Kind Words

"Ruth, thank you so much for playing your harp at our wedding ceremony and during our drinks reception last September. You made our day feel so special and created such a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone commented on how beautiful your music was! We feel so blessed to have met you and to have had the privilege of you play your harp at our wedding. We would highly recommend you to anyone! Thanks again, Cindy and Linton xx

Cindy and Linton, 28th September 2017, Ballydugan Mill,Downpatrick

"Dear Ruth, thank you so much for being part of our special day and for playing such beautiful music during our drinks reception. We couldn't think of anyone more talented in your field! Much love, Helen and Richard xx"

Helen and Richard, 4th November 2017, Deanes at Queen's

"Ruth thank you so much for your stunning performance at the castle on Saturday. Just beautiful, you made our day so special ❤️ xxx"

Laura and David, 16th September 2017, Hillsborough Castle

"To Ruth, thank you so much for your beautiful playing throughout our ceremony and during our drinks reception. The music was absolutely wonderful! You have such a talent! All our love, Toni and Jo xx"

Antonia and Jonathan, 1st July 2017, Mount Stewart

"Had the pleasure of Ruth playing her harp at our wedding in September. She is honestly one of the most angelic, genuine & beautiful souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I am still in total awe of her, she has such a gift, and was honestly one of my favourite parts of our wedding, just wish I could have heard her play longer. Could not recommend this lady enough, she is definitely in her own league & one of a kind. Wish there were more people like her in the world x"

Louise and Mark McCallum, 23rd September 2016, Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick

Hi Ruth

Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding! It really made it all so special. I didn't get to chat to you although I meant to as there was just so much going on! It was fabulous to have you there - not only for the wonderful playing but also for your lovely personality and gentle presence. Thank you so much again!

Kind regards
Máiréad and Daniel

Máiréad and Daniel, 4th August 2017, Belfast Castle

Hi Ruth, just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help & all the beautiful music on Saturday! Everyone was commenting on how lovely the music was and although I didn't hear all that much in the drinks reception, I was told you even did a wee Ed Sheeran request!! You have been so helpful and made everything so easy for us. Thank you! Xx

Kathryn and Alexander, 3rd June 2017, The Carriage Rooms at Montalto

Hi Ruth,
We arrived back in England today and I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You are truly so talented and set the scene for our wedding perfectly.
There have been a huge amount of compliments which have been passed on to us from our guests, everybody loved you!
Thank you again, we really really appreciate you making our big day even more special!
Bethany and Christopher

Bethany and Christopher, 31st May 2017, The Culloden Estate and Spa

"We met with Ruth a few months before our wedding and she was kind enough to play us some music and let us see first hand her amazing skills on the harp. Such a friendly person Ruth worked with us to find the right music for the key parts of our ceremony, it really was a easy and relaxed experience. On the day Ruth was amazing. She really added exactly to the tone of the day we had worked towards. All of our guests commented so positively about her music and how well it worked in the ceremony. 10 out of 10 from us. We really would recommend Ruth to anybody. Thanks again Ruth :)"

Ben and Gail Roberts, 20th February 2016, Temple of the Winds, Mount Stewart

"Ruth, thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 5th of December 2015. Everyone commented on your beautiful music. It was a joy to have you there to share our special day. You have such a talent playing the harp and it is truly a joy to listen to you. You are such a beautiful person with an amazing talent and we hope to be able to have a special occasion in the future to be able to listen to you again. Much love Rachel and Marcel ♡"

Rachel and Marcel Koch, 5th December 2015, The Dunadry

"Hi Ruth, thank u so so much for the absolutely perfect music for our wedding day yesterday. Everyone commented on how beautifully you played ,.. Darren and I had an absolutely perfect wedding day, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Kindest regards, Mr and Mrs Greer :) xxxx"

Wendy and Darren Greer, 2nd September 2016, Culloden Estate and Spa,

"Dear Ruth,

Thank you so much for playing your beautiful harp on our wedding day! The music was enjoyed by all our guests and you made my walk down the aisle even more memorable! You are one talented lady and we will be highly recommending you!

