Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Laura Byrne, Harpist is a superb musician, evoking sounds of gentle beauty, along with creating a melody of elegance and loveliness for your special day. She has performed professionally in orchestras and at weddings for over 25 years, setting the mood with a variety of classical and popular favorites. Laura studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and has been the faculty harpist at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill since 2005. She has performed with numerous professional orchestras and music groups and is well known for her charming personality and sensitive, soulful sound.
Laura Byrne shows musical versatility in a variety of styles and shines with musical elegance as the background for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. She offers harp solos, flute and harp duos, violin and harp duos, and harp, flute, and cello trios along with other instrumental combinations. In addition to instrumentals, she can recommend vocalists for your joyous occasion. Laura provides a sound/PA system, and is also willing to learn new music to the delight of couples.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Anne Siegel · Married on 09/07/2019
Awesome Ceremony Musician
Laura did an AMAZING job playing at our wedding. She was so helpful during the consultation picking the songs for the prelude and ceremony. Her instrument was beautiful and her music was GORGEOUS.Sent on 09/29/2019
Laura Byrne Harpist's reply:Thank you Anne, it was a pleasure to play for your beautiful wedding at the Cotton Room, it was so sweet and romantic!
Debbie · Married on 08/10/2019
Exceeded my expectations. Ultimate professional
This was one of the best things that i did for my daughter's wedding ceremony. We receive so many complements on the music and Laura could not have been more helpful and professional. She was the very best to work with and her music is so beautiful and memorable. I would highly recommend her for ceremony music and reception/cocktail time.Sent on 08/21/2019
Claire Ott · Married on 06/15/2019
Laura was very easy to work with and made our ceremony so special. We chose to have her play the harp as our ceremony music and it sounded absolutely beautiful and such a unique sound. She also played at our cocktail hour and we got a lot of compliments. Anyone looking for live music for their wedding should look no further than Laura!Sent on 06/28/2019
Laura Byrne Harpist's reply:Thank you Claire, I was so delighted to be a part of your gorgeous wedding and cocktail reception! You had a perfect day at Rosehill Plantation and your ceremony and reception flowed so easily. I am thrilled my harp music added a touch of elegance with the beautiful sound of my gold harp. Best wishes to you both and thank you!
I am a professional wedding planner in Raleigh and my team works with so many lovely musicians throughout the year as we assist couples in selected the style of music for their wedding day. One of the most consistent, professional and elegant persons I know is Laura Byrne! She is simply a joy to work with and wants nothing less than perfection on this special day. When selecting your vendors for your wedding day, remember that a professional and reliable vendor is direct impact to your stress free day. Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design
Laura and I have been doing weddings together for many years. She is wonderful and so very talented. Her music is heavenly. She also has other musicians she can arrange to play with her--like flute and violin. I love hearing the wedding music Laura provides so expertly. I know I can always count on her professionalism and dedication. I highly recommend Laura!
Laura Byrne is an AMAZING harpist. She connects with the music like no other harpist I have ever heard. She plays from the heart so the music fits the ceremony with the finesse of a true professional. It is hard to explain the difference between Laura’s playing compared to other harpists, but it is something one can actually hear and feel. Hands down, she is my favorite harpist in our area - and she is a very kind and caring person, besides. Highly recommended!