Abigail Donaldson - Harpist

A fantastic Midlands based harpist with a wealth of knowledge and experience in performance and a constantly updated repertoire. She plays a range of stunning harps which will add elegance and beautiful music to your event from full size concert harp to celtic harp. 

This harpist has been a full time professional musician all of her working life and has played the harp since childhood. She has built up an excellent working relationship with the registrars and hotels in the Midlands and is known and recommended by many of them. 

Appointments are offered prior to the event if required. 

She studied at the Royal College of Music and on qualifying was appointed Principal Harp with the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra and Ulster Orchestras.

After six years in Northern Ireland, she moved to the Midlands to freelance with many of the major symphony orchestras. She was also the first call harpist with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Birmingham Opera Company.

In recent years she has focused on solo playing and is in demand for Weddings and Corporate work. Her engagements have included playing for royalty and celebrities. She regularly plays at prestigious hotels in the Midlands including Coombe Abbey, Nailcote Hall, and Ettington Park hotels.

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Abigail Donaldson - Harpist Repertoire

Love Songs, Musicals and Celtic Music

  • Ashokan Farewell
  • All I Ask Of You - Phantom
  • Annie's Song
  • At Last
  • Beauty & the Beast
  • Blowers Daughter from Closer
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
  • Circle of Life - Elton John
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • Cavatina - The Deer Hunter
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Close to You/We've only just begun - Carpenters
  • Come What May - Moulin Rouge
  • Danny Boy
  • Do you Know the Way to San Jose
  • Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Evita
  • Don't want to miss a thing
  • Embraceable You
  • Endless love/Hello Lionel Richie
  • Eternal Flame
  • Everything - Buble
  • Everything I Do, I Do it For You
  • Fly me to the Moon
  • Greatest Love of All
  • Greensleeves
  • Harry Potter Hedwig's Theme
  • Have I Told You Lately That I love you
  • Heaven Bryan Adams
  • I Know Him So Well - Chess
  • I Will Always Love You
  • It Must be Love
  • Last Rose of Summer
  • Les Miserables
  • Let There Be Love
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Love Actually Theme
  • Love Changes Everything
  • Love is All Around
  • Love is Here to Stay
  • Love is the sweetest thing
  • Love Story
  • Love Walked In
  • Make you feel my love Adele
  • Maggie/ Town I Love so Well/Carrickfergus
  • Memory - Cats
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • Moonglow 
  • Music of the Night
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
  • My Fair Lady- On the Street Where you live 
  • Nights in White Satin
  • No Matter What - Boyzone
  • One Hand, One Heart/Somewhere - West Side Story
  • Promise Me
  • Romeo and Juliet I'm Kissing you / Balcony music
  • Runaway - The Corrs
  • She’s the One/Angels – Robbie Williams 
  • Send in the Clowns
  • She Moves Through the Fair
  • Shenandoah
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Something Stupid - Robbie Williams/ Kidman
  • Somewhere in Time
  • Somewhere Out There
  • Somewhere, My Love
  • Summertime
  • The Beatles
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
  • Here There and Everywhere - The Beatles
  • Something - The Beatles
  • The Colours of the Wind - Aladdin
  • The Perfect Year & With One Look
  • The Power of Love
  • The Rose
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings 
  • Thorn Birds Love Theme & Thorn Birds Theme
  • You say it Best when you say Nothing at all - Keating
  • Father & Son - Ronan Keating
  • We've Got Tonight - Ronan Keating
  • Unchained Melody
  • Unforgettable
  • Up Where we Belong (Officer & Gentleman )
  • Watching the Wheat
  • Water is Wide
  • What If - Kate Winslet
  • What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love
  • When I Fall in Love
  • When I Fall In Love/ The very Thought of You
  • When you tell me that You Love Me
  • Whole New World - Aladdin
  • Wonderful tonight - Clapton

Opera Favourites

  • Oh my Beloved Father
  • Merry Widow Waltz
  • Musette’s Waltz,
  • Nessun Dorma
  • Santa Lucia
  • Carmen Habanera
  • Toreador’s March


  • Bach - Prelude
  • Bach - Arioso
  • Bach - Air on G string
  • Barcarolle Offenbach 
  • Chopin - Raindrop Prelude
  • Chopin - Nocturnes
  • Chanson de Matin - Elgar
  • Debussy - Arabesque
  • Debussy - Girl with Flaxen Hair
  • Debussy - Clair du Lune
  • Flower Duet - Delibes
  • Various French Repertoire (Tournier/ Grandjany)
  • Water Music - Handel
  • Firework Music - Handel
  • Largo - Handel
  • Where'er you Walk - Handel
  • Sarabande - Handel
  • Passacaglia - Handel
  • Theme and Variations - Handel
  • Intermezzo form Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Pachelbel Canon 
  • Rhapsody on Theme of Paganinni
  • South American Music
  • Viennese Waltzes
  • Vivaldi Spring, Winter
  • Medieval /Early music
  • Meditation from ‘Thais’
  • Mozart - Sonata in C major
  • Mozart - Arias


  • Pelanasha
  • Mere Na seeb
  • Hum Kisise
  • Ek Ladki
  • Chand Mera Dil
  • Khabi Kushi
  • Kuch Kuch
  • Dil Ne Yeh
  • Kal Konaho
  • Meri Mehbooba
  • Tere liye
  • Suraj Hua
  • Maddham

Abigail Donaldson - Harpist Feedback

The wedding was a great success, we all had a wonderful day and she was a fantastic harpist. The booking process was very straightforward and we really appreciated your help in finding her for us. We would definitely come to you again if we are need of help finding musicians for any event. Kind regards

Amy, , none (July, 2014)

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