The harp is the ideal instrument to have on your special day. It is easily transported and can be played both outdoors and inside a venue. It sounds fantastic on its own and does not require any accompaniment. It can be loud enough to get the attention of the guests, but also subtle enough to compliment the conversations happening around it. You can combine the harp with almost any other instrument to make a beautiful or vibey ensemble.



If you are planning a wedding or civil ceremony, you may want to consider the following:

What atmosphere you would like to create for each part of the ceremony and the celebration: for instance, you may want some classical music in the ceremony to set a tranquil ambience where as you may want a mixture of lighter classical music and popular music to lend a more festive atmosphere to the drinks reception or breakfast.

Where you would like music to feature in the ceremony and celebration: usually a musician will play the bridal party in, perform a specially chosen piece while the couple are signing the register and then again as the wedding party leaves. You may want to think of pieces that have special meaning to you that could be performed.


Please contact me to help you find music to create the perfect moment you would like to remember for years to come, if you want to ask about repertoire or if you have a piece of music that is special to you that I can arrange and play for you. Please see some examples of what I play listed below.


Alison Blackhall Harpist London wedding events

Other functions

Whether you are looking for a stunning feature performance for your guests or some background music to set the atmosphere for your event, please contact me to discuss a tailored package to meet your needs. We can discuss possible combinations of instruments, music with other performers and multimedia performances.


Venues I've played at recently include:

Royal Academy of Arts

Tate Britain

The Tower of London

Foundling Museum

Leeds Castle

Mosimanns Club

Wallace Collection

Banqueting House

Alison Blackhall Harpist London wedding events


Here are some examples of pieces I play that are frequently requested by clients. This list is not exhaustive so please do contact me about a specific request you may have.

Classical Music

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata

Borodin - Nocturne

Debussy - Arabesque no. 1

Delibes - The Flower Duet (British Airways)

Elgar - Nimrod

Faure - Pavane

Gershwin - Summertime
Handel - Where 'er You Walk

Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Lehar- Love Unspoken
Mascagni- Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelssohn - Nocturne

Mozart - Andante

Nella Fantasia
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachelbel - Canon in D

Puccini - Musetta's Waltz
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini - One Fine Day
Puccini - Vissi D'Amore
Puccini - In Quelle Trine Morbide
Puccini - Mi Chiamano Mimi
Puccini - Recondita Armonia
Schubert - Serenade


Popular Music
A Thousand Years

All My Life

Always a Woman

Always and Forever

Always on my Mind



At Last, My Love has Come Along

Beyond the Sea

Both Sides Now

Brown-Eyed Girl

Can't Help Falling in Love


Come Away with Me

December 1963 (Oh What a Night)

Don't Know Much

Do You Know Where You're Going To


Endless Love
Eternal Flame

Everybody Loves Somebody

Feeling Groovy

Feels Like Home
Fields of Gold

The Flood

For the Longest Time
From a Distance

The Greatest Love of All


Have I Told You Lately

Haven't Met You Yet


Hey Jude

Hold My Hand

How Long Will I Love You

I Just Called to Say I Love You
If You Leave Me Now

I'm in the Mood for Love

It Had to be You

Jar of Hearts

Just Give Me a Reason

Just the Way You Are

Killing Me Softly

Kiss from a Rose


Lara's Theme

La Vie En Rose

Long and Winding Road

Love on Top

Make You Feel My Love




Moon River

More Than Words

My Way

New York State of Mind

Nothing Else Matters

On a Clear Day

One Day I'll Fly Away

One Last Song

Only Time

Orinoco Flow

Over the Rainbow

Penny Lane


Perfect Day
Private Emotion

Rule the World

Saved the Best for Last

Set Fire to the Rain


Shape of my Heart

She's Always a Woman

She's The One

Slipping Through My Fingers


Softly as in a Morning Sunrise

Some Nights

Somebody Loves Me

Still Crazy After All These Years
Summer of '42

Tears in Heaven

The Way You Look Tonight

Till There Was You

Time After Time

True Colours
Tula Baba


Wake Me Up

Walking in Memphis




What a Wonderful World

When I Fall in Love

Wherever You Are (Military Wives)
Windmills of Your Mind


Wonderful Tonight

Why They Call it the Blues

Yellow Brick Road

You are Not Alone

You Give Me Something

Your Song


Music from the cinema and stage

Feather Theme from Forest Gump
Theme from Chocolat
Wedding Theme from Emma
Theme from One Fine Day
On My Own from Les Miserables
All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera
Somewhere from Westside Story

One Hand One Heart from Westside Story

Maria from Westside Story
Unexpected Song from Song and Dance
Arthur's Theme from Arthur
Hopelessly Devoted from Grease
Circle of Life from Lion King
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from Lion King
Unchained Melody from Ghost
Come What May from Moulin Rouge

A Thousand Years from Breaking Dawn
Where do I Begin from Love Story
You'll be in my Heart from Tarzan
Up Where we Belong from An Officer and a Gentleman
Memories from Cats
Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music
Tale as Old as Time from Beauty and the Beast
Waiting for a Star to Fall from Boy meets Girl
Go the Distance from Hercules
Introduction from Edward Sissorhands
Somewhere Out There from American Tale
So Close from Enchanted
Theme from Dying Young
Evenstar from Lord of the Rings

In Dreams from Lord of the Rings

A Whole New World and Speechless from Aladdin

Theme from Band of Brothers

Let It Go, Into the Unknown and Show Yourselffrom Frozen

Theme from Jurassic Park

Something There from Beauty and the Beast

King of Wishful Thinking from Pretty Woman

Come Alive and A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman

How Far I'll Go from Moana

Beautiful Ghosts from Cats

You'll Be Back from Hamilton