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Paula
 

A professional harpist and singer, Paula Smith is experienced at creating just the right atmosphere, whether it be for a large, formalPaula -London Harpist reception, a small and intimate gathering or the performance of specially chosen music at a wedding ceremony.

She has toured Britain, Ireland and Australia, performing at hundreds of events including weddings, corporate functions, cruises, themed banquets, an intensive care ward and live radio. For eighteen months, Paula enjoyed a residency at the luxurious Gregan's Castle Hotel in the west of Ireland.

Yet every occasion is unique and Paula prides herself on providing an individual service, tailored to each client's particular requirements and preferences.

Paula adapts her repertoire according to the client's taste and she offers two different harps to suit any occasion: for formal events, she uses a classical concert harp and, to honour events with an Irish, Scottish or Welsh connection, Paula will play a traditional Celtic harp, if desired.

Originally classically trained, Paula reads music fluently. However, she is also a natural musician, who was born with perfect pitch. This rare quality allows her to play music by ear effortlessly and she has often played special requests directly from client's recordings: ideal when there is no music score available.

 

Previous Clients & Venues Include
 
GLR ( Greater London Radio ), UK
Thames FM Radio, London, UK
Radio FM 99 "Cafe Continental", Brisbane, Australia
Radio 4EB, Brisbane, Australia
Whelan's, Dublin, Eire
North Devon Folk & Blues Festival
Leeds Castle, Kent
H.M.S. Belfast
Crumlin Hospital For Sick Children, Dublin
Celtic Tea Rooms, Maleny, QL, Australia
Ballaghmore Castle, Eire
Gregan's Castle Hotel, Eire (18 month residency
)

 

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Sample Repertoire
This is a small selection of Paula's repertoire.
If the song or tune that you would like is not here, Paula would be delighted to accommodate special requests, if at all possible.

Classical

Canon in D - Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Largo from New World Symphony - Dvorak
Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Largo from Xerses - Handel
 

Popular

Instrumental
All I Ask Of You
Music of the Night
Dont Cry for Me Argentina
Sailing
Greensleeves
Moon River
Nights in White Satin
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Anniversary Song
Love is a Many Spendoured Thing
Amazing Grace
Annie's Song

Sung
Happy Birthday
Auld Lang Syne
The Rose
Fields of Gold
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Let it Be
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
Wind Beneath My Wings
 

 

Traditional

Scottish
An Gillie Ban
Will Ye Go Lassie
Logan Water
Roslin Castle
Captain O'Keen
There Was A Lad
Peggy Gordon
Dunkeld Hermitage Bridge
Huntingtone Castle

Irish
Raglan Road
Lark in the Clear Air
Molly Malone
Town I Loved So Well
Carrickfergus
Curragh of Kildare
She Moved Through the Fair
Easy and Slow
Black Velvet Band
Fields of Athenry
Star of the County Down
Sally Gardens
Danny Boy
Leaving of Liverpool
Rare Oul' Times
Whiskey in the Jar
Lady Marian - Clannad
Spancil Hill
Ride On

Irish Dance Tunes
Brian Boru
Garry Owen
Blarney Pilgrim
Harvest Home
Boys of Bluehill
Musical Priest
Star of Munster
Gravel Walk

Irish - O'Carolan etc
Si Bheag, Si Mhor
Hewlett's Air
Planxty Irwin
Give Me Your Hand/Tabhair Dom Do Lamh

Welsh
Ash Grove
Land of My Fathers
All Through the Night
Rhiwabon
The Royal Dream
Winter Has Come
 

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