Whale Coast Weddings & Wine Expo

whalecoast-eventThis weekend, I will be performing at the Whale Coast Weddings and Wine Expo. The expo runs on 24, 25 and 26 September at Bona Dea Estate. Follow this link to find out more about the expo: http://whalecoast-weddings-and-wine.co.za/2015/. Why not come out to the Hermanus and Hemel-en-Aarde region for an afternoon of wine-tasting, beautiful music and artistic decor, cakes, photography and dresses? Its only a two hour drive from Cape Town, and so worth it!

I’ll be performing on stage on Thursday 24 September (a public holiday) at the following times:



Hope to see you there!


Once again, I will have a stand at the SA Wedding Show, held at the CTICC this June. Dates are 6-7 June. Any clients interested in coming along should chat to me about grabbing some discounted tickets.SA Wedding Show

Visit the website at www.thsaweddingshow.co.za

See you there!


FAB Bridal Show 2015

Calling all bride-to-be’s: I’ll be performing at the FAB Bridal show coming up on 28-29 March in the Market Hall at GrandWest Casino in Cape Town.

There are tons of extravagant and practical exhibits for each and every kind of bride.

If you are interested in coming along, I have a limited amount of comps. Contact me to see if there are any left. (melissa@harpaffair.co.za or 0834129768). Otherwise, tickets are available at the door at R70 per person.

Hope to see you there!

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Spier harpist

SA Wedding Show 2014

Wow! What an amazing experience! I met so many invaluable friends and contacts and will definitely be back next year. I strong advise any brides to get themselves to the CTICC for the 2015 SA Wedding Show. There are tons of interesting vendors catering to the grandest and most modest budgets. I look forward to seeing you there year!


Cape Town Harp for Weddings


My beautiful harp

For those who are interested in the kind of machinery I am working with, I perform on a Lyon and Healy Chicago Concertino Extended (Natural).

Lyon and Healy is an American manufacturer of harps with their headquarters in Chicago. The company was begun in 1864 by George W. Lyon and Patrick J. Healy. (https://www.lyonhealy.com/)

This harp has a Sitka Spruce soundboard and Hard Maple body, creating a beautiful and reliable sound. It has a natural finish, furthering its angelic aesthetic (it also looks great at weddings!). It also has a gorgeous climbing vine detail up the sound board.

Harps aren’t made in Cape Town, or South Africa – getting such large and delicate instruments here can be quite a mission!


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Melissa McWalter



Canal Walk Bridal Show



I recently took part in the Canal Walk Bridal Show. What a great experience. It was a lot of work but I met some wonderful people and all-in-all it was a memorable weekend.

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