Stacey Carlow - Harpist

This Co. Down based harpist is an experienced performer who is available to play at weddings and other special occasions. She is a very experienced musician and has played at all types of events, from the grand to the small and intimate. She has been playing professionally since 2002 and has performed throughout the country and even on the Tall Ships and Titanic staircase!! 

She recently played for the world dignitaries at The Newry Famine Commemoration with her students and has performed for dignitaries including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall as well as many members of parliament.

She has also performed at several charity events for celebrities such as Paul Clarke, Peter Corry, Mary Peters, David Walliams (Comedian), Timothy Spall (Peter Petigrew in Harry Potter), Tim McGarry, Dan Gordon (both from Give My Head Peace), Paul Rankin, Rory Best, Gerry Kelly, Michael Deane as well as playing with Brian Kennedy and for the leading Chinese politician Liu Yandong during her 3 day visit to Ireland to name a few!

She prides herself in delivering a high standard of performance with impeccable presentation. Her repertoire includes a wide selection of traditional Irish music with some popular and classical pieces.

She plays a beautiful traditional Irish harp which not only sounds fantastic but its sheer presence makes it a wonderful choice for all special events. Her music creates an atmosphere without ever imposing and is pleased to have just completed her first album.

The harp is, without doubt, the most romantic of instruments. Many brides have arrived to the elegant and distinctive sound of the harp and it provides a relaxing and non-intrusive background to the reception.

She plays a wide range of traditional Irish music with some popular and classical pieces. Her repertoire includes pieces composed by the famous blind harpist Turlough O'Carolan. His music combines his Irish heritage with the fashionable French Baroque style of the time. Many of his tunes sound dignified and joyful and are very appropriate choices for a wedding ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony (Church / Civil ceremony)
She will arrive approximately 40 minutes before the ceremony to set-up and play as your guests arrive. This includes playing music during the entrance of the bride, during the signing of the register, as the wedding party and guests leave

Drinks Reception
This includes a selection of music to greet the guests as they arrive from the ceremony and while the bride and groom have their photographs taken. (She can even play outside, weather permitting of course)

Wedding Meal
She will play a selection of music from the moment the guests come in to dine, up to coffee or speeches.
Ceremony and drinks reception

What happens at a consultation?
This is your chance to choose your music and takes place around two months before the ceremony (or as soon as possible for short-notice bookings).

There is some beautiful music written specifically for the harp and she is happy to make suggestions to reflect your taste. She is always happy to try to accommodate unusual requests; if you want a particular piece that isn't currently part of her repertoire, you'll be asked to supply the sheet music. There will be an additional charge for learning and practice time of the new piece of music.

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Stacey Carlow - Harpist Repertoire

Church Wedding Music Ideas

 

Bridal Procession:

  • She Moved Through the Fair 
  • Eleanor Plunkett - beautiful!
  • Mrs Power (O'Carolan)
  • Sharon's Theme (Tom Watson)
  • Innisheer

 

Recessional:

  • Brian Boru's March 
  • Streets of Dublin
  • Round the Fairy Fort
  • George Brabazon (O'Carolan)
  • O'Carolan's Concerto
  • Si Beag Si Mor

 

Signing of the Registers: 

Hymn:

  • Morning Has Broken (Christ be beside me)
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Amazing Grace
  • Oh Perfect Love 

 

Classical/Popular:

  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • Fields of Gold (Sting)
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
  • For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
  • Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran)
  • Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
  • I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • Annie’s Song (John Denver)
  • The Rose (Bette Midler)
  • A Thousand Years (Twilight)
  • Tambourin (Louis Claude Daquin)
  • Petite Sonate (Handel)
  • Game of Thrones Theme (Ramon Djwadi)
  • Si Quedara Sin Ti (Ortiz)
  • Tambourin (Daquin)
  • Aquatintes I (Bernard Andres)
  • Aquatintes VI (Bernard Andres)
  • Clare De Lune (Debussy)
  • Milonga For Love (Ortis)
  • Si Quedara Sin Ti (Ortiz)
  • Morrowind Theme (Jeremy Soule)
  • Brahm's Lullaby (Brahm) 
  • Star Wars Theme (John Williams)

