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Carys Ann Evans - Harpist

Ballymacowen, Clonakilty, Cork
Reviews (27) 5/5
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Carys Ann Evans has been a professional harpist for over 20 years and can truly add that ‘something special’ to your wedding day.

Having had the pleasure of doing over 500 weddings across Ireland and further afield, Carys has the experience to help enhance your wedding day with beautiful music and a beautiful instrument.

Visit my website to listen to Carys Ann play:

Barcarolle Offenbach

Canon In D

Coldplay - Clocks

Falling In Love With You

Fields Of Athenry

Have I Told You Lately

Merry Little Christmas

Piu Jesu

Carys has packages to include music for:

  • Church Ceremony
  • Civil Ceremony including Humanist, Spiritual, Blessings and more
  • Drinks Reception
  • Wedding Breakfast

Choose from a wide range of music, from Traditional, Classical and more popular styles, from Canon in D to Coldplay, Carys can cater for all styles and add any special pieces to her repertoire that you would like to include.

Packages are very competitively priced and look out for Special Offers!

Reviews

4.7/5
27 reviews
Quality of service4.8/5
Value4.7/5
Responsiveness4.7/5
Flexibility4.7/5
Professionalism4.7/5
Kyle & Aurora
Added 25th Oct 2020
Wedding 19th Aug 2020
Hi Carys, Thanks a million for playing on our wedding day at Fernhill. Your music brought our intimate gathering alive and made it feel truly special. We are so grateful for your time you spent playing on our special day! We wish you the best and are very thankful! Much gratitude, Aurora and Kyle Fox
Sarah
Added 21st May 2020
Wedding 6th Aug 2020
I hate to leave a bad review here but we didn't have a good experience with Carys. We booked her for our wedding but because of covid 19 we had to change the date. When we emailed her regarding this change she was very unresponsive and I wouldn't hear back for weeks. While I understand everyone is under pressure at this time I don't think someone should have to email 2/3 times in a row to get a reply when you should be a valued customer. We lost our deposit as she couldn't make the new date which was understandable but it took three weeks for her to tell us that which is very frustrating. When your running a business you need to keep the lines of communication open. She is also more expensive then others playing the harp.
Response from Carys Ann Evans - Harpist
Hi Sarah, I'm sorry that you feel disappointed in my level of service and communication with you regarding changing your wedding date during this COVID19 pandemic. In over 25 years of performing at weddings I've never faced a challenge like this COVID19 pandemic has presented and it’s been a challenge as a supplier to try and cope with the huge additional administrative work to try and help re-organise so many couples wedding dates. As I did state when you asked about the 2nd of your ‘Plan B’ dates, I already had another couple who were also in the process of rescheduling their date with me and I had pencilled them in for the same date as you had enquired about. As I am sure you can understand, they needed a bit of time to work it all out before they could confirm with me. I mentioned to you that it may take a little time and you felt that by June 2020 you’d need to understandably know if the date was available to you or not. I had hoped to be able to accomodate you in rescheduling but unfortunately I could not, I am trying my best to help couples to find alternative suppliers if I’m not available so that no-one is left without support. My booking fee is non-refundable and is extremely reasonable at €50, I know it was 4 days before I was able to reply to you on this matter and if this caused any major problems for you then I’m very sorry. With regard to my pricing I offer competitive rates but above all focus on the quality of my music, performance and the choice of music styles I offer my customers. Again, I am sorry for how hard this all must be for you both, it’s a very difficult time for everyone at the moment. I wish you the very best for your wedding day in August 2021 and for the future. Carys
Seán T
Added 22nd Sep 2019
Wedding 28th Aug 2019
Carys played the harp at our garden ceremony. She learned a number of new pieces to accommodate our requests. She is so talented and highly professional. The quality of her playing was remarked upon by many of the guests. She was a pleasure to work with!
Paudie and Amanda Corkery
Added 30th Jul 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2019
We hired Carys for our church wedding ceremony and I can not recommend Carys enough. She was a pleasure to deal with and even helped me to organise a singer for the church aswell. I asked her for a number of specific songs which were no problem and she also helped me with filling in the rest of the songs for the mass booklet as I wasn’t sure myself how to choose the songs. The music was absolutely stunning and we were over the moon we can not thank Carys enough.
Peter and Audrey
Added 8th Aug 2019
Wedding 6th Jul 2019
We had Carys play at our outdoor drinks reception this summer and she was fantastic. She played such a great mixture of music and our guests loved the atmosphere she created . She was a pleasure to deal with and so helpful as well. We would highly recommend her service.
Jenny O'Reilly-Mooney
Added 5th Sep 2019
Wedding 13th Jun 2019
Carys is incredibly talented and personable. She has such a wide knowledge love and passion for music. She made us feel really comfortable and at ease. She was always available to answer our questions and our day was made the better by having her in it.
Margaret and Gavin
Added 13th Sep 2019
Wedding 8th Jun 2019
Carys played for us at our wedding on the 8th of June at Gougane Barra and afterwards at the drinks reception in the Eccles Hotel, Glengariff. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. The harp provided the perfect atmosphere in the small church and really added to our ceremony.The Metallica number was a firm favourite with the guests. We would highly recommend Carys for any event!! Gavin and Margaret!! ????????????????
