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THE HARP OF THE MATTER

York Press, August 2011

YORK contemporary harpist and composer Ruby Paul will premiere her new work in her Edinburgh Fringe debut on Monday evening. Sshe will introduce Encyclopedia Botanica, a series of 15 mood pieces for solo harp inspired by the flowers and plants of the British Isles.

“Each piece has the title of a wild flower, like ‘Poppy’ or ‘Daisy’c,” says Ruby. “They’re mainly very common flowers and plants, all the things I experienced and enjoyed in my childhood growing up on the Gower Peninsular, south of Swansea, near Caswell, about a mile from the sea.”

Ruby was the youngest of five children. “That’s the point when parents decide children should bring themselves up! My childhood wasn’t structured in any way by them!” she jokes. “I used to walk to school through the fields, about a mile’s walk, and as I got older I would roam further, going down to the beach and along the cliffs.

“Essentially, I was lucky enough to have the freedom of the countryside to play out, gathering bouquets, making daisy chains and rose-petal perfume, picking field mushrooms, and a love of wild flowers is with me to this day.” So much so that Ruby organises all her music engagements, such as weddings, into flower-named folders. The chance to premiere Encyclopedia Botanica in Edinburgh came initially at the invitation of the Festival of Spirituality and Peace. “The organisers asked me if I was interested in taking part and it occurred to me that these new pieces would be entirely appropriate,” says Ruby, whose concert will now straddle the Fringe and Spirituality festivals.


Acclaimed U.K. harpist Ruby Paul returns with new album

Jazz Corner, December 2010

(Yorkshire, England) - Written by Robert Sutton. It topped the download charts in the Middle East in April 2009, but Forbidden Fruit, the latest album from U.K.-based singer/songwriter Ruby Paul, is just starting to gain attention in the rest of the world with reviews slated to appear in prominent jazz and mainstream music sites. A collection of acoustic-based love songs, Forbidden Fruit brings Paul's fragile, softly crooning vocals to the surface, quite different from her work as a professional harpist.

Recently selected by Brides magazine as Recommended Harpist for Weddings, Paul has released three albums that stitch together her jazz, folk, and singer/songwriter influences. A classically trained harpist, Paul has performed regularly throughout the U.K. and was the only British harpist invited to perform at the International Harp Festival near Barcelona, Spain in June 2010. On Forbidden Fruit, the spotlight falls on Paul's delicate voice which combines the wounded sweetness of the late Karen Carpenter and the soulful richness of Norah Jones. With its stripped-down, unplugged setting, there is an air of intimacy created between the artist and the listener, allowing the emotions in the songs to truly pour through. In "You've Stolen My Heart," Paul's melancholic yearning reaches into the pits of despair; however, it's a beautiful ache, one that is embellished by the dark shadows of the guitar. But it's not all about pain. "Shaking like a Leaf" has the twee appeal of indie pop as Paul describes a schoolgirl crush with fetchingly articulated innocence. The guitar playing is crisply recorded, especially on "Something Strong," wherein each string is keenly felt. A plaintive cover of Leon Russell's "This Masquerade" has a warm coffeehouse vibe while "I'll Always Be There" finds Paul in an irresistibly upbeat mood.


York harpist Ruby Paul to perform at festival in Spain

York Press, January 2010

YORK harpist Ruby Paul is to perform at the Festival Internacional d'Arpa de Sentmenat in June at the invitation of event founder German Ocana. “I feel very honoured to be one of only ten or 12 harpists to be asked to take part this summer,” says Ruby. “The festival is run by a harp enthusiast and maker, who found me via MySpace. He draws harpists from all over the world to his festival, where musicians will play harps from different parts of the world, including Chinese and African instruments.”

The festival will take place in Sentmenat, a small town outside Barcelona in Catalonia, from June 20. “The event is free because of German Ocana's Socialist principles and it attracts audiences of over 2,000 people per concert,”says Ruby. “Last year's headliner was Cecile Corbel, and Sam Sussho, from North Africa, Chang Ye, from China, and the new Scottish harpist Rachel Hair played too.”

Ruby can look forward to five-star treatment. “I'm getting a top dollar fee, hotel room and a driver to drive me into Barcelona to do some sightseeing, so I'll go to Spain for three days,” she says..... Click the link above to read the whole article.


