Live music at a wedding adds to the magic of the day. And while there are many different genres to choose from, one extra special type is the harp.
The instrument has been around for thousands of years, allegedly further back than 3000 BC in ancient Mesopotamia. Harp music has an ethereal quality that brings with it many myths and legends. Here are just a few you may recognise:
- Angels are often depicted holding harps on fluffy clouds.
- In Greek mythology, when the god of music Orpheus played his harp the world swayed to the sounds.
- Mermaids, water nymphs, and sea sirens lure seafarers to their doom by singing and often playing the harp.
- Irish folklore associates the harp with an ancient race of Fairy folk skilled in magic.
- Harps featured regularly in the Harry Potter film series, particularly when Quirinus Quirrell used one to prevent the three-headed dog Fluffy from waking up while he tried to steal the Philosopher’s Stone for Lord Voldemort.
If a harp would suit your wedding at Escot, we’ve recently come across a wonderful performer in Amie True.
Amie is a highly established Harpist and Mezzo-Soprano Vocalist who regularly performs at weddings, functions, and other events.
She plays at many lovely wedding venues including Cornwell Manor, Ashridge House and Fairmont Windsor Park and is the recommended Harpist at The Windsor Guildhall, a historic venue that has celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th and 96th birthday, the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall, and the civil marriage of Sir Elton John and David Furnish.
Amie was the Harpist of Hampton Court Palace Music Festival 2022 and has recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. She’s performed for many high profile clients, at celebrity weddings, functions, and events.
Most recently Amie performed at the wedding of reality TV star Tiffany Watson and footballer Cameron McGeehan.
Or email her directly at: email@example.com for enquiries about your special day.