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The Living Harp, Karlinda Caldicott, harpist

Saratoga Springs , NY

LOCATION

335 Jefferson St. Lot C18
Saratoga Springs, NY US 12866 (map)

PHONE

518-226-0508

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Living Harp


Karlinda Caldicott, harpist

Karlinda provides beautiful, elegant harp music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and/or reception. She... Read more
The Living Harp


Karlinda Caldicott, harpist

Karlinda provides beautiful, elegant harp music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and/or reception. She performs as a solo harpist or as part of an ensemble such as flute and harp, violin and harp, flute, cello and harp, or violin, cello and harp.

Karlinda offers a wide variety of musical styles, from classical to Celtic to love songs & showtunes to Enya/meditative/new age, plus an assortment of beautiful original harp music by talented harpists from many regions.

Karlinda plays both the pedal harp (a smaller version of what you might see in a symphony orchestra) and the lever harp (often called a Celtic harp, smaller and more portable - see picture of Renaissance wedding below).

About Karlinda

Principal Harpist with the Catskill and Schenectady Symphony Orchestras and a former Principal Harpist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Karlinda periodically appears as a soloist with various orchestras and choral groups, as well as in chamber music concerts and solo harp concerts. She has toured in Europe with the New York Harp Ensemble and in the U.S. with flutist Jan Vinci in their duo, Iridescence. Karlinda has performed in pit or pickup orchestras for famous artists such as George Benson, Josh Groban and Clay Aiken, and for touring musicals such as Michael York’s Camelot and Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan.

In addition to her busy orchestral performance schedule, Karlinda has been playing for weddings since 1980, and truly enjoys enhancing this important moment in your life with her beautiful harp music.

Karlinda is adjunct harp instructor at Hartwick College, SUNY College at Oneonta, and The College of Saint Rose, and also teaches several harp students privately throughout the region. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Harp, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Semi-formal to formal dress, mid-calf or longer, in colors which hopefully will suit the tone of the wedding and not clash with the bridal colors.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
I can notify potential clients of upcoming public performances, and when finalizing the music selections usually have a phone appointment where I can play selections over the phone for clients.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Usually about an hour.
How much space do you usually require?
Approx. 5x5 feet. If outside, must be on dry, level ground and protected from sun and/or rain.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
I charge from travel when the venue is more than an hour from my home. Travel charges usually start at $25-50.

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Karlinda played the harp for our ceremony at St. Mary's in Ballston Spa, NY. It was so beautiful and we heard so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful the ceremony music was. She was very flexible and even learned a couple of additional songs that I had asked if she could play. She was very prompt in getting back to my emails as well - very professional & kind. My (new) husband & I are so happy that we hired Karlinda for our wedding ceremony!
Karlinda played the harp for our ceremony at St. Mary's in Ballston Spa, NY. It was so beautiful and we heard so many Read more...
Karlinda played the harp for our ceremony at St. Mary's in Ballston Spa, NY. It was so beautiful and we heard so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful the ceremony music was. She was very flexible and even learned a couple of additional songs that I had asked if she could play. She was very prompt in getting back to my emails as well - very professional & kind. My (new) husband & I are so happy that we hired Karlinda for our wedding ceremony! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Great to work with and a very nice touch to the ceremony! The music was beautiful! I would highly recommend Karlinda.
Great to work with and a very nice touch to the ceremony! The music was beautiful! I would highly recommend Karlinda.
Great to work with and a very nice touch to the ceremony! The music was beautiful! I would highly recommend Karlinda. Read less
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The Living Harp, Karlinda Caldicott, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Carly, for the wonderful review! Your wedding was beautiful, and I wish you and Cody all the best as you build your new life together!

Best wishes,
Karlinda
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Katy
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Karlinda is just the sweetest! She played so beautifully at our ceremony and cocktail hour and was the perfect touch to our venue. She was incredible leading up to the big day: meeting us at the park to go over placement, phone calls to play songs, following up on song selections, etc. Very attentive and talented!
Karlinda is just the sweetest! She played so beautifully at our ceremony and cocktail hour and was the perfect touch to Read more...
Karlinda is just the sweetest! She played so beautifully at our ceremony and cocktail hour and was the perfect touch to our venue. She was incredible leading up to the big day: meeting us at the park to go over placement, phone calls to play songs, following up on song selections, etc. Very attentive and talented! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
The Living Harp, Karlinda Caldicott, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Katy, for the lovely review! Congratulations to you and Kyle -- it was a beautiful day, and made even more beautiful by your wedding!

