Weddings, Commitments and Receptions
In churches and wild meadows, in seaside resorts and backyard gardens, Kathie’s Celtic Harp Music celebrates love in the Pacific Northwest.
Celtic Harp Music is enchanting and magical, pulling emotions from the heart, and setting a mood of memorable romance on your wedding day.
Ceremony music typically includes 30 minutes of prelude music before the wedding begins, so guests experience romantic music while they are arriving and finding their seats. Celtic Harp Music accompanies the bride and bridal party’s procession down the aisle, creating pleasurable memories for years to come. Some weddings may include music floating beneath a poem or prayer, or surrounding a sand or candle lighting ceremony. A joyful recessional accompanies you as you are introduced as a married couple for the first time. The music continues until the majority of guests have moved onto the reception. Celtic Harp Music may be continued for the reception, cocktail hour, or dinner. Every wedding ceremony is unique and beautiful, and Celtic Harp Music ensures that your wedding is memorable.
Kathie has performed in dozens of venues in Washington and Oregon, including destination weddings sites in the San Juan Islands. You can enjoy Celtic Harp Wedding Music indoors or outdoors, and amplification is available.
Kathie, I want to thank you for the beautiful harp music at my wedding. It was so romantic! Many of our guests commented on how enjoyable it was. I’m so glad I found you!
Corporate Events or Special Celebrations
Celtic Harp Music is lovely in the background, providing guests with live music during any special event. Kathie’s beautiful melodies are a pleasant addition to a reception, cocktail hour, retirement party or special dinner. Kathie’s music has been enjoyed at gallery openings, wine tastings, silent auction fundraisers, holiday parties, afternoon teas, church receptions, birthday parties, and open houses.
One of the lovely attributes of Celtic Harp Music is that even when amplified, guests can still enjoy conversation and hear one another over the music. Kathie’s amplification system was designed specifically for harps. The amplified sound (for larger gatherings) is very close to the acoustic sound.
Kathie, Thank you so much for playing for our employee recognition event last month. I heard nothing but compliments about your playing and professionalism. We look forward to utilizing your services in the future.
Steve Schultz, Director, Volunteer Services, Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon, WA
Informal House Concerts
Invite friends for a private concert! Or gather like-minded individuals for a fundraiser. Kathie can help you with the logistics and planning. House Concerts can be a unique fundraiser for your favorite cause, or simply a fun excuse to get together with friends for an afternoon or evening of music. This is a pleasant way to experience the music of the Celtic Harp in an intimate setting. Most of your guests probably have never seen a Celtic Harp up close before!
Kathie performs an elegant mix of traditional tunes from Celtic Lands ~ with legends and stories about their origins. The magical music of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales evokes emotions and describes lives from earlier times. The stories will captivate your friends, dropping a few tears in their eyes and leaving smiles on their faces. Informal consultations are available over the phone.
We had Kathie give a house concert at our home and would do it again. Our friends (including my mother from the east coast) really enjoyed it and we all had fun. It’s not every day you get to have beautiful harp music in your living room! We would recommend her to anyone who wants to host a special evening.
Matt and Alison Dalton, Ferndale, WA
Assisted Living Entertainment
Kathie is available for hour-long informal mini-concerts at assisted living facilities where residents have an opportunity to enjoy the unique sound of the Celtic Harp. Sometimes hired by the facility, and sometimes hired by a family member and “gifted” to the facility, Kathie’s music and story performance is a special event that residents always enjoy.
Dear Kathie, I wanted to thank you again for coming to Merrill Gardens. Your performance was wonderful and the residents were talking about you for days afterwards.
Thank you again, Char, Marketing Director, Merrill Gardens
Quiet and contemplative, Celtic Harp Music lovingly conveys caring and a deep respect for the beauty of life. Kathie’s harp is at home inside or graveside. Ancient and traditional melodies provide musical support during the difficult time of bereavement. Amplification is available as needed for larger groups.
Memorials may include music during the half hour preceding the service so your guests are greeted by peaceful, healing music. A quiet melody may be used during the service to underscore moments of reflection or to provide a musical platform for a prayer. Music resumes at the end of the service until the majority of your guests have left the area of the ceremony.
Your music was so clear and harmonic, floating gently through the air bringing peace, calm, and healing. Dozens of people have commented on how much they enjoyed it. And I, too, found it beautifully reassuring.
Reverend Dick Cathell, PhD.