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

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THE BAND
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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IRISH TOUR DATES 2016
 
  • 3rd June - Belfast - An Droichead
  • 4th June - Culdaff - McGrory's
  • 5th June - Ballycastle - Art Gallery
  • 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

​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 - TBC
  • 29th Sept - North 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 - Kilbarchan - TBC
  • 5th Oct - Southport - Grateful Fred's @ Atkinson Theatre
  • 6th Oct - Kirkcaldy - Acoustic Music Club
  • 7th Oct - Peebles - Eastgate Theatre
  • 8th Oct - Seahouses - St Cuthbert's House
  • 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