"endless energy, mesmerising talent and unswerving commitment" Julian Bigg, Conductor
Eleanor Turner is a harpist and composer who creates unique shows for herself and her ensemble to perform worldwide. She is a member of contemporary folk band Ranagri, a leading expert on contemporary harp music, a composer and producer.
Eleanor's news, online courses and live streams
Next public concerts:
Thursday 17th June 2021 4 Girls 4 Harps at Champs Hill, Sussex, in the Music Room at 2.30pm
Saturday 26th June Ranagri at Exile Festival, Derbyshire at 9pm on the Main Stage: On Stage 2021 - Exile Music Festival
Saturday 3rd July Ranagri at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Weymouth, guest act with Show of Hands. DT3 4LA
Saturday 10th July Trio concert with Clare O'Connell and David Le Page in Norfolk (details to follow)
Sunday 11th July 3pm Ranagri at New Forest Folk Festival
Saturday 17th July Ranagri at Lowdham Folk Festival
Friday 30th July 7pm 'The Instinct of Hope' concert at United Reformed Church, Star Lane, Stamford, with Clara Sanabras (voice, baroque guitar, harmonium), David Le Page (violin), Clare O'Connell (cello) and Eleanor Turner (harp). The concert starts with a 20 minute performance from the Wyndreamus choir, directed by Caroline Trutz, and the main part of the concert will be one hour long with no interval. The church is fully accessible and welcomes all. Donations (£5-£20 pay as you feel, children free) will be taken in a retiring collection and can be made via contactless payment or by cash. Reserve seats by emailing Eleanor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 1st August 2021 to Friday 5th August RUTH FABER TEENAGE HARP COURSE ONLINE - only £300 for the expert tutors Keziah Thomas, Eleanor Turner and Ruth Faber herself, plus guest tutors Lauren Scott and Mendi Singh! Book here: http://www.harpcourses.co.uk/teenage_2021.html
Wednesday 18th August Harp, flute and cello trio concert at Gaulby Church, near Leicester 6.30pm tbc, dinner by The Table 16 in individual picnic boxes. Details coming soon! Enquire via email@example.com ticket sales will open soon. Lisa Nelsen (flute), Julian Metzger (cello) and Eleanor Turner (harp) will perform music by Debussy, De Falla, Bach, Dario Marianelli and others.
Wednesday 25th August to Saturday 28th August Virtual Online Harp Summer School 2021 (glasburyarts.co.uk) Sign up now for this special, community filled ALL AGES online harp course where you will learn from six international tutors! Ailie Robertson, Adriano Sangineto, Gwenan Gibbard, Eleri Darkins, Manon Browning and Martha Powell tutor separate groups, with some tutor rotation and 'visits' from the artistic director, Eleanor Turner. There will also be social time and concerts to relax to.
Sunday 29th August Ranagri at Towersey Folk Festival, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire. Home | Towersey Festival
Monday 30th August Tala Tarang at Stamford Diversity Festival - more details coming soon! Stamford, Lincolnshire. FREE event, starting around midday on the Recreation Ground. Article about this amazing festival here: https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/diversity-festival-to-be-held-in-town-9128227/
Saturday 2nd October Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with Lisa Nelsen at Chobham Festival, Surrey
Get Ready for Grades Level 3 is now LIVE online at Eleanor's Online Harp School at Teachable. Click this link to view the course curriculum and enjoy a free preview of two of the ten lessons! Get Ready for Grades Level 3 | Eleanor Turner's Online Harp School (teachable.com)
Please find below a new mixtape of six pieces curated by Eleanor and cellist and fellow composer Clare O'Connell. Recently launched as a duo, the pair are working on collecting their sonic inspirations as they create an album of pieces inspired by the novel Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter. Clare and Ellie have released a couple of videos so far on their youtube channel, YouTube.com/oconnellandturner and you can also follow and support them on Bandcamp at OConnellandTurner.Bandcamp.com
ENSO CARDS. The Kickstarter backers have received their boxes and they seem to be very well received! If you would like to buy a set of the cards, there is one box left via this website, on the Shop page. Reviews coming soon!
COURSE online for Advanced Harpists! Elizabeth Bass, international competition winner, chamber musician, orchestral harpist and tutor has created an online course specifically for Eleanor Turner's Teachable platform. The course is just £40 or £70 including a one on one lesson over Zoom with Elizabeth (at your mutual convenience). It's called The Imagination Feeds The Technique. If you support Eleanor on Patreon you have access to a big discount, too.
Ellie has a YouTube account YouTube.com/EleanorStrings so please do visit and please Subscribe while you're there. Follow Eleanor @eleanorstrings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Soundcloud for news, uploads, videos and creative vibrations!
Book Ellie for a remote recording session, via the website SoundBetter.com. Here's a link to her profile: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/232852-eleanor-turner
Eleanor is loving a variety of online work: Recording, recording, recording, streaming concerts, creating tuition courses on Teachable,giving one to one lessons via Zoom and creating exclusive content through PATREON where you can sign up for as little as £1 per month to show support to Eleanor in her creative work. Sign up for rewards, videos, sheet music where useful, first-to-know info and discounts. Link to Eleanor's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/EleanorStrings and feel free to request an online lesson with Eleanor. firstname.lastname@example.org
THE THREE WAVES Eleanor's course on Indian classical music is online at eleanorturner.teachable.com. It is a co-production between her and Mendi Singh in which you learn the basics of Indian classical music: Ragas, Rhythm and Rhetoric. Learn how to explore the Charukeshi and Asavari raags, Taal - the system of beat cycles in Indian classical music, and the kind of shapes and gestures used in improvisations. It's suitable for lever and pedal harpists of all levels and is currently being enjoyed by other instrumentalists, too! Try this taster page now: https://eleanorturner.teachable.com/courses/the-three-waves-harp-and-tabla-experience-by-tala-tarang/lectures/17552861
The course was made with support from the UKHA (United Kingdom Harp Association) and can be accessed for FREE if you are a member of the UKHA, via a coupon code that you get via the Members Only section of their new website, www.ukharp.net. If you're not a UKHA member, and you don't even need to be a harp player to take the course, you can access the course for $50 or for just £10 if you support Eleanor via Patreon.