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, won the cup for the harp section in 2011, and was awarded The Anslow Cup for Music in 2012. 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 ~
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.
Yasmin• July 17, 2021
Miriam was amazing from start to finish. We wanted a harpist who would be able to play Irish, Bollywood and even the Cure, and we found her. Miriam wrote and learned several Bollywood tunes and my favourite Cure track to walk down the aisle to. This brought tears to the eyes of guests and even the groom (who proposed to me during a Cure concert. It was magical having her on the lawn playing for our guests. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She made the day magical.
matthew robbins• May 1, 2021
Made the evening completely unforgettable. Was prompt (early), courteous, friendly and incredibly talented. Will absolutely book Miriam again. Thank you and hopefully see you at the wedding.
Paul Anthony Wilson• May 1, 2021
Miriam arrived early, played beautifully and was thoroughly lovely. I would not hesitate to use her again for such an event. 10/10
Roy Saunders• March 8, 2020
Miriam Wilford played at the reception for our Diamond Wedding Anniversary Lunch at Hartwell House last Sunday. She played so beautifully and got many compliments from our guests.
She arrived at Hartwell House early so that she was in position and ready to perform well before her agreed start time. She had allowed for any potential hitches.
Miriam is a very beautiful girl who emanates a sense of tranquility which seems to influence the wonderful quality of her performance on the harp.
Should the occasion arise we book her again in a heartbeat.
Thank you for recommending Miriam for our big anniversary.
Mollie Hawkes• Feb. 14, 2020
Miriam was a wonderful addition to our event, receiving lots of lovely feedback from the guests.
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.