Who we are

ODE Brian Boru Harp
ODE artist rendition of the wire strung “Brian Boru” or “Trinity College” Celtic harp

Ode* is a string ensemble from southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island, comprised of harps, bowed psalteries, hammered dulcimer and bodhrán. We are musicians of varied experience, interested in promoting the appreciation of these instruments, as well as the enjoyment and therapeutic benefit of their sounds.

IMG_1604Sandy Pereira is a Certified Clinical Musician, a graduate of Harp for Healing, founded by the harp therapy pioneer, Laurie Riley, and accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians. Sandy has a degree in human development and gerontology, hospice training for Connecticut and Rhode Island, is an active volunteer in the community, playing therapeutic harp music bedside for Yale New Haven Health at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, CT, Westerly Hospital in Westerly, RI, and Beacon Hospice of Rhode Island.

Visit the Harp for Healing website through this link, to see a description and list of Certified Clinical Musicians from around the globe: