Services From Miriam Wilford - Harpist
Miriam is a professional Harpist, training Music-Therapist, Arranger and member of the ISM. Having taken lessons in piano and violin from aged five, she developed an interest in the harp and began studying with acclaimed harpist Angela Moore. She later received two medals for her performances at Ealing Festival and won the cup for the harp section in 2011. She went on to study harp at the University of Southampton and since graduating in 2017, performs regularly at a variety of different functions around London and its surrounding areas. She has played at numerous prestigious and historical venues such as Hartwell House, Bletchley Park and Strawberry Hill House, and also volunteers as a performer for various charities.
Miriam's extensive repertoire includes titles from a wide range of different musical genres, such as popular, indie, jazz, film and theatre, classical, and celtic/traditional. She also writes her own arrangements for the harp, examples of which can be found online. Either select your favourite titles from her set list (found in package listing) or Miriam can choose herself based on your genre preference and event type. She is also happy to take one or two special requests with plenty of notice!
Miriam performs acoustically on her mahogany and gold Daphne 47 harp, which adds a beautiful visual aesthetic to any event. Her friendly and professional manner combined with the beautiful but unobtrusive ambience created by her harp will be sure to help make your event a truly special and memorable occasion.
For cancellation notice up to two weeks before the performance: £100% of the fee.
For cancellation notice up to four weeks before the performance: £75% of the fee.
For cancellation notice up to six weeks before the performance: £50% of the fee.
For cancellation notice up to eight weeks before the performance: £25% of the fee.
~ Please read cancellation policy before booking ~
Julie Darts• June 11, 2022
Miriam is quite simply the most sweetest, loveliest person I have ever met. It was an honour to have her play at our wedding. She played the exact rendition of a theme tune I asked to be played as we all walked down the aisle and it was beautiful. Her beautiful music set the tone for our special day.
Thank you so much Miriam ❤️
Alex Moore• June 2, 2022
Miriam was amazing at our wedding ceremony. Sounded beautiful and everyone commented on how amazing she played. Would highly recommend.
Nick Davis• May 1, 2022
Miriam was such a delight to have play at our wedding. She accompanied the ceremony and drinks reception, and brought a real elegance to the day. She was incredibly accommodating regarding timings and where she was to play. Miriam also brought together a truly beautiful cover of one of our favourite songs for the bride to walk down the aisle to. We would highly recommend Miriam for any event.
Fabiana Ferraro• April 16, 2022
Miriam the harpist was wonderful and played beautifully. She was also very easy and lovely to organise with prior to the wedding taking place, being highly accomodating. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a harp player.
Hannah Thorp• April 15, 2022
Miriam was wonderful. She is so talented and the perfect additional to our wedding day. She is so professional, prompt, helpful and just a dream to work with. We would book her again in heartbeat - she made our day so special. Thank you Miriam!
Bethan Clift• Oct. 23, 2021
Miriam played beautifully and guests mentioned how nice the music was in the background when playing during our receipt drinks as well as being able to enjoy the music before the ceremony started. She kept in contact throughout the planning stages so I had full confidence on the day. Would highly recommend.
How long do you play for?
I can play from 1 to 4 hours, but will need to take a short break if playing for longer than an hour.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes, I have public liability insurance.
How much space do you require?
Not much space is needed! Just a small corner with enough room for me, a piano stool, the harp and a music stand - approximately 2m x 3m to perform comfortably.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
If a favourite tune of yours isn’t listed, there is still a chance that I know it, but if not then I am always happy to take one or two special requests with plenty of notice.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
One hour - no breaks required. Two hours - one 15 min break. Three hours - two 15 min breaks.
What is your cancellation policy?
For cancellation notice up to two weeks before the performance: £100% of the fee. For cancellation notice up to four weeks before the performance: £75% of the fee. For cancellation notice up to six weeks before the performance: £50% of the fee. For cancellation notice up to eight weeks before the performance: £25% of the fee.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I always try my best to be flexible and am very happy to adapt to any changes in timings, as long as I'm given enough notice!
How much time do you need to set up?
I usually aim to arrive at the venue between 1 and 1.5 hours early, to leave plenty of time to set up and tune.
Can you play outdoors?
I am very happy to play outdoors on a flat patio area, but this is weather dependant. If there is any rain I will need full cover or to perform indoors, to protect my instrument from damage.