Phil Simpson who works with Calan in the UK suggested I look into The Trials of Cato who were to perform at Folk Alliance in Montreal. I was blown away. After the official showcase I overheard someone say, “This is the best thing at Folk Alliance in years”. I don’t know about that, as there is always a lot of talent, but it wasn’t far from the mark.
Very excited to work with these lads.
Rachel is one of the most foremost Scottish harp players on the scene. Traveling the world performing and teaching she shares the joy of harp music (not the sleepy kind mind you) with all who listen. Ron started as a fiddle player, but plays guitar like he was born with it, and he is one of the nicest guys.
Young, talented with a high energy show, West of Mabou is our first artist who uses a drum kit. Traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton (mostly) with just enough rock-n-roll to make it irresistible.
From Saskatchewan, they have made a strong impression north of the border and are now looking to bring their brand of excitement to the US. Nice folks, hard workers, we are excited to work with them. I mean, look at this photo, they are obviously loving what they do.
Currently on tour in the Midwest US, performing songs from their 2 award-winning albums to sell-out rooms, Connla has been awarded Album of the Year by Bill Margeson at LiveIreland. Well-deserved recognition to this young, hard-working band.
You can Read about it here.
Following up on their successful Festival runs in 2017 and 2018, Conna is doing its first theater tour in the Mid-west US starting in Manhattan (Kansas that is) January 12th and finishing up playing the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour on January 28th.
They will also be at La Crosse and Milwaukee Irish fests and others this summer, we hope you get to catch them.
“Connla were one of the stand out new acts of 2018 on the Irish festival circuit, turning heads and capturing hearts at every gig. Top quality musicians, original and innovative, and really goodhearted people” – Enda Scahill, We Banjo 3
Recorded live, with video for the whole album, in a converted barn in upstate NY. Congratulations to this awesome quartet!
Horizon Lines, the latest release from New Foundland’s favorite son has once again shown Matthew to be a premier voice in folk music today. His beautiful voice, accompanied by himself and some friends, make for a wonderful listen.