Ciarán Nagle & Tara Novak
Ciarán has amassed nearly eighteen years’ experience as a professional performer and producer. After training in the DIT College of Music and the RIAM, he became a member of the National Chamber Choir, singing with them until 1998. He also worked extensively with Opera Ireland and appeared in many of their productions. A keen fan of musical theatre and operetta, he performed roles as varied as Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat, Ralph in HMS Pinafore and Tony in West Side Story, that led to his appointment in 1998 as the lead male singer of Riverdance, with which he toured for two years across Europe and Japan. Upon returning to Dublin, Ciarán became the founding member of the Three Irish Tenors, which has gone on to win huge national and international success. He has also sung the National Anthem for both the Hurling and Gaelic Football All Ireland Finals in Croke Park to capacity crowds in excess of eighty thousand.
Tara is a violinist and vocalist of extraordinary versatility. Although originally from a classical background in both fields, she is equally at home in a multitude of genres from jazz, rock, pop, and traditional Celtic music to Broadway shows and experimental theater pieces. Since 2007, Tara has been dividing her time between Ireland and the States. In addition to working extensively as a violin soloist, she is also the lead violinist with both the Three Irish Tenors and Druid. She has toured throughout Ireland, the UK, Holland, North America, and the Caribbean, and hopes to someday make it to the rest of the world! In 2009 alone, Tara has performed as a featured guest at over 100 corporate and private events, including the American Ireland Funds, Renault, Failte Ireland, Deloitte & Touche, Jameson Distillery, Ronald McDonald House, Krystle Nightclub, the Mansion House, the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, and the Ritz Carlton in County Wicklow.
Tara performs on both an acoustic violin made in Chicago in 1998 and a custom-made 5-string metallic blue Violectra, made by David Bruce Johnson.