Emerald Burnett - Harpist

This Yorkshire harpist was born in Harrogate and taught the harp from the age of 8 by her Great Aunt.

She was classically trained over many years alongside playing in the Area School Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Junior Philharmonic Orchestra and during her time at University, the University of York Symphony Orchestra and at the age of 18 she began playing professionally. Over the years she has increasingly specialised as a wedding harpist.

Since then she has completed the International Harp Therapy Programme and taken the harp into more therapeutic environments. Whilst concentrating on harp teaching and performing, she has enjoyed the broadening of her portfolio career.



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Emerald Burnett - Harpist Repertoire


  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
  • Bridal March - Wagner
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
  • Meditation from Thais - Massenet
  • Intermezzo from 'Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
  • Wedding March (Mendlessohn)
  • Flower Duet from 'Lakme' (Delibes)
  • Morning from 'Peer Gynt' (Grieg)
  • Finale from Symphony No.3 - 'The Organ Symphony' (Saint-Saens)
  • La Rejouissance from the 'Music for the Royal Fireworks' (Handel)
  • Duet from 'The Pearl Fishers' (Bizet)
  • Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
  • La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin- Debussy
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy
  • Variations on a Theme of Mozart- Glinka
  • Nocturne - Glinka
  • Rouet - Hasselmans
  • The Love Theme from Scheherezade - Rimski-Korsakov
  • Fantaisie - Saint-Saens


  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • The Rose - Bet Midler
  • Can't Help Falling in Love - Weiss, Peretti, Creatore
  • Starry, Starry Night - Don McLean
  • Perfect Day - Lou Reed
  • Here There and Everywhere - Lennon and McCartney
  • Groovy Kind of Love-Phil Collins
  • From this moment on-Shania Twain
  • You Got the Love- Florence and the Machine
  • Hallelujah - Cohen
  • Unchained Melody
  • Stairway to Heaven
  • When You say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
  • Raindrops Keep falling - Bacharach
  • Can you feel the love tonight- Elton John
  • Mr Bojangles


  • When I fall In Love - Nat King Cole
  • It's a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Sinatra
  • I got Rhythm - Gershwin
  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • Misty - Gardner
  • Moon River - Mancini
  • My Favourite Things
  • Take Five- Desmond
  • September Song

Shows & Films

  • In the Arms of the Angels - Sarah McLachlan
  • As Time Goes By - Cassablanca
  • Into the West - Lord of the Rings
  • Send in the Clowns
  • Where is you heart- Moulin Rouge
  • Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz
  • Love Changes Everything - Lloyd Webber
  • All I ask of You - Lloyd Webber
  • No Matter What - Lloyd Webber
  • Pie Jesu- Lloyd-Webber
  • Edelweiss, My Favourite Things - The Sound of Music
  • My Heart Will Go On - Titanic
  • Cavatina - The Deer Hunter
  • Everything I do - Bryan Adams
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Love Theme from the Godfather - Nino Rota
  • I have a dream - Mamma Mia
  • Your Song - Moulin Rouge


  • The Ash Grove
  • All through the Night
  • David of the White Rock
  • Land of my Father's
  • The Water is Wide (Waly, Waly) - arrangement by Sheenan-Swift
  • The Maids of Mourne Shore (Sally Gardens)
  • Greensleeves
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
  • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • O Carolan
  • Eriskay Love Lilt
  • Skye Boat Song


  • Abide With Me
  • Morning has Broken
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • All things Bright and Beautiful Amazing Grace
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Bach

Emerald Burnett - Harpist Feedback

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were brilliant and everybody commented on how well you played and how nice it was. You really made the day special! Thank you again!

, , none (May 2012)

I didn't get much of a chance to speak to you at our wedding on Monday 11th June but I just wanted to say thank you. You play the harp beautifully and more than one person commented on how lovely it was and how it complimented the theme of the wedding. The harp was something that my husband wanted and I'm so very glad that we booked you to play for us.

, Wedding Breakfast at The Crave, (11th June, 2012)

I just wanted to say thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special. the music was fantastic and everybody commented on how lovely it was.

, Drinks at The Pavillion Hotel,, (4th August, 2012)

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