Harp Music

Author: djbonner

My Celtic harp is also known as a folk harp. It differs from the large pedal harps you would see played with a symphony orchestra. My harp stands 5 feet tall, has 31 strings (about 4 octaves) and was handmade of cherry and maple wood.  The sound produced can be gentle in an intimate setting or can be enjoyed for a church wedding, restaurant or other more open spacing.

Some suggested occasions that could be enhanced by live harp music:

  • Weddings and/or receptions
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Bridal showers
  • Holiday parties
  • Corporate events
  • Private parties
  • Art gallery or museum celebrations
  • Church services or special events
  • Restaurants
  • Hospitals-bedside, lobbies or special events
  • Senior facilities-parties and dinner music
  • Nursing home
  • Hospice
  • Funeral and memorial services

The repertoire I offer is:

  • Classical
  • Sacred
  • Popular and traditional love songs
  • Broadway
  • Folk music from many cultures especially Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales
  • Music from many historical periods

Some examples of the titles I have available are:

  • Folk MusicSimple Gifts, Country Gardens, Ash Grove, Scarborough Fair, Shenandoah,  The Water is Wide, Tell Me Why, Shalom Chaverim and more
  • Sacred-In the Garden, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Faith of our Fathers, My Lord What a Morning, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and more
  • Irish Tunes-O’Carolan collection, Danny Boy, Morning has Broken, Annie Laurie, Foggy Dew, South Wind, Rose of Tralee, The Gentle Maiden, Searching for Lambs, Down By the Salley Gardens and more
  • Love Songs-A Time for Us (from Romeo and Juliet), Wind Beneath My Wings, Over the Rainbow, Love Me Tender, O Perfect Love, Let It Be Me, Wondrous Love, The Rose, Excerpts from the Phantom of the Opera and more
  • Wedding Music Standards-Canon in D by Pachelbel,  Ode to Joy by Beethoven, Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride) by Wagner, Wedding Song, Water Music (Air) by Handel, St Anthony’s Chorale by Haydn, Dona Nobis Pacem and more

For Weddings the harp could be used for many parts of the ceremony

  • Prelude or pre-ceremony
  • Seating of the mothers 
  • Processional
  • Officiate and groom
  • Bridesmaids
  • Ring bearer and flower girls
  • Bride’s entrance
  • During the ceremony
  • Unity candle or sand sculpture
  • Communion
  • Recessional
  • Postlude-as guests depart