"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


22nd Sept - Manchester - Chorlton Irish Club
23rd Sept - Grayshott - Grayshott Folk Club
24th Sept - Worth Matravers - Square & Compass
25th Sept - Worth Matravers - Square & Compass
26th Sept - Southwell - HopBarn
27th Sept - London - The Green Note
29th Sept - N.Yorkshire -  Reeth Memorial Hall
30th Sept - Carlisle - Folk & Blues Club
1st Oct - St Andrews - The Byre Theatre

2nd Oct - Coldingham - Village Hall
3rd Oct - Edinburgh - Traverse Theatre Bar
4th Oct - Kilbarchan - Kilbarchan Performing Arts Centre
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 House
9th Oct - Irvine - Harbour Arts Centre

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

Upcoming Tours in 2017!
9th Mar - 9th Apr - Germany
22nd Nov - 16th Dec - Austria

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch or message the band please fill in the following contact form;

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

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

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

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