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Marie-France Riboulet



  • Solo harpist
  • Duo with harp and flute or violin
  • Wide repertoire from classical to present day.
  • Can provide amplification if required.


She is based in Bristol, but plays regularly in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tetbury, Malmesbury, Bath, Frome, Weston - super-Mare, Taunton, Chard and further afield.

Standard Set Times

  • Wedding ceremony: upto 20 minutes before plus 4 tunes for the ceremony.
  • Or one to three 1 hour sets with breaks.

About this Act

Marie-France Riboulet, experienced, professional harpist for all occasions plays live harp music for weddings and other events.

Originally from East Sussex, but now based in Bristol, Marie-France has been playing her harp for over 39 years. She has studied at the conservatoire of Besancon and has played in the finest venues in the South West of England.

Her vast repertoire includes popular music from 20th and 21st century with some jazz and latin, light and romantic classical, traditional Welsh, Scottish and Irish pieces and music from shows and musicals.

Set List

Wedding Processionals and Recessionals (entrance and exit)
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Chaconne, Hornpipe, Air, La Rejouissance
Mendelsohn – Wedding March from Midsummers Night Dream
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Purcell – Trumpet Voluntary, Trumpet Tune, Roundo
Wagner – Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride)

Suggestions for the Signing:

Albenitz – Sonata in D
Albinoni – Adagio in G
Anon – Variation on a theme of Mozart, Pavane XVIc, Greensleeves
Bach – Air for the G String, Sarabande from Partita 1, Preludes 1 and 8, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sleepers Wake, Ave Maria (Gounod), Arioso
Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata, Ode to Joy, Fur Elise, Minuetto.
Bizet – Habanera from Carmen
Brahms – Celebrated Waltz, Lullaby.
Boccherini – Minuet
Debussy – First Arabesque, Claire de Lune, Little Shepherd.
Delibes – Flower Duet, Waltz from Coppelia
Dusseck – Sonata in C minor
Elgar – Chanson de Matin, Nimrod from the Enigma Variations.
Faure – In Paradisium, Berceuse
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Gilbert and Sullivan - I am the capitain of the Pinafore, With cat like tread, When a merry maiden marries, When a wooer goes a-wooing and others.
Glinka – Variation on a theme of Mozart
Grandjany – Fantaisie, Prelude number 1
Grieg – Morning from Peer Gynt Suite
Handel – Passacaglia, Theme and Variations, Sarabande and Variations from Suite number 4 , La Rejouissance, Hornpipe and Air from Fireworks music, Concerto in B Flat.
Haydn – Theme Varie
Hasselmanns – La Source, Theme and Variations from Haydn
Holst – Jupiter from The Planets
Ivanivici – Waves of the Danube and other Viennese Waltzes
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
MacDowell – To a Wild Rose
Mason – Joy to the World
Massenet – Meditation
Mozart – Elvira, Opera selections from Magic Flute and Marriage of Figaro, Variations on Twinkle
Offenbach – Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman
Opera selection various Puccini, Verdi and Mozart
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
Purcell – Trumpet Tune, Trumpet Voluntary, Roundo
Ravel – Bolero, Pavane pour une infante defunte, Pavane
Rodrigo – Second Mouvement Concerto de Aranjuez
Sartori – Canto Della Terra, Time to Say Goodbye
Satie – Gymnopedies 1 and 3, Gnossiennes 1
Sibelius – Finlandia
St Saens – The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
Tschaikovsky – The Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Valse des Fleurs
Tournier – Etude de Concert, Berceuse Russe, Preludes 2 and 4, Six Noels
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Suite, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Traditional / Folk (also jigs and reels)

