The Harpist

Sam performs at around 25 weddings a year in locations all over South Wales and England. After spending nearly a decade as a free-lance musician she is well versed in music for just such occasions with an expansive repertoire!

How it all works! 

Rates can vary from £275-£600 depending on part of day, time of year, day of week and travel expenses so please email for an accurate quote.

A wedding day is typically divided into three parts, Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast. You can book individual parts or do a package of different parts.

CEREMONY

For a typical ceremony Sam will play 15-20 minutes of music for the arrival of guests, the walk down the aisle, signing of the register and the walk out. This is all included in the quote given, this also includes up to 3 musical requests with videos from her studio. Examples of these requests from previous clients can be found here!

(There is less playing for a Ceremony but a lot of work for this is done before the wedding so that the ceremony goes smoothly and sounds great! It’s essentially booking a professional musician to play a tiny concert for you and your closest friends and family.)

DRINKS RECEPTION

A Drinks Reception last around 1.5hrs and you can sit back and let Sam play her fabulous repertoire curated from years of playing weddings, events and functions. You can request up to 4 pieces, or a musical genre you’d like to hear (or even not hear) and Sam will work her repertoire around this.

WEDDING BREAKFAST

This last up to 2hrs and is similar to a Drinks Reception, however it is a longer play. In a typical wedding Sam will finish when speeches begin and the DJ will take over from them.

Email for a Quote.

There are some wonderful pieces to walk down the aisle to many you wouldn’t associate with a harp so feel free to pick something wild, out there and personal to you! HAVE FUN WITH IT!

A Pop Favourite

A Very unusual request for a walk down the aisle but worked beautifully on the day!

Feel free to request any music you’d like!

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Repertoire 

Here is a small list of Sam's current repertoire. If you would like a specific piece learnt for your special event then Sam is happy to learn something and will even send you a recording of the final arrangement for your approval. 

 
 

Classical

Classical

-Canon in D 

-Ave Maria (Schubert) 

-Panis Angelicus 

-Clair De Lune

-Wedding March (Wagner and Mendelssohn)

-Gymnopedies 1-3 Erik Satie

-Lascia ch’io Pianga (Handel) 

-Ode To Joy (Beethoven)

-Prelude 1 (Bach)

-Igorni (Einaudi)

-Primavera (Einaudi)

-Harp Sonatas (J. L. Dusik)


Jazz

-Ain't Missbehavin' 

-When I fall in Love

-The Man I Love

-Stormy Weather 

-The Way You Look Tonight 

-Someone to watch over me

-What a wonderful World 

-Summer time

-On the Street Where you live

-A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square

-If ever I would leave you

-Fly Me to the Moon

-Bewitched (Bothered and bewildered)

-What a difference a day makes

-Sunday Kinda Love

-World on a String

-Can’t Help Lovin That Man of Mine

-If I ruled the World 

-My Funny Valentine

-Blue Skies

-Night And Day

-S’ Wonderful

-I’ve Got You Under My Skin

-Blue Moon

-They Can’t Take That Away From Me

-I Got Rhythm

At home in her studio.

At home in her studio.


Film music

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow

  • The Rose (Bette Midler)

  • Colours of the Wind (Stephen Schwartz)

  • How Deep is your Love (Beegees)

  • I will always Love You (Dolly Parton)

  • My Heart With go on (Celine Dion)

  • Somewhere Out There (from an American Tail)

  • Take My Breath Away (Top Gun)

  • The Way we Were (Hamlisch)

  • A Whole New World (Menkein and Rice)

  • Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)

  • Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)

  • Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)

  • Reflection (Mulan)

Pop

  • omeone like you (Adel)

  • Chasing Pavements (Adel)

  • It’s All Coming Back to Me Now (Celine Dion)

  • Hallelujah (Lenard Cohen)

  • No One (Alicia Keys)

  • Together We are Beautiful (Fern Kimberly)

  • Your Song (Elton John)

  • Somewhere only we know

  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)

  • Eternal Flame (The Bangles)

  • Downtown (Tony Hatch)

  • Have I told you lately (Van Morrison)

  • Still haven’t Found what I’m looking for (U2)

  • Songbird (Eva Casidy)

  • Imagine (The Beatles)

  • Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton)

  • Just the Way you are (Billy Joel)

  • Love is all around (Reg Preseley)

  • Love Will keep us together (Sedaka and Greenfield)

  • Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight)

  • My Girl (The Temptations)

  • My Guy (Smokey Robinson)

  • Nothing’s Gunna Stop us now (Starship)

  • One Fine Day (Carole King)

  • Saving all my love for you

  • The Power of Love

  • Save the best for Last (Vanessa Williams)

  • Stand by Me

  • Take Good care of my Baby (Carole King)

  • True Colours (Cindy Lauper)

  • What the World Needs Now is Love (Burt Bacharach)

  • You’ve Got a Friend (Carole King)

  • You’re Song (Elton John)

  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)

  • I Say A Little Prayer for You.

