Celtic, Classical, Traditional, Popular & Medieval Music
beautifully played on the Harp
Hazel has been playing for many years and has provided harp music for all sorts of events: the Ferrara Music Festival in Italy, a Shakespeare play at The Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol, poetry readings, Medieval banquets, flower festivals and story-telling evenings. Her favourite recent venues include Woolhanger Manor, Barrington Court and Dunster Castle. She has performed with the harp at plenty of weddings, including her own!
Hazel studied music as a postgraduate at Dartington College of Arts. She has toured with countless singing groups and played in a motley collection of bands. She loves to improvise on the harp and create her own arrangements of any music that takes her fancy. She very much enjoys singing and playing in Care Homes and seeing the difference it makes. She also teaches harp.
As well as performing as a soloist, Hazel currently sings with a cappella vocal quartet 'The Hummingbirds' and plays in Foxwillow Trio.
'Hazel's sensitive playing created a lovely atmosphere in our Restaurant, and all the diners really enjoyed the evening'
Antony & Angela Brunt, Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
'What a joy to have you play at the wedding! Our guests were absolutely delighted to hear you and all commented on how beautiful the harp sounded.'
Harp music transforms any occasion. It brings that special something, whether you are looking for classical elegance, foot-tapping delight or a touch of Celtic magic. Ideal for restaurants, parties or corporate functions, Hazel's repertoire is a fabulous array. It encompasses a wide selection of styles and moods from Pachelbel's Canon to Greensleeves, from The Fox's Jig to The Flower Duet, from Singin' in the Rain to Summertime.
Hazel's harp is a hand-made Gothic-style Celtic harp (‘clarsach’). It stands at about five foot high and has 36 strings. It is made from beautifully grained walnut wood. The sound is exceptional: pure, poignant and deeply resonant.
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A Rosebud by my Early Walk
Pachelbel's Cannon (excerpt)
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Sheebeg and Sheemore
Singin' in the Rain
Hazel is currently offering a special programme of entertainment in Care Homes. With her harp she will bring a wealth of lovely and lively songs: Over the Rainbow, Scarborough Fair, Singin' in the Rain, Bring me Sunshine and many more, all with her own unique harp accompaniments.
Words are given out where required and audience participation is encouraged!
Reactions from residents:
"That's the sort of music I love!"
"Those are the songs I remember enjoying singing at school"
"PLEASE COME BACK!"