Kathryn McClare - Harpist & Trumpeter

This professional harpist lives in Cornwall and also plays the trumpet so can provide you with a fanfare as well!

She offers a friendly, professional service providing instrumental music for a wide range of private and corporate events.

Music is her passion and she has been playing the harp and the trumpet from a young age and has amassed a wealth of experience and gained an extensive repertoire of solo, chamber and orchestral works.  

Most recently she has studied the harp with the internationally renowned harpists Gabriella Dall'Olio, Head of Harp at Trinity College of Music and Catherine White Principal Harp Tutor of the Birmingham Conservatoire and the natural trumpet with John Hutchins of the Royal Academy of Music. 

In 2009 I graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters degree.

Every bride deserves to have a wonderful wedding full of magic and romance.  The music of one of the most beautiful instruments on earth can bring added splendour to this special day. 

Whether you are planning a civil ceremony or a church wedding both the harp and the trumpet make the perfect accompaniment. Being classically trained she can offer a wide variety of music and will work with you to help you decide exactly what you would like.

You might also consider a trumpet fanfare to announce the entrance of the bride or the departure of the happy couple.

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Kathryn McClare - Harpist & Trumpeter Repertoire

Contemporary

 

  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
  • Mancini - Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
  • Stranglers - Golden Brown
  • Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely?
  • Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (The Lion King)
  • Armstrong - Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
  • Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me (Oh, Kay!)
  • Beatles - All You Need is Love
  • Goo Goo Dolls - Iris (City of Angels)
  • Arlen - Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Desmond - Take Five
  • Myers - Cavatina
  • Sting - Fields of Gold
  • Blake - Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
  • Batt - Closest Thing to Crazy
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Springsteen - Secret Garden
  • Yiruma - River Flows in You
  • Lonestar - Amazed
  • Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre ete: L'apres midi (Amelie)
  • Beyonce - Flaws and All
  • Perry - A Thousand Years (from Twilight)
  • Macdowell - To a Wild Rose
  • Sheeran - Kiss Me
  • Batt - Nine Million Bicycles
  • McBroom - The Rose
  • Elton John - Your Song
  • Burwell - Bella's Lullaby (Twilight)
  • Simply Red - Stars

 

Traditional and Folk

 

  • All through the night
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Brian Boru's March
  • David of the White Rock
  • Flow Gently Sweet Avon
  • Greensleeves
  • I Love My Love
  • Londonderry Air
  • My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Sur le Pont d'Avignon
  • Ye Banks and Braes

 

Classical

 

  • Bach - Prelude in C
  • Bach - Presto from Violin Sonata No. 1
  • Bach - Sarabande from Violin Partita No. 1
  • Borodin - Polovtsian Dance from Prince Igor (Stranger in Paradise)
  • Boyce - Canon in C
  • Brahms - Lullaby
  • Debussy - La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
  • Dusik - Sonatina III
  • Faure - Pavane
  • Hasselmans - Sérénade Mélancolique
  • Holloway - Nausicaa
  • Holst - I Vow to Thee my Country
  • Massenet - Meditation from Thais
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman
  • Ortiz - Milonga Para Amar
  • Ortiz - Danza Cubana
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Puccini - Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme
  • Puccini - O My Beloved Father from Gianni Schicchi
  • Purcell - Ground in F with Variations
  • Respighi - Siciliana
  • Salzedo - Prelude Intime III
  • Satie - Gymnopedies
  • Schumann - Traumerei
  • J. Strauss - The Blue Danube Waltz
  • J. Strauss - Emperor Waltz
  • Tournier - Prelude III
  • Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers Cadenza from The Nutcracker

 

Mediaeval and Renaissance

  • Anon - Lady Riche (arr. Friou)
  • Anon - Pavane (arr. Salzedo)
  • Anon - Personent Hodie
  • Anon - Sumer is Icumen in
  • Attaignant - Bransle
  • Byrd - La Volta
  • Byrd - Wolseys Wilde
  • Byrd - Fortune
  • Byrd - The Carman's Whistle
  • Cabezon - Pavane and Variations
  • Dowland - Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home
  • Dowland - The Earl of Essex Galliard
  • Farnaby - Nobody's Gigge
  • Holborne - Hartes Ease
  • Morley - It was a Lover and His Lass
  • Munday - Robin
  • Palero - Romance
  • Playford - All in a Garden Green
  • Ribayaz - Hachas
  • Susato - Nachtanz

Kathryn McClare - Harpist & Trumpeter Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

Thank you so much for playing wonderfully at our wedding. You were great when we were planning the day and really helped us with the choice of suitable pieces. Having you play before the ceremony relaxed and entertained our guests who were enthralled by the beautiful sound of your harp which really created a special atmosphere. It made our day so memorable!

Julie and Gareth, Buckinghampshire

You played wonderfully, and I received several compliments from guests!

Simon, Bassmead Manor

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The harp was lovely and really helped to set a nice relaxing atmosphere.

Tanya and James, Glazebrook House Hotel

I cannot thank you enough for playing at my daughter's wedding on Friday. Your music was truly lovely, you are so talented and our guests were singing your praises all day, and still are.

