Irish band storm in for Seahouses concert


A young, Irish, traditional band recently named Best New Group at the Live Ireland Awards is set for a concert in Seahouses next week.

Connla are a five-piece of virtuoso traditional musicians, who met whilst studying at Ulster University.

They created a real stir with a short EP, and now their first full-length album River Waiting is setting the critics talking seriously.

The music blends uilleann pipes, flute, whistles, guitar and percussion, and add a sweet and powerful vocal to the mix too.

The band is to play the house concert at St Cuthbert’s House, in Seahouses, on Saturday, October 8.

Host Jeff Sutheran, who is the owner of St Cuthbert’s House B&B, said: “Connla have arrived on the scene with a fantastic debut album, which showcases their quality and musical heritage superbly.

“It’s been described in the music press this month as ‘astonishing’ and ‘intoxicating’, and we’re very fortunate to be able to bring them to Seahouses to play.

“It’s set to be a fantastic night.”

The concert takes place on Saturday October 8. Doors open at 7pm.

Entry is by ticket only, which cost £10 each. They are available in advance by calling 01665 720456.

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