Janet Annand, seated with harp

Janet is a freelance harpist and clarsach player based in Edinburgh, available for weddings and other events around mainland 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. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.

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Janet has a variety of Classical, Scottish and Popular music for the ceremony and drinks reception and can recommend suitable choices for ‘Entrance’, ‘Signing of the register’, and ‘Exit’.


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.


Please do get in touch by whichever means you prefer, without obligation – Janet is happy to discuss appropriate choices of music and aims to cater for the needs of her clients to the best of her ability.


07720 913512



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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.

Far Away Weddings

The music was beautiful and much admired by all our guests.

Wedding at Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grangemouth

I thought your rendering of Silent Night was absolutely beautiful.

Charity event at Borthwick Castle

Your choice of music was perfect for the occasion and enhanced the historic ambience.

Event at Stirling Castle
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