Sam MacAdam Harpist

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Bespoke harp music for throughout your ceremony, with packages ranging from pre-ceremony to the wedding breakfast.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£275
Details

Pre-Wedding Consultation
Learn New Songs
PA System
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Noise Limiter Experience

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician

Primary Instrument(s)

Harp

Style of Music

Ceremony Music
Classical
Jazz
Funk / 70s / Disco
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Full Description
Hello! I really pride myself on fitting the music to your wedding - in terms of atmosphere, timings, and music requests. Not only am I an accomplished pedal harpist and clarsach player, graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a First Class BMus(Hons), but I'm specialised in weddings. This means, with almost a decade of experience playing at weddings, I'm familiar with every twist and turn a wedding can take, with most venues in Scotland and North of England, and I have an extensive repertoire. Both of my harps are fitted with pic-ups which means, inside or outside, I am amplified. This is great for allowing the harp to reach ends of country house lawns, or to be heard across excited friends and family. Along with my packages I'm also happy (and keen!) to offer any advice that you might need on choosing your music, on the type of harp that you might like, or when a harpist might fit into your day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Amy & Ross
Married in November 2018
September 2020
Alnwick Treehouse Fairytale Wedding
Where do we start, this lady is a multitalented musician and made our wedding extra special. From start to finish her communication was outstanding and she bent over backwards to accommodate the requests we had for our wedding. Thank you so much for bringing our wedding to life with your harp - you had everyone mesmerised. We will never forget the joy you helped us create and the smiles on everyone’s faces.
Jack and Ann
Wedding: October 2018
September 2020
The Piersland Hotel
Hi Samantha, Just a massive thank you from all of us for the beautiful harp music. You were fantastic. We would recommend you to anyone, thanks again
George and Celia
Married in September 2018
September 2020
Gean House
All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music Sam played so we would like to thank Sam for being a part of our wedding. Her playing will remain a happy memory for us and we will never forget how her music brought smiles to our friends faces.
Chris and Ali
Married in August 2015
September 2020
Carberry Tower
Sam did an amazing job playing for us at our wedding ceremony. Not only on the day, but in the run up to it as well - speaking to us about song choices and what was right for us. The music she helped us pick was perfect, and she played it beautifully at our ceremony. Almost everyone commented on how lovely it was to have live harp music. Now I recommend Sam to everyone considering music like this at their wedding - and they do not regret it!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
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Tie The Knot Scotland May/June 2020

Accreditations / Associations (1)

BMus(Hons) First Class (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Industry Awards (1)

Book Entertainment Event Awards Finalist 2019
FAQ
(5)

What is your most memorable wedding?

For me, nothing beats playing for my friends and family, and it was playing for my flatmate Emma's wedding that gave me the 'wedding harpist' bug. My favourite of these (if I had to rank them!), would be my brother-in-law's small Highland wedding. Playing outside in October in the Highlands might be a bit chilly, but boy, were the views worth it! Congrats again, Mark and Nadine! <3

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, Elegant, Flexible, Showstopping, Amplified

What about your business are you most proud of?

My repertoire. I've had couples request anything from 90s dance tunes, video game music to Debussy and traditional Scottish sets. There's nothing better than a couple coming up to me and saying that their aisle music was perfect, and exactly what they'd dreamt of.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax! Have fun! It's easy to get bogged down in the smaller details, but you're marrying your love, and the day's going to be perfect anyway because you two are there.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I quite like a wee skype/FaceTime consultation with my couples if they've not met me in person. I'll play them some of their favourite tunes across both of my harps (as I'm aware most people aren't as harp obsessed as I am and might not know the difference) and talk about their thoughts for their ceremony music. On the day itself, I'm there before the celebrant/humanist/registrar setting up and tuning before your guests are around, and I'm totally self contained/able to move the harp by myself. You don't have to give me a second thought, just enjoy the music.