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As an extremely talented and well educated musician, Alexandra has been in demand as a harpist, performing all over the country: on the television, for royalty, MP’s, and even rock stars.


Previous engagements include providing music at a drinks reception for HRH Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to the University of Huddersfield, at the new London Venue King’s Place for their corporate opening ceremony, on Channel 4’s television series Come Dine With Me, for a party hosted by rock band The Cure, and for PRS for Music's Christmas charity luncheon alongside their guest speaker Rick Wakeman.


In 2004 Alexandra performed with the Brighton Youth Orchestra at Glyndebourne Opera House, and at the Brighton Dome in a concert featuring Evelyn Glennie. During her time at Huddersfield she performed regularly with the orchestra, symphonic wind orchestra and new music ensemble, with whom she performed a concert as part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and which was subsequently broadcast on BBC radio 3. She performed again for the festival in 2007, in an ensemble of 20 harpists, including Rhodri Davies and Eira Lynne Jones. She has also performed regularly with the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra.


Alexandra is available for hire for all kinds of functions. She has played for weddings and other events in churches, castles, hotels, stately homes, museums, colleges and universities, spas and even at the Houses of Parliament. Her varied repertoire ranges from classical and folk to more popular pieces.

" We are so glad we decided to use Gigz for the booking of our Harpist, Alexandra, to play at our wedding on the 13th July. Alexandra is a lovely person and her performance was first class, she fully contributed to an outstanding day and we will, without any reserve recommend her. She played beautifully and fulfilled all our musical request and much more. All our guests commented on how beautiful it was to listen to her play and how having her at the wedding completed the ambiance of the setting. We would also like to congratulate all at Gigz for the attention to detail that made it so seamless for us to book Alexandra and for the personal contact by Dave which gave us the reassurance we needed to calm our nerves, a really First Class customer service. We have no worries about using or recommending Gigz Management again. "
Brian and Carey Cross | Cams Hall, Fareham Hampshire | 13 July 2013
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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Classical

  • Bach // Prelude in C
  • Bach (arranged by Granjany) // Etude No. 3, ‘Sarabande’ and Etude No. 6, “Andante”
  • Beethoven // Für Elise, Moonlight Sonata
  • Cabezon // Pavane and Variations
  • Clarke // Chaconne
  • Chertok // Around the Clock, mvts 1, 2 & 3
  • Debussy // La fille aux cheveux de lin, Clair de lune
  • Delibes // Flower Duet
  • Faure // Cantique, Pavane
  • Grandjany // Pastorale
  • Handel // Allegro, Sarabande
  • Hasslemans // Chanson de Mai
  • Kanga // Solitude
  • Mayhew // Fiskars
  • Mendelssohn // Wedding March
  • Pachelbel // Canon in D
  • Puccini // O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Salzédo // Suite of 8 Dances - Seguidilla, Tango
  • Samuel//Rousseau // Variations pastorales sur un vieux noel
  • Satie // Gymnopédie No.1, Gnossienne No.1
  • Schubert // Ave Maria
  • Tournier // Quatre Preludes pour Harpe No.s I & IV
  • Vivaldi // Spring (theme) from the Four Seasons, Winter (2nd Movement – Largo) from the Four Seasons
  • Wagner // Bridal March
  • Watkins // Fire dance from Petit Suite

Popular

  • Amanda McBroom // The Rose
  • Dolly Parton/ Whitney Houston // I Will Always Love You
  • Elvis Presley // Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Eric Clapton // Wonderful tonight
  • Jeff Silbar, Larry Henley // Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Led Zeppelin // Stairway to Heaven
  • Leonard Cohen // Hallelujah
  • Lionel Richie // Endless Love
  • Metallica // Nothing Else Matters
  • Siur Rós // Hoppipolla
  • Sting/Eva Cassidy // Fields Of Gold
  • The Beatles // Across the Universe, Norwegian Wood, Here Comes The Sun, The Long and Winding Road
  • The Rolling Stones // Ruby Tuesday
  • Westlife // Flying Without Wings
  • Simon & Garfunkel // 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  • Alan Price // The House of the Rising Sun
  • Bob Dylan // The Times They Are A//Changin’, Blowin’ in the Wind