Siobhan
Added 30th Jul 2019
Wedding 12th May 2019
Carys was absolutely brilliant, I could not recommended her enough. Having the harp playing during the ceremony and drink reception made such a lovely atmosphere. On the day it was stress free Carys just took control and moved around our venue without any fuss. Even when we couldn’t decide on songs Carys experience showed by playing the perfect songs at the perfect times. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of having a harpist.
June and Derek,Hayling Island Hampshire
Added 16th Jul 2017
Wedding 29th Jun 2017
Carys Ann, Played at our wedding at Blairscove Durrus West Cork.Everybody at the reception was memerised at how beautiful you played the Harp???????????????? Thank you so much Carys Ann you are truly talented and you made our day perfect and Special. Love June and Derek, XX Hayling Island Hampshire
Emer and John
Added 30th May 2017
Wedding 26th May 2017
From my first phone conversation with Carys, I knew that she was the one for us - so friendly and helpful ???? When I visited her website and listened to some of her samples I was blown away. Such a beautiful sound. Carys was so understanding and so flexible, adapting her usual wedding package to suit our needs. She had great suggestions for the style of music to play at our ceremony and everyone just adored it. Will never forget ending our ceremony to 'Here Comes the Sun' - it was just the tonic on a fairly bleak Friday in May! The music put everyone in such good spirits. Cannot speak highly enough of this very talented musician. Book her!
Veronica
Added 22nd Feb 2017
Wedding 31st Dec 2016
It was very important to me to have a harpist for my wedding day as I am harpist from NYC. Carys was the first musician that I booked for our wedding day and she was lovely and helpful from the first email. I wanted an ensemble of musicians to play for my Latin Wedding Mass at Cobh Cathedral and she helped organize the ensemble. The ceremony music was without a doubt one of the best highlights of the day for us. The music was beyond gorgeous and I owe so much of this to Carys who helped bring our dream to fruition. She is a wonderful harpist and I will never forget how beautiful the music was on our wedding day. Thank you Carys for helping make it perfect!
Lorraine
Added 1st Oct 2016
Wedding 26th Aug 2016
Having booked Carys- Anne from Australia we were hoping she was everything we were looking for our special day. She was so lovely to deal with and so amazingly talented. The music she played was so beautiful our guests loved it as much as we did. I highly recommend Carys-Anne if you have a special occasion and want something special on the day. Thank you so much Carys-Anne.
Sarah & Grant
Added 11th Jul 2016
Wedding 5th Jul 2016
Carys performed at our wedding and we could not have been more pleased. We had a very small wedding (total of 9 guests) and wanted to incorporate live music. Carys helped us select the music and even was open to learning new songs that we requested. She promptly replied to all of our inquires and was a pleasure to work with. On the day of the wedding, she arrived promptly and was very professional. I would recommend her to anyone considering a harpist for their wedding. A few of the songs she played: Irish traditional selection Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles Sea of Love - Cat Power All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Dan & Julie
Added 14th Jun 2016
Wedding 21st May 2016
What a gem to find!? Carys and her wonderful harp playing set the tone for a beautiful outdoor blessing for us. We appreciated her gentle suggestions and were grateful for Carys to agree to play outdoors (despite our notorious weather). We cannot recommend her highly enough 10/10
Dave & Carrah
Added 20th Apr 2016
Wedding 1st Apr 2016
Absolutely magical sound, Carys is a fantastic Harpist and such a lovely person, an absolute pleasure to deal with . I would highly recommend her for your special day .
Padraig & Czarina
Added 20th Apr 2016
Wedding 1st Sep 2014
Thanks Carys Ann for playing so beautifully! Everyone was talking about it at the reception.
Katherine & Phil
Added 26th Jun 2013
Just want to relay our thanks to you for your professionalism and sharing your talent as a harpist on our wedding day – not to mention your (hidden!) piano playing skills as well! All the best for your future...
Kelly & Daniel
Added 30th May 2013
Thank you so much for playing your beautiful harp for us on our big day! Amazing!
Sue & Alun
Added 1st Jun 2012
This is to say a very big thank you for playing your beautiful music at our wedding last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed your playing and were very impressed with your variety of music. My youngest granddaughter thought - your music was soooo cool !!! Please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for the way you helped make our day.
Emma & Noel
Added 1st May 2012
Thanks so much for everything. You were brilliant and everyone was commenting on how fantastic you were. You got a special thanks from both fathers in the speeches!
Colm & Chloe
Added 1st Apr 2012
All was great - fantastic
Ann & Ricardo
Added 1st Mar 2012
The music was great. Everyone commented on it after and it really suited the venue. Thanks again.
Chantal & Turlough
Added 1st Nov 2011
Just wanted to say thanks so much for the excellent job you did on our wedding. You went above & beyond by learning our music and it made our whole day so special, I'm recommending you to everyone!
Robin & Fiona’s wedding
Added 19th Aug 2011
Thank you for setting the mood during our special celebration.
Helen & Ben’s wedding
Added 7th Aug 2011
It was wonderful to hear the harp playing as I walked into the Church and so many guests have told us how much they enjoyed hearing you
Czarina & Padraig’s wedding
Added 12th Jul 2011
Thanks Carys Ann for playing so beautifully! Everyone was talking about it at the reception!
Concert Review
Added 22nd May 2011
Carys’ gentle compereship, sensitive harp-playing and accomplished piano skills were received with awe!
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