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Claire Jones

About Claire Jones

Claire Jones is an international concert harpist from Wales. She regularly performs with the world’s leading orchestras and collaborates with some of the most celebrated musicians of our age. In 2012 she topped the Classical Charts with ‘Girl with the Golden Harp’. She’s a former Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales and performed at the wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton.

Very few brides are able to say they have the same harpist as Prince William and Katherine Middleton but that is exactly what you get when booking Claire. She has many different packages to suit your special day.

Claire has played at many different types of events in her time as official harpist to HRH Prince Charles. From state dinners to intimate recitals and Opening ceremony of Rugby Games (Millennium Stadium) to 1 to 1 performances for the Queen. Claire will be the highlight of any event.

There are several packages available, please inform us which one you are interested in when enquiring :

Package  1 – Church or Civil Ceremony

–  20/30 mins before ceremony

–  Processional

–  Solo item if required-

– Signing of the register

– Recessional

Package 2 – Civil Marriage and Drinks Reception.

Same as Package 1 and approximately 75 mins of background music during drinks

Package 3– Drinks Reception only.

Approximately 75 mins of background music during drinks

Package 4. – Church Ceremony and Drinks Reception

Same as Package 1 and approximately 75mins of background music during drinks

Package 5. – Wedding Breakfast only.

Approximately 2 and a half hours music.

Package 6 – Civil Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast.

From £1,080.00

Claire Jones Testimonials

I’m writing to say thank you so much on behalf of Paul and myself and express our heartfelt gratitude to you for attending our wedding and performing for us on our special day, it was absolutely magical.
 
When my mum, bridesmaid, flower girl and I were approaching the Japanese Teahouse via Wisteria Walk on the golf buggy, we could hear you faintly at first and then louder and louder which got us really excited. Then you played the intro to Heartstrings and created that fairytale atmosphere for my flower girl who was just like a little fairy scattering the petals. “Heartstrings” itself was the most magical piece of music I could ever have imagined walking down the aisle to and every time I watch the DVD it sends goose bumps on my arms, a shiver down my spine and tears in my eyes.  It also powerfully remains in my memory how beautiful you were like an angel, how mellifluously you played Flower Duet and Claire de Lune during the signing of the register and how uplifting Trumpet by Purcell was for our walking out and confetti moment.

Thanks again for making our special day amazing, creating the calming and elegant ambience we envisaged for our ceremony and for playing with so much love in your heart and putting joy into ours.

Saima and Paul Dec 2015

" Jones' sensitivity and panache enchants the senses"

BBC Music Magazine

"Her virtuosity, enthusiasm for the harp, and her gift for showmanship, made this a delightful performance"

Daily Mail

Sample Set List

OPERA

O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini arr.Marshall
Flower duet from Lakme – Delibes arr.Woods
Softly Awakes My Heart – Saint-Saens arr. Marshall
Opera Theme medley – Fell


EASY LISTENING

Le Onde – Einaudi
Ladies in Lavender – Hess
The Heart Asks Pleasure First – Nyman
Moon River – arr Kanga
Over The Rainbow – arr. Kanga
All I Ask Of You – The Phantom Of The Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Pie Jesu – Requiem – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually Armstrong arr. Marshall


CLASSICAL

Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni
Poem – Fibich arr.Jones
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair – Debussy
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Heartstrings – Marshall
Rusalka’s Song to the Moon – Dvorak arr. Marshall
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Sonata – Rosetti
Autumn – John Thomas
Sonata in G Major – CPE Bach
Sonata – Parry
La Source
Arioso – Bach
Ave Maria – Schubert
Canon in D – Pachabel
Air from water music – Handel
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin – Wagner
Joyful joyful we adore thee – Beethoven
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clark
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel


POPULAR

Your Song – Elton John
Can’t help falling in love – Peretti / Creatore
A Thousand Years – Perri
Happy Together – Bonner / Gordon
Oh My Love – Lennon
Pompeii – Smith
Rule The World – Take That
Greatest Day – Take That
Chasing Cars – Snowpatrol
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
Feel My Love - Adele
Here There and everywhere – Beatles
Hey Jude – Beatles
Imagine – Beatles
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
Story Book Love – (From Princess Bride) – De Ville
Let It Be – Beatles
Norwegian Wood – Beatles
From A Distance – Gold
The Greatest Love of All – Whitney Huston


