Helen Thomson

Helen Thomson


What Makes Helen Thomson Special?
  • Wide variety of music with classical being a particular specialty
  • Many popular and favourite pieces
  • Traditional Scottish and Celtic music
  • Harp and flute duo available - see Alba Duo
  • Professional wedding performer with many years experience
  • Options: Opt for harp and flute as a duo
Helen is a very popular freelance harpist in Scotland who works with a wide variety of different musical styles. She is equally at home performing at weddings as well as with professional and chamber orchestras. Plus, she performs in her flute and harp duo Alba. Helen also works with various singers and choirs and can easily adapt to other musicians you have at your wedding.
Helen can play during the ceremony or the reception, even during the reception meal which adds a wonderful and memorable touch. Music ranging from Scottish traditional, classical, light classics, popular, contemporary and folk.

Helen has performed and recorded with many of the leading orchestras in the UK and has successfully recorded 'The Peoples Mass' with the Dunedin Consort for Delphian Records.
Past experience has included a collaboration with Mezzo Soprano Taylor Wilson in the first performance of Five Chinese Odes and Lines from a Tomb of an Unknown Woman by John Rose for Mezzo Soprano and Harp. Also, performances at Glasgow University Chapel during the Musica Nova Festival and "The Swan" with Julian Lloyd Webber at Proms in the Park, Glasgow Green.

Helen Thomson began her harp studies with Sanchia Pielou, continuing with Eluned Pierce and Eira Lynn Jones at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She graduated DRSAMD (Teachers) in 1995, CPGS in 1996 and in 1997 she gained her Masters of Music Degree in Performance.

Helen performs and records with many of the major Orchestras in the United Kingdom and has appeared as a soloist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Bach Consort and The Academy Strings. She appeared as the on-stage Harpist in Scottish Opera’s production of Smetana’s Dalibor, and was one of the four harpists performing in Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Helen has toured throughout Europe as well as China, Taiwan.

Call us today on our telephone  0141 291 5629 or e-mail us at info@wedding-music-scotland.com. Alternatively you can fill out your information on our contact form located on the Contact page.


'We just had to write you a short note to say thank you so much for playing your harp so beautifully at our wedding. I wish there had been time to have a chat with you personally but we were whisked off to have our photographs taken. The Warsaw Concerto is a very special piece of music to our family and it was my dad who first suggested to me. You played it absolutely brilliantly- thank you for taking the time to learn it. I'm not sure that a lot of our guests appreciated our choice of song but we loved it and were singing at the top of our voices to your accompaniment! Thank you again for making our ceremony so special.'
Helen and Paul Reilly, Cameron House

'Just a little note to thank you so much for providing the beautiful background music for our ladies events. It just wouldn't be the same without you! I do hope you can join us again next year.
Donna, Loch Lomond Golf Club

'Five weeks after our wedding at Borthwick and we just had to drop you a note. We have at last seen the video of our wonderful day including your duet with Lizzie (friend of the bride's) the flautist. It was absolutely beautiful, you played superbly together. Thank you so much again for sourcing the music. We hope you enjoyed being part of our wedding as much as Lizzie seemed to, our guests were so impressed and moved by the beauty of the sound of the harp and it was so different for everyone. We're so pleased we arranged a video cameraman. Having obviously missed your playing when we went to sign the register, we now have a record of it forever. Our sincere thanks again.'
Graeme and Sally Robertson

'Dear Helen Just a note to thank you very much for playing at our wedding on the 23rd June. It was just beautiful and all the guests remarked on how lovely the harp music was. Thanks again.
Alan & Lorna Fraser, Lovat Hotel, Perth


You can book your wedding musicians using our very easy to use Booking Service. We provide an agreement for each booking so there are no misunderstandings. You get the very best deal and you're completely covered should something go wrong before your event or on the day.
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