New Album by York Singer Songwriter Ruby Paul

York Press, November 2008

Ruby Paul's new album has come of something of a surprise, not least to Ruby herself. “I started working on a live set with guitarist Richard Lower, and hey presto, before we knew it, there was a fully fledged album. Some projects just struggle and stagnate but this one just gathered momentum effortlessly.” Ruby's starting point was the songs of Karen Carpenter. “ I'm often told I sound like her”, she says, “so I wanted to look back to the era of karen Carpenter and jazz and bossa nova songs, the music of Burt Bacharach and Antonio Carlos Jobim”, adds Ruby, whose album includes covers of ‘Close To You' and ‘Ill never Fall In Love Again'. "It's a record that's more reflective of my live sound than the very big sound we had on ‘Velvet Glove'. That focused my mind on the arrangements and the vocal sound because there would be no overdubbing, simply one voice, one guitar”

The title track, ‘Forbidden Fruit', emerged last of all. “I knew I wanted to write a French song, like Edith Piath, Madeleine Peroux or Carla Bruni: something sexy. ‘Forbidden Fruit ‘came to mind and then it was written very quickly at the end of making the album, and in terms of imagery, it stood out as the best. Richard and I rehearsed it on the Tuesday and recorded it on the Wednesday, while my daughter was at playgroup.Ruby closes the album with ‘Soundtrack To My Life', which sums up the purpose of the album and Ruby's feelings about Karen Carpenter. “For me, the ultimate purpose of singing is to share a secret with the listener. This is what I feel I have in common with Karen, a singer who sang from the heart, but not ostentatiously.”


Fundraising for Angels Appeal Proves a Real Family Affair for Ruby

The Press, July 2008

A COMBINED family effort has given The Press’s Guardian Angels appeal a timely £1,000 boost – with just 15 days left to hit the £300,000 target. York singer-songwriter Ruby Paul has led a non-stop fundraising campaign for our appeal over the past year, with the highlight being a sell-out gig in April. She also sold a limited edition DVD featuring recorded highlights of the concert in aid of the appeal, and donated her performance fee from the York Festival Of Food & Drink.

Her two children, Robin, 13 and Jennifer, three, also helped the cause, by selling off their toys at a car boot sale. Their money has taken us to within £6,000 of reaching our target to fund the new state-of-the-art high-dependency unit for children at York Hospital. Ruby, who lives in Acomb, said: “I’m really pleased that I’ve been able to reach the £1,000 mark. “I’ve really enjoyed raising money for such a worthwhile cause and it’s fantastic that the unit is nearly finished.” The life-saving unit, which consists of two state-of-the art rooms, has already received its first patients – but is still short of some vital pieces of equipment. With one final push, we hope to raise the final £6,000 needed to complete the project by October 11, when the unit will be officially opened. It will be used by children suffering from illnesses such as meningitis, septicemia, bronchiolitis, convulsions or serious physical injury. Children will have immediate access to the right treatment instead of waiting for ventilators and monitors to be taken from other patients. If you are able to help and would like to hold a fundraising event, let us know about it and we can publicise it in The Press to make sure as many people as possible support your efforts.


Ruby Sings Again for Angels Appeal

York Press, April 2008

RECORDED highlights of a sell-out gig in aid of The Press's Guardian Angels appeal will go on sale today to raise more money. The DVD will be launched at Acomb Music, in Front Street, York, where singer Ruby Paul will give a live performance just after 1pm. She will be joined by the talented teenager Natasha Merritt, who also sang at the charity concert. Both artists signed copies of the DVD for customers.

All profits from the DVD will go to our Guardian Angels appeal, which aims to raise £300,000 to fund a new high dependency unit for children at York Hospital. Acomb Music is offering a ten per cent discount on all its stock for customers who bought one of the Guardian Angels' DVDs. They cost £10 from the shop, or £11.50 (including postage and packaging) by logging on to www.rubypaul.com The concert took place at the Basement Bar, City Screen, earlier this month and more than 100 people attended to pledge their support and enjoy the music. Making it to the rostrum was Natasha, a pupil at Huntington School and Bethan, a classically trained singer from Bootham School, was runner-up. The three singers joined each other on stage to sing the fittingly titled song, Opportunity, which was also composed by Ruby.


