Although trained classically at the UMKC Conservatory, violinist, vocalist and composer/arranger Tara Novak has devoted the past 15 years of her life to studying music of many genres, specializing in Irish traditional music, jazz, musical theatre, and classical crossover.


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What a great weekend at the #bostonirish #festival, performing with my band Ishna. Thanks lads for the fabulous music!!! #livemusic #festivalseason #irishmusic #contemporarytrad #ishnamusic ...

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Come see Ciaran Nagle Tenor and I perform with our band ISHNA tomorrow at the Boston Irish Fest - 1pm at the mainstage!
The Irish Cultural Centre of New England
#irishmusic #contemporarytrad #festival

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The sun came out today! Let's dance! A strathspey & a reel for you! ...

Tara Novak and the fabulous musicians of ISHNA perform "The Gallopede" - an original strathspey by Tara, followed by an adaptation of the reel "Gravel Walks" Thanks to the guys for the great music!! Whistles/Uilleann Pipes - Dan Meyers; Piano - David McGrory; Guitar - Björn Wennås; Bass - Michael Rivard; Drums/Bodhran - Brian Thomas O'Neill

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Ciaran Nagle and I performing one of our favo(u)rite Irish songs....
Perfect for this rainy cold evening at the end of May...!

An acoustic duo version of the traditional Irish song, "She Moved Through the Fair" with Ciaran Nagle and Tara Novak - performed as the encore to their concert with ISHNA at the Newberry Opera House, March 2017

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Nothing like a sunny day and playing #mandolin in the park between gigs! #musicianlife #practice #summerdays

What a great weekend at the #bostonirish #festival, performing with my band Ishna. Thanks lads… https://t.co/VV6cA92Arm

Come see @CiaranNagle1 & I perform w/ our band tmrw @ 1pm - Boston Irish Fest! #IrishMusic #festival #ishnamusic

The sun has come out..time to dance! A #strathspey & #reel for you! Check out the new video! #celticmusic #livemusic https://t.co/gNcjhbbKZl

For this rainy end of May evening... a beautiful #irish ballad with @CiaranNagle1 #livemusic https://t.co/W63ukpWTbA

In case you haven't heard my band... Rocky Road to Dublin - Ciaran Nagle & Tara Novak with Ishna https://t.co/YiVIh266sT

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