My name is Ruth Elen Hicks and I am based in Bridgend, South Wales. I have been playing the harp for over 20 years. I have a wide and varied repertoire ranging from the Classics to the Contemporary, as well as traditional Welsh Aires. I continually strive to add to my repertoire and keep it as contemporary as possible by learning new songs that are often in the charts whilst not forgetting the importance of adding some good old classics.
Playing the harp is a passion of mine which started around the age of 9. I enjoy playing at all ocassions but I especially enjoy weddings. I love everything about them from seeing the Groom casting his eyes on the Bride for the first time to seeing the fantastic and awe-inspiring cakes. Every wedding is unique and special and the harp can add an extra touch of class to the day.
My harp is a full-size concert harp with an extended soundboard and pedals. An extended soundboard is considered a must for performing as it enhances the rich tones of the harp. I have also invested in accoustic amplification. This ensures that the gorgoeus sound of the harp does not get drowned out during those special occasions.
So, why not add that extra special touch to your Big Day with South Wales Harpist Ruth Elen Hicks?
"I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding the music was stunning and helped make our day perfect. Thank you so much xxx..."
"I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the wonderful job you did on the day of our wedding. It was perfect and the music really made the ceremony. We had many comments on the day of how lovely the music was and we really couldn't have asked for any more. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to thank you on the day. The whole day was so busy and went in a flash! We are so glad we chose you to play for us so thank you again..."
"Just a quick email to thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding the other week. The whole day was such a whirlwind we barely got chance to speak to everyone and we felt awful that we didn't get chance to thank you personally. Since we got back from honeymoon yesterday so many people have got in touch about the day and everyone has commented on how lovely your playing was, so thanks again..."
"Just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday - I must admit, I was so caught up in what was going on, I didn't get chance to come and say thank you personally - but everyone said how much they enjoyed the harp music..."
"Mark and I would like to thank you for your hard work on the 7th. Sorry I didn't get around to speak to you. By the time I looked across you had gone! Everyone including ourselves loved the music, and would highly recommend you to others. Hoping you enjoyed the day..."
"Thank you so much for helping to make our day really special. The music really set the atmosphere and tone for the ceremony exactly as we hoped. It was also lovely to have you playing for us in the courtyard too. I wish you all the best for the future and will certainly be recommending you to others..."
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for playing your harp at our wedding on August 23rd. So many guests commented on how your playing added a beautiful quality to the service, and made the day really special...”
“...thank you for the wonderful job you did for us! We were so pleased with the music you played for us. It made me so emotional. It was stunning. Once again thank you very much for making our day so perfect...”
“Just a note to say thank you so much for the part you played in our Civil Partnership on the 13th October. Everyone commented on how lovely your playing was, and now every time I hear a harp playing I get a lump in my throat because it really put something special into our day. I really would not hesitate to recommend you in the future.Anyway, hope everything is going ok with you, I have attached a couple of pics that were taken of you on the day 🙂 all the best in the future from me and Kelly, and my apologies for being so late with the thanks,time just seems to fly by at the moment!!”
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding. The music was absolutely beautiful and everyone commented on how wonderful it was, you have a real talent :)Thanks again! Take Care Rachel x ”
"We just wanted to say a big thank you for all of your hard work at the wedding last Monday. The harp music was really beautiful...We both had a fantastic wedding though and are happy that you were a part of it..."