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

Get our new Debut Album 'River Waiting' Now!
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

Debut Album Out Now! - River Waiting
Connla have released their new debut album - "River Waiting' which is now available to download!

“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

Buy Our Music

12th Aug - Limavady - Stendhal Festival
21st Aug - Ennis - All Ireland Fleadh
28th Aug - Belfast - Mela Festival


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

18th Nov - Armagh - William Kennedy Piping Fest.
19th Nov - Armagh - William Kennedy Piping Fest.

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