Ruby Paul - Harpist

This Yorkshire harpist performs on a stunning black harp with gold detailing and has a range of beautiful gowns to coordinate with your colour scheme. Her harp performance adds gravitas during a civil or partnership ceremony, gives a modern touch in church, and entertains during drinks and the wedding breakfast. She has been hailed as one of most exciting new harpists from the North. Her repertoire ranges from wedding favourites like Canon in D and Robbie Williams Angels, through jazz, Indie, and traditional folk to Bollywood harp and beyond.

Since graduating in music at York University, she has toured the country at intimate theatres, venues and festivals. Her three albums of original music include numerous award winning songs. She performs on a stunning glossy black pedal harp at numerous top venues and high profile events: equally at home with classical, indie or world music, she has a wide popular music repertoire.
Her beautiful voice-compared to Linda Ronstadt and Karen Carpenter- is woven into some of her harp arrangements. She has become a renowned exponent of romantic songs with the harp and was the only English harpist to join ten others from all over the World at The International Harp Festival, Sentmenat, near Barcelona in June 2010.

She has performed for the Annual Pride Ball and supported The Opera Babes at Birmingham ICC. She has performed solo harp in the background, and a more upfront set with popular harp and vocal pieces.

 

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Ruby Paul - Harpist Repertoire

Classical

  • Bridal March - Wagner
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Horn Pipe Water Music - Handel
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Trout Quintet- Final movement - Schubert
  • Chaconne - Clarke
  • La Donna e Mobile - Verdi
  • Chorus of The Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) - Verdi
  • On Wings Of Song - Mendelssohn
  • Greensleeves
  • She Moved Thro' the Fair
  • The Water is Wide
  • Ave Maria - Bach
  • Arrival of Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  • La Caida Rem La Mano - Mozart
  • Halleluliah Chorus - Handel
  • O Mio Babbino - Puccini
  • Lullaby - Brahms

Show Tunes

  • Edelweiss - Sound of music
  • I don't Know how To Love Him
  • No Matter What
  • Any Dream Will Do
  • All I Ask of You, Angel of Music
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • As Long as He Needs Me
  • You Raise Me Up
  • The Heart Will Go On
  • Walking in the Air
  • Can you Feel the Love Tonight

Contemporary Ballads

  • Candle in the Wind, Your Song
  • Songbird
  • Time After Time
  • Hey Jude - Beatles
  • Eight Days a Week - Beatles
  • All My Loving - Beatles
  • I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
  • And I Love Her - Beatles
  • Let It Be - Beatles
  • New Horizon
  • Something Strong
  • I'll Always Be There
  • Imagine - Lennon
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Groovy Kind of Love
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
  • Annie's Song
  • The Rose
  • With This Ring
  • Plus Many More
  • We've Only Just Begun
  • Because You Loved Me
  • Wind Beneath My Wings
  • From This Moment
  • Yesterday - Lennon
  • May It Be - Enya
  • Watermark - Enya

Classic Standards of 30s and 40s

  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • Our love is Here to Stay
  • Falling in Love Again
  • If You Were the only Girl in the World
  • Love is the Sweetest Thing
  • When Irish eyes are smiling
  • What a Wonderful World
  • As Time Goes by
  • Love and Marriage
  • Summertime
  • I'll take You home Again Kathleen
  • Tip Toe Through The Tulips
  • Georgia

Hymns (Others available on request)

  • Abide with Me
  • The Lords My Shepherd
  • Sing Hosanna
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Lord of all Hopefulness

Traditional

  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • I'll Tell me Ma (Belle of Belfast city)
  • Marie's wedding
  • Black velvet Band
  • The Parting Glass
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Rose of Tralee
  • Song for Ireland
  • The Water is Wide (Waly waly)
  • All through the night
  • Blow the wind southerly
  • Down by the Sally Gardens
  • Welsh Songs
  • Skye boat song
  • Mull of Kintyre
  • Star of the County Down
  • Danny Boy
  • I know my Love by his Way of Walking
  • Sweet Nightingale
  • Raggle Taggle Gypsies
  • Lord of the Dance
  • I gave my love a Cherry
  • David of the White Rock
  • Ash Grove
  • Drink to Me Only
  • Scottish Songs

Bollywood

  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • Kuch na Kaho
  • Hum Kisi Se
  • Soni Soni
  • Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai

Ruby Paul - Harpist Feedback

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Thanks Ruby for re-locating many times around the venue. We had lots of feedback about the harpist, commenting that it was one of the best weddings many people had been too. We would certainly not hesitate recommending you. Thanks for adding to our wonderful day.

Mike and Zoe Daubney, Grantham

thank you so so much, you were fantastic, I hope you received the help you required getting ready with the Harp. It looked and sounded amazing.We received a lot of compliments about you. Thank you for making our special day unique.

Tonia and Ajay, Oulton Hall, Leeds

A huge thank you for the wonderful part you played with the wedding. Everyone commented on your music and how it accompanied the meal so well. The music was varied and entertaining. Once again Thank you and I would definitely recommend you.

Vicky Bavin, Healing Manor

We were privileged to have this harpist as our guest vocalist at the switch on event of Christmas Lights along Princes Avenue Hull, last November. She performed a number of seasonal melodies, and played the Celtic Harp beautifully. With two Albums already to her credit, she is a very talented lady.To say she has a beautiful voice is an understatement, we wish her every success for the future

Stephen,

She sang and played the harp and tin whistle for a family occasion several years ago. It was perfect, not a dry eye in the place! When another family occasion arose more recently, I managed to track her down again. The atmosphere was electric and was talked about for a long time afterwards! She even wrote and performed a special song for our mother. She has an incredible singing voice that lends itself to different musical genres. She deserves to go far and have a serious recording contract! She has a great personality and I regard her as more than a talented artist. She is also a friend. Thank you so much for making two very memorable occasions so very special.

Maureen,

I just wanted to write you this email to say how wonderful you were on our wedding day. Because I had booked you to entertain our guests and surprise John at the same time, it made it even more special. Your music, your voice and your professionalism were second to none and I have received some wonderful comments about your performance, everyone who attended our wedding thought you were magnificent.Many many thanks once again for making our day extra special, I will certainly recommend you to all my friends. May I take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the future.

Josie & John,