Cornwall based harpist Ruth Wall performs on Concert harp, Celtic harp and Early harps at concerts, weddings and events in the UK and internationally.  She has performed for HRH Prince of Wales and at venues including Royal Opera House, Holkham Hall, Gucci celebrations in Rome and Florence and for weddings and functions in venues including Guildhall London, Skibo Castle in Scotland and Hotel Tresanton in Cornwall.

Ruth’s extensive harp repertoire stems from her Highland roots to her classical training and love of new music. She performs as a harpist with artists including Goldfrapp and Kathryn Tickell and records for EMI, Mercury Music, Sony BMG and Universal.


At weddings I perform a vast range of classical, jazz and pop repertoire alongside beautiful airs from the Scottish Highlands and Ireland. I would be very happy to work out a play list which can include specific requests, or you are welcome to visit my home in Cornwall and listen to some of your music choices. Alternatively we can chat by phone or FaceTime. For a full repertoire list please contact me.


Internationally renowned Scottish harpist Ruth has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Kensington Palace, Royal Opera House, Gucci 75th celebrations in Rome and Florence, Radio City New York and as part of the London Olympic celebrations. She has performed for the HRH Prince of Wales, and as a soloist with the London Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. She works extensively with British band Goldfrapp, conductor Charles Hazelwood, composer Graham Fitkin, Adrian Utley from Portishead and French pop star Nolwenn Leroy.

She has recorded at Abbey Road, Maida Vale Studios and has appeared on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4. She has performed on TV - Jools Holland and Jay Leno’s shows amongst others. In 2014 she toured to Castles and palaces in the UK including Holkham Hall, Fyvie Castle, Culzean Castle, Glendurgan and Lacock Abbey with her album The Three Harps of Christmas.

Frequent wedding venues include St Mawes Castle, Hotel Tresanton, Pendennis Castle, Fowey Hall and The Eden Project alongside Skibo Castle and Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland and Drapers Hall in London’s Guildhall.

Ruth has recorded for EMI, Mercury Music, Sony BMG, GFR and Universal.

For more information on concerts, recordings and touring please click here

Ruth Wall - Cornwall Wedding Harp

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We would like to say a massive thank you to Ruth who played at our wedding. We first heard about Ruth on the internet and we loved what we saw! So, we made an enquiry about Ruth playing for our ceremony and our wedding breakfast. Over the next few weeks we organised a time for us to visit Ruth at her picturesque home and was greeted with a warm and friendly face. We were then treated with a taster of Ruth player her beautiful harp and by god it was spectacular. Ruth was very accommodating and even went out of her way to play a song for us that wasn’t on her playlist, which, may I add was played so beautifully. We would fully recommend Ruth, as she is very sweet natured and has such a calming influence on what can be a stressful day for the bride and groom. We received so many complements on how spectacular she was on our special day. We really cannot thank you enough Ruth for making our day absolutely perfect.

Mr & Mrs Thomas 

John and I just wanted to thank you very much for your lovely harp playing at Helen and Richard's wedding just over a week ago. A lot of the guests commented on your beautiful playing and the music you chose was just right for the occasion. 

Celia and John Coles

Very many thanks for playing so beautifully, looking so elegant and being such a lovely presence at the wedding. Everyone really appreciated having you there and your wonderful music. We all thought you were too good to only be in the background!


Having already seen Ruth play the harp in a number of concerts and performances in Newcastle, Lancaster and the Lake District, we couldn’t believe our luck when she offered to play at our wedding in the South of France. We cannot recommend Ruth highly enough, she is very professional and a delight to have around. All of our guests commented on her wonderful playing. Ruth’s music created a heavenly atmosphere in the 13th century chapel that we were married in, and also afterwards for the reception drinks in a nearby chateau. I still get butterflies when I think about how beautiful Ruth made Handel’s Passacallia sound while I was walking down the aisle. She also adapted some of our favourite songs to play while we were signing the register which made it really personal. We felt truly blessed to have such an accomplished harpist and such a beautiful person playing at our wedding and she made the day even more special.

Jennifer Horrocks


Please do email Ruth and leave your phone number if you would like to chat about various musical options for your wedding day.