Anne Applin - Harpist

This Yorkshire harpist began playing the Harp at the age of 9 and made her BBC debut in 1982 at the age of 10! She is now in demand for weddigs and events.

Invitations then followed to perform at the Gulbenkian Theatre (Newcastle), Winyard Hall, Bowes Museum and at various other venues in the North East. Winner of Young Musician of Teesside in 1986, she became a member of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. Subsequently she joined the Cleveland Youth Orchestra and has toured Europe with them.

She graduated in July 1995 with a BMus (Hons) Degree after studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with teachers; Professor David Watkins, Charlotte Seale and Helen Tunstall. During her course she was also a member of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Some of the highlights whilst studying were; playing for BBC Television's Christmas Presence (Dec. 1993) starring Cliff Richard; and also performing in Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at St Paul's Cathedral under the baton of Sir Richard Hickox. In May 1995 she was privileged to play at the VE Day Royal Banquet at the Guild Hall at which were present members of the Royal family and 50 Heads of State.

In August 1996 she was Harp tutor for the National Children's Orchestra (11yrs & under). In February 1997 she was honoured to form part of the orchestra backing for Opera singer Lesley Garret. Later that year, in May, she released her first public recording called Harping On under the label of Huntcliffe Recording Services.

Television credits include appearances in Mansfield Park (ITV) Songs of Praise, Tonight (Tyne Tees Television) and Look North (BBC Newcastle).

In June 2000, she played for HRH the Prince of Wales during a visit to Sir William Turner's Almshouses at Kirkleatham.

She played for Brahms Requiem at Middlesbrough Town Hall which included the guest appearance of Sir Thomas Allen.

At present she is engaged in both free-lance work and teaching, she has achieved a great reputation as a Harpist in the North East playing with; Cleveland Chamber and Philharmonic Orchestras, Durham Sinfonia, City of Leeds Sinfonia, Leeds Youth Opera, Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra, Guildhall Barbican Orchestra of York, the Orchestra of Opera North, Carl Rosa Opera Orchestra (Britain?s oldest opera company), Manchester Camerata, Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and all the many local Choral Societies and Choirs.

She owns and performs on a Lyon & Healy Concert Grand pedal Harp.

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Anne Applin - Harpist Repertoire


  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Barcarolle - J Offenbach
  • Bridal March - from Lohengrin
  • Canon in D - J Pachelbel
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits - C W von Gluck
  • Flower Duet - Delibes
  • Grand March - from Aida - Verdi
  • Intermezzo - P Mascagni
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Minuet - Boccherini
  • Nimrod - Elgar
  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - G Puccini
  • Opera Highlights - Various
  • Sleeper’s Awake - Bach
  • Trumpet Voluntary - H Purcell
  • Voi Che Sepete - from the Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn


  • All through the Night - Welsh
  • Believe me, if all those Endearing young charms - Traditional
  • Country Gardens - English
  • Danny Boy - Irish
  • David of the White Rock - Welsh
  • English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish - Various
  • Eriskay Love Lilt - Scottish
  • Greensleeves - English
  • Land of my Father’s - Welsh
  • O Carolan - Various
  • Skye Boat Song - Scottish
  • The Ash Grove - Welsh
  • The House of the Rising Sun - American
  • Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
  • Enya - Various
  • Eye Level - from Van Der Valk
  • Hurdy Gurdy - C Salzedo
  • I took my Harp to a Party - N Gay
  • Jamaican Rumba - A Benjamin
  • Koto in the Temple - L Woods
  • La Paloma - Yradier
  • Spanish Dance - G Bizet
  • Westminster Institute Rag - C Gosselin

Musicals & Films

  • A Time for Us - Romeo & Juliet
  • Andrew Lloyd-Webber - Various
  • Bright Eyes - Watership Down
  • Can you feel the love tonight - The Lion King
  • Can’t help Lovin’ Dat Man - Showboat
  • Cavatina - The Deer Hunter
  • Chariots of Fire - Theme tune
  • Disney Songs - Various
  • Everything I do - Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
  • Exodus - Theme tune
  • Hedwig’s Theme - Harry Potter
  • Honour Him/Now We Are Free - Gladiator
  • Lara’s Theme - Doctor Zhivago
  • Lord of the Rings/May it be/Into the West - Theme tunes
  • Love Changes Everything - Aspects of Love
  • Love is all around - Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Love Theme - The Godfather
  • My Heart will go on - Titanic
  • Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz
  • Pelagia’s Song - Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • Rogers & Hammerstein - Various
  • Send in the Clowns - A Little Night Music
  • September Song - May to December
  • She - Notting Hill
  • Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Addams Family Theme - The Addams Family/The Munsters
  • The Entertainer - The Sting
  • The Rose - Beaches
  • Unchained melody - Ghost
  • Up where we belong - An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Your Song - Moulin Rouge

Songs & Standards

  • A Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
  • Ain’t Mis’ Behavin’ - T Fats Waller
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Baby can I hold you tonight - T Chapman
  • Beatles - Various
  • Bewitched (Bothered & Bewildered) - Rogers & Hart
  • Blowin’ in the Wind - Bob Dylan
  • Can’t help falling in Love - Elvis
  • Clocks - Cold Play
  • Come away with me - Norah Jones
  • Endless Love - L Richie
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Fireflies - Owl City
  • Fix You - Cold Play
  • From this Moment on - Shania Twain
  • Have I told you lately that I love you - Van Morrison
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams
  • I don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
  • If tommorrow never comes - Ronan Keaton
  • I just called to say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • Jazz Standards - Various
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis
  • Mr Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker
  • Negro Spirituals - Various
  • Promise Me - Beverley Craven
  • Spread a little Happiness - V Ellis
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin
  • Songbird - Eva Cassidy
  • Top of the World - Carpenters
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
  • We have all the time in the World - L Armstrong
  • What a Wonderful World - L Armstrong
  • When I fall in Love - Nat King Cole
  • When you tell me that you Love me - Diana Ross
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • You Raise Me Up - Westlife

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