Emily Hughes - Harpist

This harpist is a former first class honours scholar from the Royal College of Music, London and whilst studying in London she gained her BMus (hons) DipABRSM and LRSM performance certificates.

She has played in many prestigious venues and events all over the UK and further afield, including the Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Wales Millennium Center, Rio de Janeiro Arts centre etc.

She has played for Her Majesty the Queen on several occasions, HRH Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as for celebrities such as Stella McCartney and Adele.  

She has recently performed in countries such as China and Brazil whilst being the Queen Elizabeth resident Harpist for Cunard.

 

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Emily Hughes - Harpist Repertoire

Wedding Recommendations

  • Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Bach - Arioso
  • Bach - Air on the G String
  • Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Beethoven - Fur Elise
  • Clarke - The Prince of Denmark’s March
  • Debussy - Clair de Lune
  • Debussy - Arabesque
  • Elgar - Salut d’Armour
  • Franck - Panis Angelicus
  • Goodall - Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepard
  • Handel - La Rejouissance from “Music for the Royal Fireworks”
  • Handel - Zadok the Priest
  • Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Lovland - You Raise me Up
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March “A Midsummers Night Dream”
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Parry - Jerusalem
  • Parry - I was glad
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Shostakovitch - Romance from “The Gadfly”
  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
  • Wagner - Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride)

Harp Repetoire 

  • Albeniz - Sonata in D
  • Bach arr.Grandjany - Violin Sonata No.1 and Partita No.1
  • Bach - Lute Suite
  • Glinka - Nocturne
  • Gordon - Sonata
  • Grandjany - Fantasy on a theme by Haydn
  • Hasselmans - La Source, Opus 44
  • Hasselmans - Valse de Concert
  • Hindemith - Sonate (1939)
  • Mathias - Improvisations
  • Naderman - Sonata in F major
  • Naderman - Sonata in D Minor
  • Naderman - Sonata in C minor
  • Parish-Alvars - Fantasie on Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Parry - Sonata No. 1 in D major, Sonata No. 2 in G major
  • Piazzola - C’est L’amour                   
  • Piazolla - Libertango
  • Pierne - Impromptu-Caprice
  • Rota - Sarabande et Toccatta   
  • Salzedo - Lara’s Granada          
  • Scarlatti - Sonata in E major K380
  • Tchaikovsky - Fantaiaise on a theme of the opera “Eugene Onegin”
  • Tournier - Quatre Preludes
  • Tournier - Childrens hour

Jazz

  • Ain’t Misbehavin
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man
  • Come away with Me
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Embraceable you
  • Everybody loves somebody
  • Ev’ry time we say Goodbye
  • Evergreen
  • Feelings
  • Georgia
  • God Bless the Child
  • Have I told you lately
  • I got rhythm
  • When I fall in Love

Musical Theatre

  • All That Jazz
  • Angel of Music
  • Chicago
  • Close Every Door
  • Don't Cry for Me Argentina
  • I Don't Know How To Love Him
  • I Dreamed a dream
  • Memory
  • Over The Rainbow
  • On My Own
  • Pie Jesu  
  • Somewhere
  • Starlight Express 
  • Sunrise, Sunset
  • Tell Me on a Sunday 
  • Think Of Me
  • The Music of the Night 
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Tomorrow
  • Who Will Buy?

Disney Music

  • A Whole New World (Aladdin)
  • Be Our Guest (Beauty and The Beast)
  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
  • Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)
  • Colours of The Wind  (Pochahontnas)
  • Circle of Life (Lion King)
  • Go The Distance (Hercules)
  • God Help The Outcast (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Hakuna Matata (Lion King)
  • If I Never Knew You (Pocahontas)
  • Kiss The Girl (Little Mermaid)
  • Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)
  • Reflection (Mulan)
  • Someday (Hunchback of Notre Dam)
  • So This is Love (Cinderella)
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toystory)
  • Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da (Song of The South)

Traditional Music

  • Irish Air - Cockles and Mussels
  • Welsh Air - David of the White Rock
  • Welsh Air - All Through the Night
  • Welsh Air - Bugeilio’r gwenith gwyn (Watching the wheat)
  • Welsh Air - The Ash Grove
  • English Air - Drink to me Only
  • English Air - English Country Garden
  • English Air - Greensleeves
  • Scottish Air - Auld Lang Syne

