Dara Schindelka

Dara Schindelka


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At the age of nineteen, Dara walked away from the biggest stages in the Canadian musical theatre world. She is back performing, but this time it is her own songs and stories. Dara’s music mixes hippie anthems with deep folk roots. Joni Mitchell, Coco Love Alcorn, Marc Cohn, and Loreena McKennitt are some of the artists that have inspired her unique songs as she shares her perspective on the unpredictable journey of life. 
 Dara received recognition for her title track Thou Art Loosed. The video was released in time for International Women’s Day & was featured by SaskMusic. It has won best Folk/Acoustic song for March 2020 by the American Tracks Music Awards. It has also been selected for inclusion in the Love Wins Festival in New York for the spring of 2021. This female anthem was a celebration of the people of the north & the perfect female anthem for our times. Love Lives Here played across College and Community Radio stations in Canada throughout the summer of 2020. Online concerts with Stay Human Productions, Rock Against Racism, & FemFolk UK are among the highlights of as well as 2 full length specials with SaskTel on demand. Her 2020 holiday song, “the Covid Christmas” streamed worldwide and was featured in media and on radio on a national & international scale. 2021 has new covers of Canadian Folksong classics, Joni Mitchell, & the Guess Who as well as a new original. Follow along & join the journey!