Kate Hereford - Harpist

This harpist is one of the few harpists in the UK who plays both a full-size concert harp, and a small, strap-on Electric Harp. A gifted classical and jazz harpist, she recently embarked on a residency under Deborah Henson-Conant, the world's foremost electric harpist, in the United States. She studied the harp with Eira Lynn Jones at Chetham's School of Music, in Manchester and spent her early years training as a junior at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under the guidance of Charlotte Seale, where she was later offered a scholarship to pursue fulltime studies.

She has performed Internationally and at many prestigious venues in the UK including St John's Smith Square, the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre, LSO St. Luke's and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. She has performed internationally and at many prestigious venues in the UK including St John's Smith Square, the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre, and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. She has performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, at the House of Lords, in the company of Prince Charles at St. James' Palace, and for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the Senate House in Cambridge. She performed at George Best's Memorial Service at Manchester Cathedral, and for George Martin's Birthday Celebration at GSMD.

She has enjoyed much collaboration with various solo instrumentalists, orchestras, singers and pop groups. Recent collaborations include playing with The Noisettes, the Emily Dankworth Jazz Quartet, her harp & vocal duo and The Staircase Band, providers of whirling gypsy hurly-burly, Balkan beats and Klezmer.

"For full-on romance, a harpist is the perfect option. Having played everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to Vivienne Westwood catwalk shows, she covers a wide repertoire including classical, jazz and Celtic love reels."  Sunday Times Style Magazine

"On stage, she demonstrates great flair, poise, and the natural communicative skills which cannot be taught. In short, the audience adored her, and it was a joy to share the stage with her." Deborah Henson-Conant, Grammy-nominated Harpist

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Kate Hereford - Harpist Repertoire


  • Bridal March from 'Lohengrin' - Richard Wagner
  • Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn
  • Ten Preludes - J.S. Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - George Handel
  • Spring & Winter from 'The Four Seasons' - Antonio Vivaldi
  • Air & Hornpipe from 'Water Music' - George Handel
  • Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
  • Amarilli Mia Bella - Giulio Caccini
  • "Sarabande" from Violin Partita No. 1 - J.S. Bach 
  • Berceuse Russe - Marcel Tournier
  • Minuet in G Major - J.S. Bach 
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Giacomo Puccini
  • Harp Concerto in B-flat - George Handel
  • Suite for Harp - Benjamin Britten
  • Recuerdos de Viaje - I. Albeniz
  • The Minstrel's Adieu to his Native Land - John Thomas
  • Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Equisse (from Feuillets d'Album) - Henri Renie
  • Angelus (from Feuillets d'Album) - Henri Renie
  • Barcarolle - Marcel Grandjany 
  • Reverie - Alphonse Hasselsmans
  • Pavane and Variations - Antonio de Cabe
  • Chanson dans la nuit - Carlos Salzedo
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 - Eric Satie
  • Rest, Sweet Nymphs - Francis Pilkington
  • Flow my Tears - John Dowland
  • Come Again, Sweet Love - John Dowland
  • Sonatina - Sergiu Natra 


  • It Had to Be You - Isham Jones
  • But Not for Me - George Gershwin
  • If - David Gates
  • A Time for Us (Love Theme from the Paramount Picture Romeo and Juliet) - Nino Rota
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Misty - Garner
  • My Romance
  • Samba de Orfeo
  • Send in the Clowns - Sondheim
  • Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer
  • Blue Bossa 
  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • Over The Rainbow 
  • As Time Goes By - Hupfield
  • Alice in Wonderland - Fain/Hilliard
  • Songbird - Eva Cassidy 
  • La Mer - Charles Trenet (Beyond the Sea)
  • There Will Never be Another You - Warren/Gordon
  • Black Orpheus - Louis Bonfi
  • Killer Joe - Benny Golson
  • 'Married Life' - the Theme from Pixar's 'Up'
  • Annie's Song - John Denver
  • Kissing You - Des'ree
  • New Blues - Deborah Henson-Conant 


  • My Lagan Love - trad. Ulster Air
  • I Love my Love in the Morning - trad. Ireland arr. Kim Robertson
  • Star of County Down - trad. Ireland
  • Shenandoah - trad. American Chantey
  • Variations on a Welsh Carol - Ank Van Campen
  • Adon Olam - Uzi Chitman
  • Down by the Salley Gardens - trad. Ireland
  • Danny Boy - trad. Ireland
  • Scarborough Fair - trad. England
  • Mi Yitnani Of (Who Will Give me Wings) - trad. Bukharan Melody arr. Sunita Staneslow
  • Donna Donna - trad. Yiddish
  • Greensleeves - trad. English
  • All The Pretty Little Horses - Southeastern American Lullaby
  • Tum Balalaika - trad. Russian
  • Glenlivet - trad. Scotland

Kate Hereford - Harpist Feedback

If you want to add a touch of class to your special occasion, I would highly recommend these two wonderful musicians. Proficient from start to finish, I dare you to find more accommodating and accomplished professionals than these two. Ten out of ten!

Nicky & Daniel Wallace,

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