(Corie is too cool for school in this one!)
We will also be featuring music from Connla presented by Young Tradition Vermont
“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 and the UK with more tours across Europe and USA organised in 2017/2018. 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)
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