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Shelley Otis

Harpist from Stoneham, MA Will travel up to 250 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 99 Reviews
  • 251 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 13 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $200 per event

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With a set list of over 400-songs (and growing!), Shelley's music has delighted bridal couples and audiences throughout New England for over ten years. Her keen sense of musicianship, wide-ranging repertoire and refreshing approach to the harp offer versatility in planning weddings and events. Whether you want the classic Canon in D, the Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Celtic dances, jazz improvisation, or Led Zeppelin, Shelley plays it all, and her gentle manner will make you feel at ease. And if there's a song you want that isn't on her list, she delights in arranging music of all types for the harp and is committed to making your day special. Love the harp but want something a little more? Shelley is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays the piano & organ, and is connected to a network of collaborating musicians who can mix the harp or piano with violin, cello, Uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes), recorders, bass, and hand percussion. Shelley has performed at weddings, private parties, business functions, coffeehouses, and concerts throughout New England and abroad. Past appearances include the Boston Recorder Society Concert Series, Sharon Performing Artists Association, South Shore Folk Music Club, Joe Davies Folk Festival, Soule Homestead Concert Series, the Boston Early Music Festival, Boston's Liberty Hotel, the Block Island Concert series, Evohe in St. Etienne, France, the Ritz Carlton in San Juan Puerto Rico, and the Westin in Cancun, Mexico. "Shelley is amazing and so much fun! We were trying to cut back on the budget for the ceremony music, so we decided to hire Shelley instead of a group of musicians. I'd never heard a harp at a wedding before, and now I don't know why more people don't choose it–it's the perfect instrument to stand on its own, always sounds good, and can play anything. We didn't want anything too "wedding" sounding (Pachelbel, Here Comes the Bride), and she had plenty of awesome suggestions–I walked down the aisle to "Here Comes the Sun." I wish I held other events I could invite Shelley to play at!" (Chelsea & Steven, August 2012)

Reviews

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Review by Jayne T.

Community EventReviewed on May 6, 2022From Woburn, MA

Absolute professional. Better than expected. A lovely talented woman. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us Shelly.

Review by Sarah L.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 4, 2021From Beverly, MA

Shelley was fantastic and everyone at our gathering really enjoyed her musical talents. We will definitely be looking into booking her again at a future cocktail party!

Review by Robert G.

WeddingReviewed on January 18, 2014From Warwick, RI

If 6 stars was an option I would have given her 6. Perfect.

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Song List

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  • *over 400 songs; for a more complete list, see website
  • Times Like These | Foo Fighters
  • Going to California | Led Zeppelin
  • To Make You Feel My Love | Adele
  • All of Me | John Legend
  • Trumpet Voluntary | J. Clarke
  • La Vie en Rose | Edith Piaf
  • Marry You | Bruno Mars
  • Carolan's Concerto | Turlough O'Carolan
  • Llegada | Trad. South American
  • Ripple | Grateful Dead
  • A Thousand Years | Christina Perri
  • Both Sides Now | Joni Mitchell
  • China | Tori Amos
  • Time After Time | Cyndi Lauper
  • Pink Moon | Nick Drake
  • Blue Moon | Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart
  • Blue Skies | Irving Berlin
  • Here Comes the Sun | Beatles
  • Ave Maria | Schubert & Bach versions
  • I Will | The Beatles
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | J.S. Bach
  • Peace Piece | Bill Evans
  • Come Go With Me | Del Vikings
  • Linus & Lucy | Vince Guaraldi
  • Hole in the Wall | Purcell/Trad. English
  • Fields of Barley | Sting
  • Cello Suite in G, prelude | J.S. Bach
  • Red is the Rose | Trad. Irish
  • Ghazal | Trad. Jewish
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim | Trad. Jewish
  • Joropo | Trad. South American
  • Indian Summer | The Doors
  • Fulsom Prison Blues | Johnny Cash
  • All You Need is Love | The Beatles
  • Halleluia | Leonard Cohen
  • Watermark | Enya
  • In the Mood | Glenn Miller
  • Ruby Tuesday | Rolling Stones
  • Omal | Greek Dance
  • Carnavalito | Trad. South American
  • Gymnopedies | Erik Satie
  • Sea of Love | Phil Phillips
  • I Can't Help Falling in Love | Elvis
  • Grow Old With Me | John Lennon
  • La Feria de las Flores | Chucho Monge
  • La Llorona | Trad. Mexican
  • Gaita | Diego Fernandez de Huete, Spanish Renaissance
  • St. Kilda Wedding March | Trad. Scottish
  • Love Will Keep Us Alive | The Eagles
  • Faure's Pavane | Gabriel Faure
  • The Wedding March | Mendelssohn
  • Dawn | (from Pride & Prejudice)
  • Last Dance | Sarah McLachlan
  • Labamba | Ritchie Valens
  • Paint it Black | Rolling Stones
  • First Day | Bright Eyes
  • I Do | Colbie Caillat

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Upcoming Events

May 25, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Wed11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Boston, MA
May 29, 2022 • Wedding
Sun5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Newton, MA
June 18, 2022 • Private Party
Sat4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Wayland, MA
July 8, 2022 • Wedding
Fri4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Gloucester, MA
November 5, 2022 • Celebration
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Boston, MA

Past Events

May 6, 2022 • Community Event
Fri2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Woburn, MA
December 4, 2021 • Holiday Party
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Beverly, MA
November 12, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Fri3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Salem, MA
October 6, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Wed2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Harrisville, NH
October 2, 2021 • Wedding
Sat5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Gloucester, MA
September 25, 2021 • Wedding
Sat3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Haverhill, MA
July 8, 2021 • Wedding
Thu5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Newport, RI

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