Marie Nivel is a musician based in Oslo, Norway.

She creates magical, relaxing soundscapes with harp and voice, tailored for your special ceremony, wedding, or other event. She also performs her original songs and Celtic and Scandinavian folk music.

As a certified harp therapist Marie is passionate about the healing qualities of the harp. She offers her services to hospices and hospitals. Private sessions can also be booked where Marie creates individualized compositions to address your needs.

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Music inspired by Norway & Celtic mythology.

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Music for Events

Beautiful soundscapes, Celtic music & original songs.

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Harp Lessons

Learn how to play the harp in a fun & easy fashion.

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Harp Therapy

Music for relaxation & healing.

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Meet Marie Nivel

Legend tells us that the harp is a magical instrument played by fairies. The Tuatha De Dannan, the sidhe or fairy people from Ireland, are said to spellbind humans with the sweet sound of the harp. Often people disappear to the otherworld to never be seen again…

It was in England when I befriended a local folk band, that I caught sight of the harp.

I was mesmerized by its sound and beautiful appearance. I knew that I needed this instrument in my life, I just didn’t knew when and how.

Some years later I finally had the possibility to buy my own harp, this is where the story begun. Read more…

”Your music created the most beautiful atmosphere for the ceremony.”

–Mirjam H.

”I hope you will soon be back with more beautiful harp music and ballads.”

– Linda Lie / Lindbo Pensjonat

“Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter — to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.”

~Albert Schweitzer

I would love to hear from you!

To book Marie for an event, ask more questions or to just say hello, email us at or send a message below.

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