Marie-France Riboulet Overview:

  • Highly experienced professional harpist.
  • Over 1500 weddings and 40 years of experience.
  • Wide repertoire including background music.
  • Available to perform at ceremonies, drink reception & wedding breakfast.
  • Fully PAT tested PA system.
  • Bookable from £200+.

 

 
Harpist, Marie-France Riboulet is a highly experienced professional musician for all occasions in Bristol and the South West of England. Marie-France has been performing for over 40 years at over 1500 weddings, and can provide both rich and exciting music for the attentive listener or pleasant and mellow music for the background occasion, with her diverse and versatile repertoire. She has been playing in the finest venues in the South West of England at events including weddings, parties and corporate functions.
 

As a Wedding Harpist:

Marie-France is a hugely experienced wedding harpist for hire in Bristol, and has an extensive repertoire, easily accessible for any area of your wedding including wedding processionals and recessionals and handpicked pieces for signing the register. She is able to learn the couple’s first dance song as standard, and is able to take any other song request at an additional fee, to add something personal to your special day. Duos with flute, violin or harmonica are also available upon request.

Should it be needed Marie-France’s performances come fully equipped with a PA system (fully PAT-tested and with Public Liability Insurance) for venues of up to 300 capacity. She is also able to provide music for an outdoor event. Outdoor events however will be weather dependent, with provided shelter out of wind and sun.

 

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding party on Saturday. You and your wonderful music made our day very special. All our friends were in awe of your playing and the ambience that you created was perfect.” – Alison and Lindsey

 

Repertoire:

Marie-France’s extensive repertoire not only includes traditional classical harp pieces including Wagner’s Bridal March and Pachelbel’s Canon, but also her own arrangements from the likes of Coldplay, Oasis and Queen. More diverse pieces are also available from Marie-France’s Film Music/Soundtracks (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act), Jazz and traditional Folk Music repertoire lists, where she can provide the authentic sound from her Celtic Harp. Click on the genre headings below to explore Marie-France’s repertoire:
 

Wedding Processionals and Recessionals

  • Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride) (Wagner)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • Ground in F, Roundo (Purcell)
  • Minuetto (Bocherrini)
  • The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Chaconne, Hornpipe, Air, La Rejouissance, Passacallia, Largo from Serse (Handel)
  • Trumpet Voluntary, Prince of Denmark’s March (Clarke)
  • Wedding March from Midsummers Night Dream (Mendelssohn)

 

Suggestions for Signing

  • 18th Variation On A Theme Of Paganini (Rackmaninoff)
  • Adagio In G (Albinoni)
  • Air For The G String (Bach)
  • Andante From Concerto For Two Mandolins (Vivaldi)
  • Arioso (Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod) (Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Barcarolle From The Tales Of Hoffman (Offenbach)
  • Berceuse (Faure)
  • Berceuse Russe (Tournier)
  • Bolero (Ravel)
  • Canon In D (Pachelbel)
  • Canto Della Terra (Sartori)
  • Celebrated Waltz (Brahms)
  • Chanson de Matin (Elgar)
  • Claire De Lune (Debussy)
  • Concerto In B Flat (Handel)
  • Elvira (Mozart)
  • Etude De Concert (Tournier)
  • Fantaisie (Grandjany)
  • Finlandia (Sibelius)
  • First Arabesque (Debussy)
  • Flower Duet (Delibes)
  • Fur Elise (Beethoven)
  • Gnossiennes 1 (Satie)
  • Greensleeves (Anon)
  • Ground In F (Purcell)
  • Gymnopedies 1 And 3 (Satie)
  • Habanera From Carmen (Bizet)
  • Hornpipe And Air From Fireworks Music (Handel)
  • I Am The Capitain Of The Pinafore (Gilbert And Sullivan)
  • In Paradisium (Faure)
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
  • Joy To The World (Mason)
  • Jupiter From The Planets (Holst)
  • La Rejouissance (Handel)
  • La Source (Hasselmanns)
  • Largo From Serse (Handel)
  • Little Shepherd (Debussy)
  • Lullaby (Brahms)
  • Lullaby (Schubert)
  • Meditation (Massenet)
  • Minuet (Boccherini)
  • Minuetto (Beethoven)
  • Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  • Morning From Peer Gynt Suite (Grieg)
  • Nimrod from the Enigma Variations (Elgar)
  • O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
  • Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
  • Opera Selection Various (Puccini, Verdi and Mozart)
  • Opera Selections From Magic Flute And Marriage Of Figaro (Mozart)
  • O’for The Wings Of A Dove (Mendelsohnn)
  • Panis Angelicus (Franck)
  • Passacallia (Handel)
  • Pavane (Ravel)
  • Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte (Ravel)
  • Pavane XVIc (Anon)
  • Prelude Number 1 (Grandjany)
  • Preludes 1 And 8 (Bach)
  • Preludes 2 And 4 (Tournier)
  • Roundo (Purcell)
  • Sarabande And Variations From Suite Number 4 (Handel)
  • Sarabande From Partita 1 (Bach)
  • Second Mouvement Concerto De Aranjuez (Rodrigo)
  • Six Noels (Tournier)
  • Sleepers Wake (Bach)
  • Sonata in C Minor (Dusseck)
  • Sonata In D (Albenitz)
  • The Four Seasons Suite, Spring, Summer, Autumn And Winter (Vivaldi)
  • The Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tschaikovsky)
  • The Swan From Carnival Of The Animals (St Saens)
  • Theme and Variations (Handel) Concerto in B Flat.
  • Theme And Variations From Haydn (Hasselmanns)
  • Theme Varie (Haydn)
  • Time To Say Goodbye (Sartori)
  • To A Wild Rose (MacDowel)
  • Valse Des Fleurs (Tschaikovsky)
  • Variation On A Theme Of Mozart (Anon)
  • Variation On A Theme Of Mozart (Glinka)
  • Variations On Twinkle (Mozart)
  • Waltz from Coppelia – Debiles
  • Waves Of The Danube And Other Viennese Waltzes (Ivanivic)
  • When A Merry Maiden Marries (Gilbert And Sullivan)
  • When A Wooer Goes A-Wooing (Gilbert And Sullivan)
  • With Cat Like Tread (Gilbert And Sullivan)