Thank you again,

Love from Jacqui and Anthony x"

Jacqui and Anthony Kane, 1st June 2016, Orange Tree House

Ruth played at our wedding in September 2016 and it was perfect! Richard and I selected a few pieces prior to the day and we were able to hear her beautiful playing beforehand which was a real treat and also demonstrating her amazing talent allowing me worry about one less thing before our big day. Having a harp as an accompaniment on your wedding day is really special and different...I would recommend Ruth to anyone who is looking for that classic touch for their wedding and you can be assured she won't let you down. Happy New year to you Ruth and keep up your amazing work! Rebekah & Richard xo

Rebekah and Richard Nelson, 5th September 2016, Orange Tree House

I came across several harpists while searching for the perfect one for our wedding in March. Ruth really stood out to me because of her song list which featured so many of today's hits and songs everyone knows! She made our ceremony go so smoothly and set such a beautiful tone for our day. Coming to Dublin from abroad, I relied heavily on reviews and saw nothing but great words on Ruth and her talent and was thrilled when I heard her play in person.Thank you so much for being the perfect addition to our Irish/Texan wedding!! xxx Sara and David

Sara and David, 13th March 2017, Finnstown Castle Hotel

"Your music was amazing and everyone commented on it later that day so thankyou so much for sharing our day with us you made it very special"

Chris Watson, 6th November 2016, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

"Hey Ruth,

I wanted to say a massive 'thank you' once again for playing the harp at my wedding & making the day so special - you truly are amazing :)

Lots of love,


Karen Higgins, 25th June 2016, Clandeboye Lodge

"Dear Ruth,

Thank you so much for your breathtaking music at our wedding. The atmosphere you created was truly beautiful. Thank you for adding to such a special occasion. Holly and Jeff Mason x"

Holly and Jeff Mason, 3rd July 2016, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

"Ruth was wonderful at my wedding! I would recommend Ruth to anyone who is looking for that extra bit of elegance added to any event be it wedding, christening, birthday etc.
Her musical talent seems effortless and all my guest were blown away by her professionalism. Honestly choosing Ruth was the best choice I made for my for my wedding."

Rebecca Curran, 21st October 2015, Ramada Plaza Belfast

Hey Ruth,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so very much for your beautiful music on Thursday!! It was just perfect and everyone really loved it. You made walking up the aisle very very special and something I will always remember.

Thanks again for learning guns & horses, it was brilliant to hear it as we signed the register and made it very personal. You were awesome to work with and we're so glad you were a part of our amazing day.

All the very best

Karen & James xx

Karen and James, Orange Tree House, 12th May 2016

Hi Ruth,

Just wanted to send a quick email to thank Eleanor and yourself for being a special part of our wedding service. The harp sounded beautiful and everybody has commented how lovely it was. Can you please pass on my thanks to Eleanor. Thanks again Ruth we were so pleased with how our wedding service turned out.

Kind Regards


Ruth and Ryan, Orange Tree House, April 2017

"Ruth played at our wedding 30/08/2015 at The Alnwick Garden, from the moment we met her at the Sage wedding fair, she was very warm and welcoming and professional throughout making plans. Her music brought a tear as she played Canon in D as I entered the room and closed my ceremony with Jason Mraz's I'm Yours. I was happy to leave the rest to Ruth as her talent is endless. We can't thank her enough for being part of our special day and truly recommend her service"

Louise & Tony Farrington-Naylor, Alnwick Gardens, August 2015

"I would like to thank you Ruth for playing at out wedding on the 10th July 2015 at the Millbrook Lodge Hotel. It was a perfect day, the sun shone, but the music shone even more. All our guests commented on how beautiful it sounded. I would highly recommend you for any venue. You made a special day even more special. I am so glad you were there."

Colleen Ward, Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch, 10th July 2015

"Ruth was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She played so beautifully at our wedding reception and enchanted all our guests. I would highly recommend her!"

Lorna Sutton, The Carriage Rooms at Montalto, July 2015

"I really cannot recommend Ruth highly enough, it was an absolute pleasure to have her involved in our wedding. From the first time we met her during a wedding fair at Crook Hall, through to the day itself, we both knew that we had made the right decision to have her involved. Ruth is so unbelievably friendly and accommodating, she helped to make our ceremony that bit more special.We had chosen some modern music, including Sam Smith's 'Stay with me' for the walk down the aisle. Although Ruth didn't initially have the music, she went out and got the sheet music, practised, and performed it so perfectly and so beautifully on the day - she really went above and beyond! For the few moments before walking down the aisle, I was so lost in the music that it was the only time in the day that I had tears in my eyes! (happy tears of course!)

