16th January – 2nd February
Celtic Connections is Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, celebrating Celtic music and its connections with cultures across the globe. This year sees 2,100 musicians from around the world gather in venues around the city for 300 events, spanning 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.
Programmed by Artistic Director Donald Shaw (founding member of Celtic supergroup Capercaillie), the festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration between musicians and one-night-only collaborative shows, with the camaraderie between musicians continuing into the wee small hours at its Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.
Over the years the Festival has vastly extended its reach both in Scotland and across the globe, garnering awards and attracting top names in the world of music.
Venues across Glasgow.
Image: Breabach @ 15 with Seamus Egan Project: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 17th January, courtesy Celtic Connections.