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Soundtracks & Silhouettes Artwork. Flute and harp music by Hannah Sterry.

Hello!

I’ve decided to release a few flute pieces (and a short harp cover) on bandcamp! You can download them all for free or, if you really like them, can name your price! Just click below to have a listen and download!

Let me know what you think in the comments! ūüôā

Make a request! What would you like to see me play?

The many faces of Hannah Sterry: Jazz Flautist & Harpist
The many faces of Hannah Sterry: Jazz Flautist & Harpist
The many faces of Hannah Sterry: Jazz Flautist & Harpist

Hello! Hannah here!

I’m currently taking requests for harp covers and will be recording and uploading the results to youtube! I’m happy to attempt absolutely anything… well, anything possible (things like “Flight of the Bumble Bee” might be a bit of a bother). Requests for folk, heavy metal, jazz and pop are all welcome – I’ll try them all!

Feel free to request flute pieces too – If you want to hear a cool jazz version of “God Save the Queen”, or a Jethro-Tull-style rendition of Adiemus, I’ll do it – Make these suggestions as crazy and wacky as you like!

Can’t wait to hear what you come up with! Just leave a comment or send me a tweet: @Hannah Sterry

Harpist for Hire!

Hannah Sterry - Harpist based in Salcombe, South Hams, Devon.

Juggling a lot of hobbies at once isn’t easy.

Currently I’m juggling a full time Open University course with a part-time job, music lessons, gigs, learning to drive and somehow still find time to see the boyfriend. Add Sterry Cartoons to that as well, and it seems like my mind is trying to run off in about ten directions at once.

You might think that I’d be trying to cut back, but no…

I have decided to become a wedding harpist.

And, instead of hiding the pricing, I’ve decided to be transparent about it. If you’re really lucky I might even include my pricing equation!

Harpist Hire for Private Events

Currently, for private events in Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the surrounding area, my basic rate is ¬£125*, based on two 45 minute sets (¬£225 at peak times such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve).

For events outside this area, my travel cost and any other expenses will be included in the price.

Private Event Hire = £125 (+ £100 at peak times) + Travel Cost

I’d be more than happy to tailor the set to meet your requirements and welcome any particular song requests that you may have!

If there’s anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the contact form here. It doesn’t matter how small the request/question is!¬†I’ll be happy to hear from you!

Hannah x

*All prices correct at time of writing, but may be subject to change in the future.

The Sterrys: Tuesday night is music night

Hannah and John Sterry from "The Sterrys" jazz trio.

The 25th of September marks the last Tuesday Night is Music Night of this year and I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone at The Cottage Hotel, on behalf of The Sterrys, because we’ve had an amazing time.

It’s been great fun playing at The Cottage Hotel¬†every week this summer and we’ve met some wonderful people, tasted some absolutely amazing food and really enjoyed playing to such a nice group of people.

Here are a few photos to sum up the wonderful time we’ve had here:

Having fun with the folk harp (sometimes accompanied by Joe on flute).

Harpist Hannah Sterry at The Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove.

Fundraising for Hope Cove Lifeboat out on the terrace.

I’m not sure how much we raised, but have been told it was a success!

Hannah and John from "The Sterrys" playing at The Cottage Hotel.

We even had time for a quick photo opportunity as the sun was setting!

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In summary, we’ve had an absolutely amazing time with everyone who’s visited or worked at the hotel.

This is probably the best way to illustrate it:

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Thank you to everyone who’s come and supported us,

I really hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have!

Best wishes,

Hannah Sterry

The Sterrys

Musical Updates

This is what my diary has looked like for the past few weeks:

7th May – Recorded some improvisations with Stephen Abrehart, just to see how the harp and baritone guitar worked together. The sounds mixed brilliantly and I hope we’ll be able to record a few more things together in the future.

10th May – Saw Ben Carr play at The Refectory Bar, sampled some delicious cocktails (the Apple Crumble cocktail was really good) and joined in with some jazz flute for the last few songs.

