WHO IS ISHNA?

Fronted by husband-wife duo Ciaran Nagle and Tara Novak (both of Riverdance and The Three Irish Tenors), ISHNA is a Contemporary Irish Folk Band. Members hail from around the world, bringing their different backgrounds to their musical explorations. Ishna's performance is energetic and uplifting, infusing new rhythms, vocal harmonies, and unexpected twists into the beloved music and stories of Ireland. Ishna captures the nostalgia of the old sod while having its feet firmly planted in the Ireland of today.

“Ishna's enchanting performances invite listeners on a journey through time, celebrating the rich traditions of Celtic culture with every spirited tune and captivating story.”
- Mike Chadhina, Co-Founder: Northlands Music & Arts Festival; Director: Peterborough Concert Series

Watch more on our Video page:
ISHNA PROMO VIDEOS

EVENTS

Previous events

Traditional Irish Music Session with Ishna

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Cooper's Hill Public House, 6 School St, Peterborough, NH 03458

Dec 26 is a special day in Ireland: St Stephen's Day. And with it comes feasting, dancing, laughing, music, and friends! Consider it the 2nd day of Christmas, but without any of the stress! Come celebrate this Irish holiday with a "proper pint" of Guinness at Coopershill and the music and shenanigans of Ishna!

Get ready for a music, song & dance filled Irish Christmas Day with Ishna, featuring the enchanting Irish tenor Ciaran Nagle with his wife Tara Novak on fiddle and vocals. Grab a pint and get ready to celebrate the Christmas season in true Irish style!

Adults: $40, ICC Members: $35, Children Under 12 are Free

Ishna was formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 2009 by Peterborough’s own tenor Ciaran Nagle and violinist/vocalist Tara Novak. This show features the songs, stories, and dance music of Ireland and its Celtic influences around the world, all in celebration of the holiday season. Not to be missed! Backed by some of Boston's greatest musicians and Irish Step Dancers!

$35-$49

Dec25

Come celebrate the Christmas season in Boston's stunning Cathedral of the Holy Cross! Tara and Ciaran will be joining the Cathedral singers with Music Director & Organist Richard Clark, as well as a heavenly host of other instrumentalists! It is truly a liturgical and musical representation of Christmas that is not to be missed.

Dec24

Come celebrate the Christmas season in Boston's stunning Cathedral of the Holy Cross! Tara and Ciaran will be joining the Cathedral singers with Music Director & Organist Richard Clark, as well as a heavenly host of other instrumentalists! It is truly a liturgical and musical representation of Christmas that is not to be missed.

A special Gaelic dinner, in collaboration with Dahlia Nomadic Restaurant and Cooper's Hill Public House, with entertainment by Ciaran Nagle (Three Irish Tenors), Tara Novak (Riverdance), and their pianist Scott Nicholas. Truly a world class celebration of "being Irish" - from food, to whiskey, to music!

$185

St Patrick's Day with Ishna

Nova Arts, 48 Emerald St, Keene

This St. Patrick's Day, celebrate with the contemporary Irish folk band, ISHNA, fronted by Ciaran Nagle (Three Irish Tenors) and Tara Novak (Riverdance). Ciaran and Tara have both dazzled as solo and as a duo, but in this formation are joined by a full band of some of Boston's greatest musicians! A fun evening of songs, stories and dance music!

$20 - $100

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