The Music

The harp is a diverse instrument which can offer an exciting range of style and repertoire to suite all tastes and occasions. Harp music ranges from concert harpist repertoire to pop, jazz, classical, love songs, film music, Welsh traditional and much more.

Click the tabs to explore Shelley’s CDs, sound clips, videos, and original music. You can also explore examples of her repertoire by genre by clicking the harps buttons below.

The Cherished Harp - Harpist Shelley Fairplay

The Cherished Harp

In 2013, I greatly enjoyed recording, creating and releasing a brand new CD called “The Cherished Harp”. After many years of special song requests from couples as music for their weddings I have gathered together a collection of my favorite requests and created my own arrangements reflecting influences arising out my musical journey with the harp so far.

The CDs are available in my online shop.

Three Strands CD Front Cover

The Three Strands

Throughout generations tales have been told of three musical strands. The details differ in each story, but they’re always played by a harpist, and they always encompass the human experience. Harpist Shelley Fairplay musically entwines The Three Strands: Passion, Sorrow and Joy through a diverse range of styles from the traditional to the present day on this CD.

The CDs are available in my online shop.

Shelley’s Audio Tracks


Here is a selection of short sound clips of my playing, as recorded in The Boardroom Studios. These are mp3 files that may take some time to download before playing:

La Source

All I ask of You

Llwyn Onn /Ash Grove

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Hallelujah

In Dreams – Lord of the Rings

Winter – Vivaldi

Moon River

Dussek Sonata Mv.2

Time to Say Goodbye

Dafydd y Garreg Wen/David of the White Rock

Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba

Cannon in D

Air on the G String

Love Is All Around Me

Hornpipe – Bach

Shelley’s Videos

Bryn Melyn

Cardiff Camac Harp Weekend 2015

Canon in D Wedding Harp Music

Rally of the Riffs

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Livin’ on a Prayer

Shelley’s Compositions and Sheet Music

Want to play one or more of Shelley’s compositions for harp?

Many of Shelley’s original compositions for harp are available as downloadable sheet music in the Harpwales Shop.

 

On this website you will find the lists are by no means exhaustive of all the songs I play and if you cannot find what you are looking for please ask. I welcome requests as I enjoy arranging and learning new music for the harp.

 

Click buttons below to see examples of my repertoire by genre