Ellery Klein is a fiddle and violin teacher in the Boston area. She is a proud alumna of Cincinnati, Ohio’s magnet high school School for Creative and Performing Arts. In 2001, she received her M.A. in Traditional Irish Music at University of Limerick’s Irish World Music Centre. In between, she graduated from the U. of Vermont, enjoying her junior year abroad in Cork, Ireland as a geology and traditional music student at UCC.
Ellery spent over fifteen years as a professional Irish fiddler including four years touring and fiddling around the continental U.S. with the acclaimed Irish band Gaelic Storm. In 2008, she co-founded the Boston-based all-female vocal and instrumental group Long Time Courting. Her earlier career consisted of stints with Vermont’s bagpipe rock band Whisky Before Breakfast, jighead, singer Cathie Ryan, Scottish pianist James Ross and banjo player Olive Brennan.
In 2013, she decided to concentrate full-time on teaching. Ellery plays with flute player Nicole Rabata and guitarist Bethany Waickman in the Irish trio Fódhla. She also composes and records fun and modern music for competitive Irish dancers with her former bandmate, Gaelic Storm’s drummer and co-producer Ryan Lacey on rum & raisin records.