I am always thrilled by the response to my playing as it is wonderful to hear how the music has been enjoyed. Here are a letters and recommendations of my playing from people I have worked with in the past.

Congratulations on a wonderful performance. Your communication with the audience is amazing and it all looked so effortless.


A performance which was a complete show and had the audience spellbound from start to finish.

—Helen Barley

I’ve enjoyed Start Harp from the very first week. Even with my little 12 string lap harp, all the teaching sessions are relevant, and the mix of theory, improvisation and playing by ear is a joy. I’d never tried to play the harp before, and I’m hooked.

—Fiona Angwin

RE: Harpist for your event – Wednesday 21st August 2013

Hello Shelley

Lovely to meet you also and thank you so much for playing at the event. I have to say that everyone I spoke to all commented really positively on the harp music. As you could see, the age range was quite vast but I was so pleased that there was something for everyone and to hear people talking enthusiastically about it, they were even singing to it at my end of the table! So a huge thank you for creating such a fantastic ambience for us all.

Best wishes

—Karen Moses | IAESTE UK | Scholarships and Exchanges | Programmes & Projects | British Council

Hi Shelley,

We hope that you are keeping well?

Just a quick note to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful music on our wedding day. They atmosphere was electric in ceremony room and we thank you sincerely for helping to create that. I apologise if I seemed a bit not with it on the day but there was so much going on I was overwhelmed. We had the most amazing day and we thank you for sharing it with us. Your passion to the music is incredible and we are extremely delighted to have met you. Thank you for everything Shelley.

—Michael & Ceeley

Hi Shelley,

Just a quick message to say thank you so much for playing on our wedding day. We had the most amazing day and so many of our guests commented on how beautiful you sounded. We are now busy gathering video footage so that we can hear you some more! You created such an emotional and special entrance into the ceremony and a beautiful atmosphere during the drinks reception in the sunshine.

Once again, thank you very much,

—Lucy and Lawrence

Good evening,

We have finally settled down from Thursday and would like to thank you for your playing at our wedding. Your non stop flawless performance not only provided the sound track to our wedding day and a lifetime of memories but also provided the atmosphere that the day so desperately needed, every guest that spoke to us commented on how outstanding you were. We had no idea your presence there was going to have such a huge impact on everyone that attended.

Please once again accept our sincere gratitude for playing at our wedding.

—Naiomi and Ian – Wedding May 2013

Dear Shelley,

Thank you so much for your wonderful contribution to Tristan and Helen”s Wedding. So many guest commented on how beautifully you played and also on your talent and professionalism. The music sounds superb on the video and has enabled us to enjoy it at our leasure. I wish you continued success and shall enjoy your music for years to come.

My thanks again and all best wishes,

—Annette – Summer 2012

I feel strongly that I need to make comment on the performance. Not just the performance, the whole package. It was so well put together, staging, other players, order of play, you’re own music, the scripting. You came over fantastically. Very Talented lady and I was honoured to be there at a 10 out of 10 performance. Please keep me informed as to any other gigs.


Dear Shelley,

Just a short note to express a very big “Thank You” for provicding the entertainment at our Ladies Night on Friday last. I have been inundated with calls telling me that it was one of the best Ladies Nights ever and attributing the success of the evening to the “Divine Harpist!” Many were astonished that you were able to play, virtually non stop for nearly four hours without repeating yourself – what an amazing repertoire you have.

We hope that your return journey went without incident and that you were able to fulfil your next day’s engagement – a wedding I believe?

If ever you need any sort of reference, please call – we would be delighted to sing your praises.

Sincerely – and thank you again.

—Michael – February 2012