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An Evening with EllaHarp
November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $15
Harpist, singer/songwriter Ella Dawn Jenkins, aka EllaHarp, Ella Harp is based in Half Moon Bay, CA. Armed with a fresh take on contemporary blues, the musical lineage of composer/arranger Gordon Jenkins, and a unique instrument she designed for the purpose, EllaHarp is pushing the harp out of type-cast genre constraints and doing things differently.
Ella spent 3 years in Scotland and received a BA in Scottish harp and Gaelic song at the RSAMD (now RCS) in Glasgow, and a year learning the Scottish Gaelic language at Sabhal Mňr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye. She writes songs of blues, folk and pop influence on the harp and banjo, and plays Scottish, Irish and other traditional music on her mid-size harp.
Listen to Ella’s vocals and unique harp music:
“Blues-tinged bass lines and drones depart from the celestial plucks and swirls typically associated with her ancient instrument…understated, intimate vocals are set off by the rhythmic snap and resonance of her harp strokes”
-Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle
This event is underwritten by Dr. Matthew Watson of Eyevolution Optique in Nyack. Proceeds from the event will benefit ArtsRock, now celebrating their tenth season of bringing professional arts and multicultural programs to the people of Rockland County. ArtsRock is a 501 (C)(3) New York Not For-Profit Corporation.