A native of Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, Joy’s interest in music began at an early age. After receiving an entrance scholarship in 2004, she entered the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she has recently completed her B.Mus. (Hons) degree and graduated with First Class Honours. During her time at the college she studied both voice and harp and enjoyed representing the college on numerous occasions.
From an early age Joy has competed in and won many County, Urdd and National Eisteddfodau both in solo, folk solo and duet classes. Joy has gained three 2nd prizes in the Soprano solo over 25 years and was named runner-up of the Blue Riband competition at the 2018 National Eisteddfod. Her most prestigious moment was winning the Open Vocal Solo at the 2012 Llangollen International Eisteddfod. During October 2014 Joy travelled to Patagonia with Wales YFC and competed in the Chebut Eisteddfod winning several awards. Amongst the awards Joy won the hymn solo and was later invited to perform during the annual Gymanfa Ganu in Trelew. At the 2013 Gwyl Fawr Aberteifi Joy was the winner of both the Blue Riband competition as well as the Open Lieder competition. Joy received the Violet Mary Roberts Scholarship at the 2006 and 2007 National Eisteddfod for the best soprano aged 19-25 years, also achieving runner-up in the Blue Riband Competition under 25. In 2002, 2005, 2010 and 2011 Joy won the ‘Cwpan Ardudwy’ at the Young Farmers National Eisteddfod for the best musical item.
Now a regular soloist in recitals and concerts around the United Kingdom, Spain, Ischia, Germany and Ireland. Joy has performed alongside most Male Voice Choirs.
Since being accepted onto the Live Music Now and Music in Hospitals scheme, Joy is now busy bringing music into the community and is seen frequently performing in care homes and hospital settings. In November 2006, Joy made her debut performance as a Harpist and Soloist at the Wales Millennium Centre as part of the Wales Young Farmers Federation 60th Gala Concert. During October 2009 and 2010, Joy travelled to Vancouver to perform for the Vancouver Welsh Society and in October 2015 was guest artist with Dyffryn Tywi Male Voice Choir during their tour in Ireland. Joy is a past performer with the Welsh National Youth Opera.
A faithful past member of Côr Newyddion Da, Joy performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London, The Cardiff International Arena as well as across many parts of Europe.
Joy has appeared on television on numerous occasions including being a soloist on the S4C programmes Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Noson Lawen and Wedi 3.
Since getting married Joy now lives in the village of Talley near Llandeilo with her husband Emyr and two children Anni Wyn and Gruffydd, enjoying life as a Mother; Musician; TV Producer/researcher and farmer!
Joy has appeared on television on numerous occasions including being a soloist on the S4C programmes Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Noson Lawen and Wedi 3. Joy also made her television acting debut on Christmas Day 2008 as ‘Ceri’ in the welsh soap Rownd a Rownd. With her sister Georgina, she has released a CD entitled Cytgord Cariadus (Loving Harmony). In her leisure time, Joy enjoys the YFC movement, acting, and sport and has gained Grade 8 in the harp and piano as well as an ABRSM Dip in Harp teaching.
Joy continues her studies with Gail Pearson and looks forward to pursuing a career in music.
Joy Cornock - "Gweddi'r Arglwydd"
Living with dementia. Joy Cornock plays "Danny Boy" on the harp
Morte Christe - Combined Choirs conducted by Eifion Thomas with soloist Joy Cornock
Joy Cornock Demo CD 1 : Soprano
Accompanist: Jeffery Howard
1. Oh had I Jubal's lyre:
2. Un cenno leggiadretto (Sense):
3. Pie Iesu (Faure's Requiem):
Joy Cornock Demo CD 2 : Non-Classical
Accompanist: Tom Coltman
1. Calon Lan:
2. Amazing Grace:
3. Abide With Me:
Here are just some of the written compliments Joy has received:
25 Sept 2021
Diolch am bopeth Joy. Thank you so much for everything I cannot recommend Joy enough. Her playing was amazing and the music was perfect. She was also very accommodating moving the harp outside.