Irish – o’Carolan’s Welcome and Ramble to Cashel, Briget Cruise, Concerto and Lament, Eleanor Plunkett, Give me your hand, March of King Laois, Danny Boy, Carrickfergus, Si Bheag Si Mhor, Brian Boru’s March, The Parting Glass, Star of The County Down, Roving Galway Boy, Castle of Dromore, Last Rose of Summer, Airde Cuan, Lament for Kilcash and others.
Scottish – Love is like a Red Red Rose, Ae Fond Kiss, Hush – a – bye Birdie, The Queen’s Maries, Fairy Lullaby, Port Patrick, Ellen’s Dream, Mary Young and Fair, Arran Boat Song, Skye Boat Song, The Cutting of the Fern and others.
Welsh – The Ash Grove, The Queen’s Marsh, David of the White Rock, Merch Megan, Cariad Pur, Dawn Through the Wattle, Sweet Richard, Erddigan Caer y Waun, Cynghansail Cymry and others.
English – Greensleeves, Scarborough Fair, Kemp’s Jig, Putney Ferry, Lord Willoughby, The Miller’s Dance, She Moves Through the Fair.

Light Jazz and Latin

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Sherwin
Besame Mucho
Bidin’my Time – Gershwin
Black and White Rag
Black Orpheus
Blue Moon – Rogers
Brian’s Song – Legrand
But Not for Me – Gershwin
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Ellington
Embracable You – Gershwin
Fascinating Rhythm – Gershwin
Georgia On My Mind
I Get a Kick Out of You – Porter
I Say a Little Prayer – Bacharach
Isn’t She Lovely – Wonder
In a Sentimental Mood – Ellington
Killing me Softly with his Song
Long Ago and Far Away – Kern
Lover Man
Lullaby of Birdland – Weiss/Shearing
Mack The Knife
Misty – Gardner
Moonlight Serenade – Miller
Night and Day – Porter
Over the Rainbow- Hart/Roger
Paris Was Made for Lovers – Legrand
Petite Fleur – Bechet
Raindrops Keep Failling on my Head – Bacharach
Secret Love – Fain
Serenata do Adeus – Moraes
Smokes Gets in Your Eyes – Kern
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise – Romberg
Summertime – Gershwin
The Entertainer – Joplin
The Girl from ipanema – Jobim
The Look of Love – Bacharach
The Man I Love – Gershwin
The Way you Look Tonight – Kern
The Way you Make me feel
The Windmills of Your Mind – Legrand
This Guy is in Love With You – Bacharach
Vai Doer – Dura
We Have all the Time in the World – Armstrong
What a Difference a Day Makes – Grever
What a Wonderful World – Thiele
Where is Love
Where or When – Hart/Roger
Why Do Fools Fall in Love – Goldner

Shows and Films

A Man and a Woman
All I Ask of You – Fantome of the Opera
Annie’s Song – Annie
As Time Goes By – Casablanca
Bella’s Lullaby – Twilight
Brideshead Revisited Theme
Bright Eyes – Watership Down
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – John
Cavatina/He Was Beautiful – The Deer Hunter
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis
Chariots of Fire
Close Every Door
Colours of the Wind – Pocohantas
Dance of Anna and Sir Edward
Endless Love
Evergreen – A Star is Born
Gabriel’s Oboe – The Mission
Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
Gollum’s Song – Lord of the Rings
Hallelujah – Cohen/Shrek
Hello Young Lovers
I Dreamt a Dream – Miserable
In Dreams – Lord of the Rings
I Wanna be like You – Jungle book
James Bond Theme
Lara’s Theme – Doctor Zivago
Local Hero
Love is all Around – 4 Weddings and a Funeral
Love said Goodbye – Godfather
Love Story
Love Theme – Romeo and Juiliet
Love Theme – Godfather
Many Meetings – Lord of the Rings
May It Be – Lord of the Rings
Memory – Cats
Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany
My Heart will Go On – Titanic
New York New York
Pie Jesus – Weber
Pirates of the Carabean
PM’s Love Theme – Love Actually
Portuguese Love Theme – Love Actually
Rule the World – Stardust
Schindler’s List Theme
Some Enchanted Evening
Somewhere – West Side Story
Star Light Express
Strangers in the Night
That is Amore – Enchanted
The Battle / Honour Him – Gladiator
The Heart Asks Pleasure First – The Piano
The Muppet Show – Henson/Pottle
The Music of the Night – Fantome of the Opera
The Rose
The Sound of Music
The Wedding / End Titles – Emma
Unchained Melody – Ghost
Upstairs / Downstairs – Fans
Up Where We Belong – An Officer and a Gentelman
Wallace and Gromit – Notts
Walking in the Air – Snowman
When You Say Nothing at All – Notting Hill

