Marie-France Riboulet’s Harp

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Marie-France Riboulet is a Bristol based harpist who performs well known classical favourites and popular song tunes. It’s the perfect background for a wedding drinks reception.

“Enhance the atmosphere at your special event with the heavenly sounds of the harp…”

Marie-France received her initial training in performance at the Conservatoire de Besançon and later on at the Royal College of Music. As she delicately touches this delightfully expressive instrument, she effortlessly evokes a vivid kaleidoscope of imagery, both ancient and modern.

If you or any of your guests have a favourite romantic song or piece of music, Marie-France will play it for you. Her flying fingers are equally at home interpreting the standard classical harp repertoire, ranging from Handel and Mozart through to Fauré and Satie, exploring the rich fund of traditional music from the British Isles, or playing popular modern songs, not forgetting those iconic themes from opera, musicals and films.

After a series of successful appearances at prestigious venues such as The Orangery in Kensington Palace, and with her music becoming a regular attraction at the Bristol Royal Marriot Hotel, Marie-France will assuredly introduce a touch of real class to grace any occasion. Musical effusions from this supremely talented harpist are the perfect way to make your wedding day, celebration party or social event really special.

Playing beautiful, soothing, romantic music, Marie-France Riboulet and her harp will bring that extra atmospheric finesse to your celebration.

  • Delicate, ethereal, enchanting harp music
  • Happy to learn new music specially for any occasion
  • No electrical amplification – perfect for outdoors!

Classical And Romantic

  • Adagio In G – Albinoni
  • Air – Handel
  • Air On The G String – Bach
  • Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – Handel
  • Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
  • Barcarolle From ‘The Tales Of Hoffman’ – Offenbach
  • Berceuse Russe – Tournier
  • Bolero – Ravel
  • Bridal March – Wagner
  • Canon In D – Pachelbel
  • Canto Della Terra – Sartori
  • Celebrated Waltz – Brahms
  • Chaconne – Handel
  • Chanson De Matin – Elgar
  • Claire De Lune – Debussy
  • Concerto In B Flat – Handel
  • Elvira – Mozart
  • Étude De Concert – Tournier
  • Finlandia – Sibelius
  • First Arabesque – Debussy
  • Flower Duet – Delibes
  • Für Elise – Beethoven
  • Glinka – Variation On A Theme Of Mozart
  • Gnossienne 1 – Satie
  • Grandjany – Fantaisie, Prelude Number 1
  • Grieg – Morning From ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite
  • Gymnopedies 1 And 3 – Satie
  • Habañera From ‘Carmen’ – Bizet
  • Hornpipe – Handel
  • I Am The Captain Of The ‘Pinafore’ – Gilbert And Sullivan
  • In Paradisium – Fauré
  • Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni
  • Jerusalem – Hubert Parry
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • Joy To The World – Mason
  • Jupiter From ‘The Planets’ Suite – Holst
  • La Rejouissance – Handel
  • La Source – Hasselmanns
  • Little Shepherd – Debussy
  • Lullaby – Brahms
  • Magic Flute (Selections) – Mozart
  • Marriage Of Figaro (Selections) – Mozart
  • Méditation From ‘Thaïs’ – Massenet
  • Minuet – Boccherini
  • Minuetto – Beethoven
  • Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
  • Nimrod From ‘The Enigma Variations’ – Elgar
  • O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
  • Ode To Joy – Beethoven
  • Panis Angelicus – Franck
  • Passacaglia – Handel
  • Pavane – Ravel
  • Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte – Ravel
  • Preludes 1 And 8 – Bach
  • Preludes 2 And 4 – Tournier
  • Rondeau – Purcell
  • Sarabande – Handel
  • Sarabande From Partita 1 – Bach
  • 2nd Movement From ‘Concerto De Aranjuez’ – Rodrigo
  • Six Noëls – Tournier
  • Sleepers Awake – Bach
  • Sonata In C minor – Dusseck
  • Sonata In D – Albeniz
  • The ‘Four Seasons’ Suite – Vivaldi
  • The Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tschaikovsky
  • The Swan From ‘Carnival Of The Animals’ – Saint-Saëns
  • Thème Varié – Haydn
  • Time To Say Goodbye – Sartori
  • To A Wild Rose – MacDowell
  • Trumpet Tune – Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Purcell
  • Waves Of The Danube – Ivanivici
  • Wedding March  – Mendelssohn
  • 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 And Popular

  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Gershwin
  • Besame Mucho
  • Bidin’ My Time – Gershwin
  • Black And White Rag
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Moon – Rogers
  • Blue Moonlight
  • Brian’s Song – Legrand
  • But Not For Me – Gershwin
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Ellington
  • Ebbtide
  • Embraceable You – Gershwin
  • Fascinating Rhythm – Gershwin
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You – Porter
  • I Say A Little Prayer – Bacharach
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Wonder
  • In A Sentimental Mood – Ellington
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song
  • Long Ago And Far Away – Kern
  • Lover Man
  • Lullaby Of Birdland – Weiss/Shearing
  • Mack The Knife – Weill
  • Misty – Gardner
  • Moonlight Serenade – Miller
  • Morning Has Broken – Traditional
  • Night And Day – Porter
  • Over The Rainbow – Arlen
  • Paris Was Made For Lovers – Legrand
  • Petite Fleur – Bechet
  • Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head – Bacharach
  • Secret Love – Fain
  • Serenata Do Adeus – Moraes
  • Smoke 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 – Rodgers And Hart
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Goldner

