Bennett studied harp and singing at the Royal Scottish Academy
of Music and has played with many professional ensembles and orchestras
including the Scottish National and
In 2006 she was appointed as the Official Harpist to the Lord Mayor of Newcastle
upon Tyne and has also had the honour of performing to the King of Spain, the
Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and her Majesty the Queen.
Currently enjoying a solo career giving recitals playing for conferences,
special occasions and weddings, Janet is considered as one of the most talented
harpists and self accompanied singers in Britain today. She has released three
solo CD’s and regularly appears on radio and TV.
As well as a soloist, she has a flute and harp duo and is a member of the popular
Border Minstrels trio who are considered one of the leading traditional groups
in Northumberland and are a perfect blend of Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, Celtic
harp and voice. They have made two recordings of Northumbrian music and songs.
Teaching is also an important part of Janet’s life and she
gives regular harp workshops. She is an adjudicator for harp competitions;
has produced two books of her own compositions and arrangements for
Celtic harp and is the main teacher of harp in the Newcastle upon