Big launch of Ruby’s appeal DVD

July 2008

LIMITED edition DVD being sold in aid of the Guardian Angels Appeal is to have an official launch in York’s Borders book store. The DVD features recorded highlights of a sell-out gig when more than 100 people flocked to see Acomb singer Ruby Paul perform at the City Screen in April. The concert raised more than £500 for the appeal, but Ruby, who is a mother of two, hopes to double that amount with proceeds for the DVD. The singer-songwriter from Acomb is a dedicated supporter of the Guardian Angels Appeal. She said: “It just seems to be a lovely way to continue promoting and raising money for the Guardian Angels and promoting the name of Guardian Angels. “It was a really special concert as I had two young girls performing with me at City Screen. It was a really memorable occasion and it is continuing to raise more money for the appeal.” The DVD is currently available to buy from the website www.rubypaul.com and has been sent as far away as Enfield in London. People can also buy it from Acomb Music, Banks Music, City Screen, Philip Martin Books in Walmgate and The Press offices in Walmgate. Borders is also stocking it and to celebrate the fact, Ruby and 16-year-old singer and musician Natalie Vass will be performing at the store on Saturday July 19, at 2pm. The DVD featured Ruby performing with 16-year-old Natasha Merritt and 17-year-old Bethan Ratcliffe following a string of performances in Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and London. As already reported in The Press, we are now less than £40,000 off the appeal’s £300,000 target.


I Had a Miracle Baby

Mums The Word, Spring 2008

Ruby Paul is a singer from York. She is releasing a single called "Miracle Baby". This song was inspired by her own journey to concieve and give birth to her daughter, Jennifer Rose. She tells her story:

"When you decide as a couple that you want to have a child together, you think it will be a straightforward process. It was not so simple for my husband and I who tried to concieve for years with no success. Our hearts would sink as we saw friends and aquaintances getting pregnant. Eventually, the doctor referred us for IVF treatment. the IVF journey is not an easy one. I was nervous about the treatment . My husband felt bad he could not give us the baby we so wanted. Financial factors and a rollercoaster of emotions add to an already stressful situation. Nothing is certain as debts mount and you have to keep a positive relationship and lifestyle whilst your mind is on just one thing. Initially, I felt focused and positive as the treatment began."

In reality, ten days is not a long time but feels interminable. Sometimes I would obsess over pregnancy magazines convinced all was well. At other times I would plunge into despair when a period came. We had four attempts at IVF at Leeds General Infirmary. I wrote Miracle Baby to celebrate our journey and our lovely little daughter. It will strike a chord with anyone who has faced infertility, but will also appeal to all parents, as every child is a miracle."


New Years Resolution

The Talk, March 2008

Matt Seymour thinks musicians should stop being lazy this New Year. I do take his point about many acts playing the same venues and treating Myspace as if it was the only medium of communication. Let's face it, Myspace is seriously addictive and where better to make music than in a friendly pub packed out with one's mates? The problem is though, that playing your local night after night isn't going to get your CD's on the shelves, or your music on the radio. To get our stuff out there we need to be touring, networking, interacting with the media, and producing our own high quality recordings. Musicians are inclined to stay in their comfort zone, I agree, but I don't think it's just laziness. Once you start to look at what needs doing it can seem overwhelming- trying to be your own manager, tour manager and record company, managing on and off-line PR...not to mention the musical tasks of songwriting, arranging, rehearsing, recording, producing, and gigging. For singer-songwriters like myself , it's even harder, as we don't have band members to share the load with.. so it's no wonder that many of us are dreaming it, rather than doing it. Matt's editorial struck a chord with me, because getting off my backside, musically speaking, is my New Years Resolution. I look around other local singer-songwriters and find some good role- models: David Ward-Maclean and Miles Cain busy networking and promoting with other artists; Jess Gardham and Holly Taymar, doing well in National Competitions, the impeccable Edwina Hayes, her arduous tour shedule making her one of the most hard-working acts on the circuit. I've started the ball rolling and on days when I'm facing frustration I remind myself "When the going gets tough, the tough get going". Here's one tough cookie getting going, to help put York and North Yorkshire on the map... Ruby Paul


