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

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. 

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

"Hear this album once and you're
 - 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


Buy Our Music

5th Nov - Denmark - Cophenagen Irish Fest.
18th Nov - Armagh - William Kennedy Piping Fest.
19th Nov - Armagh - William Kennedy Piping Fest.

Upcoming Tours in 2017!


7th Mar - Waldshut-Tiengen - Ali Theatre
8th Mar - Esslingen - KUZ Dieselstra­ße
9th Mar - Bad Wildungen- Wandelhalle
10th Mar - Kerpen - Erfthalle Turnich
11th Mar - Bebra - Ellis Saal
12th Mar - Berlin - Columbia Theatre
13th Mar - Dresden - Dreikonigskirche
14th Mar - Leipzig - Werk 2
15th Mar - Helmbrechts - Burgersaal
16th Mar - Roth - Kulturfabrik
17th Mar - Marbach - Stadthalle
18th Mar - Laupheim - Schloss Gro­ßlaupheim
19th Mar - Leipheim - Zehnstadel
20th Mar - Koblenz - Cafe Hahn
21st Mar - Trier - Tuchfabrik
23rd Mar - Mainz - Frankfruter Hof
24th Mar - Stuhr - Gut Varrel
25th Mar - Twist - Heimathaus
26th Mar - Filsum - Rathaus Filsum
27th Mar - Neustadt - Schloss Landestrost
29th Mar - Furstenfeldbruck - Veranstaltungsforum
30th Mar - Gersthofen - Stadthalle
31st Mar - Offenburg - Reithalle
2nd April - Pforzheim - Kulturhaus Osterfeld
4th April - Waldkraiburg - Haus der Kultur
5th April - Tubingen - Sudhaus
6th April - Ravensburg - Zehntscheuer
7th April - Crailshiem - Eventlocation Hangar
8th April - Troisdorf - Stadthalle
9th April - Bensheim - Parktheatre

22nd Nov - 16th Dec - Austria

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USA Agent: 
Woodenship Productions
Email  sean@woodenshipproductions.com woodenshipproductions.com

UK Agent: 
Brookfield Knights 

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

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

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