Janet is a freelance harpist and clarsach player based in Edinburgh, available for weddings and other events around Central and North East Scotland.
She began learning the clarsach as a school pupil in Aberdeen and was taught by well known performer and teacher, Anne Macdearmid.
Progressing on to the harp, Janet continued studies with Sanchia Pielou, harp teacher at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. After completing an M.A Hons degree in Music at Aberdeen University, Janet studied harp as a post graduate student with Edward Witsenburg at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Hague, Holland.
In past years Janet has undertaken professional orchestral work and performed at various hotels and stately homes throughout Scotland including Gleneagles Hotel and Dalhousie Castle.
Nowadays, Janet prefers to concentrate on weddings and family and business functions within the Central and North East Scotland areas. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.
Janet has a variety of Classical, Scottish and Popular music for the ceremony and drinks reception and can recommend suitable choices for ‘Entrance of the bride’, ‘Signing of the register’, and ‘Exit of the bride and groom’.
The harp and clarsach can provide a tranquil musical background to ‘special occasion’ family celebrations or business events, and Janet can choose music that will reflect the mood of your occasion.
The couple was very pleased with your work and attention. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. I look forward to working with you soon on future weddings.
The music was beautiful and much admired by all our guests.
I thought your rendering of Silent Night was absolutely beautiful.
Your choice of music was perfect for the occasion and enhanced the historic ambience.