Seasonal

  • Away in a Manger
  • Coventry Carol
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • Entre Le Boeuf
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel
  • O Holy Night
  • Silent Night
  • The First Nowell
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • What Child Is This?
  • Winter Wonderland

Traditional

  • English
  • Flowers in the Valley
  • Greensleeves
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Irish
  • Brian Boru’s March
  • Danny Boy
  • The Lark in the Clear Air
  • The Foggy Dew
  • Scottish
  • Eriskay Love Lilt
  • Kinloch of Kinloch
  • Skye boat song
  • A Fairy’s Love Song
  • A' Bheairt-Fhioda (A Weaving Lilt)
  • Amazing Grace
  • Welsh
  • Breuddwd y Frenhines (The Royal Dream)
  • Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the Wheat)
  • Craig y Tyle (Winter has Come)
  • Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock)
  • Harp of Gold
  • Sosban Fach (Little Saucepan)
  • The Ash Grove
  • Other
  • Wreck of the John B Sloop
  • Le Bon Petit Roi d'Yvetot (arr. Grandjany

Jazz

  • Bert Kaempfert // Strangers In The Night
  • Gershwin // Embraceable You, Summertime
  • Harold Arlen (sung by Judy Garland) // Over The Rainbow
  • Henry Mancini // Moon River
  • Nat King Cole // When I Fall in Love
  • Nina Simone // Feeling Good

Film/Show

  • Alan Menken // Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Alan Silvestri // Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber // Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita), Memory (Cats), All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Des’Ree // Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Hans Zimmer // Honour Him (Gladiator)
  • Howard Shore // In Dreams (The Lord of the Rings // The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley // Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Phillip Glass // Truman Sleeps (The Truman Show)
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein II // My Favourite Things, Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)

Computer Games (By request only)

  • Final Fantasy // Eyes On Me, The Prelude
  • Monkey Island // Main Theme
  • Morrowind // Call of Magic
  • Portal 1 // Still Alive
" We are so glad we decided to use Gigz for the booking of our Harpist, Alexandra, to play at our wedding on the 13th July. Alexandra is a lovely person and her performance was first class, she fully contributed to an outstanding day and we will, without any reserve recommend her. She played beautifully and fulfilled all our musical request and much more. All our guests commented on how beautiful it was to listen to her play and how having her at the wedding completed the ambiance of the setting. We would also like to congratulate all at Gigz for the attention to detail that made it so seamless for us to book Alexandra and for the personal contact by Dave which gave us the reassurance we needed to calm our nerves, a really First Class customer service. We have no worries about using or recommending Gigz Management again. "
Brian and Carey Cross | Cams Hall, Fareham Hampshire | 13 July 2013
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  • Reliabilty/Timekeeping
  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service
" Just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding. It was perfect thank you, really enjoyed the pieces you played, I think I heard Norwegian Wood in there. Everyone thought having you there was a really nice touch. "
Mark & Claire | Wedding | 2 June 2012
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" I'd just like to say a big thank you for playing for us during our ceremony last Friday. It was great to have that meeting with you before, and to know that you had everything covered! Your choice of music was perfect and booking you was seamless. "
Rachel & Mike | Wedding | 19 May 2012
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" We just like to thank you for doing an amazing job, it sounded fantastic, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house during the bridal entrance. Everyone commented how fitting the music was. "
Mark & Sobes | Wedding | 3 March 2012
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" Congratulations on the professional job you did today providing music for the VIPs’ reception and the civic luncheon for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip to the university. I received many complimentary comments on your suitable choice of music and excellent performance. "
John | University of Huddersfield | 24 May 2007
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What's included

  • Performance Times:

    The fee quoted is for the drinks reception OR ceremony ( 2 hours). For the Ceremony and drinks reception add an extra £150 to your quote.
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    30 minutes before performance
  • Set Up Time:

    15 minutes
  • Act dress Code:

    Smart
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    2 X 2 m
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    Sandwiches and soft drinks
  • Extra sets/playing time:

    For an extra hour add £80 (maximum 3 hours)

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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