Wed­ding bells will play for vi­o­lin­ist Tara

Belfast Telegraph - - REVIEW -

My favourite vi­o­lin­ist Tara McNeill, who is due to play the Lon­don Pal­la­dium next month, has an even more im­por­tant date sched­uled for the New Year.

The daugh­ter of Martin and Kath­leen McNeill in Antrim is get­ting mar­ried in Jan­uary.

The wed­ding to groom Alexan­der Bern­stein, from Wash­ing­ton State, will take place in Done­gal.

The young cou­ple met in Dublin when they were stu­dents at the Royal Ir­ish Academy of Mu­sic.

It was love at first sight for Alex, born in San Fran­cisco, and Tara, who grew up in a mu­si­cal fam­ily — her sis­ter Kelly is also a vi­o­lin­ist and will be brides­maid.

Tara will per­form at the Pal­ladi- um on Oc­to­ber 27 with her group Celtic Women, made up of her­self on vi­o­lin and three girl singers.

“The solo I love to play on my vi­o­lin is called For The Love Of A Princess,” Tara tells me. “The mu­sic in­spires me and Alex en­joys it too. I also play the harp, which I learned when I was just seven.”

Tara, who grad­u­ated with First Class Hon­ours from the Royal Ir­ish Academy of Mu­sic, has toured ex­ten­sively abroad with Cam­er­ata Ire­land and renowned North­ern Ire­land pi­anist Barry Dou­glas.

In Au­gust 2016, Tara joined Ir­ish mu­sic sen­sa­tions Celtic Woman and pre­vi­ously toured with vo­cal group, Anuna.

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