Hannah Howes - Harpist

This harpist is based in the Lake District, and performs for weddings and events all over Cumbria, Southern Scotland, Lancashire and Northern England.

She studied music and harp at the University of Exeter, and has been playing at wedding ceremonies and receptions since 1998 and has a wide-ranging repertoire, but frequently makes special arrangements of music for wedding ceremonies and can source (almost) anything within reason!

While based for a few years in Edinburgh she made several solo appearances at concerts in Edinburgh's Fringe Festival, one reviewer describing her performance as 'delicately delicious'.

She is also part of a soprano and harp duo which also performs at wedding ceremonies.

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Hannah Howes - Harpist Repertoire


  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Clarke - Trumpet Tune
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Handel - Queen of Sheba
  • Bach - Air on the G String
  • Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
  • Clarke - Chaconne
  • Handel - Chaconne in C
  • Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
  • Anon - Spanish Romance

Love themes

  • Love Theme from Beauty and the Beast
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
  • Can you feel the love tonight from The Lion King
  • Love theme from Braveheart
  • All love can be from A Beautiful Mind
  • Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
  • May it be from The Lord of the Rings
  • Evenstar from The Lord of the Rings
  • My Heart will go on from Titanic
  • Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffanys
  • Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet


  • From this moment - Shania Twain
  • You Raise Me Up - Westlife
  • I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
  • You're Beautiful - James Blunt
  • At Last - Harry Warren
  • I Only Have Eyes for You - Harry Warren

Folk and Traditional

  • Burns, O my Love is like a red red rose (trad. Scots)
  • Danny Boy (trad. Irish)
  • She Moved through the Fair (trad. Irish)
  • Greensleeves (trad. English)
  • Skye Boat Song (trad. Scottish)

Sample wedding ceremony repertoire (soprano and harp)

  • Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Burns - My love is like a red red rose
  • Traditional - Amazing Grace
  • All love can be from A Beautiful Mind

Hannah Howes - Harpist Feedback

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding in Loweswater last month, so sorry we didn't get to hear more of you at the reception but the guests loved it!

Laura Robinson, Loweswater, Wedding and reception (April, 2017)

Thank you both, the music was absolutely beautiful! I just wish I could do it all again as a guest!

Annie Walton, Leighton Hall, Reception (June, 2017)

I'd have no hesitation in recommending you to others. Thanks for letting me have a 'strum' on your harp, I loved it!


Everyone thought the harp music was a lovely addition to the day and you played so beautifully.

Cheryl Hinde, Lyzzick Hall Hotel, 25th anniversary (April, 2016)

Thank You very much for making our wedding day extra special by playing the harp for our ceremony and during the wedding breakfast. We really appreciated you learning At Last and I only have eyes for you. The day was perfect and although there were 90 people in the wedding breakfast Roy and I could still hear the beautiful music you were playing.


Many thanks for your playing for us yesterday. The harp added so much to the special day.


Hannah Howes - Harpist Videos