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This Monmouthshire wedding harpist began the harp in 1987 at the age of 10, and was awarded a major music scholarship to Badminton School, Bristol the following year. By 1985, when she commenced the BMus course at Goldsmiths College, London University under Danielle Perrett, she had gained Grade 8 on the harp, flute, piano and saxophone.

She regularly competed in and won Music Festivals and Eisteddfods in both Gwent and Bristol, including the Blue Riband at Chepstow Eisteddfod. She has also played with numerous orchestras including the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the West of England Symphony Orchestra performing the Last Night of the Proms, and currently with the Bristol Symphony Orchestra and Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra.

After teaching music, she spent 2 years studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance with Valerie Aldrich-Smith at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, which included 3 months on an exchange scholarship at Turin Conservatoire under the guidance of Gabreilla Bosio.
Upon returning from Turin, she won the advanced harp class at Bristol Eisteddfod. In June 2004 she attended a harp course in Naples and later won the advanced harp competition in the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Since then she has been teaching the harp in Gwent and Herefordshire, as well as privately, and in 2006 recorded her debut harp album called Strings Over Time.


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Traditional Welsh Airs

  • Across The Water to Llanstephan's Beach
  • All through the Night
  • Watching the Wheat
  • David of the White Rock
  • The Ash Grove
  • The Royal Dream
  • Land of my Fathers
  • Welsh Lullaby
  • The Blackbird
  • The Dove
  • Cilmeri
  • The Departure of the King
  • Myfanwy
  • Men of Harlech
  • Nos Calan
  • Merch Megan
  • Calon Lan (The Ash Grove)
  • The Bells of Aberdovey

Irish Airs

  • Brian Boru's March
  • Danny Boy
  • Londonderry Air
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Star of the County Down

Scottish Airs

  • Eriskay Love Lilt
  • Charlie is my Darling
  • The Bluebells of Scotland
  • Scarborough Fair
  • The Rowan Tree

English Airs

  • Greensleeves
  • My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  • Early One Morning
  • Sailing
  • Drink to me Only
  • Amazing Grace

Classical and Romantic Music

  • Wedding Marches
  • Pachelbel's Canon in D
  • Handel's Water Music
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Ode to Joy
  • Theme from Sonata – Bach
  • Minuet in G - Mozart
  • Minuet in G - Bach
  • Lullaby - Schubert
  • Chaconne
  • Nimrod from Enigma VariationS
  • Jupiter from the Planets Suite
  • Gymnopedie No.1
  • Flower Duet from Lakme
  • Prelude - Bach
  • Air on a G String
  • Barcarolle - Offenbach
  • Fur Elise
  • Spring Song - Mozart
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • Scene from Swan Lake
  • Theme from Romeo and Juliet
  • Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
  • Clair de Lune


  • To a Wild Rose
  • The Rose of Tralee
  • My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
  • Lady in Red
  • O, For the Wings of a Dove
  • A Song Without Words
  • Ave Maria
  • Embraceable You
  • A Certain Smile
  • Streets of London
  • That Old Black Magic
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Moon River
  • Blue Moon
  • Spanish Eyes
  • A Summer Place
  • Bring Me Sunshine
  • Summertime
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • He Was Beautiful Tonight
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Unchained Melody
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Everything I Do I Do It for You
  • Bright Eyes
  • Eight Days a Week
  • Fields of Gold

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