Guests of Daoirí Farrell
Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry, Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene.
“The Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland” (Irish American News)
Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry and are made up of Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles) and Paul Starrett (Guitar) Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/Whistles). 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.
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. They have already gathered a big following 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”. 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. They have toured around Ireland, most of mainland Europe, UK and North America with more tours across Europe and USA organised in 2018.
Irish Music Magazine stated; “Consider this your early warning system, there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla” (Irish Music Magazine)
Concert of the Year – Livvies Awards – Live Ireland 2018
#1 River Waiting –Songlines Magazine Top Ten Essential Irish Albums 2017
Vocal/Instrumental album of the year from Live Ireland ‘Livies’ Award 2017
Vocal/Instrumental album of the year’ from Top TIR award – Irish Amercian 2017
Best of the year Awards ‘Best new sound’ from Chicago Irish American News 2016
Best New Group “The Livies” – Live Ireland Music Awards 2016
New Group of the Year – Chicago Irish American News 2016
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