Dora Briggs - Celtic Harpist

Originally from West Yorkshire and now based in North Norfolk, this harpist studied music and singing under one of the principle singers of Opera North; and after moving to Norfolk 10 years ago was inspired to take up the Celtic harp after seeing and hearing one perform at her own wedding! She says:

"The Celtic Harp is the perfect instrument for me because it sounds beautiful on its own but also mixes well with the voice.  It has the same beauty and evocation as the Concert Harp, but being smaller it fits nicely into smaller venues as well as having the volume to fill out the larger ones."

In 2013 she had an electric pick-up fitted to her harp, giving it the added volume needed to fill even the largest venue!

She plays a mixture of classical, folk and popular music (plus some rock standards you might not expect to hear on a harp!).

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Dora Briggs - Celtic Harpist Repertoire

Wedding March:

  • Canon in D
  • Happy (Pharrell Williams)
  • All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Over The Rainbow
  • All of Me (John Legend) 

Suggestions for Funerals:

  • Danny Boy
  • My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)

Dora Briggs - Celtic Harpist Feedback

Thank you for playing Danny Boy at Dad's funeral. It was his favourite song and your performance of it said more than we could have done with words.

Rob, Katy and family,

On behalf of our clients I would like to thank you for the harp recital you performed for us. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all, and you created a really warm atmosphere.

, Barbara, Barrington Farm

Thank you. Your playing was beautiful and really made our day special. People kept commenting on how lovely it sounded. Canon in D was a perfect choice to walk down the aisle to.

Carrie and Jon,

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