"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

26th April - Kilbarchan - Performing Arts Centre
27th April - Kirkcaldy- Acoustic Music Club
28th April - Edinburgh - TradFest

20th May - Larne N.Ireland - TBC

9th June - France, Lille - Marcq-en-Baroeul

14th June - Brussels - Brussels Trad Fest
15th June - Ireland, Glengarriff, Cork - Jim Dowling Uillean Pipe & Trad Fest
 16th June - Ireland, Glengarriff, Cork - Jim Dowling Uillean Pipe & Trad Fest

13th July - Italy, Bobbio (Piacenza) - Irlanda in Musica
14th July - Isle of Man - TBC 
15th July - Isle of Man - TBC


26th July - Rochester MN - Thursdays of Peace Plaza Stage
3rd Aug - Wheaton IL - Kate & Ed's House Concert
4th Aug - Dublin OH - Dublin Irish Festival

5th Aug - Dublin OH - Dublin Irish Festival
6th Aug - Dublin OH - Dublin Irish Festival
11th Aug - East Lansing MI - Great Lakes Folk Festival
12th Aug - East Lansing MI - Great Lakes Folk Festival
13th Aug - East Lansing MI - Great Lakes Folk Festival
18th Aug - Owen Sound ON - Summerfolk Music Festival
19th Aug - Owen Sound ON - Summerfolk Music Festival
20th Aug - Midland ON - Midland Cultural Centre
26th Aug - Dubuque IA - Irish Hooley Music Festival
30th Aug - Manchester Centre VT - Wilburton Inn
31 Aug - South Royalton VT - BarnArts Music on the Farm
3rd Sept - Randolph VT - Chandler Center for the Arts

 Austria Tour   

22nd Nov DILBEEK (BE) -   CulturCentrum Westrand -
 23rd Nov -  HET PERRON (BE) - CulturCentrum Ieper
24th Nov ESSLINGEN (D) -  Dieselstrasse
25th Nov WINTERTHUR (CH) -  Alte Kaserne
26th Nov - TBA
27th Nov GÖTZIS -  Am Bach
28th Nov IMST-  Agrarzentrum Arena
29th Nov -   WEER in Tirol -  venue tba
30th Nov SALZBURG -  OVAL, die Bühne im Europark
1st Dec RIED-  KIK
2nd Dec - TRAISEN -  Vokshaus - tbc
3rd Dec -   ST.PÖLTEN -  Bühne im Hof
6th Dec BAD ISCHL -  Lehartheater - tbc
7th Dec TBA
8th Dec UDINE (I) -  tba
9th Dec FELDKIRCHEN -  Amthof
10th Dec BLEIBURG -  Grenzlandheim
11th Dec BRUCK an der Mur -  Försterschule
12th Dec WIEN -  Metropol
13th Dec WIEN -  Metropol
14th Dec BADEN -  Cinema Paradiso
15th Dec GRAFENEGG -  Auditorium
16th Dec  -  OSLIP -  Cselley Mühle

Contact Us

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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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