About Elaine

I’ve been living on Maui since 1980. I’ve been playing the harp since 1992, when I built my first small harp from a kit. My main harp these days is a walnut Triplett Eclipse, a “lever” harp with 38 strings. I also play the Celtic wire strung harp (a Triplett 30-string ) with its bell-like sound. I also have a smaller, more portable Dusty Strings harp which can be used for hospital visits, etc.

For large or noisy locations, I can provide battery-powered amplification for any of my harps, at no additional cost.

I also play several other instruments, such as concertina, steel guitar, banjo, and ukulele. I’ve played with the groups Tropical Harps, Upcountry Celtic, and Lei Aloha.

Christmas music at the Shops at Wailea
Playing on an Alaska cruise

I am a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i Maui College Institute for Hawaiian Music, receiving an Academic Subject Certificate (A.S.C) in Hawaiian Music in May 2018.