16 May 2021
The minute I heard Joy playing at the Hensol and Vale Wedding show, I got butterflies and I said to my partner I wanted Joy to play for our wedding ceremony ❤️
However, it wasn't the easiest Road to the Big day and Covid hindered are plans massively. Nonetheless, 3 days before the wedding, I got the confirmation that Joy could definitely play at our ceremony and I was ecstatic 🥳 Joy was amazing with all the last minute planning and with learning my chosen entrance song 'Kiss the Rain by Yiruma'
I couldn't recommend Joy enough and hope we can use her services again in the future. Thank you for being part of our big day 💕
x Afshin and Jason x
Cannot recommend Joy highly enough! From the first moment we saw Joy play at a wedding fayre (and made my maid of honour cry!) we knew that she was perfect for our wedding. Very talented harpist and singer. We had Joy play during our ceremony and singing during the signing of the register followed by playing outdoors before the wedding breakfast. All of our guests very much enjoyed Joy's performance especially when she sang. Thank you so much Joy x
9 Awst 2022
Dioch o galon i Joy am chwarae’r delyn yn berfaith yn ein priodas! Fyddwn yn awgrymell i unrhyw un sy’n disgwyl i briodi neu sy’n cael digwyddiad sbesial. Oedd yn fraint i cael hi yn ein priodas, atgofion melus iawn o cerdded lawr yr eil at eich cerddoriaeth prydferth 🎼💕
100% recommend to make your event extra special & unique
My mum and I found Joy and her harp at a wedding fair and as soon as I heard them I knew that's what I wanted for my wedding. Ha it was one of the few things I did. She performed in the church and at the reception. Although I personally didn't get to hear her as much as I would have liked whilst going about my bridal duties on the day. What I did hear and all the reports back from family and friends, confirmed what a fab artist she is. Should there ever be a need for it I will definitely be back in touch to book her again. Thanks so much for making my husband and my day that bit more special. x
Joy played the harp beautifully at our wedding in oldwalls in August. Joy was great to communicate with and she worked with us to make sure we got what we wanted for our ceremony. Would recommend for weddings and events.
Having a harpist at our wedding was a last minute decision and we wanted quite specific music to be played. Joy turned out to be of the highlights of the day, which we will remember forever. Fabulous !!!!
Joy played at our wedding and wouldn’t have any hesitation recommending her. Good range of songs to choose from and so accommodating to our needs. I was late and she stayed even with a prior appointment. We were very grateful x
Joy played during our wedding as people arrived/leave and sign of the register. She played a fantastic arrangement through out the wedding and very easy going. Very accommodated for our needs. Very happy bride n groom x
Having Joy play the harp at our wedding added that extra something special. She was very accommodating and learnt songs on request as well. Highly recommend!!
I would definitely recommend Joy, she played at our drinks reception on our wedding day and it was perfect! Just what we had imagined for our day, the music was beautiful and enjoyed by us and all of our guests. Thank you Joy!
16 Aug 2022
I just want to say the biggest thank you for being a part of our special day, wow you really are talented. Thank you so much for all your support when times were hard during covid and changing the dates, it really was worth the wait. I will highly recommend you to other getting married.
16 Sep 2022
First of all I want to give you a big thank you for making Ellis and Amy's wedding so special. They were thrilled on how the harp and singing gave such a special touch to their day, so many of their guests commented on how beautiful it was. We're so glad we bumped into you at the CJ wedding fayre, it was meant to be. I hope to bump into you again sometime, and that you keep playing and singing. We've also picked you out on you tube so you never know when you get five minutes you'll post something up again for us to all appreciate. Take care and a personal big thank you Jill and Mark xxxHowever, it wasn't the easiest Road to the Big day and Covid hindered are plans massively. Nonetheless, 3 days before the wedding, I got the confirmation that Joy could definitely play at our ceremony and I was ecstatic 🥳 Joy was amazing with all the last minute planning and with learning my chosen entrance song 'Kiss the Rain by Yiruma'. I couldn't recommend Joy enough and hope we can use her services again in the future. Thank you for being part of our big day 💕
x Afshin and Jason x
Joy is currently the residential harpist on the Cruise ships which dock in
Pembroke, Milford Haven and Fishguard.
Bookings: On booking the harp or singing for your occasion, it is advisable to arrange a meeting to choose which music will make your occasion that extra special
01558 685 434
Cilyllyn Fawr, Talley, Llandeilo,
Carmarthenshire SA19 7AZ
Maenhir, Cefn-y-dre, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9QT