is the perfect way to add a touch of magic to your special day. Harp music
creates a beautiful musical backdrop that will highlight the important parts
of your ceremony and relax and entertain your guests. You'll find that live
music is sensitive and adaptable, and that the visual beauty and rich sound
of the harp is an elegant complement to your wedding.
You are welcome
to make an appointment to visit Liath and hear the harp either before or
after making a booking. This is free regardless of what you decide. You
can hear some music selections and make sure that you get exactly what you
need from your booking.
also like to take a look at some testimonials
from recent events.
How Much Does it Cost?
brides prefer to leave the music selection to Liath. She has a great deal
of experience in selecting tunes that complement each other and that will
suit the feel of your ceremony. You can leave the music in her hands and
rest assured that her selections will be appropriate and beautiful.
are welcome to choose your own pieces if you wish. Take a look at Liath's
to see and hear some popular selections. You may also find Liath's select
repertoire list useful for advise on choosing music for your ceremony.
harp has its own style and repertoire of pieces that bring out the best
in the instrument and these tunes form the basis of Liath's repertoire.
She also has an extensive range of classical and popular pieces and is usually
happy to learn new pieces on request. You can view her full repertoire list
you are having a civil wedding, remember that religious music of any sort
is not permitted. Your registrar may ask for a list of the music you have
chosen before the wedding day. If in doubt, do consult the registrar, as
rules on music do vary.
suggestions below are appropriate for the standard civil ceremony. Sometimes
at church weddings, Liath provides music for the prelude and signing of
the register only, with the processional and recessional taken by the organ.
She can accompany hymns if given notice beforehand.
may want additional music throughout your ceremony - sometimes the bridesmaids
or mother of the bride have their own processional music. You may like to
have a special piece of music played either during a reading or as a solo.
is always willing to discuss any special arrangements, but please bear in
mind that these should also be agreed with your priest, vicar or registrar.
It's best not
to be too prescriptive in your choice of music here, as Liath needs to be
sensitive to the timing of the occasion and adapt the music accordingly.
At this point the harp music will be understated, providing background music
as the guests seat themselves and await the entrance of the bride. Rather
than picking specific pieces, it's best to give an idea of the overall feel
and style of music you would like.
Here you can choose from a whole range of tunes, some of which have been
accompanying brides down the aisle for hundreds of years. Make sure your
piece has a steady walking pace. Most couples like to pick something classical
here, but there are also some traditional wedding tunes such as the St Kilda
Wedding March with its ancient sounding melody.
This is a good photo opportunity and hence can take quite a long time. You
may like to choose something that has personal meaning for you and your
family. Liath will usually need two or three pieces.
Choose something joyous and lively to accompany your first steps together
as a married couple.
usually last around 1.5 hours to give time for photographs and drinks.The
harp provides an elegant background and rather than picking individual pieces,
it is best to give Liath an idea of the type of music you would like.
meal usually lasts for around 2 hours. As for the drinks reception, the
harp is providing background music, and you need not specify every single
piece to be played. However, couples often like to pick a favourite piece
to be the first or last played. This is a great way of making the wedding
breakfast even more special. Liath usually plays up to the start of the
Much Does it Cost?
a guide, prices start from:
ceremony - £250
Drinks reception (up to 1.5 hours) - £240
Wedding Breakfast (up to 2 hours) - £240
ceremony - £230
Drinks reception (up to 1.5 hours) - £220
Wedding Breakfast (up to 2 hours) - £220
apply if Liath is booked for more than one part of the wedding day (ceremony,
drinks reception or wedding breakfast). Prices for the harp and guitar duo
are also available on request.
takes bookings in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, plus some
areas of Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. She sometimes works outside
of those areas, but charges extra for travel.
contact Liath, click to email
or telephone 0115
925 3737 / 0783 183 3310