Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. From January 19 - February 5, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.

Celtic Connections is programmed by Artistic Director (and founding member of Celtic supergroup Capercaillie) Donald Shaw, and features more than 300 events across multiple genres of music.

The festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows. The camaraderie between musicians continues into the wee small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.

You can even get a Celtic Connections dinner offer at some of the city's best restaurants to make the most of your evening. 

“There are situations that you’ll see where people are playing that you’ll never see again, or if you do, it’s because it worked here first.”  

Donald Shaw, Artistic Director.

Image credit: Louis Decarlo

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  • 19 Jan 2017 - 5 Feb 2017
  • Dates & times
  • Ticket Prices: Various
  • Various Venues
    George St., Glasgow G2 1DU
  • Venue: Various Venues
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