Stories & Kudos
Some sample programs to inspire you, from real events

listen to many selections here

Weddings:
Classical traditional
Family processional: Trumpet Voluntary
Wedding party processional: Pachelbel’s Canon
Bride’s processional: Bridal Chorus
Meditation: Ave Maria
Recessional: Wedding March

Classical alternative/secular/romantic
Family processional: Theme from Scheherazade
Wedding party processional: Lady Allyson’s Minuet
Bride’s processional: Spagnoletta
Meditation: Theme from Jupiter
Recessional: Ode to Joy

Celtic
Family processional: Rest and Be Thankful
Wedding party processional: Gentle Maiden
Bride’s processional: Give Me Your Hand
Meditation: Eleanor Plunkett
Recessional: Singing Bird

Jewish
Family processional: Hana’ava Babanot
Wedding party processional: Kol Dodi
Bride’s processional: Erev Shel Shoshaneem
Meditation: Ma Navu
Recessional: Mazel Tov

Popular
Family processional: Moon River
Wedding party processional: From This Moment On
Bride’s processional: Princess Bride Theme
Meditation: All I Ask of You
Recessional: Morning Has Broken

Many couples draw from several of the above genres, such as a Celtic/Jewish combination, a classical/Celtic combination, or sometimes mixing in a specially requested song outside of my repertoire. Another popular choice is harp for the ceremony and piano for the cocktail hour/reception.

Partial repertoire lists : [Classical] [Celtic] [Jewish/Mediterranean] [Popular Music]

Other types of events I have played for:
Bridal showers (including a Greek-themed shower!)
Dinner parties (from parties of 2 on up)
Landmark birthday parties (50th, 75th…)
Holiday parties (Christmas, Hannukah, St. Patrick’s Day…)
Valentine’s events
Corporate parties
Baby showers
Healing music at hospitals and other facilities
Retirement community events
Charity/fundraiser events
Award events
Grand openings
Open houses
Memorials/celebrations of a life
Irish Catholic funerals and wakes
…and more…

Testimonials

I want to send you our appreciation for your lovely harp music and presence at our wedding. Your music added the perfect touch as our guests were getting to their seats, and everyone enjoyed the special mood you created for our ceremony. We thank you for your very special talents, and for being an important and valuable "player" in our very special day.
With our gratitude and blessings,

Louie & Suvani, Walnut Creek, 2007

Dear Diana: I want to thank you for the beautiful accompaniment you provided on the Ave Maria at the Harriette Roberts' memorial services this past Saturday I didn't have a chance to say that to you and wanted you to know that it was one of my singing highlights. What a pleasure and a joy for me personally to be part of such beauty. Again, thanks for your beautiful and angelic accompaniment. You are truly blessed!
Gina Dowen, Alameda, 2007

Now that we have returned from California and I am back in my regular routine of children, school, etc, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your beautiful music during my niece's wedding (Hope Hamrick). I truly enjoyed singing to your accompaniment, and am so glad that "Give Me Your Hand" is now in my repertoire. So many people were complimentary of the song, and your music! Thank you for your help and your willingness to transpose it for me. It was a pleasure to meet you, and I wish continued success for you.
Jan Edwards, Georgia, 2007

Just wanted to write to you and tell you that you did a superb job at my wedding! Everyone said you were
excellent! I wish you all the best.

Corrina V, Sonoma, 2007

Thanks Diana- we enjoyed you and your lovely music!
Stephanie, Lunafest SF, 2007

Diana is an angel! She made our wedding ceremony perfect! I cannot thank her enough for providing such wonderful music.
Bernadette, SF, 2007

We, together with the parents would like to express our deep appreciation to you for the beautiful and elegant harp music you provided at our wedding ceremony. It was a romantic addition to our ceremony atmosphere. Everybody is impressed and enjoy the melodies totally.