 

Other: 

  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • The Harp That Once through Tara's Walls
  • My Singing Bird
  • The South Wind
  • My Lagan Love
  • The Water is Wide
  • Carrickfergus
  • Castle of Dromore
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Lark in the Clear Air
  • The Little Tail 
  • Oro se do bheatha bhaile
  • Beir Me O
  • Farewell to Liverpool
  • Inisheer
  • Lough Erin's Shore (Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore)
  • Sharon's Theme (Tom Watson) 
  • Foggy Dew (Murlough Shore)
  • Give me your hand (Tabhair Dom Do Lamh)
  • Dow by the Sally Gardens
  • Danny Boy
  • Believe Me In All Endearing Young Charms
  • Maire Nic Ailpin
  • Tis Pretty To Be In Ballinderry
  • The Last Rose of Summer
  • Giolla Na Scriob
  • Thugamar FeIn an Samhradh linn
  • Parcel of Rogues (Robert Burns)
  • Walk Through Belfast (Janet Harbison)
  • Saint John’s March (Janet Harbison)
  • Isle of Innishfree (Quiet Man)
  • Battle of Aughrim 
  • Caoineagh LuImni (Lament of Limerick)
  • Amhrain Ni Leabhair (Song of the Book)
  • Mná na hÉireann (Women of Ireland)
  • Ar Eirinn Ni Neosfainn Ce hi 
  • (For Ireland I'll never say her name) 
  • Captain O'Kane 
  • Lord Galway's Lamentation 
  • Eleanor Plunkett 
  • Fanny Power 
  • Kean O'Hara 
  • George Brabazon 
  • O’Carolan’s Concerto 
  • Si Beag, Si Mor 
  • Princess Royal 
  • Loftus Jones
  • Carolan's Welcome
  • Captain O'Kane
  • Blind Mary
  • Brian Boru's March 
  • March of the King of Laois
  • Dawning of the Day
  • The Centenary
  • The Deer's March
  • Round the Fairy Fort
  • Down the Broom
  • The Lark in the Morning
  • Saddle the Pony
  • The Battering Ram
  • Morrison’s Jig
  • Blarney Pilgrim
  • The Little Banshee
  • Seamus O'Shannigan's
  • Walking in Liffey Street
  • Lad O'Beirne's 
  • Jackson's Night Cap (Strike the Gay Harp)
  • The Butterfly
  • Monaghan Jig
  • Dublin Streets
  • Three Little Drummers
  • Land's End
  • Pick the Lock
  • King of the Fairies
  • St Patrick's Day
  • The Three Sea Captain
  • Song of Chanter
  • Bill Sullivan’s Polka
  • GG Polka (John Egan’s)
  • Kerry Polka
  • The Murroe Polka 
  • Ballydesmond Polka
  • Rakes of Mallow
  • Girl I left Behind Me
  • Sergeant Early's Dream 
  • Devanny's Goat
  • The Mountain Road
  • The Blacksmith's Daughter
  • Rights of Men 
  • Harvest Home
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • The Peacock's Feather
  • Walshe's Hornpipe
  • O’Keefe’s Slide
  • Ag Criost An Siol
  • Innisheer
  • Walk in Belfast
  • As the Deer Yearns for Water
  • Sweet Sacrament Divine

Stacey Carlow - Harpist Feedback

Thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding reception at The Four Season's Hotel, Carlingford. Your music helped to create a very relaxed atmosphere that fitted perfectly with the castle

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Hearing the Harp as I walked down the isle brought a tear to my eye. Pachebel's Canon sounded so beautiful - everyone thought it was a lovely touch and gave the day an extra romantic feel.

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Everybody commented on how lovely your playing was, and it was wonderful having such a special instrument being played in such a beautiful setting

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Stacey was dressed very smartly and was at venue early. She was lovely to talk to and her music was beautiful. She was very easy to work and helped us pick the best music that suited us.

Vicki, (June 2017)

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