Jill Summers - Harpist & Singer

This harpist, composer and singer is a multi-talented musician performing with effortless poise, transforming any event into a relaxed and sophisticated occasion. To add style and distinction to your special event, she offers a great wealth of repertoire: traditional, Scottish songs, celtic music, contemporary songs, popular sentimental favourites, classical music and jazz. From the cool elegance of the concert harp to the vibrant passion of the celtic harp, this musician offers music to reflect your own style.

To personalize your special event, she offers a song repertoire in widely varying styles: contemporary songs such as the evocative Songbird, traditional, Scottish songs, such as the hauntingly beautiful Ca the Yowes, or the timeless, popular favourites. She has an entrancing voice, beautifully complimented by the clear tones of the harp.

To create a unique tribute to your special occasion, she offers commissioned compositions. She can accommodate all styles and preferences, drawing on extensive experience and an impressive track record. She has studied composition at postgraduate level with leading experts, including internationally acclaimed composer, Savourna Stevenson. Her own compositions have achieved acclaim at public performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Described as a "prodigious talent" by the Scottish Arts Council, she has won numerous music awards and prizes, including the prestigious Donald Dewar Arts award. She has won several valuable music scholarhips, to study harp and voice with distinguished experts at conservatories in London and Scotland. She has performed at prestigious venues across Scotland, including Edinburgh castle, the Balmoral and Gleneagles hotels, Floors castle, Mount Stuart, Bute, Borthwick castle and Hopetoun house.

She Offers:

  • Romantic music performed on elegant, ebony and gold concert harp.
  • Compositions by commission, creating a unique tribute to a special occasion
  • Beautiful songs in varying styles, performed by a singer with an entrancing voice
  • Vibrant, contemporary music, haunting, traditional airs, popular favourites or jazz, performed on the celtic (small, Scottish) harp
  • An immensely versatile musician, offering concert harp, clarsach and voice, in a range of styles to suit all tastes

She can bring her full size concert harp for bookings in Edinburgh and has a smaller Clarsach (Celtic Harp) for bookings further afield.


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Jill Summers - Harpist & Singer Repertoire


  • Pachelbel's Canon in D 
  • Bach Prelude in C major
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Bach
  • St Columba's Hymn
  • Take My Life and Let it Be
  • Chaconne, Jeremiah Clarke
  • Chaconne, Handel
  • Passacaille, Handel
  • Clair de Lune, Debussy
  • Theme from the New World Symphony, Dvorak
  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride), Wagner
  • The Wedding March, Mendelssohn
  • Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke

Traditional & Popular

  • Braveheart theme
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
  • Greensleeves
  • Jazz - New Blues
  • Milonga Par Arma, Ortiz (Mexican music)
  • Eva Cassisy Song Bird
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Clocks
  • Chasing Cars
  • Unchained Melody
  • Elivs Presley Love Me Tender
  • Tears in Heaven
  • Angels Robbie Willians
  • My Heart Will Go On 
  • Sigur Ross  Hoppipolla
  • Endless Love
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Annie's Song
  • You raise Me Up
  • The Music of the Night
  • All I Ask of You
  • Memories
  • Rule the World Take That
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • And I Love Her
  • Here Comes the Sun 
  • Yesterday

Burns songs/sing with harp

  • The Lea Rig
  • Auld Lang Syne, original version
  • Ca' the Yowes
  • Leezie Lindsay
  • O Can Ye Sew Cushions
  • Rowan Tree

Singing with the harp

  • Song Bird
  • Fields of Gold
  • Down by the Sally Gardens
  • Ave Maria
  • Amazing Grace

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