All of our guests commented on how beautiful and unique the harp music was, it really was a highlight. Ruth even made a conscience effort to come and find me before she left so that she could give me a big hug... a true professional with a personal touch.Thank you so so much Ruth - you have made me one extremely lucky & happy bride to have such a talented harpist perform on our special day, and make it so magical!!"

Nanette Westburg, Crook Hall and Gardens, County Durham, August 2015

"Thanks so much for playing at our wedding! It was lovely to walk down the aisle with the sun shining, the chairs all placed out, smiling guests, my husband to be at the top of the aisle, the lough in front of us and you and your beautiful harp placed emblematically at the front. Everyone commented on how lovely the music was and it really set the scene for our Irish/Scottish wedding. There's nothing I would change and I'm so glad I booked you to play. Your music accompanied the lovely natural surroundings so well and it was a real treat for guests to hear you play so beautifully, as a lot of people had never even heard a harpist playing live. I was so caught up in the moment but everything just seemed to flow very well. Thank you for everything, from the easy booking process, to fantastic music choices and for being so amazing at what you do - playing the harp just looks so easy and natural for you!"

Laura Scarlett, Wedding Ceremony, Killyhevlin Hotel, August 2015

"We would like to say a big thank you to Ruth for her contribution on our wedding day. The harp and Ruth's beautiful music skills added so much to our outdoor wedding at Lusty Beg. It was brilliant that Ruth was open to learning a new song for the entrance of the bride, and provided music for the reception, it was perfect and magical. The guests all commented the harp was a lovely touch. Ruth was a professional to work with and made organizing a wedding from overseas, so easy. I cant recommend Ruth highly enough. Mr & Mrs Crudden"

Karen and Poddie Crudden, Lusty Beg Island, September 2015

"Hey Ruth, I just wanted to express my gratitude for the beautiful music you played on the harp at our wedding. It created a beautiful ambience and very special memories for us that we will never forget. Many guests commented on your wonderful playing also. It was a pleasure to get to know you and I'm grateful for how willing you were to learn some pieces of music for us at short notice. You were very professional and accommodating. Thank you so much again. Ciara & Robert."
Ciara Nelis, Wedding Ceremony in Belfast, September 2015

"We had Ruth play the harp at our wedding in July. She was absolutely amazing and a lot of our guests commented after on how talented she was. Communication was excellent and Ruth was very helpful and accommodating in the music that she played. We would 100% recommend Ruth to anyone"

Alison Robinson, Ballygally Castle, July 2015

"Dear Ruth,

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your wonderful music last night – it was a very special evening and so many people commented to me on how much they enjoyed your music as it added so much to the occasion."

Retirement Dinner, Belfast City Hall, December 2016

"Hi Ruth,Just a little message to say thank you so much for the beautiful music at our wedding, I hear from brides all the time that they plan many different songs for their wedding and then never even hear the music with all the excitement, but I heard every piece and loved it, you did an amazing job. Thank you."

Amanda Hutchings, 11th Sptember 2015

"Ruth thank you so much for playing at our wedding yesterday, can't believe I didn't even get to say hello!! Your music was amazing and was commented on all day by our guests."

Cheryl Phillips,12th September 2015, Ramada Plaza Belfast

"Ruth we both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful music. So special."
Mr and Mrs O'Neill, 3rd July 2015, St Joseph's Church Glenavy

"Thank you so much Ruth! The music was amazing and really set the tone for our wedding! I can't thank you enough for all your time and effort! I can't recommend you highly enough!"

Kayle and Mark Harron, 18th June 2015, Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena

"Dear Ruth,

Thank you so much for playing your harp at our wedding in December 2015 at The Europa Hotel, Belfast. Our guests were delighted to hear you play an array of music and the Christmas songs adding the extra special touch! The harp added an elegant tone to our drinks reception!

Thank you for your professionalism with responding to my many questions, you always replied promptly and professionally, a great help when trying to plan a wedding! I would highly recommend you and you use you again for other functions.

Best wishes

Mr & Mrs Murray"
Mr & Mrs Murray, 30th December 2015, Europa Hotel Belfast

"Many thanks Ruth for playing at our wedding at roe park resort was just beautiful"
Cara Fenton, May 2015, Roe Park Resort

"Ruth played the piano at our wedding ceremony and the harp at our wedding reception. We were so pleased to have her part of the wedding, her piano playing was so beautiful and the harp was just perfect. So many people commented on how lovely the music was. Ruth was willing to play my favourite pieces and was so friendly and helpful, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and am so glad she played at our wedding. Thank you again for everything."

