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Solo Strings / Harpist

  • Manchester


The harp adds a beautiful and utterly unique aesthetic to any occasion, and Rachael and her harp will elevate your big day to the kind of levels you will have dreamed of.

Rachael started playing this most beguiling of instruments at the age of five, and since then has studied music under the tutelage of world-class harpists, before spending the last decade playing professionally all over the UK and beyond.

She appeared on Guy Garvey’s 2015 solo record Courting the Squall, as well as Corinne Bailey Rae’s lush The Heart Speaks in Whispers. She's also recorded and appeared with artists as diverse as Gilles Peterson, Susan Boyle and Jimmy Osmond.

Rachael will help you create your own soundtrack to your big day, working with you to put together a bespoke set. Her repertoire is considerable (see below), spanning classical, trad-folk, country, indie, pop, jazz, Latino, original music, and tons more! If there is a song you love that isn’t in her regular set, Rachael says: "Nearly any tune is possible - just ask!"




Air from Water Music - Handel
Air on a G String – Bach
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin - Wagner
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Carmen Suite No 1, Intermezzo – Bizet
Cavatina – Myers
Chaconne from the Fairy Queen - Purcell
Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone
Clair De Lune - Debussy
Fire Dance – David Watkins
Fireworks Music (last movement) – Handel
Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes
Hallelujah Chorus – Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
Jupiter (I Vow To Thee My Country) – Holst
King William’s March - Clarke
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Minuet in G – Beethoven
O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi - Puccini
Pavane - Faure
Prelude 1 – Bach
Prelude for Harp – Rachael Gladwin
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Rachmaninoff
Suite for Harp – David Watkins
Spring (first movement) from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Spring (third movement) from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Troisieme Acte - Couperin
Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark’s March) - Clarke
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Wedding March – Mendelssohn


A Million Love Songs – Take That
A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
A Whole New World – from the film ‘Aladdin’
All I Ask of You – from the musical ‘Phantom of the Opera’
All I Need – Air
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
As Long As He Needs Me – from the musical ‘Oliver’
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Both Sides, Now – Joni Mitchell
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Everything I Do – Brian Adams
Fields of Gold – Sting
Fix You – Coldplay
Flying Without Wings – Westlife
Goodnight Girl – Wet Wet Wet
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere – The Beatles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees
I Feel the Same – Bonnie Raitt
I Know Him So Well – from the musical ‘Chess’
It Must Be Love – Madness
Just Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
Kiss The Girl – from the film ‘The Little Mermaid’
Love Me Do – The Beatles
Memories – from the musical ‘Cats’
Moon River – Johnny Mercer
My Heart Will Go On – from the film ‘Titanic’
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
One Day Like This – Elbow
Over The Rainbow – from the film ‘The Wizard Of Oz’
Refuge of the Roads – Joni Mitchell
Rule The World – Take That
She – Charles Aznavour
She’s Leaving Home – The Beatles
Some Enchanted Evening – from the musical ‘South Pacific’
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Songbird – Oasis
Swear It Again - Westlife
The Colour Of My Love – Celine Dion
The Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Mellua
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
We Have All the Time in the World – Louis Armstrong
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
When The World Falls Down – from the film ‘Labyrinth’
When You Look Me In The Eyes – Jonas Brothers
Where Is Love - from the musical ‘Oliver’
Winter – Tori Amos
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Woodstock – Joni Mitchell
You Raise Me Up – Westlife
You’re So Cool – Hans Zimmer You’re Still The One – Shania Twain


All Through The Night
Amazing Grace
Arran Boat Song
Blind Mary
Breton Andro
Cader Idris
Carolan’s Air
Eleanor Plunkett
Fields of Athenry
Glass Water
Glen Livett
Lavender’s Blue
Leaving Lismore
Merch Megan (Megan’sDaughter)
Miss Hamilton
Morgan Magan
Morning Has Broken
Norwegian Long Dance
Petronella Polska from Ornunga
Salley Gardens
Scarborough Fair
She Moved Through the Fair
Silent Rains
Skye Boat Song
Spagnoletta Strike, Strike The Harp
The Ash Grove
The Ashokan Farewell
The Bells of Aberdovey
The Blind Harper
The Burning Bing
The Flowers of Edinburgh
The Foggy Dew
The Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
The March of the King of Laois
The Streams of Lovely Nancy
The Water is Wide
The Wild Mountain Thyme
Tom The Tailor
William Joseph Guppy
Winster Gallop


Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer
Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Caravan – Juan Tizol
Fade To Brown – Rachael Gladwin
Fifth Avenue – Pamela Wedgwood
Fly Me To The Moon – Howard Little
Sunflower – Freddie Hubbard
Mosenberg Jam – Park Stickney
Red Door Blues – Park Stickney
Strumjam - Eggar
Summertime – Gershwin
Where’s Mary Ford? – Park Stickney

South American

A Canoa Virou – Trad, Brazil
Acordai Doncela – Trad, Brazil
Carmentea – Martin
Carnavalito – Trad, Peru
Chorinho – Trad, Brazil
Dun do Shuile – Yeats
Milonga – Trad, Argentina
Romance – Trad, Brazil
Ton Garol – Cemlet Tutu Maramba – Trad, Brazil


A Maiden Most Gentle
Angels We Have Heard On High
Away in a Manger
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
I Saw Three Ships
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
The Coventry Carol
The Holly and the Ivy
This Endris Night
We Three Kings of Orient Are
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night


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Our process

Ring Ring Ring


Lets' get to know each other. One of the Wedding Jam team will call to find out how we can help you achieve your musical dream.

Music Consultation


Wedding Jam meet with you to discuss your tastes and preferences in greater depth.

Spin and Swerve Lists


Send across your bangers and clangers so we can pitch the set just right.

Let's Dance!


Memorable music. Unforgettable wedding.

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