THU 11 OCT | DUNCAIRN ARTS CENTRE | DOORS 7.45PM, £12 (£8 conc.) BOOK HERE
Connla have firmly cemented their place on the Irish music scene with their fresh and exciting approach to traditional music. Hailing from Armagh and Derry, the music is steeped in tradition and embraces sensitive and exciting arrangements of tunes and songs alongside ample original material.
Described by Songlines Magazine as a “must see act” Connla are Ciara McCafferty (vocals/percussion), Ciaran Carlin (flutes/whistles), Emer Mallon (harp), Conor Mallon (uilleann pipes/whistles) and Paul Starrett (guitar).
Connla’s anticipated second album “The Next Chapter” was released in Spring 2018 to rave reviews and a busy touring schedule has seen them to date perform across the USA, UK, Ireland and most of mainland Europe.
We are delighted to support this superb local talent; as Irish Music Magazine state “Consider this your early warning system…there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla.”
“A New Musical Powerhouse is among us. It is from Northern Ireland, and it is Connla. Wow!” Irish Music Magazine
“A band this young shouldn’t be this good” Songlines Magazine
“Wonderful” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Excellent – tremendous!” American Roots UK
Bangor Castle, Bangor (12th Oct)
Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, Dungannon (13th Oct)
The Old Courthouse, Antrim (19th Oct)
Alley Theatre, Strabane (20th Oct)