16th May РJam night at the Royal Oak. This night featured Tez Locke, Phil Kennerel, Rob Wheeler, Joe Sterry (and me), Tom Carr and was hosted by Ben Carr. Past guests have included: Rob and Laura Williams, Gallows Ghost, Blue Orchid and Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Swing Band.

19th May – The Sterrys (John, Joe and I) played music for a surprise birthday party in Malborough Baptist Church.

That afternoon we also went to the Cottage Hotel to discuss their plans for music throughout the summer, which led to this:

I am delighted to say that from June 5th, The Sterrys will be playing at The Cottage Hotel every Tuesday throughout the summer. The line up will change week-to-week; one week might be solo piano, the next a jazz trio with flute and harp the week after that…

Anyway, we expect it’ll be a lot of fun and hope to see you there!

Free Classical Sheet Music from the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)

I’ve just found out about the¬†International Music Score Library Project¬†(IMSLP). They provide a brilliant website for finding free classical music scores and seem to just generally have a really good collaborative/community attitude. Here’s what they have to say on their website:

“We at the IMSLP believe that music should be something that is easily accessible for everyone. For this purpose we have created a music library to provide music scores free of charge to anyone with internet access, with several other projects in planning. IMSLP is also entirely collaborative, and all contributions are greatly welcome.”
 
I just thought it was a great project that you might like to know about. If you’re really keen you can even follow them on¬†twitter¬†(@imslp). Hope you find it helpful!
 
Featured image by Horia Varlan (CC BY 2.0)

Live Music at The Cottage Hotel

On the 1st January I’ll be in Hope Cove at The Cottage Hotel¬†playing jazz flute with John (keyboard) and Joe (sax) as part of “The Sterry Family”.

If you’ve not been to The Cottage before, it’s a hotel with a stunning sea view, really good food and the people running it are lovely (they’re even nice to musicians!!!). I chose to go there for my birthday meal because the atmosphere and food is so good (the puddings are delicious too).

Picture from http://www.hopecove.com

Another day, another instrument…

Yesterday I played harp at The Cottage and it went down really well! I got to speak to some wonderful people afterwards about  and brought my dad and sister along to listen.

People tend to ask quite a few questions about the harp, because it’s a fairly modern design. This particular model is a¬†Smartwood Harp¬†and is much lighter than some of the more traditional designs, which makes it much more convenient for travelling with. Most importantly, I enjoy playing it and it sounds good (the low notes in particular have a wonderful warm rich sound). I’m tempted to add levers soon, as I am finding the standard modes a bit restrictive, but overall I’m very happy with it.

Who is Hannah Sterry?

Musical Compliments - Cartoon by Hannah Sterry

Cartoonist | Musician | PhotographerMusical Compliments - Cartoon by Hannah Sterry

Cartoonist

Q: Are sheep just clouds with legs? A: In illustration, yes. Hannah Sterry Cartoons.Crotchety Crotchet - A music joke cartoon by Sterry Cartoons.

This started when my music and cartooning hobbies accidentally merged and I decided to share a few of the results with friends. It all went a bit further than I expected and some of the cartoons ended up getting 10000+ views on facebook. There’s now a Sterry Cartoons¬†facebook page and¬†shop¬†too!

Musician

Hannah Sterry - Jazz Flautist  Hannah Sterry - solo harp

Passionate jazz flautist and harpist, regularly performing with a variety of local and visiting musicians in the South West (see Live Music & Events).

Most commonly asked: Have you heard of Jethro Tull?

Happy to play classical, jazz & blues, rock, metal, folk or any fusion of styles and particularly enjoys playing harsh-sounding, rough-edged flute solos during covers of Paranoid by Black Sabbath!

Currently aiming to complete a Diploma in Flute Performance and finish my degree in Music & Mathematics with The Open University. This will all be happening while I do my best to perform live music as much as possible and play with a variety of local and visiting musicians (see Live Music & Events).

Regularly plays flute, harp, piano, clarinet, saxophone and always striving to learning more…

  

Photographer 

Here’s to crawling around on hands and knees, creeping up on bugs and bees! Or something like that.

More of my images can be seen on Redbubble.

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