“I get at least one call a month asking me to play for free”

At least one call a month

Numerous charities regularly ask me to play for nothing whereas in July I was paid a proper fee by the Friends of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital who hired myself as solo harpist, plus a local string quartet, and eight piece dance band for the evening … all on proper contracts to perform for their charity fund raising ball.

I get at least one call a month asking me to play for free. Event companies and venues ask musicians to play for nothing or for a supper it is quite extraordinary.

Xenia Horne