Born in Scotland with a Welsh father,
Karen is a well-known harpist in Sydney. After an early career in the
finance industry, motherhood has meant a refocus on her musical
background and she is much in demand for weddings and other functions
through Wedded to the Harp.
Karen is a classically trained harpist and singer. She is an experienced performer and has played in many orchestras, hotels, private functions and weddings over the last twenty years. She has been an active member of the Harp Society of NSW since its inception in 1988, teaches harp and regularly adjudicates for the Sydney Harp Eisteddfod.
Born in Wales, Meinir Ann Thomas has enjoyed a varied career. She spent 5 years
singing in the world renowned acappella group, 'The Swingle Singers'. During that
time she performed at many of the world's greatest opera houses, concert halls, theatres
and jazz clubs.
Meinir also worked as a freelance singer in London, singing in the West End, working as a session singer and as a singing teacher. She has appeared in touring shows in the UK and South Africa and has performed on board cruise liners.
In Sydney Meinir performs with Cantillation, the Australian Brandenburg Choir and The Ten Sopranos. Meinir has also performed with Halcyon, the St. James King Street Choir and as guest soloist for the Sydney Welsh Choir, Cantorion Sydney and the Sydneian Bach Choir. Meinir teaches voice at PLC Sydney and Knox Grammar Preparatory School.