Testimonials

Funeral - Hereford Cremetorium

I can HIGHLY recommend Ruth for any special occasion. At very short notice she played at my Mum's funeral recently and it brought a truly special quiet beauty and despite the sadness, the beautiful music she played discreetly was so very comforting. I will certainly book her again for I hope a happier occasion such as a birth, wedding or celebration of life in all ways.

Jonathon & Kayleigh

Dear Ruth,
Just a small note to say how thankful we are for your amazing music on our wedding day.
All of our guests commented on how much they loved listening to you, and we loved
having you as part of our day.
We will have no hesitations in recommending you for future events with family and friends
Best wishes
Jonathon & Kayleigh

John Lewis

Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for providing the music during my 80th Birthday Dinner.
What a nice sound the harp is. Your playing added quality to the atmosphere throughout
the evening. I overheard many appreciative comments about your playing which was very
much enjoyed by everyone. Your contribution to making the dinner a most happy and
successful occasion was very great indeed. Thank you again and I wish you continued
success in your musical career. with kind regards, John Lewis.

Cain Manor

"Hi Ruth, We just wanted to drop you a message to say thank you so much for your beautiful music for our wedding. The music you played was beautiful and made the atmosphere throughout the ceremony and reception so special. Many Thanks, Karl and Lisa"

Wedding Ceremony and Drinks reception at Cain Manor

Recital at New Haw Library

On the evening of Friday 10th May visitors to New Haw Library experienced a delightful recital of music played on the harp by professional harpist Ruth Cartledge. Some of the classical pieces we heard were 'Sonata in C minor' by S. G. Dussek, 'Canon in D' by Johann Pachelbel and well known themes like 'Greensleeves', 'Amazing Grace' and 'Ash Grove'. Later she showed us that modern popular music like Elvis's 'Can't help falling in love' and 'I dreamed a dream' from Les Miserables is well suited to the harp. Between the pieces she told us the history of the harp and a little of the lives of the classical composers. Members of the audience were pleased to be able to examine close up the complicated structure of the harp. A very enjoyable and educational performance.

Clivedon Hotel

Hi Ruth, I hope you arrived home safely on Saturday evening? My wife and I would like to thank you for playing a great repertoire of music during our celebratory lunch. Everyone thought you played beautifully. It was a great success having you there. Thank you very much. Kind Regards, Peter Lord Golden Wedding Anniversary Lunch at Clivedon House Hotel

Farnham Castle

Hi Ruth, I just wanted to send a thank you for yesterday. The music was beautiful and really made the ceremony perfect! Thank you! Kind regards, Zoe and Ronan

Ceremony and Drinks reception at Farnham Castle

Berystede Hotel

Hi Ruth, I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing so beautifully during our ceremony. Sorry I never got the chance to come over and say hello or thank you but it was all a bit of a blur. Thanks again Lisa.

Wedding Ceremony at Berystede Hotel

Russets Country House

Hi Ruth I hope you are well I just wanted to send a message to say a massive thank you for playing at the wedding. The music was so beautiful and all of our guests were so pleasantly surprised to see you and commented on how great you sounded. I am so sorry I never got round to speaking to you in person, it's a real shame, but thank you for making our special day that little bit more special. Thank you Danielle

Wedding ceremony and drinks reception at Russets Country House

Horsely Towers, East Horsely

Dear Ruth Jo and I are now back from our honeymoon and settling back in to every day life. We wanted to send a short note to say thank you for playing at our wedding. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to listen to much of your playing whilst we were having photographs taken, but we've heard a lot of good comments from our guests and the music for the ceremony was beautiful. All the best Alex and Jo

Oakley Hall Hotel

Just wanted to say thank you very much for Sunday everyone love you playing, they all said it was beautiful.

Lorna and Ben

Based in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, I am ideally situated for bookings in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire & Monmouthshire & beyond.

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