Natasha is choice for Angel show

York Press, February 2008

A BUDDING young musician and a York singer-songwriter will be joining forces in a charity concert to raise money for The Press's Guardian Angels appeal. Ruby Paul held auditions last week in search of a soloist to accompany her in a concert on Tuesday, April 8, in the basement bar at City Screen. Ruby auditioned seven girls and chose 16-year-old Natasha Merritt, a pupil at Huntington School, as the winner. Together they will raise funds for a new high-dependency unit at York Hospital, which will reduce the need for seriously-ill children in York to be transferred to hospitals further afield. Ruby said: "The Search for the Voice of an Angel has uncovered a wealth of young talent. The standard was very high, with many of the applicants having entered previous competitions in York and been placed highly. "I was spoilt for choice for my support act, but decided on Natasha as the winner. She sang her own song with a catchy refrain entitled Shut Up And Listen To Me, all about making her own way in the music business." Natasha, who says she is influenced by performers like Kate Nash and Corinne Bailey Rae, accompanies herself on the piano. She has previously sung in school concerts and at St Andrew's Church. Natasha has produced a CD of her own original songs which will be on sale on the night of the concert and she will be donating a percentage of the takings to The Guardian Angels appeal. Ruby said: "I greatly enjoyed conducting the competition and meeting the young singers, whose talent and commitment was really inspiring."


Rainbow Ball's Colourful Night Helps a Great Cause

December 2007

A DAZZLING ball at Harrogate's Crown Hotel has raised £22,000 for an IVF treatment fund. Nearly 500 guests gathered at the venue for a 007 ball organised by The Rainbow Appeal Fund Committee in aid of The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust IVF Unit.

Guests were greeted with sparkling champagne and a performance by singer songwriter Ruby Paul, a former patient of the unit who wrote a song Miracle Baby inspired by her personal experience.

“I was delighted to be given the opportunity to perform at the ball,” said Ruby.

“It’s fantastic that so much money was raised for the unit, I hope that they can continue to help people as they helped me.” The evening’s entertainment featured a Shirley Bassey tribute act, young performers from The Red Shoes Dance Studio, York, who danced to a selection of legendary Bond ballads, authentic belly dancers from Greece, live music and a 7ft look-alike of infamous Bond villain Jaws.

All money raised on the night will help fund the refurbishment of the patient waiting area of the I.V.F Unit, which is based at the Clarendon Wing of Leeds General Infirmary. The full article contains 202 words and appears in Harrogate Advertiser newspaper. Ruby Performs Miracle Baby at IVF Ball


Strong Song

February 2007

YORK singer-songwriter Ruby Paul reached the finals of the 2006 UK Song Writing competition with her composition, Something Strong.

"It's the premier British Song Writing Competition of its kind, so I'm absolutely thrilled to get recognition for my writing after quite a few years of grafting away," says Ruby. The competition was open to professional and amateur songwriters alike and Ruby's song reached the finals of the Folk and Country category, beating more than 4000 contestants

"The idea for the song came to me, in the kitchen, peeling vegetables, the old saying, 'something old, something new' kept going round in my head and then I got the next line, 'tie the knot forever true,' and I was already singing it to a tune in my head." To conclude the song, Ruby wanted another 'something.' It had to tie all the other 'somethings' together and give the song a unique meaning. She came up with 'Something Strong'....


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    Thanks so much Ruby, the harp looked stunning in Sledmere House. Anna & Robin,Thanks again for your musical expertise, we will treasure 15 September 2012 forever.All the best, Anna & Robin,

    Driffield, North Yorkshire
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    Thanks very much for being there on our day- we really enjoyed having the harp music playing in the background during the wedding breakfast. A lot of our guests commented on how original and unique it was afterwards. It was one of the best decisions we made in terms of adding to the magic of the day. I will recommend you to friends for future! With love and thanks, Sam and Andy x

    Headlam Hall
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    I want to say how much everyone enjoyed the entertainment. It was so nice that you sang as well as played the harp, it made it that extra bit special. The Newly Weds are now enjoying themselves in Las Vegas! Debbie Coban, Mother of the Bride,

