Making Music & Sharing Joy
Courage Freedom Love Music
At the age of 19, she walked away from the biggest stages in the Canadian musical theatre world. Now she's returned, as a singer/songwriter performing her own songs.
Her music reflects who she is...honest, earthy, courageous and joyful. Her songs have been featured on podcasts, full length tv specials, and on radio and streaming across North America and the UK.
Her single, "Thou Art Loosed" won the Folk Award for the March 2020 American Tracks Music Awards and was a finalist in the Love Wins Festival in Rochester, New York. Her music video of "She's Like the Swallow" won Honourable Mention at the Women's Freedom Song International Songwriting Competition in March of 2021. She chooses to support music festivals and livestreams that bring awareness and help to women's issues and marginalized voices and has worked with Stay Human Productions, Rock Against Racism, Piwapin Women's Shelter, Prince Albert Multi Cultural Council, and FemFolk UK.
Over the summer of 2021, Dara performed at many backyard concerts and venues across western Canada. A highlight was performing at the Napatak Ramble, the Dog Patch Music Festival, the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and at Country at the Creek to appreciative audiences with her solo work and in groups such as the Funky Bus and Northern Air.
Dara is filled with passion and purpose and on a mission to make her message and her music come to life.
what people are saying...
Colin Jolly - Founder of Napatak Ramble
"Dara is a beast! She is the type of player that makes everyone around her better. It's amazing to witness. She is a true musician and it radiates in her soul."
George Randolph - Founder of Randolph School of the Performing Arts
"Her voice is golden."
Jeffery Straker - Canadian Singer/Songwriter
"Quite likely the best singer I know"