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Clare Maisey

The harp is a lovely instrument to have at your wedding, creating a beautiful atmosphere whatever the occasion. Its gentle sounds carry across a room without intruding into conversation, and a harp can go where a piano cannot. The harp also blends well with other instruments, allowing any number of possible musical combinations. Clare regularly plays background music for public events and weddings.

The harp can be used throughout your event. These are some suggestions:

Wedding Ceremony or Civil Partnership:
30 mins as your guests arrive, then at three key points during the ceremony:
Bridal entrance
Signing of the Register
Newly married couple's exit, playing you and your guests out of the room

Drinks Reception / Photographs:
Up to one hour 30 mins as required

Wedding breakfast or evening dinner:
First set 60 mins, then 50 mins of every hour thereafter

Clare has also taken commissions based on the topic of the conference. Played at the end of the drinks reception, these have created a unique talking point.

As well as the pieces listed below, Clare has a wide repertoire of English, Irish and Scottish traditional repertoire. I also have a selection of medieval renaissance music to draw on.

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Au Clair de la Lune - Debussy
Bacarolle – Grandjany
Bolero – Ravel
Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner
Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
Caro Mio Ben – Tommaso Giordani
Flower Duet from Lakme - Léo Delibes
In Trutina – Carl Orff
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - JS Bach
Largo, New World Symphony - Dvo?ák
March Heroique - Brewer
Prelude No 1 in C - JS Bach
The Evening Prayer – Humperdinck
To a Wild Rose – Edward MacDowell
Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke

Well known folk songs
All Through the Night
Amazing Grace
Brian Boru's March
Cader Idris (Arthur's Seat)
Llywn Onn (The Ash Grove)
Loch Lomond
Londonderry Fair
Lovely Joan (theme from Vaughan William’s “The Lark Ascending”)
Sally Gardens
Scarborough Fair
She moves through the fair
Skye Boat Song
Sumer Is Icumen In

Pop music
All of Me – John Legend
Annie’s Song - John Denver
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can't Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Clocks – Coldplay
Crazy – Willie Nelson
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Faith – George Michael
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fluff – Black Sabbath
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Hymne – O'Neill brothers
Kiss Me – Six Pence none the Richer
Moon River - Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
Now & Forever – Richard Marx
One Day Like This – Elbow
Skinny Love - Birdy
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac / Eva Cassidy
Through Eyes of Love (Theme from Icecastles) - Marvin Hamlisch
Your Love is King - Sade

Film music, showtunes, Disney
All I ask of you - Andrew Lloyd Webber
A Thousand Years (Theme from Twilight) – Chistina Perri
Cantina Band (Star Wars) – John Williams
Journey to the West (Theme from Princess Mononoke) – Joe Hisaishi
Jurassic Park Theme – John Williams
My Heart will go on (Titanic) – James Horner
My Neighbour Totoro – Hayao Miyazaki
River Flows in Me (Bella's Lullabye – Twilight) – Yurimi
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz) – Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio) - Leigh Harline and Ned Washington

Dream a Little Dream of me - Fabian Andre / Wilbur Schwandt / Gus Kahn
I’m in the mood for love - Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
In the mood - Glenn Miller
Lovely, never ever Change – Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern
Speak Low - Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash
Two Sleepy People – Hoagy Carmichael

Clare has played for many events and weddings throughout London, Oxfordshire and surrounding counties Notable venues include Lord's Cricket Ground, Claridge's, Sir John Soanes' Museum, Liverpool Botanical Gardens and Senate House.

Clare has also performed at the Katari Opera House in Doha, Qatar, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Buckingham Palace and the Edinburgh International Harp Festival.

As an Irish harpist, she has played for the Clannads' recent album launch at the Irish Embassy in London, for the Irish President Mary McAleese and is shortly travelling to New York for a residency with an Irish spoken word show.

General Information:

Name: Clare Maisey

Location: N/A

Band Members: Clare Maisey

Main Category: Harpists

Other Categories: Awards Ceremonies, Charity Events, Corporate, Events, Irish,Ceilidh & Folk, Live Music, Military Balls & Events, Musicians, Product Launches, Promotional Events, Remembrance Events & Funerals, Solo Duos & Trios , Traditional & World Music, Weddings


Solo with Harp:

Duo with Harp:


Standard Set Times: 60 mins for the first set, 50 mins in every hour thereafter

Set Up Time: 30 mins

Usual Arrival Time: 30 minutes minimum prior to performance

Usual Finish Time: up to 1 hour performance

Space Required (w x d):

Solo with Harp: 2m sqr

Duo with Harp: 2 x 3m

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for: Solo or duo instruments

Stage Lighting:

Dance Floor Lighting:

Free use of PA via iPod:

DJ included:

Star Cloth:

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider: Soft drinks, parking

Technical Requirement: Access to a power socket and standard height dining chair without arms.

Hotel guest, Christmas Day joy

"... you made my day..."
Comment from Christmas Day hotel guest after lunchtime playing

Jessie & Rhys, I just wanted to send you an email and let you know how amazing you are

I just wanted to send you an email and let you know how amazing you are. The music at our wedding was absolutely perfect, we couldn't have asked for more!! Thank you again for making the trip to Bristol for us. My only regret is that I didn't have the chance to listen to more of your beautiful music. It was all happening so fast and before I knew what happened, it was all over. The whole thing was like a blur - but I will never forget coming into the room and hearing you play. It really made the wedding so perfect and I will always be so grateful to have found you.
Thanks so much.
- Jessie & Rhys, Bristol

Penny and Andy, We would recommend you to anyone looking for a harpist without any hesitation at all.

Dear Clare,
We were so pleased you played at the wedding. My favourite part was Ave Maria when we were signing the register. We would recommend you to anyone looking for a harpist without any hesitation at all.
Many, many thanks it was a wonderful day
- Penny and Andy, Somerset

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

South East

  • London
  • £ 300.00
  • Oxfordshire
  • £ 240.00
  • Buckinghamshire
  • £ 270.00
  • Hertfordshire
  • £ 300.00
  • Bedfordshire
  • £ 300.00
  • Surrey
  • £ 300.00
  • Hampshire
  • £ 300.00

South West

  • Bath
  • £ 318.00
  • Bristol
  • £ 318.00
  • Wiltshire
  • £ 324.00
  • Dorset
  • £ 360.00

West Midlands

  • Worcestershire
  • £ 324.00
  • Birmingham
  • £ 324.00
  • Warwickshire
  • £ 288.00
  • Gloucestershire
  • £ 288.00

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