Modern Love Songs

A Woman in Love – Gibbs
All my Life – Kci & Jojo
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
And it Stoned Me – Van Morrison
Angels – Williams
Anniversary Waltz
Blackbird – The Beatles
Candle in the Wind – John
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chanson d’Amour – Shanklin
Clocks – Coldplay
Closer to You
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Everything – Buble
Everthing I Do – Adams
Fair Play – Van Morrison
Feelings – Albert
Fields of Gold – Sting
From Both Sides Now – Mitchell
From This Moment On – Twain
Greatest Day – Take That
Gypsy – Van Morrison
Happy Birthday
Handbags and Gladrags – Stewart
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Heaven -Adams
Heaven – Westenra
Hine o Hine – Westenra
How Deep is Your Love – Gibbs
I am So Tired – The Beatles
I don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
I Only Want to be With You – Hawer/Raymonde
I Swear – Baker/Myer
I Who Have Nothing – Donida
Imagine – Lennon
In My Life – The Beatles
Kiss from a Rose – Seal
Kiss The Rain – Yiruma
L’ Hymn a l’Amour – Piaf
La Vie en Rose – Piaf
Lady – Richie
Let it Be – The Beatles
Live Forever – Oasis
Love and Marriage
Love is a many spendourous Thing
Love Me Tender – Elvis
My Way
My Cherie Amour – Wonder
Nights in White Satin – Hayward
On The Wings of Love
On Your Shore – Enya
Perfect – Nevia
Perfect Day – Reed
Rebel Heart – Corrs
Save the Best for Last
Saving all my Love for You – Masser
Send in the Clowns
She – Aznavour
She’s Always a Woman
Sleepy Shores
Something Gotten Hold of my Heart – Greenway
Sometimes When we Touch
Songbird – McVie
Song for Guy – John
Storms in Africa – Enya
Stairway to Heaven – Page & Plant
The Air That I Breathe – Simply Red
The Circle
The Closest Thing to Crazy – Batt
The Docks of the Bay – Reading
The Greatest Love of All – Musser
The Lady in Red – De Burgh
The Power of Love
The River Flows in You – Yiruma
The Sound of Silence – Simon
The Way We Were – Hamlisch
The Wind Beneath my Wings
The Wonder of You – Wonder
Three Times a Lady – Richie
Want to be With You – Moody Blues
Watermark – Enya
We Have Only Just Begun – Nichols
Welcome to My World – Reeves
What The World Needs Now is Love
When a Man Loves a Woman
When I Need You – Sager
When We Fall in Love
Without You
Wonderful Tonight – Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow – Coldplay
You are So Beautiful – Fisher
You are the One – Twain
You’re Beautiful – Blunt
Your Song – Elton


12 Days of Christmas – Traditional
Angels from the Realms of Glory – Traditional
Carol of the Drum – Davis
Coventry Carol – Traditional
Deck the Halls – Traditional
Down in Yon Forest – Traditional
God Rest you Merry Gentelmen – Traditional
Good King Wenceslas – Cantiones
Happy Christmas (war is over) – Lennon and Ono
Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Mendelssohn
In the Bleak Midwinter – Holst
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear – Willis
Jerusalem – Parry
Jingel Bells – Pierpont
Mary’s Boy Child – Hariston
Merry Christmas Everybody – Holder and Lea
Morning Has Broken – Stevens
O Little Town of Bethlehem – Redner
Silent Night – Gruber
Sussex Carol – Traditional
The Angel Gabriel – Traditional
The First Nowell – Traditional
The Holly and the Ivy – Traditional
When a Child is Born – Zacar
While Shepherds Watched their Flocks – Traditional


  • Solo concert grand harp or decorated celtic lever harp.
    Duo with flute or violin


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