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Sunday 12 February 2017 @ 02:00pm :  -
Connla - Cancelled

Unfortunately Connla have had to cancel this gig due to unforseen circumstances - we hope to be able to reschedule this gig soon


'Best New Group' – Live Ireland Music Awards 2016
'New Group of the Year' – Chicago Irish American News 2016
'Artist Of The Year' - Radio Banba 2016

Connla are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships.

They hail from the cities of Armagh and Derry: Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (whistles) and Paul Starrett (guitar) are familiar faces on the local music scene, and are joined by Armagh siblings Emer and Conor Mallon on harp and uilleann pipes.

Labelled as the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland, (Chicago Irish American News) Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene. Since the release of their EP in April 2015, they have been receiving rave reviews from home and internationally, and have already gathered a big following in Europe and the USA.

Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes, have helped them create a sound which is very identifiable as Connla.


"A New Musical Powerhouse is among us. It is from Northern Ireland, and it is Connla. Wow!" ~ Irish Music Magazine

"Consider this your early warning system....there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla." ~ Irish Music Magazine

"A ground-breaking band in the making." ~ Folk Radio UK

"Hear this album once and you're hooked!" ~ Folkwords

"Irish Music at it's best.... A Stunner!" ~ Irish American News

"A must have for you, not if you love Irish Music, but if you just love music." ~ Live Ireland