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Ryder cup at Celtic Manor

Written on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 11:15 am

What a week!! starting with the pre Millennium concert celebrations on the Wednesday, followed by an intimate concert on the Friday with Rhydian for VVIP guests. It was a great night where Rhydian and I played for 35 guests in Heldeys, the old part of Celtic Manor where I got married! On the Saturday night I was able […]

Trendy bar in Cardiff..the perfect place for Live music

Written on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Quite a busy weekend, from a beautiful church in Worcester and Grafton Manor to the North Star (not literally!)I have been really pleased to be asked to play a few times in the trendy new venue (where a backdrop of a forest and plastic grass underfoot, added to gold mirrors and a vintage look with […]

Meeting Stephen Fry..the perfect dinner guest!

Written on Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 10:45 am

This week is graduation week in Cardiff and I had the pleasure of playing the harp for Stephen Fry who was receiving an honorary degree and speaking at the ceremony. I didn’t manage to invite him for dinner though!…..

A diverse week from elderly concerts to the North Star

Written on Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

The week  began with a 2 day tour for Lost Chord..a charity which takes live music to elderly homes. I was working with Celtic Manor’s Richard Harris. Usually known for singing at the piano, we lost it on the way resulting in a piano-less Richard accompanied by harp. The concerts were great and included singalongs, […]

Last weekend…

Written on Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

What a weekend! It started Thursday playing for HSBC in Bovey Castle, Dartmoor. The room was set out like a Midsummer Night’s Dream with trees and fountains…and I was the fairy playing the harp..with wings too! On Friday I was thrilled to be playing for L’Oreal in the Grosvenor Hotel London. It was stunning with […]

Ashes

Written on Monday, July 13th, 2009 at 9:51 am

With The Ashes in Cardiff this week it was an honour to be asked to play for the media party in Cardiff Castle. A little touch of Welshness for the Aussies…

Fairytale Footballer’s wedding

Written on Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

It was a beautiful sunny day last Saturday (June 09)and the setting was Eastnor Castle, Ledbury. I was booked to play for the wedding of Daniel Gabbidon- Welsh footballer currently playing for West Ham. The venue was stunning and the day was magical, topped off with the after dinner speaker being a surprise..no less than […]

Coldplay wedding

Written on Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

It was hugely exciting to play for Phil Harvey’s wedding at Hedsor House, Taplow on the 8th May. Phil, being the manager of Coldplay, had Chris Martin as his best man and the band were there dressed in their finest. Hedsor House is an amazing venue where they filmed the Golden Compass. It was a […]

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