Virginia, The Sea Horse, Pentewan Sands

I just wanted to Thank you for playing brilliantly at our Wedding. We have had several comments about how beautifully you played.

Tom and Lisa, Bude Castle

I just wanted to say a big thank you for performing at our ceremony from the both of us. Many guests also praised the music during the ceremony.

Adrian, Marchants Manor, Falmouth

You played beautifully and I was so glad we picked you. As I walked in the song was gorgeous. Thank you again.

Emma, Crickhowell

Everyone really enjoyed your beautiful music and skilful playing on the harp. Our little flower girls were a delight to watch as they danced around you - thank you so much for letting them have a turn at plucking the strings themselves, they loved it!

Martyn and Valerie, Pentillie Castle

Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding. We thought you were amazing and the music was beautiful. So many of our guests have since got in contact with us and mentioned you and your Harp.

Joanna and Dan, Compton Acres

Thanks for playing at our wedding - it helped to make it really special.

Laura, Polhawn Fort

I just wanted to message you to say, yet again, thank you so much for displaying your amazing talent at our wedding recently, I was left stunned by your musical abilities and we received lots of lovely comments on your playing. Letting me pose with your harp was just the icing on the cake and I will send you a photo when we have a copy :)

Amy and Aaron, Reed Hall, Exeter

Just a short note to thank you for making our wedding day so special

we and all of the guests had a wonderful time and your performance helped to achieve this success., Alison and James

Lots of people commented on your playing and the atmosphere it created. The children really appreciated the 'lesson' you gave them !

Mike and Anne, The Green, Upton Cross

We wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding last Sunday at Elmer's court.

Sarah and Martin, Elmers Court

Thank you for playing your harp so beautifully during our wedding! Thank you so much for learning the Trooper by Iron Maiden too _ it was fantastic + made us both smile!

Holly, Scorrier House

I just wanted to thank you again for playing so beautifully at my mum' s birthday party, it was the perfect music for the occasion and your selection of music was just right! Lots of people commented on your playing and were very impressed! Thank you once again, it certainly made the party have a touch of elegance.

Sarah, The Cardinal's Hatt

We just wanted to say how delighted we all were with your splendid musical accompaniment at our wedding last week. Everybody commented on how lovely it was. Thank you for coming such a long way in terrible weather to make our day so special.

Myra and Graeme, The Rectory, Crudwell

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, your music was beautiful. Lots of people also commented on how lovely your music was. I can't thank you enough.

Mark and Philippa, Polhawn Fort

All of our guests mentioned how beautifully you played, which we both agree with. We'll be sure to recommend you in the future :)

Dave, Marazion Methodist Church

We had lots of excellent feedback from our guests who thoroughly enjoyed your performance. For our part, Jerry and I would not hesitate to book you again for future events. Thanks for helping to make it a very special evening.

Donna and Jerry, Trelissick

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing such beautiful music at our wedding. Everyone thought your playing was wonderful. A very treasured memory, so thank you so much!

Katie, The Vean, Caerhays Estate

Thank you so much for helping make our day so special it was just what we had hoped for.

Chelsea and Chris, Ocean Kave

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the beautiful music you played at our wedding ceremony yesterday. It was all anyone could talk about! You were absolutely incredible.

Holly, Fowey Hotel

We would like to say a big thank you for the most amazing harp music you had played for us. We are so grateful that you made our wedding special.

Marina and Daniel, Lulworth Castle

Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely music at our wedding - it really added to the occasion.

Tom, Polhawn Fort

She played at our wedding on 24th June at Porthleven Methodist Chapel. She was incredible. Thank you so much for working with Nicola to put together the song I walked down the aisle to too, it was brilliant. We're very grateful to you for being part of our service. I'm just sorry we didn't get a moment to thank you on the day! I'd recommend her to everyone, she's very very talented x

Rosie, Porthleven Methodist Chapel

She played for us at our wedding ceremony in a simple little church in beautiful West Cornwall and then went on to play for our guests to welcome them at our marquee overlooking the sea with views out to the Scilly Isles. The music she played fitted each occasion perfectly and we were delighted with her performance. She learnt 2 songs that we requested and played them whilst we signed the register. We would highly recommend her services and professionalism throughout the whole experience. Thank you!

Pete and Tamsyn, St Bridget's Church, Morvah

I just wanted to say a big thank you from Tim and I for the beautiful harp music. We thought you were brilliant and couldn't have been happier.

Rosie, Old Down Manor, Tockington

She played for our wedding ceremony and again during our wedding meal on 29th July. She is very talented and a beautiful harpist, I would highly recommend her to everybody. Thank you again!

Sam, Woolacombe Bay Hotel

Your music was truly lovely, you are so talented and our guests were singing your praises all day.

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I cannot thank you enough for playing at my daughter's wedding.

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Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The harp was lovely and really helped to set a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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Thanks for your contribution to my daughter's wedding reception. You played wonderfully

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It made our day so memorable!

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Thank you so much for playing wonderfully at our wedding. You were great when we were planning the day and really helped us with the choice of suitable pieces.

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Having you play before the ceremony relaxed and entertained our guests who were enthralled by the beautiful sound of your harp which created a special atmosphere.

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