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About Celtic Connections

More than 2,500 musicians from around the world will gather in Glasgow for Celtic Connections.

The largest annual winter music festival of its kind and the UK's premier celebration of Celtic music, Celtic Connections features concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, free events, late night sessions and a host of special one-off musical collaborations.

More than 20 venues across the city stage shows to hugely enthusiastic audiences – we welcomed more than 100,000 attendances to 300 events in 2017.

Details of the stars of world, folk and roots music and the exciting emerging talent who will be appearing at Celtic Connections 2018 will be announced later this year.

Upcoming Events at Celtic Connections

Broken Records and Special Guests

Broken Records and Special Guests

18 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Broken Records are set to return with their 4th album in February, catch them live at The Hug and Pint on January 18th!
Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert

Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert

18 January 2018
Celtic Connections: The festival's opening gala celebrates 25 years with a once-in-a-lifetime line-up!
David Ramirez

David Ramirez

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Austin-based singer songwriter, David Ramirez, will play Broadcast on January 19th!
This is the Kit with Lost Horizons

This is the Kit with Lost Horizons

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch Kate Stables' This is the Kit plus Lost Horizons at the O2 ABC Glasgow on January 19th!
Saltfishforty and Red Tail Ring

Saltfishforty and Red Tail Ring

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch Orkney duo Saltfishforty and Michigan's Red Tail Ring at The Mitchell Theatre on January 19th!
Iain MacFarlane Trio and Kim Carnie

Iain MacFarlane Trio and Kim Carnie

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Don't miss the Iain MacFarlane Trio with support from Kim Carnie at St Andrew's in the Square!
Chris Stout & Catriona McKay with King Creosote, Scottish Ensemble and special guests

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay with King Creosote, Scottish Ensemble and special guests

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Chris Stout & Catriona McKay are joined by King Creosote, Scottish Ensemble and special guests!
The Secret North and Nava

The Secret North and Nava

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Don't miss The Secret North and Nava when they perform at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Ricky Ross and Roseanne Reid

Ricky Ross and Roseanne Reid

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross is joined by Roseanne Reid for this intimate show!
Drever McCusker Woomble and support

Drever McCusker Woomble and support

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Drever, McCusker and Woomble reunite to mark a decade since their last collaboration at the fest!
To Kill A King

To Kill A King

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: With a reputation as impassioned live performers, To Kill A King are not to be missed at Drygate!
The One Ensemble and support

The One Ensemble and support

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: The One Ensemble will perform an original & daringly unique piece of music at The Glad Cafe!
Jim Malcolm and Avocet

Jim Malcolm and Avocet

19 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Perthshire's finest Jim Malcolm is joined by young Glasgow trio Avocet for an evening at the Tron Theatre!
Ross Ainslie & The Sanctuary Band and Brighde Chaimbeul

Ross Ainslie & The Sanctuary Band and Brighde Chaimbeul

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Acclaimed Perthshire piper Ross Ainslie is joined by The Sanctuary Band and Brighde Chaimbeul!
Julie Fowlis and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Julie Fowlis and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Julie Fowlis is joined by her superb live band and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh at City Halls!
Dove Tales, the Association of Scottish Artists for Peace, presents a discussion about The Human Cost of War

Dove Tales, the Association of Scottish Artists for Peace, presents a discussion about The Human Cost of War

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Dove Tales presents a discussion about The Human Cost of War featuring David Pratt.
Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie with Hecla

Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie with Hecla

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Join Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie at The National Piping Centre with support from Hecla!
Swarb! It Suits Him Well

Swarb! It Suits Him Well

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Swarb! is an all-star tribute to the late great fiddler, singer and songwriter Dave Swarbrick!
The Tannahill Weavers - Golden Anniversary

The Tannahill Weavers - Golden Anniversary

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: The Tannahill Weavers are joined by friends old and new for this special anniversary concert!
Skerryvore and We Banjo 3

Skerryvore and We Banjo 3

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Skerryvore and We Banjo 3 join forces once again for an unmissable night at the Barrowlands!
Lankum with Stick in the Wheel

Lankum with Stick in the Wheel

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Dublin quartet Lankum are joined by London’s Stick In The Wheel for an evening at Oran Mor!
Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl’s Craic

Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl’s Craic

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch a youthful triple bill comprising Imlé, Mischa Macpherson and Trip at CCA Glasgow!
Croft No. 5 and Dosca

Croft No. 5 and Dosca

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch Croft No. 5 as they revisit their headily precocious youth, joining them will be Dosca!
Alasdair Roberts in collaboration with Joasihno

Alasdair Roberts in collaboration with Joasihno

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Don't miss an alluring encounter of two contrasting true originals, Alasdair Roberts and Joasihno!
String Sisters with ‘Scotland’s Wild Heart’

String Sisters with ‘Scotland’s Wild Heart’

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: String Sisters make a welcome return to the home of their 2001 debut!
The Music of Laura Nyro feat. Diane Garisto & Guests

The Music of Laura Nyro feat. Diane Garisto & Guests

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Join Diane Garisto and special guests for a celebratory tribute of cult-heroine Laura Nyro!
The Lone Bellow & Deer Tick

