Welcome to Connacht, an undulating musical landscape of joy and beauty. Breathtaking instrumental prowess, exhilarating invention, and a depth of emotion combine to uplift and captivate. Drawing on sources both traditional and contemporary, the band soars — and offers a tantalizing taste of what’s to come. Across these six tracks, it romps through daring, high-velocity instrumentals, and alternately deploys an aching tenderness on songs of hope, redemption, and yearning for home. Overall, the band extols the vitality of Celtic culture and honors its ability to evolve and endure. The result? Irish spirit spiked with an American sense of possibility. Brimming with energy and heart — Connacht’s musical province is a thrilling place to land.” - Sam McDonald