A professional harpist and singer, Paula Smith is experienced at
creating just the right atmosphere, whether it be for a large, formal
reception, a small and intimate gathering or the performance of specially chosen
music at a wedding ceremony.
She has toured Britain, Ireland and Australia, performing at hundreds of events including weddings, corporate functions, cruises, themed banquets, an intensive care ward and live radio. For eighteen months, Paula enjoyed a residency at the luxurious Gregan's Castle Hotel in the west of Ireland.
Yet every occasion is unique and Paula prides herself on providing an individual service, tailored to each client's particular requirements and preferences.
Paula adapts her repertoire according to the client's taste and she offers two different harps to suit any occasion: for formal events, she uses a classical concert harp and, to honour events with an Irish, Scottish or Welsh connection, Paula will play a traditional Celtic harp, if desired.
Originally classically trained, Paula reads music fluently. However, she is also a natural musician, who was born with perfect pitch. This rare quality allows her to play music by ear effortlessly and she has often played special requests directly from client's recordings: ideal when there is no music score available.
Previous Clients & Venues
|GLR ( Greater London
Radio ), UK
Thames FM Radio, London, UK
Radio FM 99 "Cafe Continental", Brisbane, Australia
Radio 4EB, Brisbane, Australia
Whelan's, Dublin, Eire
North Devon Folk & Blues Festival
|Leeds Castle, Kent
Crumlin Hospital For Sick Children, Dublin
Celtic Tea Rooms, Maleny, QL, Australia
Ballaghmore Castle, Eire
Gregan's Castle Hotel, Eire (18 month residency)
|This is a
small selection of Paula's repertoire.
If the song or tune that you would like is not here, Paula would be delighted to accommodate special requests, if at all possible.
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Largo from New World Symphony - Dvorak
Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Largo from Xerses - Handel
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