The Lone Bellow & Deer Tick

20 January 2018
Join The Lone Bellow & Deer Tick for a double bill show at the O2 ABC Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2018!
The National Whisky Festival

The National Whisky Festival

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: the second annual National Whisky Festival of Scotland will once again descend on SWG3 in January!
Jupiter & Okwess and Les Triaboliques

Jupiter & Okwess and Les Triaboliques

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Don't miss Jupiter & Okwess with support from Les Triaboliques at Drygate on January 20th!
Findlay Napier’s Glasgow

Findlay Napier’s Glasgow

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Findlay Napier will be joined by Donna Maciocia, Gillian Frame, Boo Hewerdine and at least one very special guest at The Mackintosh Church!
Brownbear

Brownbear

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Don't miss musical collective, Brownbear, when they perform at Broadcast on January 20th!
Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances

Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Featuring Scotland’s best dance bands, the ever popular Celtic Connections Ceilidh's return!
The Friel Sisters & Special Guests

The Friel Sisters & Special Guests

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Glasgow based sisters Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel will play St Andrew's in the Square!
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Join the Royal Conservatoire students for an afternoon of newly composed and arranged music!
Trembling Bells and Special Guests

Trembling Bells and Special Guests

20 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Trembling Bells bring their own brand of psychedelic indie-folk rock to The Hug and Pint!
Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock and Fergus McCreadie Trio

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock and Fergus McCreadie Trio

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch the longtime Scottish sax/piano partnership of Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock with support from the Fergus McCreadie Trio!
New Voices: Innes White

New Voices: Innes White

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Innes White brings a collection of original songs and tunes to the festival's New Voices strand!
Jean-Michel Veillon & Yvon Riou and The LIT Trio

Jean-Michel Veillon & Yvon Riou and The LIT Trio

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Jean-Michel Veillon & Yvon Riou are joined by The L.I.T. Trio at St Andrews in the Square!
Boo Hewerdine Band and Marianne McGregor

Boo Hewerdine Band and Marianne McGregor

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch Boo Hewerdine Band and Marianne McGregor at the Tron Theatre on January 21st!
SOUNDING: Modern Studies & Lomond Campbell with The Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

SOUNDING: Modern Studies & Lomond Campbell with The Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch Modern Studies & Lomond Campbell with The Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra at Saint Luke's!
Ladies of Soul

Ladies of Soul

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Don't miss a collaborative triple bill of up-and-coming soul talent at Oran Mor, highlighting the genre’s 21st-century vibrancy!
Doghouse Roses, John Alexander and Mandulu & Hephziba

Doghouse Roses, John Alexander and Mandulu & Hephziba

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch Doghouse Roses, John Alexander and Mandulu & Hephziba at The Hug and Pint on January 21st!
Accordionesse

Accordionesse

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch Accordionesse, a new quintet of leading accordionists & composers at the Royal Concert Hall!
Hazy Recollections

Hazy Recollections

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Assuage the aftermath of your Celtic Saturday night with Hazy Recollections at the O2 ABC!
Shawn Colvin and Her Band - A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour with special guests Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Shawn Colvin and Her Band - A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour with special guests Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Shawn Colvin will be joined by special guests Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams as she performs 'A Few Small Repairs' in its entirety!
KGB (Keenan Gavin Byrne) and Lahira

KGB (Keenan Gavin Byrne) and Lahira

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: KGB (Keenan Gavin Byrne) stage their first-ever gig at the festival with support from Lahira!
Brian Kennedy and support

Brian Kennedy and support

21 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Popular visitor to the festival in its early years, Brian Kennedy makes his return on January 21st
The Youth And Young

The Youth And Young

23 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Don't miss 8-piece noisy folk band, The Youth And Young, at Broadcast on January 23rd!
Lee Fields & The Expressions

Lee Fields & The Expressions

23 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch timeless soul act Lee Fields & The Expressions at Oran Mor on January 23rd!
Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances

Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances

27 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Featuring Scotland’s best dance bands, the ever popular Celtic Connections Ceilidh's return!
Lord Huron

Lord Huron

27 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Catch American indie folk band Lord Huron at Oran Mor on January 27th!
Bothy Culture & Beyond

Bothy Culture & Beyond

27 January 2018
Don't miss a spectacular celebration of Martyn Bennett featuring Danny MacAskill at Celtic Connections 2018!
Hazy Recollections

Hazy Recollections

28 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Assuage the aftermath of your Celtic Saturday night with Hazy Recollections at the O2 ABC!
New Voices: Sarah-Jane Summers

New Voices: Sarah-Jane Summers

28 January 2018
Celtic Connections: Sarah-Jane Summers plays a sequence of instrumental pieces, each inspired by an everyday Scottish word of Old Norse origin.
Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances

Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances

03 February 2018
Celtic Connections: Featuring Scotland’s best dance bands, the ever popular Celtic Connections Ceilidh's return!
Hazy Recollections

Hazy Recollections

04 February 2018
Celtic Connections: Assuage the aftermath of your Celtic Saturday night with Hazy Recollections at the O2 ABC!
New Voices: Ailie Robertson

New Voices: Ailie Robertson

04 February 2018
Celtic Connections: Ailie Robertson brings her New Voices commission to the Royal Concert Hall featuring harp, string quartet and electronics!