Margaret Harper



bop jazz singer

The Margaritas

“Perhaps the biggest pleasure of all is the connection one makes with the audience as a vocalist - to share a song, to sing it with integrity, is such a personal thing...
It makes me feel vulnerable and powerful at the same time."


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Margaret started learning classical piano as a six year old, and from there has explored many musical fields including education, performance and therapy.

As well as her main performance instruments of harp, guitar, piano and voice, she enjoys playing a variety of other instruments. She currently plays with her band “The Margaritas”, participates in a recorder ensemble, plays for Hospice, hospitals, retirement homes and regularly performs with chamber groups and the Bay Symphonia Orchestra.

“Through music I have experienced and shared with others many wonderful and life-enriching moments. I am constantly amazed and humbled by the power that music has on the human body and soul. My musical journey is one which is filled with tears and laughter and I have met so many glorious people along the way.”

Margaret plays a French Camac concert pedal harp with hand carving and gilding. It’s elegance is matched by a full, rich tone. Amplification is available for outdoor venues or large gatherings.

Her smaller 34 string Minstrel lever harp, is ideal for gardens or less formal settings, Celtic music and bedside playing.

She accompanies her voice with finger style guitar or piano (either her own electric piano or an onsite acoustic piano) and also plays instrumental music on both guitar and piano.

Although the majority of her work is playing for private functions, during the last few years she has enjoyed musical residencies at Tauranga venues including Fantail Lodge, Millsreef Winery, Zeytin The Mount, No.1 The Strand, Morton Estate Winery, The Bridge and RSVP restaurants. Through her experience as a wedding and functions musician she is familiar with many of the top venues around Tauranga and further afield and travels throughout the North Island performing..


07 544 4787

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