Hamish the Harper

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Alias Hamish the Harper
Culture Westerosi
Died In 300 AC[1]King's Landing[1]

Hamish the Harper is a singer.[2]

Appaerance and Character

Hamish is old[3] and has a grey beard.[4] He often forgets what he is singing.[5]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Hamish is chosen as one of the seven singers to sing at the wedding of King Joffrey Baratheon and Lady Margaery Tyrell. He writes a new song for the wedding, called "Lord Renly's Ride", and sings "A Rose of Gold" to appease the Tyrells.[4]

A Feast for Crows

Hamish plays for Queen Margaery and her entourage once a fortnight.[6] Cersei Lannister has an arrest warrant signed for Hamish as part of her plans to remove Margaery Tyrell. While being arrested, he faints. He is consigned to the dungeons where he continually requests a maester, as he has trouble breathing. Cersei realizes that Hamish is too old to be credible as a lover to Margaery and tells Qyburn to inform Hamish he can have a maester if he falsely confesses to having played for Margaery while she entertained her actual lovers. Qyburn tells Cersei he would help Hamish remember.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Kevan Lannister reported to Cersei while she is in captivity that Hamish has died. Whether Hamish died from his trouble breathing or Qyburn's methods remains unknown.[8]