Elfair Grug Dyer

Manchester
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Price from: £250

Welsh harpist Elfair Grug Dyer has recently returned to the UK after living in Bangkok, Thailand for two years working as harp teacher and harpist in residence at the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre. The Harp Centre is supported by the Thai Royal Family and twinned with Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias in Caernarfon. As well as giving many performances with the Harp Centre, during her time in Thailand Elfair provided music at top Bangkok hotels such as the renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Elfair is an experienced harpist who has been entertaining guests at events for 10 years; including weddings, civil ceremonies, birthday and anniversary parties, afternoon tea, dinners, christenings, and corporate events.
Elfair has embarked on a professional career as a harpist; solo recitals around the UK have included a lunchtime recital at the Bridgewater Hall in 2014 as part of the Manchester Mid-days Concert Society’s prestigious concert series. The year 2012 included three concerto performances; Debussy Danses with String Orchestra at the RNCM Chamber Music Festival, William Mathias’ Harp Concerto with New Sinfonia and Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. During Summer 2013 after finishing her MMus course, Elfair was accepted on to the Live Music Now scheme and performs regularly around the North West of England and Wales. During 2013 she has also toured extensively around the UK to promote her second CD with CLOUDS Harp Quartet.
Elfair Grug Dyer completed her Master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, after gaining her BMus degree at the conservatoire with first class honours in 2011 as an ABRSM Scholar. In 2012 and 2013 she performed at the RNCM’s Gold Medal Weekend as one of the 12 outstanding RNCM student soloists, which were all, considered for the RNCM’s Gold Medal, the highest award the college gives for performance. She has been playing the harp since the age of eight and holds two ABRSM diplomas: DipABRSM and LRSM. Born in Mynytho in the heart of the Llŷn Peninsula, situated not far from Abersoch, Elfair has enjoyed many successes at the Welsh Eisteddfodau and festivals including the Instrumental Solo Competition for the under 30 age group at the International Llangollen Musical Festival, winning the title ‘Main Instrumentalist of 2008′. During Summer 2013 Elfair won the Nansi Richards Scholarship for harpists and the Blue Ribbon Open Instrumental Competition – the Peggy and Maldwyn Hughes Scholarship at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

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Gareth Thomas

June 22, 2019

Elfair was marvellous, she played beautifully she even had a request from a friend of mine, she turned up early and played the wedding march for us, she doesn't deserve 5 she deserves a 10, beautiful thankyou

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rachel

Jan. 11, 2017

"Elfair was lovely and all our guests said how beautiful she played the harp. I would highly recommend her. Thank you for making our ceremony beautiful.

Rachel and Peter ghroum"

Services From Elfair Grug Dyer

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Harpist - Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception

For the ceremony, Elfair can provide the following: • Background music for when guests are arriving (30mins before ceremony) • Entry music for the bride • Music during the signing of the register (2-3 songs) • Exit Music Elfair can also assist with your choice of music, as she is very open to repertoire suggestions or song requests. For the background music before the ceremony and at the drinks reception, Elfair can provide a mixture of classical, popular or folk music.
From: £310 per event
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Harpist - Wedding Ceremony

For the ceremony, I can provide the following: • Background music for when guests are arriving (30mins before ceremony) • Entry music for the bride • Music during the signing of the register (2-3 songs) • Exit Music Elfair can also assist with your choice of music, as she is very open to repertoire suggestions or song requests. For the background music, drinks before the ceremony Elfair can provide a mixture of classical, popular or folk music.
From: £250 per event
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Harpist - Background Music

International Award-Winning Harpist An experienced, professional harpist in high demand. Elfair will provide beautiful music for your wedding day or function. The romantic sound of the harp is perfect for weddings. Elfair can guide you through your choice of pieces for your ceremony and is open to your repertoire suggestions or song requests. She can provide a mixture of classical, popular and folk music as the background music for when the guests arrive at the ceremony and at the drinks reception or at the Wedding Breakfast. Elfair is an experienced harpist who has been entertaining guests at events for over 10 years, including Weddings, Civil Ceremonies, Birthday and Anniversary Parties, Afternoon Teas, Dinners, Christenings, and Corporate Events. During her time working abroad, Elfair provided music at top city hotels such as the renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Elfair is available throughout the year to add that perfect touch to your special day. Price: Background Music 1 hour: £250 +£60 per extra hour of playing Up to 4 hours of playing Plus travel expenses from Irlam, Manchester
From: £250 per event
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Harp & Piano Lessons

Elfair is a young aspiring harpist and an enthusiastic harp teacher who is happy to teach young children, teenagers and adults. Elfair is committed to her work and takes into account each pupil’s individual needs; she is comfortable working with beginners, intermediate and advanced students. She can teach both lever and pedal harps, music theory and aural training. Elfair prepares students for ABRSM exams, concerts, competitions and auditions. Qualifications: MMus Solo Performance - Distinction BMus (Honours) Harp Performance - First Class LRSM in Harp Performance DipABRSM in Harp Performance Grade 8 Harp - Distinction Grade 8 Piano - Distinction Grade 6 Theory Instruments: Harp and Piano Genre/Style(s): Classical Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced The package is for 30 minutes lesson duration, but you can upgrade to 1 hour.
From: £20 per event
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Special Request Song For Special Occasion Via Video - Birthday/Wedding/Anniversary

Send me your requests for a song on the harp, I will arrange it for the harp and film a performance of it for your special event or as a gift to someone!
From: £75 per event
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FAQs

  • How long do you play for?

    1-3 hours

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Yes, I have Public Liability Insurance

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    Yes. If you request a song or a specific piece of music, I will arrange them for the harp!

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    5-10minutes during each hour if I am playing for over 1 hour

Set List/Services

I have a wide-range of popular, classical, folk, easy-listening repertoire that I use for weddings and different engagements.
Please note repertoire is not exclusive; I am open to repertoire suggestions / music requests.