedding ceremony.
Nadine’s passion for playing the harp began 10 years ago with traditional music. She also trained to Grade 7 in Classical music and loves to cover pop songs too. Nadine has toured Ireland and France with the National Youth Harp Orchestra as well as the Blossom Harp Ensemble but she loves to perform at weddings!
She is based between Clare and Kildare, but will travel nationwide to perform at your ceremony, drinks reception or day after party.
Singer/Harpist Orla Fallon has enjoyed a phenomenally successful career over the past 2 decades. A former original member of the international singing sensation Celtic Woman, Orla has performed At The White House on two occasions for Presidents Clinton and Bush.
She has performed on illustrious shows in The US such as The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Regis and Kelly and the Bonnie Hunt Show to name but a few. She topped the Billboard World Music Charts in The US for many years both as a member of Celtic Woman and as a solo artist. Orla’s Music has featured on The Emmy Awards in The US.
Emma Martin is an award-winning harpist and vocalist. An extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, she has quickly risen to popularity since launching her professional music career in 2017 which had brought her all around Ireland.
Emma’s music transcends many genres including Celtic traditional, religious, classical, pop, rock, film soundtracks which allows for a specially created programme tailored specifically for you, ensuring your own musical tastes are fully reflected for your special day.