 

Traditional/Folk (Jigs & Reels)

Irish – o’Carolan’s Welcome and Ramble to Cashel, Briget Cruise, Concerto and Lament, Eleanor Plunkett, Give me your hand, March of King Laois, Danny Boy, Carrickfergus, Si Bheag Si Mhor, Brian Boru’s March, The Parting Glass, Star of The County Down, Roving Galway Boy, Castle of Dromore, Last Rose of Summer, Airde Cuan, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Lament for Kilcash, land of Erin and others.

Scottish – Flower of Scotland, Love is like a Red Red Rose, Ae Fond Kiss, Hush – a – bye Birdie, The Queen’s Maries, Fairy Lullaby, Port Patrick, Ellen’s Dream, Mary Young and Fair, Arran Boat Song, Skye Boat Song, The Cutting of the Fern and others.

Welsh – The Ash Grove, The Queen’s Marsh, David of the White Rock, Merch Megan, Cariad Pur, Dawn Through the Wattle, Sweet Richard, Erddigan Caer y Waun, Cynghansail Cymry, Myfanwy, Land of my Fathers.

English – Greensleeves, Scarborough Fair, Kemp’s Jig, Putney Ferry, Lord Willoughby, The Miller’s Dance, She Moves Through the Fair.

Light Jazz and Latin

  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Sherwin)
  • Besame Mucho
  • Bidin’my Time (Gershwin)
  • Black And White Rag
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Moon (Rogers)
  • Brian’s Song (Legrand)
  • But Not For Me (Gershwin)
  • Cumparasita
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington)
  • Don’t Know Why (Harrips)
  • Ebbtide
  • Embracable You (Gershwin)
  • Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin)
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • I Get a Kick Out of You (Porter)
  • I Say A Little Prayer (Bacharach)
  • In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington)
  • Isn’t She Lovely (Wonder)
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song
  • Long Ago And Far Away (Kern)
  • Love Is A Many Spendourous Thing
  • Lover Man
  • Lullaby Of Birdland (Weiss/Shearing)
  • Mack The Knife
  • Misty (Gardner)
  • Moonlight Serenade (Miller)
  • Night And Day (Porter)
  • Over The Rainbow (Hart/Roger)
  • Paris Was Made For Lovers (Legrand)
  • Petite Fleur (Bechet)
  • Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Bacharach)
  • Secret Love (Fain)
  • Serenata Do Adeus (Moraes)
  • Smokes Gets In Your Eyes (Kern)
  • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Romberg)
  • Summertime (Gershwin)
  • Tenderly
  • The Entertainer (Joplin)
  • The Girl From Ipanema (Jobim)
  • The Look Of Love (Bacharach)
  • The Man I Love (Gershwin)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Kern)
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • The Windmills Of Your Mind (Legrand)
  • This Guy Is In Love With You (Bacharach)
  • Vai Doer (Dura)
  • We Have All The Time In The World (Armstrong)
  • What A Difference A Day Makes (Grever)
  • What A Wonderful World (Thiele)
  • Where Is Love?
  • Where Or When (Hart/Roger)