TRADITIONAL

Over The Stone
All Through The Night
Danny Boy
Greensleeves
O’er The Sea To Skye
Myfanwy
Watching The Wheat
Amazing Grace


SUGGESTED CEREMONIAL REPERTOIRE

PROCESSIONALS

Canon in D – Pachabel
Air from water music – Handel
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin – Wagner
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clark
A Thousand Years – Perri
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
Feel My Love - Adele


RECESSIONALS

Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clark
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Greatest Day – Take That


SIGNING OF THE REGISTER

Heartstrings – Marshall
Rusalka’s Song to the Moon – Dvorak arr. Marshall
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Feel My Love - Adele
Watching The Wheat
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair – Debussy
Clair de Lune – Debussy

Prices

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.


Church or Civil Ceremony

£1,080.00

Civil Marriage & Drinks Reception

£1,140.00

Drinks Reception Only

£1,080.00

Church Ceremony and Drinks Reception

£1,380.00

Wedding Breakfast Only

£1,260.00

Civil Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast

£1,800.00

Solo Performance at an Event

£1,800.00

West Midlands

Shropshire£1,260.00Birmingham£1,260.00Staffordshire£1,260.00Worcestershire£1,260.00Warwickshire£1,260.00Herefordshire£1,260.00Gloucestershire£1,260.00

East

Norwich£1,260.00Cambridgeshire£1,260.00Norfolk£1,260.00Suffolk£1,260.00

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire£1,260.00Derbyshire£1,260.00Leicestershire£1,260.00Lincolnshire£1,260.00Rutland£1,260.00

North East

West Yorkshire£1,260.00East Yorkshire£1,260.00North Yorkshire£1,260.00Durham£1,260.00Northumberland£1,260.00Leeds£1,260.00South Yorkshire£1,260.00Tyne and Wear£1,260.00

North West

Cumbria£1,320.00Cheshire£1,260.00Liverpool£1,260.00Manchester£1,260.00Lancashire£1,300.00Merseyside£1,260.00

Scotland

Sutherland£1,760.00Stirlingshire£1,640.00West Lothian£1,640.00Aberdeen£1,640.00Perth£1,640.00East Lothian£1,640.00Dumfriesshire£1,640.00Ayrshire£1,640.00Edinburgh£1,440.00Fife£1,640.00Glasgow£1,440.00Lanarkshire£1,640.00Midlothian£1,640.00Inverness£1,640.00

South East

Oxfordshire£1,260.00Surrey£1,260.00West Sussex£1,260.00Kent£1,260.00Sussex£1,260.00Isle of Wight£1,740.00Buckinghamshire£1,260.00Berkshire£1,260.00Bedfordshire£1,260.00East Sussex£1,260.00Essex£1,260.00Hertfordshire£1,260.00Hampshire£1,260.00London£1,260.00Middlesex£1,260.00

South West

Wiltshire£1,260.00Bristol£1,260.00Bath£1,260.00Cornwall£2,320.00Devon£1,260.00Somerset£1,260.00Dorset£1,260.00

Wales

Wrexham£1,260.00Pembroke£1,260.00Cardigan£1,260.00Brecon£1,260.00Cardiff£1,260.00Anglesey£1,260.00Caernarfonshire£1,260.00Carmarthen£1,260.00Glamorgan£1,260.00Flint£1,260.00Denbigh£1,260.00Monmouth£1,260.00

FAQs

Q: Will my guests be able to hear the harp if they are sat at the back of a large room?

A: There is a built in pick up to Claire’s harp so can be easily amplified to fill any space.

Q: Will Claire take requests for songs that aren't on her repertoire list?

A: Claire will work with the client to pick exactly the right music for the event and any requests can be discussed.

Q: We would like the music outside, is this possible with the Harp?

A: The Harp can be played outside providing that there is a flat area and the weather is dry.

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