Friday, January 25

Sound & Spirit presents: Connla

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Northminster Presbyterian Church

On Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm, five outstanding young musicians will play folk and traditional Irish music here in our Sanctuary.

Hear what the Chicago Irish American News calls “the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland.” Winners of the 2018 Live Ireland Livvies Award for “Concert of the Year.”

This is a FREE concert, brought to you by Sound & Spirit, the Arts at Northminster.

Sound & Spirit presents: Connla
Friday, January 25, 7 pm in the Sanctuary
Well this is easy. Connla coming to Northminster may not bring all of you out of attic cleaning or back from the beaches in the bleak midwinter but, then again, it might. You might want to learn more about this young group of Irish musicians described as “astonishing and intoxicating” before you make your plans. Sound & Spirit proudly presents its first concert of 2019, Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary at Northminster.

Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry, they 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 organized 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)

For more information about Connla, visit their wonderful and very hip (yes, I said “hip”) website at to get a taste of what’s coming.

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