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Christine Edwards

Music

Overview

  • Solo harpist
  • Both the concert harp and Celtic harp or Scottish harp (clarsach) available
  • Elegant music to suit any occassion
  • Tailors her repertoire to each client's individual requirements
  • Vast repertoire including popular, classics and her own compositions

Location

Based in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow but willing to travel.

Standard Set Times

  • Flexible to suit the client

About this Act

Christine Edwards is a talented freelance harpist based in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow. She is experienced in performing at various events and occasions. She studies pedal harp at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama but also is experienced in performing regularly on the Scottish harp (clarsach). She plays a Salvi Diana Concert Grand harp which was frequently played on the QE2 cruise liner. Her Scottish harp is a Pilgrim Clarsach which is very portable and suitable for occasions with limited space.

She was awarded the prestigious John Sebastian Morley Prize at the International Harp Summer School in 2009 and has played Scottish harp in the traditional band, Ceol Mor for the last two years. She has also attended the Edinburgh International Harpist festival and taken part in Splore, the traditional music course at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. This accomplished harpist has participated in several masterclasses, performing for many renowned harpists such as Daphne Bowden, David Watkins, Meinir Heulyn, Charlotte Seale and Imogen Barford.

Her teaching is in high demand and she has given numerous workshops on the harp and music of Scotland. Her expressive playing shows her clear passion for the harp, which she strives to pass onto her pupils. She plays in a wide range of styles to suite every occasion and her repertoire consists of music from many genres including traditional, classical and popular pieces as well as her own compositions and arrangements.

The magical sound of the harp will create the perfect atmosphere for any celebration. This harpist’s performances are suitable for all occasions, from weddings to corporate events and each client’s individual tastes and requirements can be accommodated.

Set List

Any requests can be accommodated.

Classical
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Prelude in C - Bach
Sonata in C minor - Dussek
Song in the Night – Salzedo
The Little Fountain – O Pratt
The Minstrel’s Adieu - Thomas
Una Mattina – Einaudi
Watching the Wheat – Thomas
Traditional
All Through the Night (Welsh)
Amazing Grace
Ashokan Farewell (Scottish)
Auld Lang Syne (Scottish)
Banks of the Ohio
Da Slockit Light (Scottish)
French Boure (French)
Greensleeves
Hamnatang (Scottish)
Hey Bystra Woda (Polish)
House of the Rising Sun
John O’Connor (Irish)
Leaving Stoer (Scottish)
Looking at a Rainbow Through A Dirty Window (Scottish)
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Lord Willoughby (English)
Mingulay Boat Song (Scottish)
Miss Drummond of Perth (Scottish)
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Scottish)
Sileas (Scottish)
Skye Boat Song (Scottish)
The Dark Island (Scottish)
The Distressed Soldier (Irish)
The Miller’s Dance (English)
The Minstrel Boy (Irish)
The Queen’s March (Welsh)
The Rising of the Lark (Welsh)
The Sally Gardens (Irish)
There Was a Lad (Scottish)
Water Sound Shore (Scottish)

Popular

Angels
Annie’s Song
Blowing in the Wind
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Clocks
Chariots of Fire
Colours of the Wind
Come What May
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Every Breath You Take
Everybody Hurts
Everytime
Eternal Flame
Fields of Gold
Happy Birthday
I Can See Clearly Now
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Imagine
I Will Always Love You
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Love Changes Everything
Love Me Tender
Moon River
Morning Has Broken
My Heart Will Go On
No Matter What
One Moment in Time
Over the Rainbow
Sailing
Smile
Stand By Me
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
The Scientist – Coldplay
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Unchained Melody
What a Wonderful World
When You Say Nothing At All
With A Little Help From My Friends
Yesterday
You are My Sunshine
Your Song
You’re Beautiful

Please note: some pieces can only be played on the pedal harp.

Lineup

  • Solo harpist

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