Eleanor Turner

Electro/acoustic harpist

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I am a calm and focused acoustic and electro harpist, comfortable in classical, hip hop, folk and improvisation. I read charts and sheet music fluently and love coming up with my own ideas. I co-write songs with my band Bentu and have contributed harp to tracks by Ruti, Deacon, Tertia May, Ranagri, Subculture, Kalaido, Kate Curran and many more.

I record in my home studio with paired Rode NT5 mics. I am confident and experienced in production; recording and editing tracks is a pleasure and I use the latest version of Presonus Studio One. I will supply dry takes to you, unless otherwise requested. If a natural church acoustic is required for a special project, I can record in my local church. I live near Cambridge in the UK, easily accessible for my work in London, the Midlands, the north of England and of course at home! 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.

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26 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Barrett M.
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    Eleanor's playing is beautiful and and went above and beyond. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Martin
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    Second time working with Eleanor who went to great lengths to play and record a harp piece for me and the result is perfect. So if you need a harp part recorded: Don't think twice, you are in safe hands here.

  3. Review by Kate C.
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    Eleanor was fantastic! Very fast and professional. Great experience working with her.

  4. Review by tv-baby
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    I had a fantastic experience working with Eleanor. Highly recommended.

  5. Review by Ilia D.
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    The best harp player I've worked with. Professional, kind, easy and open in communication. I don't think I would be disappointed.

  6. Review by Graham Richman
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    Eleanor Turner was amazing to work with and her dedication to making great recordings of a very difficult harp part was wonderful!

  7. Review by Rudy K.
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    Another great experience collaborating with Ellie! Always works to deliver the best takes for my songs with a quick turnaround.

  8. Review by Rudy K.
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    Always a great experience working with Eleanor! A very talented and versatile harpist - and very quick to deliver on projects. Thanks again :)

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    Working with Eleanor was smooth as can be - great communication and the desired results. Definitely recommend and look forward to working together again!

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

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

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

  20. Review by Hiro Furuya
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    What a talented artist!

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I was the Harpist, Composer in this production

  • HarpAverage price - $250 per song
Terms Of Service

Turn around time typically inside 10 days, including minor tweaks or one full revision to ensure that the harp tracking is satisfactory for you.

GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Salvi Diana Pedal Harp
  • Salvi Echo Electro Acoustic Pedal Harp
  • Camac 'DHC Light' Electro Lever Harp
  • guitar effects pedals Boss distortion
  • Behringer delay
  • Synth9 by EHX
  • multi effects boards
  • Presonus Sphere’s Studio One.
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  • How I record my acoustic concert harpJan 21, 2023

    I record my harp using a pair of Rode NT5s and I usually place one fairly high, to catch the brightness and fast finger work in the upper register, and the other mic twice as far away and directly in front of the harp, angled towards the soundboard, getting the depth of the bass and warm overall sound, but without too much of the room. I am happy to experiment with different mic placement!

  • 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!