what I do
Elaine Hogan, Irish Wedding Harpist. I see it as a huge privilege to be asked to be a part of what is the most important day of a couples’ life together, and I have almost 20 years experience of doing so. I love exploring different musical tastes with the couples I work with as I know how important music is in my own life; I will strive to make the music on your Big Day as memorable and unique to you as I possibly can.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What types of ceremonies do you play for?
Any and all types
Q. How far will you travel for weddings?
I am based in Ennis, in Co. Clare, so I work mainly in the West and Midlands of Ireland. But please feel free to contact me in relation to wherever it is you are planning to have your occasion and I will do my best to accommodate.
Q. Is the harp suitable for outdoor ceremonies?
In a word, yes! My harp is a beautiful Irish harp which was handmade in the West of Ireland by Paddy Cafferky; it has detachable legs and as such is portable and manageable enough to carry fairly long distances-I have played at many ceremonies on the cliffs at Doolin in Co. Clare!
Q. Will the harp be loud enough on its own?
Yes! The sound carries from my instrument very effectively and as such, it is a very suitable solo instrument for weddings and other events.
Q. Can I request certain songs that are not listed on the repertoire list?
Yes! I have had and continue to have many musical influences including pop, rock,
Q. What if I want a singer as well?
Q. Can you play during the dinner?
I can play during the dinner instead of the drinks reception if this is something you would like. This can be discussed at any time when making an enquiry.