Dara Smith-MacDonald, originally from Antigonish, now residing in Port Hawkesbury, began playing the fiddle at the age of 12. For the past number of years she has been playing at concerts, dances and ceilidhs and teaching fiddle lessons both in her home and over Skype to students from Canada, the USA and Scotland. Over the past ten years, she has been teaching fiddle at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts at both the March Break and Summer School Sessions. Throughout her years playing music, she has traveled to all the Atlantic Provinces, Ontario and throughout the United Stated to perform and teach. In 2011, she released her first album entitled "Connections."