James Dawlish - Harpist

This Glastonbury harpist uses Celtic, Electric and Latin American harps, playing jazz, classical, blues and ambient music on the amplified harp. He works solo and also with bass and drums. Sometimes using looper, percussion samples and play flute. He also sings and can bring other musicians along when asked.

He also enjoy giving talks on 'The History of the Harp' and 'The Mystery of Music', both accompanied by harp and other instruments.

He enjoys playing at weddings and other festive events, and played at Glastonbury Festival for muddy and some sunny years with some pals. He is available to play throughout Southern England and also in Portugal, where he keeps a harp.

 

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James Dawlish - Harpist Repertoire

Classical

  • Clair de Lune - Debussy
  • Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Debussy
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 - Satie
  • Gnossienne No. 1 - Satie
  • Je Te Veux - Satie
  • Here Comes the Bride - Wagner
  • Wedding March - Mendellsohn
  • Fur Elise - Beethoven
  • Kaiser Walz -Strauss
  • Emperor Waltz - Strauss
  • Blue Danube - Strauss
  • Tresor Waltz - Strauss II
  • Pie Jesu
  • Bolero - Ravel
  • Pomp & Circumstance - March 1, Elgar
  • Humoreske - Dvorak
  • On Wings of Song - Bartholdy
  • Lullaby - Brahms
  • Jupiter - Holst
  • Songs My Mother Taught Me - Dvorak
  • Reverie - Debussy
  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven
  • Pachabel's Canon
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Aquarelles - Andre
  • Musetta's Waltz - Boheme- Puccini
  • Minuet in F - Mozart
  • Theme & Variations - Mozart
  • You'll Lay Your Hand in Mine - D. Giovanni - Mozart
  • Espana - Chabriet
  • Ave Maria - Gounod
  • Toreador's Song - Carmen, Bizet
  • Polovtsian Dance - Prince Igor
  • Skater's Waltz - Waldteufel
  • Eine Kleine Nachmusik - theme, Mozart
  • Sheherazade - Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Minuet - Berenice - Handel
  • O My Beloved Father - Puccini
  • Autumn, Vivaldi
  • The Happy Farmer - Schumann
  • Serenade - Arlequin - Drigo
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Prelude No. 1 in C - Bach
  • Aranquez Concerto, slow mvt. - Rodrigues

Songs

  • Send in the Clowns - Sondheim
  • Motherless Child
  • Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harem
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Song for Guy - Elton John
  • Candle in The Wind - Elton John
  • Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word - Elton John
  • Rocket Man - Elton John
  • Love is All Around - Troggs
  • Nowhere Man - Beatles
  • In My Life - Beatles
  • Imagine - Lennon
  • Across the Universe - Beatles
  • Let it Be - Beatles
  • Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane - Seekers
  • Ob La Di La Da - Beatles
  • Close to You - Carpenters
  • The Long and Winding Road - Beatles
  • House of the Rising Sun - Animals
  • Sailing - Rod Stewart
  • King of the Road -
  • And I love Her - Beatles
  • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
  • Mr Tamborine Man - Dylan
  • Like a Rolling Stone - Dylan
  • You Ain't Going Nowhere - Dylan
  • Hey Joe - Hendrix
  • All Along the Watchtower - Hendrix
  • Little Wing - Hendrix
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis
  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • Whiter Shade of Pale
  • Walk on By -Bacharach
  • Do You Know the Way to San Jose - Bacharach
  • Annie's Song - Denver
  • Mull of Kintyre - McCartney
  • Tears of a Clown - Miracles
  • Ferry Across the Mersey - Pacemakers
  • Isn't She Lovely - Wonder
  • Titanic - theme
  • Spanish Harlem
  • Ain't No Sunshine - Withers
  • Sofa - Zappa
  • Willie the Pimp - Zappa
  • Walk on the Wild Side - Reed
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon
  • Red Red Wine
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Stones

Jazz Standards

  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • My Funny Valentine - Rogers/Hart
  • My One & Only Love - Wood/Nellin
  • A Remark You Made - Zawinul
  • In a Sentimental Mood - Duke
  • Satin Doll - Duke
  • Misty - Garner
  • Angel - Wes Montgomery
  • Road Song - Wes Montgomery
  • What a Wonderful World - Satchmo
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Greensleeves - Coltrane version
  • Take Five - Brubeck
  • Fly Me to The Moon
  • Angel Eyes
  • Killer Joe - Golsen
  • Freddie the Freeloader -Miles
  • On The Sunny Side of the Street
  • Georgia on My Mind - Carmichael
  • When the Saints go Marching In
  • Memories are Made of This
  • Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend - Marilyn
  • Down Town - Petula
  • Moon River
  • Somethin' Stupid
  • Can't Help Falling in Love - Lilli Marlene -
  • Falling in Love Again
  • Edelweiss
  • As Time Goes By
  • He's a Tramp
  • Just the Way You Are - Joel
  • Singing in the Rain - Astaire

Old Time Tunes

  • Down at the Old Bull and Bush
  • Don't Dilly Dally on the Way
  • If You Were the Only Girl in the World
  • Daisy Daisy
  • Doing the Lambeth Walk
  • Pack Up Your Troubles

Latin

  • La Paloma
  • Guantanamera
  • Quando Quando Quando
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Habanera Gris
  • The Consul at Sunset

...plus about 40 South American pieces, all styles

English/Scottish/Irish Songs

  • Greensleeves
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Danny Boy
  • Women of Ireland
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
  • Amazing Grace
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Now Strike the Harp Gladly
  • The Harp that Once Thru Tara's Halls
  • She Moved Thru the Fair
  • Arran Boat Song
  • Ca' the Yowes
  • My Love is Like a Red Rose
  • The Ash Grove
  • Golden Brown
  • Star of the County Down
  • The Trees They Grow High

James Dawlish - Harpist Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

The harp music was beautiful, I enjoyed every second of it.

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The highlight of our holiday.

Saga Holidays guest,

A truly enchanted evening that delighted our guests.

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Your presence and your music really does make the difference at the conference, and I have received lots of delighted feedback regarding your playing and entertainment at Marlborough College.

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He had often played for the diners at our restaurant, and they very much enjoy the special sounds of his harp music, which is ideal for those who want relaxation and beautiful harmonies.

, The Gate Restaurant, London W6

Your harp sounded amazing and really made it the perfect day for us.

Sophie, a Somerset bride,

Compliments! I would like to thank you for a very wonderful performance at the Mayor's Ball. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the event has been noted as one of the most successful to date. We thought you were an extremely versatile and exceptionally good musician.

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I'm glad you enjoyed the Chalice Well gig - your music, as always, is just wonderful!

Mara, Sacred Sites Tour Organiser,

He has entertained our guests, playing his harp in our Palm Court restaurant. We have been very happy with his performance and would employ him to play whenever it is required.

, Swallow Royal Hotel, Bristol

He is not only a great musician but also an alchemist of mood, a healer with sound, a changer of energies. He produces a variety of styles of music that you would never expect to hear on the harp - an excellent addition to any event.

, Galatea Restaurant, Glastonbur

I hired this musician for our wedding reception and I would definitely recommend him as a harpist. Prior to the wedding, he promptly responded to any questions we had. He offers a wide variety of music choices, and on the day, he was discrete and professional and the music was beautiful. Thanks!

Liesa and Edward, Bride & Groom,

James Dawlish - Harpist Set Up

This harpist can provide his own amplification