Harpist - Amanda Whiting

The harp is exquisite and sets the tone for any event and Amanda is a harpist with a difference! Classically trained, she has gone on to perform with Jamie Cullum and Dannii Minogue and is in great demand for recordings, functions and events with style! Her music ranges from classical to contemporary, specialising in modern and jazz. She will add a special touch to your event and create an unforgettable atmosphere.Voted “Recommended soloist (Wales) by Brides Magazine 2008/9”.Based in Wales, home of the harp and famous world wide for harp music, Amanda is available to provide beautiful harp music for your function. Amanda is one of the most exciting young harpists in Britain today. Her lively character and versatility as a musician result in her being in great demand.

Amanda was born in Cardiff and began studying the harp at the age of six. She furthered her studies at Wells Cathedral Music School where she was the first harpist to obtain a scholarship as a specialist musician. In 1995, she was a National Eisteddfod winner and a recipient of the Nansi Richards Scholarship. Her studies continued at Cardiff University with Caryl Thomas where Amanda gained her BMus Hons Degree and LRSM.

Amanda has appeared on British, Japanese and Sky television, played on various cruise ships and has performed for HRH Prince of Wales, Reverend Desmond Tutu and the Archbishop of Canterbury. She was accepted on to the late Lord Menuhin’s scheme ‘Live Music Now!’ in March 2000 and made her debut at the Purcell Rooms, London in 2002 and St Davids Hall, Cardiff, with Joanne Thomas in January 2003.

In 2004 she supported jazz artist Jamie Cullum where she was spotted by pop icon Dannii Minogue. In September 2006 Dannii invited Amanda to arrange and record her Christmas single ‘I’ll be home Home for Christmas’, which was released in Australia.

Amanda is at home playing a vast range of music – including traditional, classical, jazz or pop and is currently the resident harpist for The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales where they are holding the Ryder Cup in 2010 as well as the televised “All Star Ryder Cup” with Ant and Dec

Weddings - With many years of experience, Amanda can help you choose the right music to enhance the atmosphere of your special day.

  • Church Ceremony - Music for the guests as they arrive at the church (up to ½ hour)
  • Music during the signing of the register
  • Optional marches if requested as an alternative to the organ
  • Civil Ceremony - Music for your guests for approx ½ hour before the bride arrives
  • A march for the entrance of the bride
  • Music during the signing of the register
  • Music for the bride, groom and guests to leave the room

Amanda is happy to discuss your requirements with you. It is important for the couple to spend some time picking their music as it will be the soundtrack to their memories!

  • Drinks Reception - To play for the duration of the drinks reception until the wedding party moves into the wedding breakfast (line-up not included.)
  • Wedding Breakfast - To play for the breakfast from the line-up to the coffee / speeches. (Please state if you are having speeches before hand).
  • Parties of 40+ people may need amplification- please state if this is the case.

Costs may vary depending on date, number of guests and distance.

Attire - depending on your colour scheme, Amanda will do her best to match with her outfit.


Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. Our friends are still talking about the ‘amazing harpist’ and your musical repertoire! Sally-Ann and Simon

Thank-you for being part of our special day and making it so perfect. We also really appreciated you learning the “My guy” song for us … Everyone commented on how beautiful you sounded on the harp…. you are an amazing harpist and I would highly recommend you. Once again thank-you for making our day Jemma and Alun Ganderton