Laura Byrne Harpist

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About Laura Byrne Harpist

Laura Byrne's harp music creates an air of elegance and grace, evoking sounds of gentle beauty for your wedding day. Having performed at weddings for over 25 years, Laura Byrne sets the mood with classical and popular favorites to the delight of wedding couples and their guests. Laura Byrne offers harp solo, flute and harp duo, violin and harp duo, and harp, flute and cello trio and other instrumental combinations. Harpist Laura Byrne is known for her charming personality, sensitive and soulful playing and for her musical versatility in a variety of styles.

Highly respected in the classical music world, harpist Laura S. Byrne received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with the renowned harp teacher Alice Chalifoux. Currently, Laura Byrne has been the faculty harpist at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill since 2005 and has been teaching at the college level for over 25 years. Laura Byrne has performed and recorded with numerous professional orchestras and music groups across the country throughout her career. Some of the professional orchestras include the Joffrey Ballet, Minnesota Opera, Louisville Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Theatre, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Choral Society of Durham. A versatile performer, she has also played for popular entertainers including Johnny Mathis, The Irish Tenors, The Moody Blues and Bernadette Peters.

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Beautiful outdoor wedding at City Kitchen in Chapel Hill!
Beautiful outdoor wedding at City Kitchen in Chapel Hill!
Gorgeous church wedding with Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo and singer at Zebulon Baptist.
Gorgeous church wedding with Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo and singer at Zebulon Baptist.
Festive indoor wedding at the "Bradford"!
Festive indoor wedding at the "Bradford"!
Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo at Melrose Knitting Mill.
Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo at Melrose Knitting Mill.
Performing on the porch of a historic home at an outdoor wedding.
Performing on the porch of a historic home at an outdoor wedding.
Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo for a gorgeous outdoor wedding at Rosehill Plantation.
Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo for a gorgeous outdoor wedding at Rosehill Plantation.
Laura Byrne's Violin & Harp Duo for a private reception.
Laura Byrne's Violin & Harp Duo for a private reception.
Harp music for a cocktail reception.
Harp music for a cocktail reception.
A January wedding with Kayelily Middleton at Melrose Knitting Mill.
A January wedding with Kayelily Middleton at Melrose Knitting Mill.
Performing for a reception at UNC.
Performing for a reception at UNC.
A glorious wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill.
A glorious wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill.
Performing for Chad Biggs at his wedding.
Performing for Chad Biggs at his wedding.
Performing at a beautiful wedding at Preston Woodall House.
Performing at a beautiful wedding at Preston Woodall House.
Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo at a church wedding ceremony.
Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo at a church wedding ceremony.
Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo for a wedding ceremony.
Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo for a wedding ceremony.
Playing at an outdoor wedding at the Umstead Hotel.
Playing at an outdoor wedding at the Umstead Hotel.
Performing at Duke Chapel.
Performing at Duke Chapel.
Intimate ceremony at Brier Creek Country Club.
Intimate ceremony at Brier Creek Country Club.
Wedding at Merrimon-Wynn House in Raleigh.
Wedding at Merrimon-Wynn House in Raleigh.
Performing at Duke Chapel.
Performing at Duke Chapel.
Wedding at Duke Chapel.
Wedding at Duke Chapel.
Performing for a wedding luncheon at the Umstead Hotel.
Performing for a wedding luncheon at the Umstead Hotel.
Evening wedding at the Umstead Hotel.
Evening wedding at the Umstead Hotel.
Wedding outdoors at the Carolina Inn.
Wedding outdoors at the Carolina Inn.
Performing outdoors in a tent for a cocktail reception.
Performing outdoors in a tent for a cocktail reception.
Performing for an outdoor wedding.
Performing for an outdoor wedding.
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Laura Byrne Harpist
Beautiful outdoor wedding at City Kitchen in Chapel Hill!
Beautiful outdoor wedding at City Kitchen in Chapel Hill!
Gorgeous church wedding with Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo and singer at Zebulon Baptist.
Gorgeous church wedding with Laura Byrne's Flute & Harp Duo and singer at Zebulon Baptist.

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Carolyn · Married on 04/14/2018

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    Laura played for our wedding in April. It was so lovely to have her! She is an amazing musician and a professional from start to finish. Going to her house to pick out music was one of the most emotional events leading up to our wedding. Everything she played was just so, so beautiful. My mom and I were moved to tears.
    Laura and her harp would be a great addition to any wedding!

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    Jay · Married on 07/16/2017

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    It's just not possible to say enough good things about Laura. She was great to work with, spending as much time as we needed to pick music for all phases of our ceremony, playing snippets and helping us visualize the cadence and think through how it would sound during the ceremony. Her knowledge of music is surpassed only by how beautifully she plays. If you're looking for a harpist, Laura is the best.

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Laura Byrne Harpist FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 400.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 575.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3
  • What instruments does your group play? Cello, Flute, Harp, Violin
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System

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  • Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design
    Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design Wedding Planners

    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

  • Reverend Kayelily Middleton
    Reverend Kayelily Middleton Wedding Officiants

    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!

  • Rev. Barbara Lodge
    Rev. Barbara Lodge Wedding Officiants

    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!

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