Victoria and Paul, 20th May 2015

"After searching for someone to play at our wedding ceremony for quite some time, we finally stumbled upon Ruth and couldn't have been more pleased! Ruth was brilliant and so accommodating, given the short notice. We just loved her music and have had so many comments and compliments on how wonderful she was.. Everyone loved listening to her play in the lead up to the ceremony and we both thought it made our ceremony that little bit more special. Thank you... Ruth you are so talented and we will definitely recommend you! "

Melissa and Adam Ferguson, 4th April 2015, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

"You made our venue come to life and helped make our special day even more perfect"

Sharon and Will, 17th February 2015, Kiltonga Hall

"I had the pleasure of playing with Ruth at a wedding in our church.Such a lovely girl! Dependable and totally reliable! Versatile and so accommodating. A very accomplished musician, I would have no hesitation in recommending her for your special occasion!"

Florence Johnston, Organist , Cairnshill Methodist

"I first encountered Ruth at one of the music events at our local church in Holywood. I was fascinated by her and the music she was able to create with her beautiful hands and gracious movements. I managed to speak to her after the performance and congratulated her on the way her playing had touched me. This was one of many occasions. I then met Ruth in the supermarket and she told me she taught the harp. I somehow plucked up the courage to ask if she gave lessons to adults and furthermore to adults who had no musical experience. She readily told me that I could avail of a taster session and see how things went.This was quickly arranged and the next thing I know, I was sitting in Ruth's living room, holding a harp and to my ears making a beautiful noise!Ruth is a skilful and very professional teacher. She is patient, very clear in her instructions and works at your pace. She motivates you well and always gently nudges you a little further than you think you can manage but she knows you can and so your confidence grows and you come away from a lesson feeling more than satisfied and excited for the next lesson.I have had a secret desire to play the harp since I was a child and Ruth is the perfect teacher to inspire me!"

Fiona Presho, Harp Pupil

"RuthThank you so much - we all thoroughly enjoyed your musical contribution at Lucy's and Phil's wedding last week in Cairnshill Methodist Church. It really did add so much to the overall ambiance, bringing a certain magical, ethereal quality so entirely appropriate to the occasion. What a gift!"

Patricia Abbott (Mother of the Bride), Phil and Lucy's Wedding, Cairnshill Methodist Church, Belfast, 29th November 2014

"Ruth, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding in September, you added a really special touch to our ceremony with your music. I will be sure to recommend you to any of my friends and family. You really have a very special talent and are a lovely person to work with. Wishing you all the very best in the future."

Geoff and Rebekah, Wedding at Belfast Castle, September 2014

"Ruth, I wanted to congratulate you on a beautiful performance and let you know much how my friend and I and everyone else enjoyed your performance. The whole evening was delightful and very relaxing. I wondered if you were playing an electric harp or was it just a microphone plus acoustics. The sound was ethereal and truly of another world which only you with your skill, talent and mastery were able to produce. I really appreciated your skill in playing. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening and the great joy in listening to your musicianship.""Ruth. Thank you from everyone at Assisi for being part of a wonderful evening. You play the Harp beautifully and had the audience enthralled."

Performing at Stormont Parliament Buildings for a concert in aid of Assisi Animal Sanctuary 29th November 2014

"For the funeral of my late father, the Northern Irish actor James Ellis, we called on Ruth to play "My Lagan Love" at his funeral, having heard of her talents through a friend. This was a funeral attended by 500 people and broadcast by the BBC and ITV during their news coverage. So with little time to both prepare the tune and fly over for the service from Durham, this was no mean feat! Ruth performed the piece on the day not only with absolute immaculate perfection, but moreover with a performance that was full of soul, beauty, heart and emotion. Quite the most beautiful performance I have ever heard on the harp. Everyone at the service, from the family to some of the fine actors and dignitaries invited on the day, commented on what a wondrous and moving performance it was. And all of this was delivered with absolutely no fuss, hassle or even questions whatsoever! Ruth just magically prepared it on her own, turned up on the day, and delivered something we will never ever forget."

