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Kate # 564

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Harpist Kate, began playing the harp at a young age.  Soon after beginning the harp, she became a Junior Harpist Scholar of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and won numerous prizes at the National Mod and the Edinburgh Music Festival. She went on to complete a performance degree at Trinity College of Music, London studying under Sioned Williams, principal harpist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Kate has recently won both the Croydon Music Festival and the United Kingdom Harp Association Prize.  She frequently gives recitals as a soloist, with chamber groups around Britain, and has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre, St John’s, Smith Square and Southwark Cathedral.
She performs with a variety of orchestras, including, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Sinfonia, and the National Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra.  She plays in the Aurora Duo, a flute and harp ensemble who recently performed Mozart’s flute and harp concerto, at the Royal Naval Chapel, Greenwich. 

In addition to her solo and orchestral experience, Kate performs at such hotels as the Langham Hilton, Sheraton Park Tower, Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and Glamis Castle and has recently returned from a trip to Lapland, Finland, where she was resident harpist.  She has also appeared on Scottish television and performed for Royalty and Members of Parliament.

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POPULAR

Music from Rogers and Hammerstein

(Sound of Music/Carousel etc)

Music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber

(Cats/Phantom/Starlight express etc)

Music from Beauty and the Beast

Blue Moon – Rodgers

Close to you – Bacarach

Love theme from Godfather

Love Story

Sailing – Sutherland

Over the Rainbow – Arlen

Sun and Moon – Schonberg

I dreamed a dream – Schonberg

Wind beneath my wings – Henley/Silbar

My heart will go on (Titanic) – Horner

Lady in Red – De Burgh

Crazy – Nelson

Have I told you lately – Morrison

Hero – Carey

Get Here – Oleta Adams

Take my breath away – Moroder

Candle in the win – Elton John

Can you fell the love tonight – Elton John

Circle of life – Elthon John

Annies song – Denver

Feelings – Albert

Hey Jude – Paul McCarney

How deep is your love – Gibb

Imagine – Lennon

Killing me softly – Fox

The first time I ever saw your face – MaColl

I say a little Prayer – Bacarach

Your song/One day I will fly away/Nature Boy (Moulin Rouge)

One moment in time – Hammond/Bettis

Wonderful Tonight – Clapton

Angels – Robbie Williams

When you say nothing at all – Keating

Out of reach – Gabrielle

Evergreen – Streidland

Evergreen – Will Young

Theme from Schindlers list

Winner takes it all – ABBA

Fernando – ABBA

Puff the magic dragon

Against all odds – Westlife/Carey

SCOTTISH

Gallaghers Frolics – Chasthasaigh

Sky Boat Song – arr Mieras

Eriskay Love lilt

The Cockle gatherer

Harp of Gold

Afton Water

ENGLISH

Greensleeves

IRISH

Carolans concerto – Cuthbert

Smilin through – Arthur Penn

Tune from County Derry

She moved throught the fait

Spinning wheel song

Cockles and Mussels

CLASSICAL

Les Adieux – Beethoven

Pavane – Faure

Watching the Wheat – John Thomas

Variations on a theme of Mozart – Anon

Adagio – Albinoni

Air from Water Music – Handel

Alleluia from Exulate Jubilate – Mozart

Autumn from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi

Ave Maria – Schubert

Berceuse from Dolly Suite – Faure

Clair de Lund – Debussy

Theme from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – Mozart

Entr’acte from Rosamunde – Schubert

Fur Elise – Beethoven

Jupiter from The Planets – Holst

Lullaby – Brahms

Meditation – Massenet

O My beloved Father – Puccini

O for the Wings of a dove – Mendelssohn

The Swan from Carnival of the Animals – Saint-Saens

Spring song – Mozart Sonatina in Gmajor – Haydn

Preludio No 11 – Bach

To a wild rose – MacDowell

Nocturene – Chopin

Largo – Handel

Sonatina No2 – Dussek

Harp Coincerto in b flat – Handel

Flute and harp Concerto – Mozart

Gavotte – Gluck

Minuet in G minor

Pavane – Wachs

Minuet in F – Mozart

Dance of the Blessed Spirits – Gluck

Largo from Violin Partita 1 – Bach

Andante from Violin Sonatea No2 – Bach

Petite Berceuse – Hasslemans

Canon in D – Pachelbel

COCKTAIL

 Smoke gets in your eyes – Jerome Kern

The Way you look tonight – Jerome Kern

Misty – Garner

Summertime – Gershiwin

Can’t help lovin dat man – Jerome Kern

Try to Remember – Schmidt

But not for me – Gershwin

Let’s call the whole thing off – Gershwin

Embraceable you

Someone to Watch over me – Gershwin

I got rhythm – Gershwin

My Cup runneth over – Schmidt

Moon River – Mancini

Lullaby of Birdland – Shearing/Weiss

Satin Doll – Mercer/Ellington

Bidin’ my time – Gershwin

I get a kick out of you –Porter

Its been a long time – Styne

Everybody loves somebody – Lane

Time after time

Rhythm of the rain

Dream

WELSH

3 traditional welsh airs

Watching the Wheat

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