Eleanor Turner

Electro/acoustic harpist

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I am a calm and focused acoustic and electro harpist, comfortable in classical, hip hop and improvisation. I read charts and sheet music fluently and am comfortable working by ear and coming up with my own ideas. I co-write songs with my band Ranagri and Ian Crabtree and have contributed harp to tracks by Deacon, Tertia May, Subculture and Ruti.

I can record at home with my Shure Beta 87A or Blue Yeti mic. Pre lockdown I worked every week in London and Birmingham with a variety of producers (now entirely remote recording!) and I live near Cambridge, UK. A quote about my session work in the field of hiphop, reggae and pop from Ivor Novello winning producer Cassell the Beatmaker: "Working with Ellie is a breath of fresh air. She always brings an inspiring musical elegance that she is very good at applying to any genre, bringing a new fresh element to the way you can use the sound of the harp to elevate your music." Cassell the Beatmaker; songwriter, producer Plan B, Akala; drummer with The Streets.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Eleanor Turner
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  • Jonny Greenwood
  • James Turnbull
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  • Christopher Finch
  • Wells Cathdral School Choralia
  • 4 Girls 4 Harps
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17 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Clare O'Connell
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    Eleanor is a joy to work for. She knows exactly what she wants and communicates quickly and efficiently. And pays immediately!

  2. Review by Abed N.
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    Another Amazing job done by Eleanor, nothing but 5 stars!!

  3. Review by Tanner A.
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    Eleanor was so amazing to work with and incredibly talented! Extra friendly and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure her clients are happy. I will for sure be working with her again!

  4. Review by Abed N.
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    Extremely professional highly recommended! 5 stars!

  5. Review by Peter V.
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    Ellie is so great to work with. A consummate musician (her tracks were stellar) and such an encouraging soul. Will definitely work with her again. Thanks, Ellie!

  6. Review by Gunnar S.
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    This was my second collaboration with Ellie and again, she did a fantastic job and went the extra mile to make the track special by adding her own touch and adding super gorgeous improvisations. Ellie is definitely one of the best session musicians I have worked with so far. Highly recommended!

  7. Review by Rudy K.
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    Another great experience working with Ellie! The communication was easy, and the project was completed before the deadline. Thanks again for your help!

  8. Review by Josh T.
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    Eleanor has a very precise and strong ear for melody when it comes to her arrangements. Not only is her harp playing immaculate, but her kindness and willingness to please makes the process so much more wonderful.

  9. Review by Régis H.
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    She did a great job for me and understood exactly what I expected.

  10. Review by Hiro Furuya
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    She is smart and talented.

  11. Review by Hiro Furuya
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    What a talented artist!

  12. Review by Gunnar S.
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    This was a great collaboration! I received more than I was asking for and each file had a little description which made it much easier to work with. Everything was top notch quality. Super professional and creative! Highly recommended!

  13. Review by Omar Raafat
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    Fantastic Harp player! Thank you!

  14. Review by Rudy K.
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    Eleanor is a talented harpist that'll work with you to get the perfect sound for you track. Great experience!

  15. Review by Prista
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    Eleanor is a great player and a very open-minded person. No matter if you have an arrangement sorted out, sheet music, or want her to come up with her own parts, she'll deliver great stuff for your production!

  16. Review by DEACON
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    Ellie is AMAZING! I didn't really have much of a direction with what I wanted, but I knew I wanted some Harp sprinklings on a particularly challenging song. I reached out to Ellie with the track and a playlist for inspiration, and she just cracked on a hit the nail on the head. We've worked on loads of bits since and will continue to do so. Couldn't recommend her enough!

  17. Review by DRMusic
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    ‘Ellie has done lots of in situ tracking for me on her electric harp. She plugs it directly into the interface so the tone is really pure and the bass on it is fantastic. Ellie takes pride in finding the right additions to make the finishing touch to a track or she’ll inspire you with her bass lines from earlier on in the writing process’

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Trio written by me

I was the Harpist, Composer in this production

  • HarpAverage price - $150 per song
Terms Of Service

Turn around time typically inside 5 days, including minor tweaks or one full revision beyond that to ensure the track is satisfactory for you.

Gear Highlights
  • Salvi Diana Pedal Harp
  • Salvi Echo Electro Acoustic Pedal Harp
  • Camac 'DHC Light' Electro Lever Harp
  • Camac 'Hermine' lever harp
  • hardware including guitar effects pedals distortion
  • delay
  • synth9 by EHX. Software I am using: Reaper and Audacity.
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  • New Tala Tarang Harp and Tabla EP on the way!Feb 25, 2020

    Ellie is currently in the studio with key collaborator tabla maestro Mendi Singh, combining the worlds of Indian and Western classical music with acoustic folk, atmospheric sounds and some seriously funky bass! I can't wait to show you all when it's finished!