About LiathLiath Hollins, Harpist

Liath Hollins is a harpist based in the East Midlands of England. She is an experienced professional musician and her music has been a part of many special occasions.

There are sounds clips in the repertoire section which give you an idea of how Liath's harp sounds and the type of music she plays. You can also visit Liath's My Space page where some full length tracks from her CD 'Rigantona' are available for listening.

Liath's lifelong fascination with the harp has blossomed into a successful freelance career. She specialises in traditional music from across the UK and Ireland, combining harp and voice in beautiful combination.

Born in to a musical family, Liath plays a variety of instruments but was especially drawn to the harp, choosing to study with some of the UK's most respected traditional music specialists - including Ashbourne native and renaissance specialist Jean Hudson, renowned Scottish harper Charlotte Peterson and harping superstar Catriona MacKay - while developing her own distinct style.

An engaging and accomplished performer, Liath is much in demand at folk venues and this year completed a season of solo concerts at the Buxton Festival Fringe, spell-binding audiences with her own arrangements:

Liath Hollins performs a musical set .. the harp is a wonderful instrument, Liath's playing was particularly strong .. and most fluent when she was accompanying her own singing. Diverse, striking a balance between the well-known and the obscure. A very pleasant and relaxing concert.
Nick Butterley, Buxton Festival Fringe

Liath's Rigatona CD is now available featuring her trademark sound in wonderful arrangements of music from around Britain.

Liath is an experienced professional harpist with a large client base. She is in demand for weddings and other special occasions and has played at events throughout the United Kingdom. Liath plays at over 70 weddings per year, in addition to solo performances, corporate functions and restaurant bookings.

Although rooted in the traditional music of Britain and Ireland, Liath loves experimenting with other genres including blues, rock and even metal. She also has a large repertoire of classical and pop music which is popular with clients choosing wedding music.

To contact Liath, click to email or telephone 0115 925 3737 / 0783 183 3310