As the temperatures start to cool and Grey County’s canvas begins to display vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and purples, it is the perfect time to tour studios of the talented artists who call this area home. During the fall months, many artists open their studio doors welcoming you to visit and view their work. We have created a colourful list of art events and locations.
Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry, 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 music 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 large 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.
Reservations requires; see Ticketscene.
This concert is held in a private Grey Highlands home. Family friendly. Roadside parking. No smoking. Complimentary tea and coffee are included but you are welcome to bring other refreshments you may enjoy or wish to share during the intermission. Audience members come from our immediate community but many travel as much as two hours to enjoy world class performers in such an intimate setting.