Summer Harp Festival at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Harps in the Great Glasshouse
Harps in the Great Glasshouse

This year a Summer Harp Festival will be taking place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on 29th and 30th of August. It promises to be an exciting and enjoyable event celebrating the national instrument of Wales.

Students of the harp, all ages and abilities, will be invited to participate in workshops, lectures and performances.

Families looking for a bank holiday day out will be able to enjoy the fantastic surroundings of the Botanic Garden filled with the heavenly sound harpists playing! Families can also join in with a variety of harp related activities such as demonstrations, concerts to watch, instruments and music to browse, harp detective trails around the gardens, try the harp sessions and much more!

I look forward to seeing you there – I can’t wait!

Any questions regarding this event feel free to post below or alternatively visit:

Medieval Magic and Celtic Creations in the Classroom

Harp Wales - Shelley Fairplay

A launch of an exciting new venture in an inner city School in Cardiff has just been unveiled. Children will be trying their hand at learning a variety of period instruments within a whole class setting. From beautiful renaissance wooden recorders, medieval harps, traditional percussion instruments and more, children will create a world of Tudor dances and stories from long ago with their music. I am delighted that I will be guiding and working with children learning harp in the sessions on each eight brand new medieval harps brought in especially for the children in this project. With careful direction and music writing from Emma Coulthard (Music Development Fund, Cardiff) the project is sure to be a great success!

Harpist in Perfect Wedding Magazine

Harpist in Perfect Wedding Magazine - Shelley Fairplay
Harpist in Perfect Wedding Magazine - Shelley Fairplay

It was lovely to be featured in ‘Perfect Wedding’ Magazine December 2009…

‘The heavenly sounds of the harpist at the reception!’

Wedding in a Box – Harpist with Marina Lois Events

I am very excited to have been added to Marina Lois Events trusted suppliers list in affiliation with their ‘Wedding in a Box’ package.

The perfect wedding, at the perfect location for the perfect price. Wedding in a Box is a unique concept that allows you to plan the wedding you’ve always dreamed of for a price you can afford.

Marina Lois Events has teamed up with stunning venues and reputable, good quality, local suppliers to offer a complete wedding package, from handmade stationery to announce your day, to DJ’s to help you dance the night away. There are no hidden costs and with choices built in, you can bring out your personality and theme every step of the way.

For further information on this please check out Marina Lois Events at:

September Weddings 2009

Weddings I am looking forward to playing at this September are all over the UK including local venues in Cardiff to further afield such as Devon, North Lincolnshire, Bridgend and Solihull. If I am playing for you or you are a guest at a wedding I am playing for I look forward to meeting you!

Please feel free to leave any

Wedding Harpist at Usk Castle
Wedding Harpist at Usk Castle

feedback you would like to give below.

All best wishes,

Shelley Fairplay