Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry and labelled as the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland, (Chicago Irish American News) Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes, have helped them create a sound which is very identifiable as Connla.
Since the release of their EP in April 2015, and album River Waiting in July 2016 they have received fantastic reviews at home and internationally with a growing audience in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA.
Songlines magazine made Connla their “must see act” for the tour of the UK and stated “A band this young shouldn’t be this good”.
Connla are :
Ciara McCafferty – Vocals
Ciaran Carlin – Flute/Whistles
Paul Starrett – Guitar
Emer Mallon – Harp
Conor Mallon – Uilleann Pipes/Whistles
“A band this young shouldn’t be this good.” – Songlines Magazine
“Must see act.” – Songlines Magazine
“Intoxicating – their own musical heritage is superbly showcased” – R2 Magazine
“Folk sensations” – The Herald
“Irish Music at it’s best….A stunner!” – Irish Music Magazine
“It is a must have for you, not if you love Irish Music, but if you just love music.” – Live Ireland