The Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland"
 Chicago Irish American News

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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. 
“Consider this your early warning system....there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla .”
Irish Music Magazine
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Debut EP
Connla have released their new 4 track Debut EP which is now available to download!
The EP contains 2 Pipe & Flute driven tracks as well as 2 vocal tracks and has recieved some great reviews. 

“One to Watch” - TradConnect

“An extraordinary debut that promises much” - Folkwords

“This is a brand new group bursting forth on the scene. They are filled with youthful energy, combined with a veteran’s sense of arrangement, style, and depth.” - Live Ireland
    

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IRELAND DATES 2016

10th June - Derry - The Glassworks
12th June - Armagh - Armagh Pipers Club
16th June - Cork - Jim Dowling Piping Fest.
17th June - Cork - Jim Dowling Piping Fest
24th June - Dublin - Cobblestones
25th June - Sligo - The Coleman Centre
12th Aug - Limavady - Stendhal Festival
28th Aug - Belfast - Mela Festival
18th Nov - Armagh - William Kennedy Piping Fest.
19th Nov - Armagh - William Kennedy Piping Fest.



ITALY TOUR DATES 2016

13th July - Bolzano 
14th July - Castel Tirolo - Merano
15th July - Castel Tirolo 
16th July - Pagazzano - Bergamo
17th July - TBA

UK TOUR DATES 2016

23rd Sept - Grayshott - Grayshott Folk Club
24th Sept - Worth Matravers - Square & Compass
25th Sept - Worth Matravers - Square & Compass
27th Sept - London - The Green Note
28th Sept - Essex - TBA
29th Sept - N.Yorkshire -  Reeth Memorial Hall
30th Sept - Carlisle - Folk & Blues Club
1st Oct - St Andrews - The Byre Theatre
3rd Oct - Edinburgh - Traverse Theatre Bar
4th Oct - Kilbrachan - TBA
5th Oct - Southport - Grateful Fred's @ Atkinson Theatre
6th Oct - Kirkclady - Acoustic Music Club
7th Oct - Peebles - Eastgate Theatre

8th Oct - Seahouses - St Cuthbert's Hall
9th Oct - Irvine - Harbour Arts Centre


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Italy Agent: 
GEOMUSIC 
Email  info@geomusic.it  
​Tel: +39 348 4466307.

Austria Agent: 
WELTENKLANG
Email  hasi@weltenklang.at ​www.weltenklang.at

USA Agent: 
Woodenship Productions
Email  sean@woodenshipproductions.com ​https://woodenshipproductions.com

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