Thanks for visiting my site. I’m Emma Yates-Butler, one of the UK’s most popular and versatile Wedding Harpists.
Harp music is perfectly suited to Weddings and special occasions ~ so enquire early!
Ideally, as soon as you set your date and book your venue, as I get booked up super fast each year.
Check out my videos available to watch on my youtube channel. I am amenable to requests so if you have a favourite song you would like to walk down the aisle to, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I love working on cover song titles so please do ask for that special song.
For Weddings taking place in York, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield and right across the north of England, I am available and offer a wide selection of pieces and songs.
Check my diary to find out if I’m available for your wedding! Simply choose the service option first then look up the date in question.
I was born and grew up in Harrogate where I was taught to play the harp from an early age by the renowned North Yorkshire harpist Dorothy Gilbertson, who was in fact my Great Aunt. Dorothy was very well known and respected as THE harpist in the north of England in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. I have built up hundreds if not thousands of live performance hours at weddings and functions beginning as a teenage performer in 1995, and will bring this wealth of experience to your special day. During the early 2000’s I studied harp with Frank Sternfeld, and was privileged to study harp education with world famous harpist Christina Tourin on the International Harp Therapy Program. As a full time harpist, I have worked extensively in harp teaching and as an advocate of music for well being. My teaching methods generally facilitate learning to play the harp using creative improvisation as a cornerstone of my lessons. Over the years I have taught many local harpists, successful in their own right, maintaining close links with the wider professional network of harpists.