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Helen MacLeod

Music

Overview

  • Solo Harpist
  • Performs with many of Scotland’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Location

This act is based in Edinburgh but regularly plays across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Up to 3 hours

About this Act

Scottish harpist Helen MacLeod discovered her love of traditional music in her home, the West Highlands. Helen studied Pedal Harp at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she successfully gained a BMus(Hons) in music performance. Helen embarked on her freelance career in Manchester, performing with both the Halle Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata.

Now based in Edinburgh, she currently enjoys a busy and varied career performing with many of Scotland’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and has performed at many prestigious events across the UK.

A busy wedding harpist, Helen will guarantee a fantastic and thrilling performance at your event and will leave the guests wanting more.

Set List

Classical/Harp Favourites:
Andres - Aquatintes
Bach - Air on a G String
Bach - Arioso
Bach - Minuet in G
Bach - Prelude no 1
Bach - Jesu joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Croft - Sarabande and Ground
Croft - Adagio
Debussy - Arabesque
Grandjany - Trois petites Pieces
Grandjany - Children’s Hour
Grandjany - Automne
Grandjany - Le Bon Petite Roi D’yvetot
Grandjany - Arabesque
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Handel - Air & Hornpipe from Water Music
Handel -Gavotte
Handel - Passacaille
Handel - Sonatina
Mendelssohn - Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachabel - Canon in D
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Purcell - Ground in F with Variations
Rousseau - Minuet
Satie - Gymnopedie No 1
Schubert - Ave Maria
Tournier - Au Matin
Vivaldi - Largo(Winter) from “The Four Seasons”
Wagner - Wedding March

Popular Tunes:
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter)
For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart) Moon River
My Heart will go on
One Hand, One Heart
Over the Rainbow
To a Wild Rose
Unchained Melody
We have all the time in the world
A time for Us (Romeo & Juliet)
Time to say goodbye
Speak Softly Love (The Godfather) Have I told you lately that I love you Hallelujah
Bella’s Lullaby
Rule the World
Video Games
Can you feel the love tonight
Make you feel my love

Traditional/Folk:
Amazing Grace
Ae Fond Kiss
Afton Water
Athole Highlanders Carolan’s Concerto
Cro Chinn t-Saile
Eleanor Plunket Greensleeves
Highland Cathedra
Miss Rowan Davies
My Love is like a red red rose Skye Boat song
Ossian
Danny Boy
Mrs Power
Archibald McDonald of Keppoch Leaving Stoer
Isle of Aigais
An Dean thu ruith air falbh leam Parthenia
Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite Morning has broken
Mairi’s Wedding
‘Sann an Ile
The Lark in the clear air
Merch Megan
The Sweetness of Mary
Eriskay Love lilt
Burning of the Piper’s hut Scarborough Fair

Lineup

  • Classical harpist and scottish clarsach player

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