In January 2011 she released her debut CD entitled “Connections.” The CD is a compilation of some traditional favourites as well as some of her own compositions. She is joined on this CD by Adam Young from Marion Bridge, and Junior Fraser, a native of Antigonish.
Dara also attended St. F. X. University where she obtained a degree in Arts (English/History) and Education. She recently completed her Masters in Education. Dara lives in Cape Breton with her husband and is a school teacher.