Paula Smith Harpist
A professional harpist and singer, Paula Smith is experienced at creating just the right atmosphere: whether it be for a large, formal reception, a small and intimate gathering or the performance of specially chosen music at a funeral ceremony.
She has toured Britain, Ireland and Australia, performing at hundreds of events including weddings, corporate functions, cruises, themed banquets, an intensive care ward and live television and radio. For eighteen months, Paula enjoyed a residency at the luxurious Gregan's Castle Hotel in the west of Ireland.
Yet every occasion is unique and Paula prides herself on providing an individual service, tailored to each client's particular requirements and preferences.
Paula adapts her repertoire according to the client's taste and she offers two different harps to suit any occasion: for formal events, she uses a Classical Concert Harp and, to honour events with an Irish, Scottish or Welsh connection, Paula will play a traditional Celtic Harp, if desired.
Originally classically trained, Paula reads music fluently. However, she is also a natural musician, who was born with perfect pitch. This rare quality allows her to play music by ear effortlessly and she has often played special requests directly from client's recordings: ideal when there is no music score available.
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