Welcome to my website. Here you will find all the information you need if you are considering booking a harpist for your wedding. I am extremely fortunate to have been invited to play for many Weddings and other events over the years in the Yorkshire area and beyond. 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.
Harp music is really well suited to Weddings and special occasions, so please enquire early, as soon as you set your date and book your venue, as I get booked up early each year. I have some videos available to watch below and on my youtube channel at www.youtube.com/user/HarpistYorkshire. 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 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.
Please take a moment to view my website, I have a gallery page with plenty of photos, a music page with an audio music player, and further information about harp music for Weddings. There are also some reviews from recent clients. You can check my availability by completing the form or emailing or phoning me directly. Thank you very much, I do look forward to hearing from you!