I am a freelance harp and trumpet player living in the South West and working across the whole of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol and beyond. I offer a friendly, professional service providing instrumental music for weddings and a wide range of private and corporate events.

I can offer music on a range of instruments including concert or Grecian pedal harps, lever harp, cornet, modern, baroque or natural trumpets; and can work with other musicians including singers, flautists and organists.

Music is my passion. I have been playing the harp and the trumpet for over twenty years, during which time I have amassed a wealth of experience and gained an extensive repertoire of solo, chamber and orchestral works.

In 2009 I graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters degree. Most recently I have studied the harp with the internationally renowned harpists Gabriella Dall'Olio, Head of Harp Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Catherine White, Professor of Harp at the Royal Academy of Music.

As an orchestral musician I have performed with a wide range of groups in London, Cambridge and the South of England, also abroad in Italy and at the Sastamala Early Music Festival in FinlandPerformances have included works across the classical tradition from baroque to modern.
Event harpist Katie McClaughry Cheltenham Ladies College
Photo: Cheltenham Ladies College  
Wedding Harpist Katie McClaughry at Huntstile

Huntstile, Somerset

" ... 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 ..." 

                                                                                           Photo: Maureen Douglas-Green