    The Village Hotel, Coventry
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    As a retired professional musician myself I can say your performance was very professional. All my guests said your music was delightful- thank you helping make our special day so magical. Charlie & Sandra Jones,

    Carlton Towers, Goole , January 2013
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    So glad you could play the pieces at the wedding, they sounded so amazing on your harp. My mum really loved it all...especially when you played 'you raise me up' in honour of my dad! Thank you once again, you were marvellous. Jan,

    Swinton Castle, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
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    We've had lots of comments about your wonderful music, thank you so much, Amanda & Darren,

    Marriott Hotel, Leicester
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    Thanks for performing on the HM Bark Endeavour. It took a bit of effort to get the harp on board but it was well worth it, it added a really special touch and was appreciated by all. Lindsay - HM Bark Endeavour,

    Stockton on Tees, July 2013
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    We would like to thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You were excellent! A lot of people commented how lovely it was to listen to during the meal and I thought it was a great touch to the day, Sam & Emma

    Ox Pasture Hall, Scarborough,
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    My wife and I would like to take the opportunity to thank our harpist for helping us make yesterday the most memorable time of our lives. Mr & Mrs Cheung,

    Woodlands Hotel, Leeds
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    Many thanks for your beautiful playing at our wedding. All our guests commented on how different it was to have lovely music that enabled conversation but was so appropriate to the setting! Andrea and Paul Davy,

    Raven Hall Hotel, Scarborough
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    Hello Ruby - I thought you might like the attached photograph, which I think is absolutely lovely, taken at Leanne and Chris's wedding at the Craiglands Hotel I also wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful music you provided. It added such a magical feel to the day, it was absolutely perfect, Sandra,

    Ilkley, West Yorkshire
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    I really wanted to say a very big THANK YOU for your superb performance at our wedding. We have had many comments about how beautiful your harp music and singing was on the day. It added a definite touch of class to our wedding,Julie and Martyn Eames,

    Stockport, Cheshire
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    "We were so thrilled that we choose Ruby for our wedding harpist. Having such a wide mix of people there, and all sorts of tastes, choosing the right option took a while. I was so happy that everyone commented on how amazing she was. Her music was such a complement to the day and contributed to the amazing atmosphere, The Suttons, May 24th,

    Hazelwood Castle, York, North Yorkshire
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    Ruby played during our Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast and it was just so perfect and full of emotion. I was very nervous before walking down the aisle but hearing the harp play, those beautiful soft notes... it made my heart melt and I knew everything was falling into place. I felt like a true princess, a moment I will never forget. I would recommend Ruby to anyone in a heartbeat." The Suttons - May 24th -

    Hazelwood Castle, near York
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    Hi Ruby Thank you so much for Friday. Everyone said how wonderful you were and it really made the day special. Roger was amazed at how diverse the harp could be with your selection of classical and contemporary music. Many thanks, Sally and Roger Ricketts

    The Beverley Arms, Beverley, East Yorkshire
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    Ruby, Everyone said how well you topped the evening off, you looked lovely and it was nice to have some back ground music for a change. I hope they use you again on the next dinner before they go to Afghanistan in September, Rgds, James Wombell, Gazza Barracks.

    Catterick Garrison, Richmond, North Yorkshire
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    Thank you so much for singing Songbird at Yolander and Harry's Wedding Ceremony. You have such a beautiful voice, it was quite magical. Shelia Fresco,

    Brigg, Lincolnshire
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    Thanks for re-locating many times around the venue. The day went very well and we had lots of feedback commenting that it was one of the best weddings many people had been too. We would certainly not hesitate recommending you, Mike & Zoe Daubney, Stoke Rochford Hall,

    Grantham, Sunday 17th July
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    Good Evening Ruby, I hope you had a safe journey home, Jason and I would like to thank you for playing the Harp at our Wedding in Church on Saturday. It was truly beautiful and many guests commented on the ambience your music provided, Kind Regards, Sandra and Jason King

    Stretton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire
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    "Thank you so much Ruby, the music was perfect for our Ceremony. It really made the Drinks in the walled garden come to life and absolutely made the wedding." Helen Widdowson,

