A musician from North Cork, Ciara studied clarinet, piano and concertina in her youth. Since that time, she has been working in the arts industry for over ten years. Having worked in a variety of roles within the sector she has a rich understanding of working both on and off the stage.
Passionate about music-making in all its forms and championing the arts in the community, her experience spans music education, arts in the community, arts marketing, artist management, programming, and production.
She added digital marketing to her tool belt when she trained with Fuller Marketing, an agency based in Cork, Ireland. Here she excelled in the areas of social media marketing, search engine marketing, web management, video editing, content creation and business development. She combined those skills when she worked as head of Digital Marketing at Cork Opera House.
Since then she has launched her own outfit; Tapestry Management & Promotions working directly with artists and community groups to help them achieve their goals. Some of the artists whe has worked with include: Alan Doherty, Barry Kerr, John Blek, John Spillane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon and Tóla Custy.
Ciara also lectures in MTU Cork School of Music in Traditional Irish Music and Arts Marketing.