All the best to you both as you begin your life together,
Karlinda
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Karlinda provided beautiful music for our wedding. During a extremely busy time for her she practiced songs she had not performed before on the harp to play at our request. She made the ceremony lovely with her artful and professional performance. She provided excellent music and was not overly intrusive to the ceremony, but provided a wonderful atmosphere to each part. Highly recommend for anyone that desires harp music for their events.
Karlinda provided beautiful music for our wedding. During a extremely busy time for her she practiced songs she had not Read more...
Karlinda provided beautiful music for our wedding. During a extremely busy time for her she practiced songs she had not performed before on the harp to play at our request. She made the ceremony lovely with her artful and professional performance. She provided excellent music and was not overly intrusive to the ceremony, but provided a wonderful atmosphere to each part. Highly recommend for anyone that desires harp music for their events. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
The Living Harp, Karlinda Caldicott, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Josh & Mildzi, for such a wonderful review, and for hiring me to provide harp music at your wedding ceremony! Despite the weather, it was still a most beautiful ceremony, and you both looked amazing! Many congratulations to you both, and best wishes for a beautiful life together!
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Karlinda played beautifully for the ceremony! She is professional, and extraordinarily talented. The abundance of music in her repertoire is impressive and far-reaching. I felt honored to have her play at my wedding. Excellent job.
Karlinda played beautifully for the ceremony! She is professional, and extraordinarily talented. The abundance of music in Read more...
Karlinda played beautifully for the ceremony! She is professional, and extraordinarily talented. The abundance of music in her repertoire is impressive and far-reaching. I felt honored to have her play at my wedding. Excellent job. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
The Living Harp, Karlinda Caldicott, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Lauren! Your wedding was so beautiful and romantic on a lovely snowy evening! I wish you and Daniel a most wonderful life together! ~Karlinda
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Craig and Amanda
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Karlinda is a very talented harpist.If you want a special touch to your ceremony,the harp is it.Its elegant and beautiful.I couldnt have asked for a better way to have my ceremony music done.Sheworks with you from begining to end with all the music ideas.Thank you again karlinda,it was perfect!
Karlinda is a very talented harpist.If you want a special touch to your ceremony,the harp is it.Its elegant and Read more...
Karlinda is a very talented harpist.If you want a special touch to your ceremony,the harp is it.Its elegant and beautiful.I couldnt have asked for a better way to have my ceremony music done.Sheworks with you from begining to end with all the music ideas.Thank you again karlinda,it was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
The Living Harp, Karlinda Caldicott, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Amanda and Craig, for such a wonderful review! Your wedding was so beautiful! All the best to you both as you begin your life together,
Karlinda
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
She was amazing!!! Hands down!!
She was amazing!!! Hands down!!
She was amazing!!! Hands down!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
The Living Harp, Karlinda Caldicott, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Nicole! I hope you're both doing well!
All the best,
Karlinda
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groom's mom
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I engaged Karlinda to play background harp music for my son's rehearsal dinner. It was held at an elegant restaurant and added just the right touch of special ambiance. (It was a surprise for him, because he loves harp music, but we couldn't work it into the wedding day program). She played all of my special requests, and a variety of styles, from classical, to Celtic, to modern romance. Her music truly made the dinner a special, memorable occasion.

I also wanted to comment on how special it is to experience live music, seeing, hearing, and appreciating the talents provided. Many guests went up to Karlinda and asked about her background and her harp-people who never really thought about the harp at all. In general, live music to me is so much more special than a DJ, who of course have their rightful place too. But we have such wonderful live talent in all musical styles around us. It just makes the music come alive in such a personal, entertaining, and unforgettable way.
I engaged Karlinda to play background harp music for my son's rehearsal dinner. It was held at an elegant restaurant and Read more...
I engaged Karlinda to play background harp music for my son's rehearsal dinner. It was held at an elegant restaurant and added just the right touch of special ambiance. (It was a surprise for him, because he loves harp music, but we couldn't work it into the wedding day program). She played all of my special requests, and a variety of styles, from classical, to Celtic, to modern romance. Her music truly made the dinner a special, memorable occasion.

I also wanted to comment on how special it is to experience live music, seeing, hearing, and appreciating the talents provided. Many guests went up to Karlinda and asked about her background and her harp-people who never really thought about the harp at all. In general, live music to me is so much more special than a DJ, who of course have their rightful place too. But we have such wonderful live talent in all musical styles around us. It just makes the music come alive in such a personal, entertaining, and unforgettable way. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rebekah
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Karlinda did just a superb job at our ceremony! She has such a wide repitour that its hard not to find songs you love just scrolling through the list, with a wide variety of generes. We were impressed, she had available a great deal of obscure songs that we were looking for already included, AND she offered to learn additional songs that we special requested as well. There's nothing like the sound of a harp to make your day magical. A great investment, and very reasonable. We had our ceremony outdoors next to a river and the harp music was such a delightful addition to the atmosphere! She is very attentive to your needs and wants, and will go the extra mile to make sure everything is as you want it to be. She spent hours on the phone in the preceeding months to help us choose music and plan how to encorporate the music into our ceremony. What a great addition to our day!
Karlinda did just a superb job at our ceremony! She has such a wide repitour that its hard not to find songs you love just Read more...
Karlinda did just a superb job at our ceremony! She has such a wide repitour that its hard not to find songs you love just scrolling through the list, with a wide variety of generes. We were impressed, she had available a great deal of obscure songs that we were looking for already included, AND she offered to learn additional songs that we special requested as well. There's nothing like the sound of a harp to make your day magical. A great investment, and very reasonable. We had our ceremony outdoors next to a river and the harp music was such a delightful addition to the atmosphere! She is very attentive to your needs and wants, and will go the extra mile to make sure everything is as you want it to be. She spent hours on the phone in the preceeding months to help us choose music and plan how to encorporate the music into our ceremony. What a great addition to our day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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christy10
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
The harp was a beautiful addition to our ceremony. We loved it!
The harp was a beautiful addition to our ceremony. We loved it!
The harp was a beautiful addition to our ceremony. We loved it! Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
9/6/2013
4.9/5.0
Karlinda performed at my daughters wedding ceremony. The music was a delight.We received many compliments about the beautiful music. A true professional . I would recommend that you consider using her services, A true professional.Already starting to plan my other daughters wedding next year and I will absolutely include her. What a beautiful addition.
Karlinda performed at my daughters wedding ceremony. The music was a delight.We received many compliments about the Read more...
Karlinda performed at my daughters wedding ceremony. The music was a delight.We received many compliments about the beautiful music. A true professional . I would recommend that you consider using her services, A true professional.Already starting to plan my other daughters wedding next year and I will absolutely include her. What a beautiful addition. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kristine
Wedding:
7/17/2009
4.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Karlinda.
I would highly recommend Karlinda.
I would highly recommend Karlinda. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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aquavirgo29
Wedding:
10/3/2009
3.8/5.0
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