I have been performing harp and trumpet music at weddings, concerts and other events for many years and consequently have an extensive repertoire of solo and orchestral music.  

I have worked on original incidental harp music with Howard Williams and Robin Holloway, performing the latter's Nausikaa in a season of performances in open air theatres in Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany, Italy.

As an orchestral musician I have performed with a wide range of groups in London, Cambridge, the South of England and abroad. Performances have included works across the classical tradition from baroque to modern.

My trumpet repertoire includes a vast collection of orchestral and choral music such as Copland's Quiet City, Stravinsky's Petrushka, Handel's Messiah and the Verdi Requiem. In recent years I have performed with the Sastamala Gregorian Consort at the Sastamala Early Music Festival in Finland.

My harp repertoire includes symphonies, ballets and operas as well as choral works such as Britten's Ceremony of Carols.

Katie McClaughry Solo trumpet player
   Langenbruck, Switzerland                                                          Photo: Rolf M├Ąder

Katie McClaughry solo harpist Cornwall

 Llawnroc Hotel, Gorran Have, Cornwall                                 Photo: imagescornwall.com


" ... Thank you for your skilful and beautiful playing ... "


" ... Thank you so much for your wonderful playing - it has been a joy to perform with you ... "


" ... a tremendously intelligent ensemble player ... "


" ... Thank you for a superb performance and for being so lovely to work with ... "


" ... When I was asked to conduct the Britten Nocturne I looked at the difficulty of ... the virtuoso harp part and wandered who could possibly play it ... you made it sound rather easy ... best of all it was done with a balance of seriousness and good humour ... "


"... I could never take my eyes off the harp ..."


"... the highly assured, yet in no way obtrusive playing from baroque trumpeters, David Staff and Kate McClaughry, certainly deserves a mention in  dispatches ..."