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Barbara Gallagher
Galloway, New Jersey 08205
United States
Metro Area:
  • Atlantic City
  • Cape May
  • Philadelphia
Booking and Information
Telephone: 609-748-1067
Email: BGharpster@msn.com
Website: www.njharpist.com
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Genres:

  • Classical
  • Pop
  • Light Jazz
  • Sacred

Harp:

  • Concert Grand Pedal Harp
Categories:
  • Harpist
Local Travel: 100 miles
International Gigs: No

Performing Since:

1982

Also Provide Music Group: Yes

Available with Harp:

  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Trumpet
  • Guitar
  • Vocalist
Description:

Barbara’s college training is in classical music. In successive years she has expanded her repertoire to include pop and light jazz. Twenty-three years of professional playing have rendered her style diverse enough to satisfy almost any request. The uniqueness of her talent in addition to her extensive musical background makes for a performance that truly enhances any setting. She adapts her music effortlessly in many venues including weddings, restaurant work, churches, and private parties to name a few. Both aurally and visually she is a considerable asset.

Biography:

Barbara discovered a love for music at the age of 8 when she began to play the piano. However, she found her true love when she started studying the harp at 13. She was awarded a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts in the summer of 1978. After attending the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, where she studied under Margarita Montonaro, she was hired to perform nightly at the Franklin Plaza Hotel in Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia she also had appearances at major venues including the Academy of Music Ballroom and the Bellevue Stratford Hotel. During this time as well, she played with several area orchestras including the Lansdale Symphony and the Rowan Community College Orchestra. Subsequently, she performed internationally at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since then she has spent the past 21 years performing in some of the most highly acclaimed gourmet casino restaurants in Atlantic City. Her longest engagement was at the Claridge Casino Hotel for 18 years and then at Caesar’s for 3 years. She presently performs weekly for Sunday Brunch at Bally’s Casino Hotel. In addition, Barbara freelances at least twice a month at weddings and other private functions

Repertoire Sample: WEDDDING MUSIC
  • Bridal Chorus - Wagner
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  • Spring from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Allegro Maestoso from Water Music - Handel
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
  • Hymne - Vangelis
  • Ave Maria - Schubert or Bach/Gounod
  • The Lord's Prayer - Malotte
  • Somewhere in Time - Barry
  • 18th Variation - Rachmaninoff

STANDARDS

  • Misty
  • As Time Goes By
  • Unforgettable
  • Embraceable You
  • The Shadow of Your Smile

BROADWAY SHOW TUNES

  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Cats
  • Evita
  • West Side Story
  • Music Man

SWING TUNES

  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Satin Doll
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Take Five

POPULAR

  • Billy Joel
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Celine Dion
  • Van Morrison
  • The Beatles
  • Richard Marx

MOVIE THEMES

  • The Godfather
  • St. Elmo's Fire
  • Dr. Zhivago
  • Forrest Gump
  • Summer of '42
  • Disney Movies
Desired Events:
  • Anniversary
  • Awards Night
  • Banquet
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Bat Mitzvah
  • Birthday
  • Casino
  • Christening
  • Christmas Party
  • Church
  • Club
  • Coffee Shop
  • Community Event
  • Concert Series
  • Convention
  • Corporate Function
  • Country Club
  • Dinner Dance
  • Fund Raiser
  • Funeral
  • Graduation Party
  • Grand Opening
  • Hotel
  • Private Party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Reunion
  • Shower
  • Wedding
  • Other

Price Range: $250 - $400 per event
Visit my Website: www.njharpist.com

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Reviews

"Barbara Gallagher strums through a repertoire from Bach to Brubeck. Often requested for show tunes... she imparts a delightfully classical touch to them. Mostly, she merges unobrusively and harmoniously with the restaurant's elegant surroundings, the beautiful sounds of harp an integral part of it's ambience."

- Vic Kalman, The Star Ledger


"I can't begin to tell you how many of our guests commented on how beautiful the harp music was. Thanks for making our wedding extra special."

- Mary and Bill Mowbray

"Your music was just the right touch for our annual Women's Auxiliary breakfast. Please know that we'll be booking you again for next year!"

- Pam Drossner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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