Singer and Harpist Duo

Singer and Harpist Duo

Both graduates from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Deborah Morgan Lewis and I immediately hit off when we were introduced in 2010 and have been having a fantastic time exploring music for harp and voice ever since. We now greatly enjoy performing a variety of styles from opera classics, traditional Welsh songs (sung in Welsh or English as required), folk songs, pop, jazz and wartime favorites.

 Our assorted selection of music enables us to offer packages for weddings, corporate events, lunchtime recitals, evening concerts, sing-a-long events and much more!

 For further information on Deborah’s beautiful voice and diverse ability please visit www.canuorgalon.com. We also hope to upload some duet recordings in the near future. Watch this space!

If you would like to hear us perform please email me and I will send you details of up and coming public events and/or arrange a consultation so that we can discuss the details of your wedding/event.

Please email or call me via the contact tab at the top of this page.

I look forward to hearing from you!

All best wishes,

Shelley Fairplay

Future Summer Harp Festival

Dear All,

Following the Summer Harp Festival 2010 at the National Botanical Garden of Wales it has been truly wonderful to hear so much positive feedback from those who attended over the August bank holiday weekend, your support and participation was greatly appreciated.  As many of you are aware it was somewhat a labour of love on my part and it was of course the inaugural year for the Summer Harp Festival. Following the event there has been a continual buzz of ideas for developments; thank you for all the input.

It is a festival with a dual vision and  purpose, on the one hand to inspire harpists throughout Wales and further afield by offering workshops, concerts, masterclasses, a performance platform, creating the opportunity to share ideas and meet with other fellow harpists to enjoy our instrument. The second aim is to bring the National Instrument of Wales to a wider audience bringing enthusiasts, novices, those who would not usually have the chance to hear/try harp, and even the harp skeptical (surely they do not exist?!) in to contact with this beautiful and delightful instrument through concerts, hands on harp sessions, family activities and much more.

It is with great frustration that I have to inform you that due to circumstances beyond my control the 2nd Summer Harp Festival will not be going ahead on the provisional dates for 2011 published last year. Sufficient funding of the event could not be secured and there has over the past month been a change in priorities at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Rather than risk holding an event second rate to the inaugural year I am now working on 2012 plans for us all to enjoy. Every aspect of the event is being reflected upon.

I would like to offer my sincere apologies to all of you who have saved the date and to everyone who has been working with me on plans for this year.  In order that we should have something to mark the ongoing development of the Summer Harp Festival I hope to invite you all to a soirÃe over the summer (date to be confirmed). If in the meantime you would like to contact me I would be delighted to hear from you.

Please do pass this email on to anyone you have contacts for who may wish to know this information. I am in the process of building up a database of people who would be happy to be contacted by me regarding the Summer Harp Festival and other harp events and projects. If you know of any harpists performing, teaching and/or studying along with retailers and enthusiasts who would like to be kept informed it would be wonderful if you could ask them to email me on: info@harpwales.com with  their name, email address, postal address and telephone number. This is the only way I will be able to build up a comprehensive list, my apologies to all that I do not currently have the contact details for!

Once again I would like to thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and support for the Summer Harp Festival and will greatly appreciate your understanding regarding the current set back on this year’s dates.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Onwards and upwards!

All best wishes,

Shelley Fairplay

Harpist for Valentine’s evening!

What a magical weekend I have had playing the harp for Valentine’s events! Couples enjoyed their evening with wonderful food, chocolate, teddy bears, roses, pink champagne and of course beautiful candle light. A finishing touch to the evening was the romantic sounds of the harp. The evenings were described as ‘magical’ and ‘unforgettable’. It really was so wonderful to be a part of! Now I really hope my partner Richard has something just as romantic planned…he has a lot to live up to!
If you would like to book me to play the harp for your Valentine’s event or romantic evening please email: info@harpwales.com or call me on: 07960 718663.

Launch of Pilgrim Pedal Harps at The Harp Centre of Wales

Telynau Teifi are celebrating!

On Saturday 5th March 2011 10am to 3pm Telynau Teifi are holding a launch event in honour of their new working partnership with Pilgrim Harps . There will be opportunities to listen to demonstrations and try Pilgrim’s pedal harps. The Harp Centre of Wales will also be offering tours of their premises and providing refreshments.  Further information is available via www.www.welsh-harps.com.

To attend this exciting event please contact:

Sarah Reynolds-Smith
Tel: 01559 363 222

Bollywood Harp Music

If you are looking for a Bollywood harpist I have just got round to uploading song titles of Bollywood repertoire I currently play on the harp to this website and I would be delighted to play these Bollywood tunes for your Wedding, Celebration or Event.

Songst titles I play on the harp from Bollywood Films can be viewed if you go to ‘The Music’ tab and then click on Bollywood on the right hand side of the page. If you have any suggestions for further titles I would be deligted to hear from you as I am looking to extend this list as soon as possible!  My email is info@harpwales.com. I look forward to hearing from you and hopfully playing Bollywood harp music at your wedding or celebration soon!