  • In The Wee Small Hours Of the Morning.

Musical Theatre

  • You’ll Never Walk alone (Hammerstein)

  • The Folks who Live on the Hill (Hammerstein)

  • The Siren’s Song (Jerome Kern)

  • Can You feel the love tonight (Elton John)

  • Send in the Clown (Sondheim)

  • I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star (Jerome Kern)

  • Stars and the Moon (Jason Robert Brown)

  • What I did For Love (chorus Line)

  • I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Lerner & Loewe)

  • Lazy Afternoon (Larouche & Moross)

  • Till There was You (Meredith Willson)

  • If I Loved You (Rogers & Hammerstein)

Folk

My Love is like a red red rose

Calon Lan

Mò Lì Huã

Down by the Sally Gardens 

Danny boy 

The ash Grove 

Suo Gan

Merch Megan 

Ar Lan y Mor 

Robin Ddiog

Abergenny

Erddigan y Pibydd Goch

Hoff Fron

Coleg y Brifysgol Abertawe

Nyth Y Gwcw

Hyd y Frwynen

Ffarwel i Aberystwyth

Blodau’r Drain

The Welsh Maggot (Or Red House)

Hen Nos Galan 

Tri a Chwech

Pant Corlan yr Wyn

Yr Hen Feillionen

Llanover Reel

Y Delyn Newydd

Ymgyrchion y Waunlwyd

Risiart Annwyl

Nyth y Gog

Nos Galan

All Through the Night (Ar Hyd y Nos)

Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech

Moel yr Wyddfa

Mympwy Portheinon

Pigau’r Dur

Wals Trefforest

Pibddawns Wrecsam

Bollywood

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha

Tum Hi Ho (Aashiqui 2)

Pehela Nasha

Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam

Teri Galliyan

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Arijit Singh & Antara Mitra

Janam Janam

Papa Keheten Hai

Rhim Jim Gire

Aankhon Mein Teri

Udit Narayan & Sadhana Sargam

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Reviews

Wedding Ceremony (September)

"I'd like to convey our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for playing our personally requested ceremony song so beautifully on our wedding day. It really made the occasion that extra bit special and you were extremely professional and friendly in every aspect of your service. You made the made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and I would not hesitate to recommend you for any event, you were fantastic! All the best for the future and hopefully see you around Cardiff very soon!! x"  Lee & Suzy, 18th September 2016, Cardiff City Hall.

WEDDING CEREMONY  (AUGUST)

'I Just wanted to say a massive thank you for attending my wedding and meeting our bespoke request for the song we wanted! It was spine tingling!! I would most certainly recommend your services. You were easy to get in touch with, very friendly and professional and most of all very reasonably priced. Thank you so much again for making our day that extra bit special. I wish you all the best for the future x'

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Sam played at our golden wedding celebrations all our guest and ourselves really enjoyed the music and range of tunes, thank you Sam for making our day special.

WEDDING CEREMONY, BREAKFAST AND RECEPTION (AUGUST) 

 

We booked Sam for our daughter's wedding at St. David's Hotel, Cardiff. She provided wonderful entertainment. Very professional indeed. She even did extra time for us and billed us after the ceremony. We received many lovely comments regarding her repetoire. Sam learnt two songs especially for the service which was lovely. Her singing is gentle and blends into the background lovely whilst everyone is eating. Cannot thanks her enough and promised to recommend her whenever we can. Can't praise her enough. Thanks again Sam.

Sam Hickman, Singing Harpist, Cardiff. Performs regularly at Weddings and Concerts around Cardiff and south wales. As well as this, She uploads Youtube videos every friday! 9am GMT!

Charity Concert

Sam Hickman recently performed at a charity concert that I had organised, she was a great hit with the audience. Her playing of the harp was beautiful, and it was an extra treat to hear her sing along with her playing. Her choice of music was good,and very much enjoyed by all. She performed in a professional manner, I thoroughly recommend her.