We can't thank you enough for making our day so special that we can remember forever. We would also be happy to serve as a reference for you and sing your praises.
With thanks,
Jing and Jian, 2007

A great big thank you for making our wedding day so perfect! You were wonderful!
Love, Paul & Lorna, Atherton, 2007

Thank you for being our harpist for our wedding ceremony. Your beautiful music provided a special touch to make our day memorable. Our family and friends complimented you on your lovely music. Your style is both reverent and elegant. Elana and I were glad you were part of our wedding day.
Peace and blessings, Love,

Elena and Gabriel, Walnut Creek, 2007

Thank you for providing such lovely music for our wedding. Your selections were a beautiful touch for a special day. Everyone appreciated your music and were so pleased you were there with your special touch.
Best wishes,

Sharon & Paul, Los Gatos, 2007

Thank you for making this day truly special!
Michael & Bill, Santa Rosa, 2007

We really appreciated the elegance and beauty that you lent to our ceremony
T & S, Berkeley 4/4/04

I just wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed your music; it added such a wonderful element to the reception.
H & D, Berkeley 1/10/04

Everyone commented on how beautiful the harp music was and I cant imagine having had anyone better. Thanks for helping make our wedding such a memorable event.
E & M, Livermore 5/29/04

I wanted to tell you that your music was truly lovely and added the perfect romantic fairytale aspect we wanted. So, thank you very much!
R & S. Piedmont 11/03

I found Diana to be not only a skillful harpist, but a consummate professional and a true pleasure to work with.
A & J, Oakland 9/03

Thanks so much for making C and I's special day a memorable one.
M & C, San Francisco 8/03

The music was perfect. It set the tone for a lovely reception.
S & R, Fremont 5/4/04

You were wonderful!! You fulfilled my greatest expectations.
V & T, San Francisco 4/24/04

I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding. Your music was such an important part of the ceremony and really made it even more magical.
D & D, Berkeley 7/17/04

Ceremony Harpist: Diana Rowan A+++ I found Diana right here on the knot because she was planning her own wedding! As we talked, I learned that she volunteered by playing the harp at the children’s hospital I work at. How awesome is that?? I always knew I wanted a harpist to play at the ceremony and I’m glad I found Diana. I knew nothing about the harp, other than it sounds heavenly. She took time out to sit with us to go over our music selection…she gave us suggestions and played samples one by one to help us decide. SO HELPFUL. We also had a special request for my processional…she went out and bought the sheet music and learned it. And it turned out to be sooo beautiful. I can cry just thinking about it right now. I highly recommend working with Diana.
T & C, San Ramon 8/28/04

Diana is absolutely tops. She plays like she should be in Heaven playing directly for God!! She is beautiful inside and out. We were profoundly blessed by her and her music. Harp music is beautiful to have for dinner music! She is a MUST HIRE! She just released her new CD "Panta Rhei", we have it and it is BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE. I highly recommend it to add to anyones collection of beautiful music. www.sirenharp.com
H & P, Bethel Island 8/24/04

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and for playing so beautifully at our wedding! Thank you also for such a thoughtful personalization of the reception music. We really appreciate your talent, your professionalism, and your kindness. If we are asked for musician referrals, we won't hesitate to pass your name along!
A & D, Half Moon Bay 9/25/04

I recently secured Diana Rowan for a birthday celebration hosted by the CEO of X [I have removed the name to preserve the client's anonymity - Diana]. I have spent much of my career as an event planner and so when I coordinate such events my expectations for service are always extremely high. Diana's portion of the evening was instrumental in setting the tone for the evening, as she performed during the cocktail reception on the veranda. I am delighted to tell you that Diana met all of my expectations and then some. She arrived earlier than requested for set-up, she had an assistant to help her with equipment, and lastly (however, most importantly) she played beautifully. Diana came well prepared, anticipating the potential need for amplification due to playing outdoors. Several guests commented on her playing. Hope this is helpful.
M, Atherton 9/25/04

The music was beautiful- thank you for helping to make our wedding day
so special!
M & R, Berkeley 10/29/04

D and I wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful music you
provided for our wedding ceremony.
L & D, Saratoga 10/24/04