Shows And Films

  • A Woman In Love – Gibbs
  • All My Life – Kci And Jojo
  • All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  • And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • Anniversary Waltz
  • Auld Lang Syne – Robert Burns
  • Because
  • Blackbird – The Beatles
  • Candle In The Wind – Elton John
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Chanson D’Amour – Shanklin
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Closer To You
  • Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  • Cupid
  • Everything – Michael Bublé
  • Everything I Do – Brian Adams
  • Fair Play – Van Morrison
  • Feelings – Albert
  • Fields Of Gold – Sting
  • From Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • Gypsy – Van Morrison
  • Happy Birthday
  • Handbags And Gladrags – Stewart
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • Heaven – Westenra
  • Hine O Hine – Westenra
  • How Deep Is Your Love – Gibbs
  • I’m So Tired – The Beatles
  • I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  • I Only Want To Be With You – Hawer And Raymonde
  • I Swear – Baker And Myer
  • I Who Have Nothing – Donida
  • Imagine – John Lennon
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • Kiss From A Rose – Seal
  • Kiss The Rain – Yiruma
  • L’Hymn À L’Amour – Piaf
  • La Vie En Rose – Piaf
  • Lady – Richie
  • Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh
  • Let It Be – The Beatles
  • Love And Marriage
  • Love Is A Many-Spendoured Thing
  • Love Me Tender – Elvis
  • My Way – Frank Sinatra
  • My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
  • Nights In White Satin – Justin Hayward
  • On The Wings Of Love
  • On Your Shore – Enya
  • Perfect – Nevia
  • Perfect Day – Reed
  • Rebel Heart – The Corrs
  • Save The Best For Last
  • Saving All My Love For You – Masser
  • Send In The Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  • She – Charles Aznavour
  • She’s Always A Woman
  • Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  • Sleepy Shores
  • Something Gotten Hold Of My Heart – Greenway
  • Sometimes When We Touch
  • Songbird – McVie
  • Song For Guy – Elton John
  • Stairway To Heaven – Page And Plant
  • Storms In Africa – Enya
  • The Air That I Breathe – Simply Red
  • The Closest Thing To Crazy – Mike Batt
  • The Greatest Love Of All – Musser
  • The Power Of Love
  • The River Flows In You – Yiruma
  • The Sound Of Silence – Paul Simon
  • The Way We Were – Hamlisch
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • The Wonder Of You – Stevie Wonder
  • Three Times A Lady – Lionel Ritchie
  • Want To Be With You – The Moody Blues
  • Watermark – Enya
  • We Have Only Just Begun – Nichols
  • Welcome To My World – Reeves
  • What The World Needs Now Is Love
  • When A Man Loves A Woman
  • When I Need You – Sager
  • When We Fall In Love
  • Without You
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • You Are So Beautiful – Fisher
  • You’re Beautiful – Blunt
  • Your Song – Elton John

Christmas

  • 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) – John Lennon And Yoko Ono
  • Hark, The Herald Angels Sing – Mendelssohn
  • In The Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst
  • It Came Upon The Midnight Clear – Willis
  • Jingle Bells – Pierpont
  • Mary’s Boy Child – Hariston
  • Merry Christmas, Everybody – Holder And Lea
  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Redner
  • Silent Night – Grüber
  • Six Noëls – Tournier
  • Sussex Carol – Traditional
  • The Angel Gabriel – Traditional
  • The First Noël – Traditional
  • The Holly And The Ivy – Traditional
  • The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Traditional
  • When A Child Is Born – Zacar
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks – Traditional

Reviews (10)

  • 5 out of 5

    Julie & Stuart's Wedding

    September 21, 2015 - 3:18 pm

    Thank you so much for proving your harp services at our wedding. The guests commented how lovely it was having you play in the background.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Mr and Mrs Hughes' Wedding

    July 15, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    Thank you so much for performing at our wedding on Saturday. Everyone commented on how wonderfully you played and the children were very excited you played the ‘Frozen’ song!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Pamela & Robert Forde's Wedding Day

    April 22, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    We wanted to thank you again for your important and delightful contribution to our wedding day. Everybody seems to have had a great time – but nobody more so than us! Our guests particularly commented on your playing and the wonderful atmosphere it created as they entered the dining room, and throughout the meal.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Karen & Adriene's Wedding

    November 26, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    Adrian and I wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so special. You played beautifully and we had so many comments on how romantic it was to have a harpist. Your performance of the music we chose for my entrance brought a tear to the eye of several of our guests.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Lindsey & Lars' Wedding

    October 24, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Thank you so much for coming to play at our wedding in August this year. We received so many compliments about how beautiful your music was and so we just wanted to pass those on to you! I heard pieces of it throughout the afternoon and everytime I heard you it was always a song I loved.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Catherine & Vicky's Wedding

    March 19, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Thank you so much for playing the harp at our wedding. Sitting with you and choosing our music was one of the highlights of our wedding preparations and your guidance was invaluable. Everyone commented on how beautifully you played and how the music perfectly complemented the setting and our day.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Tara & Mark's Birthday

    August 6, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    We wanted to say thank you for being part of our special day. The sound of the harp was beautiful and created a very relaxing and magical atmosphere – it was just perfect! Thank you so much again.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Jane & Martyn's Wedding

    May 16, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    Well, what a day! Everyone commented on how delightful the harp sounded and what a lovely choice of music. We would like to thank you so much for helping us on our truly most memorable day.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Rachael & Paul's Wedding

    June 4, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    Thank you so much for providing us with such beautiful wedding music. We had a fantastic day and we are so pleased you were part of it. You will always be highly recommended.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Julian & Zoe's Wedding

    May 16, 2012 - 9:31 pm

    Thank you so much for playing the harp so beautifully during our wedding ceremony. We had such a wonderful day and thank you for being part of it. We are honoured you played for us on our special day.

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