Toto Ellis, son of James Ellis. Funeral of James Ellis, Belfast, March 2014

"We would like to thank Ruth for playing the harp during our wedding reception. Ruth was professional from start to finish helping us choose the right pieces of music that would perfectly fit in with the mood we wanted to create. Ruth listened to our plans and ideas and created the perfect atmosphere. During the champagne reception Ruth greeted our guests with the magical sound of her glorious harp. Ruth's harp created the perfect background to create a relaxing and warm atmosphere. Ruth continued to play throughout the wedding breakfast and her professionalism and quality shone through throughout. She is warm and friendly and every one of our guests commented on how amazing Ruth and her harp entertainment was throughout the day. I would strongly recommend Ruth for any special occasion and look forward to having a reason to ask Ruth to come and play for us again in the future."

Peter and Michelle Johnston, Wedding 30th November 2013

"An accomplished, beautiful performance from this talented harpist made our evening all the more special and memorable. Thank you for putting together a program of such lovely pieces that delighted all our guests. We look forward to organising the next event that we can invite you to play at!"

Wedding reception at The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, December 2010

"We were very privileged to have the beautiful Ruth Corry play at our wedding in Campbell College, Belfast on 22nd December 2012. It was a magical day and Ruth created the most wonderful atmosphere with her harp. Ruth entertained all of the guests arriving and then played the most beautiful pieces for me to walk down the aisle to. Her professionalism is second to none! She is extremely talented and such a pleasant person to deal with. I would thoroughly recommend Ruth to anyone, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Ruth for helping to make our day so special! "

Christopher and Janine McNally, Wedding ceremony and drinks reception, Campbell College, Belfast, December 2012

"We can't recommend Ruth enough. Even with just a few days notice, she was able to learn a piece of music very special to us. Her beautiful music set the tone for our perfect day. Our guests have all commented on Ruth since our wedding, each telling us how she was the perfect choice! But we already know that."

Kenny and George Clarke, Wedding ceremony and reception at Knockninny House, Enniskillen, August 2014

"Thank you ever so much Ruth, you really made our day. Your music was beautiful."

Gary and Claire Brown, Wedding Reception, Crook Hall, Durham June 2014

Ruth was such a professional and a great addition to our wedding day. So many people of various ages really appreciated the music and her skill. It was well worth it and made our day an extra bit more special! We are very grateful for Ruth and would fully recommend her for any event!"

Christina Baillie, Wedding Drinks Reception, Malone House, Belfast, August 2013

"Ruth has been teaching me the harp for about a year now. She is an excellent teacher and has helped me prepare for ABRSM exams. Her lessons are always fun, interesting and very well-structured and she is always friendly and approachable. If anyone out there is looking for a harp teacher, I would really recommend her!"

Emma Grisdale, Harp pupil since June 2013

"Dear Ms Corry, was in the audience at the Harp Festival in the Linen Hall Library on 16th Nov. and very much enjoyed your playing that evening. You have a wonderful talent and the evening was magical. I hope that I'll get a chance to hear you perform again in the not too distant future. Thank you again for a very enjoyable evening and very best wishes for your future career."

Linen Hall Library Recital 16th November 2012

"'Ruth has played her harp on many occasions at a very special evening event in Durham Cathedral. She plays beautifully; uplifting and inspiring visitors, many of whom have commented on how much they have enjoyed her music. It has been a pleasure to work with such a gifted and gracious musician."

The Revd Dr Michael Volland, Free to Be Event, Durham Cathedral 2010 - 2014

"Thank you so much for the amazing time you spent playing at our wedding in Seaham Hall, I am so glad we had you there for our special day. I will be recommending you to any future friends / brides. All our guests commented on your performance and professionalism and I hope to hear your amazing music again x"

Wedding Ceremony and Reception, Seaham Hall April 2011

"What a lovely night it was last Thurs! Your playing is fabulous!"

November 2012

"You certainly made the wedding!"

"Not only is Ruth a lovely harp player, she is a lovely girl."

"When I listen to you, it's just amazing!"

"Thank you Ruth for a splendid contribution to the evening"
October 2012

"A MILLION THANKS for a quite beautiful, moving and masterful performance. It moved us all and we're grateful beyond words."
April 2014

"It was fantastic that you could come and play and it made all the difference to the evening."
January 2014

"LOVE listening to this lady play."
Dawn Marie Wedding & Event Design March 2014

"Many thanks for playing so beautifully and sensitively - much appreciated by all!"
April 2014

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