Alison Boyd

- Celtic Harpist



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Would you like something unusual for your wedding?

A harpist as part of the ceremony creates a beautiful romantic & peaceful ambience.


Alison plays:-

  • before the ceremony,
    for the bride to process in,
    while you sign the register,
    at the end of the ceremony.

Click here for other instrumental combinations available with the harp

Not just for weddings,
the harp can provide beautiful background music for any function or occasion.

Alison has played the harp for many wedding and functions including performing in Sydney Town Hall
for Mary McAleese (President of Ireland).

Some comments from past performances

"I'm writing you this letter to express our appreciation and thanks for making our Wedding day so very special. It was so beautiful to walk down the aisle to an Irish harp playing in the background, it brought me back to thinking of my family and home for a short while."

"It sounded so beautiful and sweet it brought tears to my "wee Irish eyes"."

"we couldn't go to Ireland, so you brought Ireland to us."

"You turned our wedding day into an Irish celebration and have given us many happy memories to carry with us throughout our life."

Click here for other instrumental combinations available with the harp

Sound Files

Solo Harp

Rosbif Waltz

Carolan's Dream

Inside the Stone Circle (c) Alison Boyd
(almost solo- there's a bit of Low Whistle in the background)

if you cannot hear anything try


Harp & Guitar
(with Celtic Dreamtime)

Star of the County Down

Rosbif waltz

O'Carolan's Welcome


This is by no means a full list but it will give you a good idea of what I / we can do.

Irish / Celtic

Arran Boat
Briget O'Malley
Carolan's Dream
Carolan's welcome
Carolans ramble to Cashel
Clergy's Lamentation
Danny boy
Dark Island, the
Fanny Power
Green Fields of Gaothdobhair
Green glens of Antrim
Hills of Glenorchy
Lady Marian (Clannad)
Mary from Dungloe
Morfa'r Frenhines (the Queen's Marsh)
My little Welsh Home
My love is like a red, red rose
Only our rivers run free
Planxty Irwin
Rosbif Waltz
Saely Kelly
Shearin's no for you, the
Si bheag, si mor
Six Ribbons


Religious (ancient Celtic hymn tunes)



Canon - Pachelbel
Jupiter from the Planet Suite - Holst
Largo - from the New World - Dvorak

Modern songs

Many modern songs can be adapted ….. I have had brides walk down the aisle to:-

Alleluia - Leonard Cohen
The Voyage - Christy Moore
Bright Blue Rose - Mary Black
November Rain - Guns'n roses
Ain't no sunshine
My heart will go on - Celine Dion
You're beautiful - James Blunt
Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
Only time - Enya
Even when I'm sleeping - Leonardo's Bride
Erin Shore - The Corrs
Runaway - The Corrs
Fields of gold - Sting / Eva Cassidy
Nothing else matters - Metallica
I don't want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
The Rose - Bette Midler

(some of these arrangements do require harp + guitar)

Talk to me and we'll see what is possible.

Wedding Links

Alison's Gig Guide (performances)

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