 

Shows and Films

  • A Man And A Woman
  • All I Ask of You (Phantom Of The Opera)
  • Annie’s Song (Annie)
  • As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
  • August
  • Balcony Love Scene (Romeo And Juliet)
  • Brideshead Revisited Theme
  • Bright Eyes (Watership Down)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight? (Elton John)
  • Cavatina/He Was Beautiful (The Deer Hunter)
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
  • Chariots Of Fire
  • Colours Of The Wind (Pocahontas)
  • Comptine D’un Autre Ete, L’Apres-midi (Amelie)
  • Dances With Wolves
  • Edelwiess
  • Endless Love
  • Evergreen (A Star Is Born)
  • For The Love Of A Princess (Brave Heart)
  • Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
  • Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
  • Hallelujah (Cohen/Shrek)
  • He Sleeps, Love Theme (Pretty Woman)
  • Hoppipolla (Planet Earth)
  • Hushabye Mountain (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  • I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)
  • In Dreams (Lord Of The Rings)
  • It Is You I Have Loved (Shrek)
  • I See The Light (Tangled)
  • I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book)
  • James Bond Theme
  • Lara’s Theme (Doctor Zivago)
  • Let It Go (Frozen)
  • Local Hero
  • Love Is All Around (4 Weddings And A Funeral)
  • Love Said Goodbye (Godfather)
  • Love Story
  • Love Theme (Romeo And Juliet)
  • Love Theme (Godfather)
  • May It Be (Lord Of The Rings)
  • Memory (Cats)
  • Moon River (Breakfast At Tiffany’s)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
  • New York, New York
  • Pie Jesus (Weber)
  • Pirates Of The Caribbean
  • PM’s Love Theme (Love Actually)
  • Portuguese Love Theme (Love Actually)
  • Rule The World (Stardust)
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Somewhere (West Side Story)
  • Stand By Me
  • Starlight Express
  • Strangers In The Night
  • Tale As Old As Time (Beauty And The Beast)
  • That’s Amore (Enchanted)
  • The Battle/Honour Him (Gladiator)
  • The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Labyrinth)
  • The Muppet Show (Henson/Pottle)
  • The Music Of The Night (Phantom Of The Opera)
  • The Rose
  • The Sound Of Music
  • The Wedding/End Titles (Emma)
  • Unchained Melody (Ghost)
  • Up Where We Belong (An Officer And A Gentleman)
  • Wallace and Gromit (Notts)
  • Walking In The Air (The Snowman)
  • When You Say Nothing at All (Notting Hill)

 

