Harpist Lancashire

Beautiful Harp music for your wedding or other special occasion.

Harpist Lancashire

Maxine is a Lancashire based harpist who plays throughout the whole Northwest including Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Manchester, Wirral & North Wales.

Demos of Maxine’s harp music:

Maxine – Arrival of the queen of Sheba

Maxine – Fields of Gold

Maxine – Scarborough Fair

Maxine – Fur Elise

I’ll also post a sample repertoire at the bottom of this page.

Maxine can also perform with a flautist, together they make up the Melandra duo. They are also are available for weddings, recitals and other events and are particularly suited for larger affairs.

Harp & Flute music

Samples of the Melandra duo:

Melandra Duo – Ave Maria

Melandra Duo – Spring from the 4 seasons

Melandra duo – Air on a G string

Price Guide:

Harp only

Ceremony – £225

Cermony & drinks (in same location, upto 2 hours) – £350

Additional hours – £85 per hour

Melandra Duo:

Ceremony only – £325

Ceremony & drinks – £525

Additional hours – £150 per hour

For bookings & enquiries, email andy@andybevents.co.uk

Maxine – Biography

Maxine was born in Manchester and raised in Glossop. She went to her first concert at the age of 3 and decided there and then that she wanted to play the harp. She also started to play the piano at the age of 4 and was given great encouragement by her parents who were both in the Halle Orchestra. Maxine went on to study at Chethams School of Music where she studied under the renowned harpist Elinor Bennet.  

Maxine was 10 when she won her 1st music festival and at the age of 15 performed her 1st concerto (Mozart Flute and Harp). At 16 she debuted in a concert at the former Freetrade Hall in Manchester. 

From 1989 Maxine has pursued a busy free-lance career with some of the UK’s leading Symphony and Ballet Orchestras including the Halle, National Symphony Orchestra, English National Ballet, City Ballet of London and Moscow City Ballet. She has also pursued a solo career performing Concertos and Recitals. Maxine has entertained Royalty, and worked with a range of celebrities as diverse as Tenor Russell Watson and Rap Star Kanye West. She has also played aboard cruise ships, at major sports events and for product launches and TV work. 

She appears regularly in leading hotels around the UK as well as playing for special occasions (Weddings, Birthdays etc) and corporate events. 

Here is a selection of Maxine’s repertoire. 

CLASSICAL

* Denotes music often used for civil ceremonies.

BACH

* Air on a G String  Ave Maria   Sleepers Wake   Jesu, Jo y of Mans Desiring

BIZET

Music From The Pearlfishers

BRAHMS

Lullaby

BOCCHERINI

Minuet

BEETHOVEN

Fur Elise

Moonlight Sonata

* Ode to Jo y

CLARKE

* Trumpet Voluntary

DEBUSSY

1st Arabesque

Clair de Lune

DVORAK

Humoresque

DELIBES

Flower Duet from Lakme

Valse from Coppelia

ELGAR

Chanson de Matin

Salut D’Amour

FAURE

Pavane

GLUCK

Dance of the Blessed Spirits

GRIEG

Piano Concerto theme

Morning and Solvejgs songs from Peer Gynt

HANDEL

* Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

* Water Music Suite

LEHAR

Maxine formed the Melandra Duo in 1986 whilst at Chethams School of Music. The name Melandra is taken from the  Roman name for Glossop where Maxine was raised.

The other half of the Melandra Harp & Flute Duo is Flautist Lindsay Grainger.

Lindsay studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama after which she returned to her local area of Cheshire .

Lindsay plays with various orchestras, including the Liverpool Sinfonia and the Welsh Chamber Orchestra and also enjoys a variety of solo and chamber work, which has led to performances on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland.

Here is a selection of the repertoire for the Melandra Duo

CLASSICAL

ALBINONI

Adagio

BACH

Arioso

Ave Maria

Air for the G String

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Andante

BIZET

Carmen

L’Arlesienne

Duet from The Pearl fishers

BOCCHERINI

Minuet

BRAHMS

How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place

BEETHOVEN

Moonlight Sonata

DEBUSSY

En Bateau

1st Arabesque

La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin

Clair De Lune

DVORAK

Humoresque

Largo from The New World Symphony

DELIBES

Flower Duet from Lakme

DENVER

Annie’s Song

ELGAR

Chanson De Matin

Salut D’Amour

 FRANCK

Panis Angelicus

FAURE

Siciliene

Berceuse

Pavane

GLUCK

The Dance of the Blessed Spirits

GRIEG

Morning from Peer Gynt Suite

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

GOSSEC

Tambourin

HANDEL

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

HAYDN

Serenade

KHACHATURIAN

Adagio from Spartacus

KREISLER

Schon Rosmarin

LISTZ

Lieberstraum

MASCAGNI

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

MASSENET

Meditation from Thais

MENDELSSOHN

Wedding March

On Wings of Song

Spring Song

MORRICONE

Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission

MAC DOWELL

To a Wild Rose

MOZART

Piano Concerto No 21 (Elvira Madigan)

Papageno’s Song from the Magic Flute

Rondo Alla Turca

Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

NIELSEN

The Fog is Lifting

OFFENBACH

Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann

PUCCINI

Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly

Oh! Mio Babbino Caro

Nessun Dorma

PACHELBEL

Canon

RACHMANINOFF

18th Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

RUTTER

A Gaelic Blessing

SATIE

Gnonesssien

Gymnopedies

SAINT-SAENS

The Swan

Softly Awakes My Heart

SCHUBERT

Serenade

Ave Maria

Rosamunde

STRAUSS

The Blue Danube

VERDI

Drinking Song

La Donna E Mobile

VIVALDI

Spring from The Four Seasons

WAGNER

Bridal Chorus

POPULAR SONGS

Fields Of Gold

Lara’s Theme

Cavatina

Blue Moon

Unchained Melody

Chi Mai

The Wind Beneath My Wings

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Tonight I Celebrate My Love

The Lady In Red

A Groovy Kind Of Love

Schindler’s List

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Born Free

Bright Eyes

My Heart Will Go On

Barcelona

 Shows

Me & My Girl

My Fair Lady

West Side Story

South Pacific

Oklahoma

Porgy and Bess

Folk Songs

Brian Boru

Greensleves

Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)