Kara Dawson plays button accordion and whistle, and is a regular at sessions and festivals around NZ, usually being the last to leave a session! She has attended Ceol Aneas since 2008, and is on the organising committee. She has previously taught whistle and Irish song at the NZ Gaidhealtachd. Her passion for Irish music has led her to visit Ireland twice, and she currently takes lessons from David Munnelly in Westport, Co. Mayo. She admires the playing of Sharon Shannon, the Begley family and Damien Mullane. Kara is looking forward to seeing old and new friends at our homegrown Ceol Aneas 2021.