Ellen is a harpist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She holds an undergraduate degree in harp performance from McGill University, where she studied with Jennifer Swartz. As an orchestral harpist, she has performed with Symphony Nova Scotia, the World Youth Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales, and has toured with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Ellen is currently part of the chamber ensembles Conundrum and the Traffic Light Trio, and is a member of the orchestral pop band The Heavy Blinkers. Her folk duo with Erin Dempsey, Ragged Robin, released its debut album, Deep in the Tangled Wood, in 2016. She is particularly drawn to Irish music and chamber music, as well as performances that integrate multiple art forms and theatrical elements. She can sometimes be found playing at the Farmers Market and aboard Via Rail trains. Ellen teaches at the Maritime Conservatory and at Acadia University.