    Treasurer's House, York
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    Dear Ruby, Thank you for your lovely harpist's music at my daughter's Wedding. So many of the guests felt tranquil and relaxed whilst listening to you. I would be more than happy to recommend you to any family or friends, Hans Bance,

    Oulton Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire
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    Good Morning Ruby, Thank you so much, you were fantastic.It looked and sounded amazing. We received a lot of compliments about you. Thank you for making our day special and unique. Kind Regards, Tonia and Ajay

    Leeds, June 2016
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    Thanks for your lovely Harp playing during our Pre- Dinner Drinks. We could hear it drifting down from the Gallery and it definitely added to the atmosphere. Traveloptions, Wilmslow, would recommend you, Best Wishes, Jim Sorley

    Castle Howard, York
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    Hi Ruby Thank you for playing Canon D for when Hazel entered the room with her Dad. Everything sounded so different on a Harp, With Our Thanks, Jonathan Taylor

    Theddingworth, Northamptonshire
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    Just to say, thanks so much for your Harp Music at Rebecca's Wedding Drinks last week. It really set the scene beautifully and helped make for a Special Day, Janet Marsden,

    Holdsworth House, Bradford
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    Ruby played at my wedding in May 2011, so when my brother was organising his wedding reception in 2013, I felt that Ruby would be a great addition to the evening. Ruby played Bollywood Harp and Classical Harp Music during the Drinks Reception and we received lots of compliments. It was a welcomed change to what you would normally expect to see and hear at an Indian Wedding.Nav Gill,

    Sun 4th August 2013
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    Hi thank u ever so much for playing at our wedding. Everyone commented on how good u was! Merry Xmas and hope u have a good new year x (Texted to Ruby's phone) Hayley Timperley, Moorside Grange Hotel,

    Disley, Cheshire.
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    We would like to say a very big thank you to you for making our Wedding Day so special.Lucie and Johnjo Keen, Everyone said how beautifully you played and sang for us, You have a lovely touch, it was almost as if the harp was singing too. Thank you for taking the time to chat a little while afterwards, it was a pleasure to meet you. You really are a very talented artiste and a lovely person too. Many, many thanks,

    Whirlowbrook Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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    "You were a fantastic harpist and made our day so perfect. Much appreciated." (Texted to Ruby's phone)Jill and Jamie,

    Wentbridge house, Pontefract
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    "Hi Ruby, You were a real talking point -I hadn't told anybody you were coming so the suprise was great. The American side of the family were very impressed by you. You added a great touch to our day, especially with the Welsh music you learnt for us" Rachelle Williams,

    Shrewsbury, July 4th 2009
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    Hi Ruby A huge thank you for Tuesday - your musical input to our Civil Partnership event was beautiful. We loved your song suggestions, in particular for our exit !! It was brilliant how you managed to give the children a "mini harp lesson" and we laughed when we heard the theme tune for " In the night Garden." Your calming influence was a saviour and joy. The whole event was spectacular with the snowy backdrop and a day to remember forever. Happy New Year !!! Anne-Marie and Diane,

    Mallyan Spout Hotel, Goathland,North Yorkshire.
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    "We were extremely pleased with Ruby. Not many harpists could manage to learn a traditional piece of Persian music in a very short space of time. Ruby proved to be very reliable, versatile, and punctual. Not forgetting her beautiful voice, music and warm personality. Julieann and Mohammad Anglo and Iranian Wedding Ceremony

    Wynyard Hall , County Durham, Sunday 8th November 2009
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    "Just a note to say a big thank you for your fabulous performance at our wedding. You were truly wonderful and everyone has commented on your beautiful voice in church. You definitely added an extra dimension to the proceedings and thank you for your CD which I have enjoyed." James & Shirley Burns

    Newark, Leicestershire - 24th June 2010
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    Thanks Ruby for re-locating many times around the venue. We had lots of feedback about the harpist, commenting that it was one of the best weddings many people had been too. We would certainly not hesitate recommending you.Thanks for adding to our wonderful day. Best Regards, Mike & Zoe Daubney

    Stoke Rochford Hall, Grantham
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    Thanks,Ruby, the harp was lovely when the Bride was walking in and made for the peaceful atmosphere we wanted for the Wedding Meal, Nazira,

