Welcome to the website of Devon based harp duo Harpe Noire. Feel free to browse our site and listen to our music. For more information please dont hesitate to contact us.
Harpe Noire is the harp duo of Emma Graham and Liz Grier. Both harpists are accomplished musicians and have been playing the harp for many years - maybe too many to count!
We are delighted to have been playing together since 2012. Since then we have performed in a variety of venues, from concerts to wedding fairs, charity fundraisers to harp workshops in schools. Whatever your occasion, two harps add a beautiful ambience and can offer a range of repertoire to make your event extra special and memorable.
We are keen that our performances not only bring pleasure to our audiences, but can also support our chosen charities.
Please feel free to contact us for more details on our forthcoming engagements as Harpe Noire, or how you can book us to make your events extra special!
Emma is an accomplished professional musician who has been delighting audiences with her exciting, skilled playing and relaxed performing style for over twenty years.
Based in the beautiful Devon village of Kenn, she is in great demand both as one half of Harpe Noire and as a concert soloist as well as being one of the Westcounty’s most popular wedding and function entertainers. She has worked in baronial halls, garden marquees, castles, theatres and on board cruise liners in her mission to bring the sound of the harp to as wide an audience as possible.
Emma is also one of the region's leading harp teachers, bringing this beautiful instrument to a new generation and helping to shape the harpists of the future.
Liz has been providing beautiful harp music for events including weddings, conferences and balls for many years. She is currently based in Exeter, and works as a freelance harpist throughout Exeter, Devon and the South West. As well as being one half of Harpe Noire, she is also in demand as a soloist and as an experienced and versatile orchestral harpist.
Liz is also an accomplished teacher of the piano and flute as well, of course, as the harp, and enjoys working within many schools across the region. As well as individual teaching she enjoys giving harp workshops, trying not only to educate but to disprove some of the common misconceptions about harp playing (it is so big, it is so expensive, you must need a massive car!).