Film Music & Popular Music

  • A Hard Day Night (Beatles)
  • Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
  • Angels (Robbie Williams)
  • Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
  • Because you loved me  (up close & personal)
  • Believe (The Polar Express)
  • Candle in The Wind (Elton John)
  • Can't fight the moonlight ( Coyote Ugly)
  • Clocks (Coldplay)
  • Close To You (The Carpenters)
  • Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me (Elton John)
  • Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
  • Everybody Hurts (REM)
  • Everything I Do (Bryan Adams)
  • Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
  • Fields of Gold (Sting)
  • For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
  • For you I will (Space Jam)
  • Hero (Enrique Iglesias)
  • Hero (Mariah Carey)
  • How Do I live ( Con Air)
  • Ice Castles Main Theme
  • I Believe in You and Me (The Preacher's wife)
  • Kissing You  (Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet)
  • Lara’s Theme (Dr. Zhivago)
  • Singin' in The Rain
  • Stairway to Heaven (The Song Remains the Same)
  • Star Wars Main Theme
  • Take My Breath Away (Top Gun)
  • The Note book Main Theme ( The Notebook)
  • Theme from Schindler's List
  • The Long And Winding Road (Beatles)
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Prayer (Quest for Camelot)
  • There You'll Be (Pearl Harbour)
  • Titanic Theme  (Celine Dion)
  • Unchained Melody
  • What The World Needs Now Is Love
  • When You Believe (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston)
  • Will You Be There (Free Willy)
  • You Light Up My Life (You Light Up My Life
  • Yellow Submarine (Beatles)

Emily Hughes - Harpist Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

We would like to thank you so much for your amazing talent at our wedding. It sounded fabulous. Everyone enjoyed it and said how amazing you were. I am gutted I missed the first 30 mins you played to the guests. The wedding March sounds fab. But everything else was just a bit of a blur. I couldn't control my tears when u played elbow- one day like this as we walked up the isle. I actually dragged Anthony up the isle as it made me so emotional. We are both very grateful you were apart of our day. Many thanks again.

Mr & Mrs Boardman, Ruthin Castle

Thank you so much for the amazing music at our wedding breakfast at Ruthin Castle, All our guest couldn't stop talking about how good you were outstanding. You went above and beyond for us thank you again.

Lois & Dolan, Shropshire

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday 9th September. She played during our reception and wedding breakfast, and sounded absolutely fantastic. She was very helpful and responded quickly to emails when we asked her questions whilst we were planning our wedding which we really appreciated. As it happened, we didn't get chance to talk to her on the day (it flew by much quicker than we ever anticipated) but we have been told how lovely she was with our guests... especially our page boys who were rather intrigued by the harp. We would really recommend her - she's brilliant! Thank you so much!

Beth Brant, Inglewood Manor, Ledsham, Cheshire

Thank you for such beautiful music at our wedding, your harp playing really helped to make or ceremony at Portmeirion amazing, Thanks again

Amena, Portmeirion

Thank You for playing at our wedding breakfast! You were fantastic and everyone thought the harp was such a nice touch to the day!

Heathe, Carden Park

Thank you again so much from both us. James said your beautiful playing was the only thing that kept him calm whilst he waited... and waited... for me to arrive, and that Pachelbel's Canon very nearly made him cry. So many people commented on your wonderful playing, we'll be sure to recommend you should any of friends get married anytime soon xxx

Tamsin, North Wales

She was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. Everyone said how beautiful the music was it really made the setting. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who's looking for a harpist. A lovely person with a great talent!

Holly, Bristol

She was an absolute delight and helped set the mood perfectly with her music. It was very important to me to have the harp as part of our day and she certainly delivered and took note of my special requests. Her music certainly added to the magic of our wonderful day.

Nerys, Manchester

She was absolutely fantastic and all of our guests were so impressed with her. As well as playing the harp beautifully, she was very polite and professional.

Marianna, Pembrokeshire

She played at our wedding this year. It was a great addition to the day having her play for the ceremony and during reception drinks. We found her very easy to deal with and was very open to new song choices. Highly recommended.

David Gaunt, Cripps Barn

She made our day very special with her talented and polished performance. Her repertoire was excellent and the guests did not want her to stop! She helped make a prefect day even more perfect than it already was. She was FAB!

Sarah and Jon Sims, De Courceys, Cardiff

I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You were amazing and lots of people commented on how wonderful the music was. Thank you for making our day so special

Deborah, London

I can't begin to tell you just how delighted we and ALL of our guests were!!! I am so delighted EVERYONE was so thrilled and emotional to hear such beautiful music and in the church as opposed to an organ - definitely one of my best decisions! Please thank her again pass our good wishes to her - we will definitely call you again!

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We had a lovely time on Saturday and the harpist met all our expectations. My mum was very touched to have a private recital.

Sarah Hall,

Thank you for your email. She was brilliant and she really made our wedding day very special. Thank you for your help with organising everything.

Deborah Rees,

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