Brides Brave January Snow

I was beginning to think bridal fairs were a thing of the past, an old-fashioned way to gather information about wedding suppliers and get inspiration for your big day.  And maybe they are, but clearly brides with an affinity for designer and vintage ideas are still firm believers in the Fair concept.

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Just Booked – Plastered

Wow-ee! I’ve just been booked to play for Plastered 2013 taking place on 11 May 2013 at the Edgbaston Cricket Grounds. I’ll be welcoming guests to the event, which has a theme of “Partners in Crime”. Now I just need an appropriate play list, any suggestions?

Afternoon Cocktail Soiree

What better way to add some elegance to a cocktail reception?

I was invited to play for an afternoon cocktail reception held in a lovely lady’s home while she entertained approximately 15 guests. This is when the harp really comes into its own, as the only brief I was given was to play “lovely, soothing harp music”.

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Hotel du Vin Birmingham

There are several things in my life I’m passionate about:  living in England, my hubby and kids, playing the harp, and wine.  So imagine my excitement when the event manager of the Birmingham Hotel du Vin asked us to play for their exclusive wedding fayre!  As a regular in the HdV Bistro, and Champagne Bar, I’ve seen wedding parties through the hotel, but have never had the thrill of playing one there.

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Melrose Abbey Wedding

The Gothic-style ruins of the Melrose Abbey, in Melrose, Scotland, set the scene for the beautiful Easton/Tubby wedding ceremony.  The mid-afternoon sun took away a bit of the chill from the outdoor ceremony, and despite the lack of roof or enclosing structure, the sound of the harp carried throughout the abbey.

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Today’s Practice Session

Some days it’s difficult to get stuck into the repetition of practicing, yet lately I’ve been so excited with the new music I’m working on that I am stopping at the harp multiple times throughout the day to rehearse a couple of measures or phrases.  That’s in addition to a regular practice session, which seems to keep getting longer and longer (thank goodness my day job is flexible!).

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