Song List/Listen

Shelley plays over 400 songs from a variety of musical genres including popular, jazz, blues, classical, Celtic, international folk, and original compositions.  If the song you want is not something she already plays, she has a knack for adapting music to the harp and appreciates suggestions for her ever-growing set list.

“Dear Shelley, a very large thank you for your beautiful music at our wedding!  Your original arrangement of the Des’ree song was wonderful and brought a tear to my eye.  You helped make our big day even better and we appreciate it so much!  -Lauren (bride)

Some Favorite Selections:

Rock/Popular

  • All of Me (John Legend) Watch
  • Going to California (Led Zeppelin)  Listen
  • A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
  • To Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
  • First Day (Bright Eyes)
  • Marry You (Bruno Mars)  Listen
  • Ho Hey (Lumineers)
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice (The Beach Boys)
  • My Girl (The Temptations)
  • Someone I Used to Know (Gotye)
  • Beautiful Disaster (311)
  • Rockin’ Me Baby (Steve Miller Band)
  • You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
  • Ruby Tuesday (Rolling Stones)
  • Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)  Listen
  • Funky Town (Lipps Inc.)
  • I Will (Beatles)  Listen
  • When You Wish Upon a Star (Disney)
  • Sea of Love (Phil Phillips)  Listen
  • Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
  • Fields of Barley (Sting)
  • Love Will Keep Us Alive (Eagles)
  • Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
  • I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden)
  • Dust in the Wind (Kansas)
  • Grow Old With Me (John Lennon)
  • Wouldn’t it Be Nice (Beach Boys)
  • If (David Gates)
  • Kiss the Girl (from the Little Mermaid)  Listen (live with cellist Rachel Barringer)
  • White Flag (Dido)
  • Moon River (Henri Mancini)
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow (IZ and original versions)
  • If I Were a Carpenter (Tim Hardin)
  • Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
  • Last Dance (Sarah McLachlan) Listen
  • Watermark (Enya)
  • Alleluia (Leonard Cohen)
  • Spanish Harlem (Leiber & Spector)
  • Hawiian Wedding Song (Charles E. King)
  • Wipe Out (Surfaris)
  • All you Need is Love (Beatles)
  • Come Go With Me (Del Vikings)
  • Labamba (Ritchie Valens)
  • Paint it Black (Rolling Stones)
  • Power of Two (Indigo Girls)
  • Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
  • Winter (Tori Amos)  Listen
  • Walk With You (Edwin McCain)
  • My Girl (The Temptations)
  • Love Story (Taylor Swift)
  • I Do (Colbie Caillat)

Classical, Renaissance, Medieval:

  • Canon in D (J. Pachelbel) Watch
  • Trumpet Voluntary (J. Clarke)  Listen
  • Ode to Joy (Ludwig v. Beethoven)
  • Joy (Francis Cutting, live recording)
  • Alman (Thomas Morley)  Listen
  • Bransle (Pierre Attagnant)
  • Prelude in C (Johann Sebatian Bach)  Listen
  • Jesu Joy (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  • Gymnopedies (Erik Satie)  Listen

Jazz/Blues/30’s & 40’s

  • In the Mood (Glenn Miller)  Listen
  • La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf)
  • What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Summer Wind (Frank Sinatra)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
  • Linus & Lucy (Vince Guaraldi)
  • Peace Piece (Bill Evans)
  • New Blues (Deborah Henson-Conant, live recording)  Listen
  • Jazzy Joy (Beethoven, arr. Shelley Otis)  Listen
  • Shah Jahan (Paul Horn, arr. S. Tapper)
  • Song for Deborah (Steve Tapper)
  • Blue Moon (Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart)
  • ‘Bout Time (Louis Armstrong)

Celtic

  • St. Kilda Wedding March (Trad. Scottish)  Listen
  • King of Laois (Trad. Irish)
  • Mairie’s Wedding (Trad. Scottish)
  • Cam Ye O’er (Trad. Scottish, with Ulster Landing)  Listen
  • Wexford Carol (trad. Irish, with Ulster Landing)
  • Gartan Mother’s Lullabye (trad. Irish, with Ulster Landing)  Listen
  • I Gave My Love (Trad. American)
  • Down by the Sally Gardens (Trad. Irish)
  • Skye Boat Song (Trad. Scottish)
  • Be Thou My Vision (Irish Hymn)
  • Eleanor Plunkett (Trad. Irish)
  • She Moved Through the Fair (Trad. Irish)
  • Fanny Power (Trad. Irish)
  • Sharon Shannon Reel (Contemporary Irish)
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (Trad. Celtic)

International

  • Carmenteo (Trad. Columbian)
  • Caminito Verde (Trad. Columbian)
  • Carnavalito (Trad. South American)
  • Joropo (Trad. South American)
  • Llegada (Trad. South American)
  • La Feria de las Flores (Chucho Monge)
  • Pata Pata (Miriam Makeba)
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim (Trad. Jewish)
  • Boli Sur Sarat (Aankho Mein Masti)
  • Tom Balalaika (Trad. Jewish)
  • Omal (Greek Dance)
  • Mo Li Hua (Trad. Chinese)
  • Bamboo Flute (Trad. Chinese)

Original Compositions:

  • Celtic Blues
  • Noodling
  • Somerset Waltz
  • Morning Chores
  • Friend’s Departure
  • Tuning on New Year’s Eve
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