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Northern Ireland’s hottest new group ‘Connla’ at Market Place Theatre

Connla Market Place Theatre

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.

Made up of Ciara McCafferty [vocals], Ciaran Carlin [Flute/Whistles] and Paul Starrett [Guitar], Emer Mallon [Harp] and Conor Mallon [Uilleann Pipes/Whistles], they have recently released their EP in April 2015, and album ‘River Waiting’ in July 2016, and 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, and are set for Armagh’s Market Place Theatre on Friday 11 May at 8pm.

Tickets are priced £13 each or £5 for under 18’s, and can be booked through the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821, or online at

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