Thank you so much for the beautiful music. It was perfect!!!
S & M, Oakland 11/6/04

Thanks you so much for the wonderful music at our wedding and reception! It really set the mood and we received so many compliments on your playing. Thanks again for a wonderful day!
N & E, Woodside 11/7/04

I didn't get a chance to talk to you at the wedding, but I wanted to say
Thank you for playing at our wedding. You were great. The music was
perfect thanks to you!
L & C, Dublin 11/21/04

Thank you for playing harp at our wedding. The music was beautiful - a perfect blend of our Irish and Israeli roots. The gentle melodies added a bit of motion and magic to the ceremony. Your performance was beautiful and I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends.
M & R, Berkeley 10/19/04

We really enjoyed your music and we feel that you were a great addition to our beautiful day.
J & M, Half Moon Bay 10/9/04

I just wanted to send you a note and thank you for your services at my wedding. I am sorry that I was not able to introduce myself formally but I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your professional attention to my special day. Being prompt and easy to set up meant so much. It was one less thing to worry about on my busy day. The music was beautiful and I had so many compliments. I am saving your name and email address to pass along to anyone and everyone. If you ever need a reference to pass along please feel free to contact me. I would be more than happy to help.
A & C, Oakley 1/8/05

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job at the wedding. Your harp playing was essential to a beautiful ceremony. I appreciated your friendliness, talent and hard work, and your professionalism made me feel comfortable.
E & A, Stinson Beach 6/12/04

Utter tranquility and romance - we look forward to having you play again and again.
Kelly Majid, Zatar Restaurant, Berkeley

Diana's harp contributed a lovely festive grace to the show.
Thekla Hammond, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

My expectations for service are always extremely high. Diana's portion of the evening was instrumental in setting the tone. She arrived earlier than requested, had an assistant to help her, and most importantly, she played beautifully.
Michelle Stratmore, event planner, Atherton

Tranquil ambiance for our holiday party - professional and a delight.
Jamie Beaubien, Multiple Listings Service, Concord

Your music is just what we needed for our corporate holiday party; not intrusive on conversations, and very rich and relaxing. We definitely be calling you again!
Tawni Escudero, League of California Cities, Sacramento

Diana Rowan is a musician of the highest caliber. Her enchanting music added the perfect touch to our event.
Clifford Harris, M.D., Director of Philanthropy, Childrens Hospital Oakland

Thank you Diana. You were truly wonderful. We had loads of compliments about you. I wish I hadn't gone completely deaf as I was going down the aisle so I could have heard the music but I was able to appreciate it a bit later! I was a bit overwhelmed! I have already given your information to one person who would like to hire you so perhaps you will hear from her soon.
Thank you very very mcuh
All the best to you,
Amy 5/7/05

We would like to thank you for being a part of our wedding.  The sound of the harp was so peaceful and was the perfect touch to our ceremony!  We had many people comment on how beautiful the music was.  We wish you the best!   
 Melissa and Jason 7/2/05  

I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful job you did at our wedding. It was great to come up to the sight and hear the beautiful music wafting up to us. I thought all the music worked perfectly for the march. I couldn't have been happier. Thank you so much, I'm sorry that I didn't get the chance to say something to you after the ceremony.
Dana & John 9/4/05

You made a special event turn into a perfect afternoon. You were fabulous. Thanks!!
Victorian tea party 12/14/05

Diana, thank you for the extraordinary experience to enjoy your music and your talents at our recent event. Everyone was complimentary of you, your songs and the fact we had the music/harpist in place for the Holiday Event at X Corporation. I am so pleased we were able to have you as part of our holiday celebration and I hope we can make it an annual event!
M.S., Pleasanton

I really wanted to thank you for your wonderful music at our wedding in July.  We really appreciated all your work.  The sound was beautiful.  Thank you so very much again.
Trina & Greg, Walnut Creek 5/05

Everyone raved about the harp music and the piano music after. You really made the ceremony quite lovely and special.
Hana, Los Gatos 10/05

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