A versatile performer, Ellen Tepper has performed the traditional pedal harp repertoire but now focuses primarily on music composed before 1800, playing it on a variety of harps, including the medieval harp, the Irish wire strung harp, the Italian triple harp, the Renaissance bray harp, and the modern "Celtic" or lever harp. As an authority on the early harp, Ellen is in demand as a lecturer and performer. Known for her humorous approach to historical anecdote, her "History of the Harp through Iconography" show is both educational and entertaining. Her repertoire ranges from the 13th to 18th centuries, and includes the well-known music collected by Edward Bunting in Belfast in 1792 at the gathering of the last of the Irish minstrel harpers.
All of Ellen's publications on our site are PDF Downloads.
Ellen wrote an article for Sylvia's monthly e-newsletter, telling about her harp journey. You can read the article here.