Modern Love Songs

  • A Moment Like This (Clarkson)
  • A Thousands Years (Christina Perri)
  • A Woman In Love (Gibbs)
  • All My Life (Kci & Jojo)
  • All Of Me (Legend)
  • All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
  • Angel (McLachlan)
  • Angels (Williams)
  • Anniversary Waltz
  • Because
  • Bed Of Roses (Bon Jovi)
  • Beneath You Are Beautiful (McKenzie)
  • Blackbird (The Beatles)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight? (John)
  • Candle In The Wind (John)
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Gaudio)
  • Chanson d’Amour (Shanklin)
  • Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
  • Clocks (Coldplay)
  • Closer To You
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury)
  • Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
  • Everything (Buble)
  • Everything I Do (Adams)
  • Fairy Tale (Einaudi)
  • Fairytale Of New York (Pogues)
  • Feelings (Albert)
  • Fields Of Gold (Sting)
  • Firework (Perry)
  • From Both Sides Now (Mitchell)
  • From This Moment On (Twain)
  • Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
  • Greatest Day (Take That)
  • Halo (Beyonce)
  • Handbags And Gladrags (Stewart)
  • Happy Birthday
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • Heaven (Adams)
  • Heaven (Westenra)
  • Hine O Hine (Westenra)
  • How Deep Is Your Love? (Gibbs)
  • How Long Will I Love You? (Scott)
  • I Am Forever Blowing Bubbles
  • I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You (Wonder)
  • I Only Want To Be With You (Hawer/Raymonde)
  • I Swear (Baker/Myer)
  • I Who Have Nothing (Donida)
  • I Will Stand By You (The Pretenders)
  • I Won’t Give Up (Mraz)
  • Il Giorni (Einaudi)
  • Imagine (Lennon)
  • In My Life (The Beatles)
  • Isn’t She Lovely (Wonder)
  • It’s All About You (Mraz)
  • I’m Yours (Mraz)
  • Just The Way You Are (Mars)
  • Kiss From A Rose (Seal)
  • Kiss The Rain (Yiruma)
  • La Vie En Rose (Piaf)
  • Lady (Richie)
  • Let It Be (The Beatles)
  • Live Forever (Oasis)
  • Lothlorien (Enya)
  • Love And Marriage
  • Love Is Easy (McFly)
  • Love Me Tender (Elvis)
  • Lovin You (Riperton)
  • L’ Hymn a l’Amour (Piaf)
  • Make You Feel My Love (Dylan)
  • Marry You (Mars)
  • Moonshadow (Stevens)
  • My Cherie Amour (Wonder)
  • My Way
  • Nights In White Satin (Hayward)
  • On The Wings Of Love
  • On Your Shore (Enya)
  • One Day Like This (Elbow)
  • One Moment In Time
  • Perfect (Nevia)
  • Perfect Day (Reed)
  • Primavera (Einaudi)
  • Rule The World (Take That)
  • Save The Best For Last
  • Saving All My Love For You (Masser)
  • Send In The Clowns
  • She (Aznavour)
  • She’s Always A Woman
  • Someone Like You (Adele)
  • Something Gotten Hold Of My Heart (Greenway)
  • Sometimes When We Touch
  • Song For Guy (John)
  • Songbird (McVie)
  • Stairway To Heaven (Page & Plant)
  • Stand By Me (King)
  • Storms In Africa (Enya)
  • The Air That I Breathe (Simply Red)
  • The Circle
  • The Closest Thing To Crazy (Batt)
  • The Greatest Love of All (Musser)
  • The Lady In Red (De Burgh)
  • The Power Of Love
  • The River Flows In You (Yiruma)
  • The Sound Of Silence (Simon)
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • The Wonder Of You (Wonder)
  • Three Times A Lady (Richie)
  • Want To Be With You (Moody Blues)
  • Watermark (Enya)
  • We Have Only Just Begun (Nichols)
  • What The World Needs Now Is Love
  • When I Need You (Sager)
  • When We Fall In Love
  • Without You
  • Woman (Lennon)
  • Wonderful Tonight (Clapton)
  • Wonderwall (Oasis)
  • Yellow (Coldplay)
  • You Are So Beautiful (Fisher)
  • You Are The One (Twain)
  • You Raise Me Up (Westlife)
  • Your Song (Elton)

 

Bollywood

  • Hum Ko Humise
  • Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • Tum Dil Ke Dhadkan
  • Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai
  • Guzanis
  • Tadap Tadap Ke
  • Jash E Bahaara
  • Mere Haath Mein
  • Aate jaste Hanste

 

Christmas

  • 12 Days Of Christmas (Traditional)
  • Angels From The Realms Of Glory (Traditional)
  • Carol Of The Drum (Davis)
  • Coventry Carol (Traditional)
  • Deck The Halls (Traditional)
  • Down In Yon Forest (Traditional)
  • God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (Traditional)
  • Good King Wenceslas (Cantiones)
  • Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (Lennon And Ono)
  • Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn)
  • In The Bleak Midwinter (Holst)
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Willis)
  • Jerusalem (Parry)
  • Jingle Bells (Pierpont)
  • Mary’s Boy Child (Hariston)
  • Merry Christmas Everybody (Holder And Lea)
  • Morning Has Broken (Stevens)
  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Redner)
  • Silent Night (Gruber)
  • Sussex Carol (Traditional)
  • The Angel Gabriel (Traditional)
  • The First Nowell (Traditional)
  • The Holly And The Ivy (Traditional)
  • When A Child Is Born (Zacar)
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flock (Traditional)

 

 

Myself and Ryan just wanted to thank you once again for yesterday. It really added to the day and we enjoyed hearing the music we had selected. Thank you for helping to make our day so special – you really do play the harp beautifully.” – Stacey and Ryan

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