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Eve McTelenn

1973 – 2005
A girl with a harp

Born in Tunisia in 1973, Eve spent the first 20 years of her life travelling and living across the African Continent as well as France. She spent her childhood in Tunisia and Normandy before moving to Senegal during her teenage years. She later moved back to France, living in various regions over a number of years.

1998 - 2005
A Time to Learn

Eve eventually found herself living in Paris where she developed a strong interest in Breton music. This interest led her to begin learning to play the celtic harp, a close cousin of the kora, an instrument she had often listened to during her years in Africa. These experiences gave her a natural affinity to the mysterious celtic harp.
Over the years, several teachers contributed to her learning and her participation in various courses gave the inspiration to continue on her musical and personal journey.
In 2005, she began teaching the celtic harp to beginners. Eve still teaches at her workshop, Harpa.

Artistic Birth

In 2005 an offer from a friend coupled with encouragement from her husband led Eve to take on her first major challenge as a harpist: providing the live soundtrack to a silent movie called “Finis Terrae”. This proved to be a great success when released to the public on 31 March 2006.

This event was accompanied by the release of her first album simply called “First Album”. Eve followed this with the release of her second album called “Pilgrim Harp”. This album contained, for the first time, her own compositions. Eve released her latest album, “Eternal Harp” in 2009. This album contains a mix of her own compositions as well as some classic pieces such as Green Sleeves, Foggy Dew, Mná na hEireann and many more.

Today, Eve continues her work teaching the harp to beginners at her workshop in Paris. She provides lessons tailored to each student’s needs.

She also spends time on the road attending and performing in celtic and medieval festivals.

Eve is also available to perform at events such as weddings, private celebrations and birthdays.

Her concerts which feature her own compositions along with a selection of the music she loves including medieval, world and oriental pieces. This blend of styles always make her concerts truly unique experiences