Styles Classical / Popular • Celtic
Counties Bristol • Cornwall • Devon • Dorset • Somerset
This Devon based wedding harpist was born in Hampshire. She read music at Exeter University, travelling to the Royal College of Music in London for her harp studies. She now gives around one hundred performances a year from formal recitals in historic houses or on specialist arts cruises to weddings and funerals. Her compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC and by Irish, Japanese and Canadian film, radio and television.
In 2006 she was the only British performer to be shortlisted for Best Classical Event Award in the combined Brighton Festivals, England's largest Arts Festival.
Her unique research into Victorian Fairy Harp Music has led to many quaint adventures - a CD with worldwide distribution; radio and TV broadcasts including a half-hour Radio 4 documentary; a West End stage show with actor Simon Callow for which she also wrote the songs; appearances at the Royal Academy of Art exhibition of Victorian fairy paintings and at Prince Charles' unveiling of the restored Elfin Oak Tree in Kensington Gardens; involvement in the major French exhibition Dragons, Elfes et Fées, and an appearance in the award-winning Canadian television documentary The Fairy Faith: all this and more besides making her England's unofficial Fairy Harpist!
Her uniquely rich tone on the harp has graced several film/TV soundtracks including more than fifty episodes of ITV's magical children's series Bernard's Watch which has been shown in over 30 countries including America, Canada, Iceland, Kenya, Iran, South Africa, Poland and Cyprus.
The golden harp is perfect for weddings! It is romantic and stylish. During civil ceremonies - which can so easily be short and soulless - it adds grace and dignity and lifts the event into an entirely different league.
In a church the magical sound is sparkling and unforgettable. A harp solo beautifully fills the time whilst the bride and groom disappear into the vestry to sign the registers.
During the reception the music creates a relaxing ambience, cushioning the conversation so there are no awkward silences, and generally enhancing the atmosphere, without ever being intrusive. Elizabeth Jane plays a huge cross-section of musical styles from light classical to popular song tunes, so there is something for all the guests to enjoy.
"We were all enchanted by your presence and delighted by the magical sound of your playing. You really did add something extraordinarily special that far exceeded our expectations."
"Everyone said that you absolutely made the wedding. We cannot thankyou enough for all your support and good will"
"From our very first conversation, your enthusiasm and energy made me very excited about you being part of our day. It was a real pleasure to have you touch our lives."