Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America –IrishCentral, 2018

836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

A 501(c)(3) organization

Connla in Concert, Jan 13

Show starts 7pm. Doors open 6:30. Advance tickets $16, $20 at the door. Youth 18 years and younger FREE. Seniors receive 50% discount at the door. 


classic Irish instrumentation – uilleann pipes, harp, flutes, whistles,
bodhran and guitar – with Ciara McCafferty’s potently alluring, intensely emotive vocals.

Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry and considered the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland, (Chicago Irish American News), Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene with classic Irish instrumentation – uilleann pipes, harp, flutes, whistles,bodhran and guitar – and potently alluring, intensely emotive vocals. 

Since the release of their album “River Waiting” in July 2016 they have received fantastic reviews at home and internationally. They've gathered a 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.

Connla is Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles) and Paul Starrett (Guitar) Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/Whistles).