    Memory Lane Banqueting Hall, Bolton, Lancashire
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    Thanks Ruby , the Harp Music was just perfect for our Wedding Drinks Reception and made the event really special, Natalie,

    Wood Hall Spa, Wetherby, York
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    Ruby was an excellent harpist at our wedding, especially with the awful weather, she did wonderfully!! The harp sounded so beautiful,Carolyne

    Yorkshire Wedding Barn April 2016
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    Dear Ruby, Many thanks for Wednesday, everybody said how beautiful your harp sounded and how it was just perfect for the occasion. I feel you really hepled give my sister a wonderful send off

    Harewood House November 2015
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    We are very happy we booked Ruby!The harp was fantastic and perfectly fitting for Lumley Castle. My wife and I and the guests enjoyed Ruby's music. She even went the extra mile to play a few pieces for the Bride and Groom when the guests departed! We would strongly recommend her. Jeff Shek,

    Durham
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    The music was beautiful and was lovely to have during the ceremony. Ruby wasn't put off by the remote location of our wedding, and offered to learn an extra piece of music which was great! Clare Slater,

    Wooler, 2014
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    Ruby was exactly what we wanted for our wedding - her music suited the day perfectly and all our guests commented on how lovely it was to have a harpist. A harp is a great addition to any special event, Samantha Gibson

    Headlam Hall, Darlington
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    Ruby's playing really enhanced our wedding and was a great addition to the relaxed atmosphere. Lots of guests commented on how good she was. I would definitely recommend Ruby, she is very talented and very professional. She is also a very pleasant and friendly person, Joanne Perry,

    Chesterfield, 2014
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    Ruby played at our wedding and was excellent. We would strongly recommend her, she was very professional and played a variety of music throughout the ceremony, drinks reception and meal. It was just lovely, Gayle Atkinson,

    Derbyshire, May 2014
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    Thanks so much for for being part of our wedding you were fabulous and really made our day special xx. David and Shaun,

    Hotel St Pierre, Wakefield
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    We are so glad we booked Ruby to play and sing. I had always wanted a harp and it was just so beautiful listening to Ruby playing as I walked down the stairs!! Ruby was very accommodating and asked us for our list of songs and gave suggestions which was excellent. Ruby was very kind and made a special slot for some personal song choices for our parents etc, If you are thinking of having a harpist at yr wedding, do not hesitate to book Ruby!! Gail Rich

    Matfen Hall, Newcastle-Upon -Tyne
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    Beautiful. I don't think there's another word to sum up Ruby's music and personality, from the very beginning Ruby was attentive, friendly and gave us all the information we needed to make sure the day ran smoothly as possible. The harp was the soundtrack to the day, and something both we and our guests will never forget. Laura Jane Grafton,

    Preston Hall Museum, Stockton on Tees
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    Ruby Paul completed our wedding just perfectly. Her choice of songs throughout the reception were sensational. I had a lot of comments from my guests stating how peaceful and relaxing ruby made the day. Her songbird piece to me walking down the aisle was wonderful- I would recommend her to anyone getting married, just adds that special extra touch. Thank you ruby. Amy James,

    York Pavilion Hotel, York 2013
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    Hi Ruby Paul harpist You were AMAZING thank you!!! Love Mr and Mrs Howell Xxxx

    Treasurer's House, York, May 2014
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    Hi Ruby, I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding. It was lovely. Sorry that we didn't get to speak to you much it was just so hectic, Thank you again. Mr & Mrs Hyland

    Roundhay Mansion, Leeds
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    Dear Ruby, A huge thank you for the wonderful part you played with the wedding. Everyone commented on your music and how it accompanied the meal so well. The music was varied and entertaining. Once again Thank you and I would definitely recommend you, Vicky Bavin

    Healing Manor, Grimsby, Lincolnshire
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    Thank you so much for the beautiful Harp playing at Doxford Hall. All of the guests loved the selection of songs you played and it really added to our day. We are both looking forward to watching the video to see the bits we missed!.. Faye and Edward

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    Dear Faye and Edward, So Many thanks for your beautiful card with the lovely picture. I really enjoyed playing for your wedding, and i am so glad that you and your guests loved the harpist music. Very Best wishes in your married lives together, Kindest Regards, Ruby Paul, harpist

    York
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