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About Celtic Connections

From Thursday 19 January to Sunday 5 February 2017, more than 2,000 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 2016.

Details of the stars of world, folk and roots music and the exciting emerging talent who will be appearing at Celtic Connections 2017 will be announced later this year.

Upcoming Events at Celtic Connections

Opening Night: Laura Marling & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Special Guests

Opening Night: Laura Marling & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Special Guests

19 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Join Laura Marling & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for the festival opening night event!
Mark W Georgsson

Mark W Georgsson

19 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Mark W Georgsson at The Hug and Pint - More information to follow.
Tom Russell and Cera Impala

Tom Russell and Cera Impala

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Tom Russell will take you on a tour through his 40-year career with support from Cera Impala!
Joanne Shaw Taylor and Broken Witt Rebels

Joanne Shaw Taylor and Broken Witt Rebels

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Black Country blues/rock heroine Joanne Shaw Taylor will play the O2 ABC with Broken Witt Rebels!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Hurray for the Riff Raff and support

Hurray for the Riff Raff and support

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Alynda Segarra's Hurray for the Riff Raff at Drygate Brewery on January 20th!
Michael McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly with guests

Michael McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly with guests

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Long-time collaborators Michael McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly return for a gig at The Piping Centre!
Broken Records and Olympic Swimmers

Broken Records and Olympic Swimmers

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Broken Records with support from Olympic Swimmers at The Hug and Pint on January 20th!
The Songs of Robert Tannahill

The Songs of Robert Tannahill

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss the penultimate volume of The Songs of Robert Tannahill at the Royal Concert Hall!
Pierce Turner and Charly Houston

Pierce Turner and Charly Houston

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Having last played Glasgow in 1989 Pierce Turner has his festival debut at the Tron Theatre!
A Banda das Crechas and support

A Banda das Crechas and support

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss A Banda das Crechas at the Mitchell Theatre as they celebrate their native culture!
Manran with Blazin’ Fiddles and Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Manran with Blazin’ Fiddles and Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: A big Friday night is guaranteed courtesy of Manran with Blazin’ Fiddles at the Barrowlands!
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

20 January 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
Rayon in collaboration with Gaelic Psalm Singers

Rayon in collaboration with Gaelic Psalm Singers

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Rayon in collaboration with Gaelic Psalm Singers - More information to follow.
Calexico and Guests

Calexico and Guests

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Calexico present Across the Borderline with special guest Katell Keineg!
Pictish Trail and Night Moves

Pictish Trail and Night Moves

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Join former Fence Records mogul Johnny Lynch aka The Pictish Trail at Oran Mor with Night Moves!
Chris Stout & Catriona McKay with Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay with Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Shetland fiddler Chris Stout and Dundee-born harpist Catriona McKay make a return to the festival!
The Glad Community Choir Sing Bowie and Honey & the Herbs

The Glad Community Choir Sing Bowie and Honey & the Herbs

20 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The Glad Community Choir perform the legendary hits of the incomparable David Bowie!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

20 January 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
Leveret and Ross Miller & Charlie Stewart

Leveret and Ross Miller & Charlie Stewart

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Leveret are joined by Ross Miller & Charlie Stewart for an evening at The National Piping Centre!
Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade)

Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade)

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The Hug and Pint welcome Rose McDowall founder of Strawberry Switchblade on January 21st!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys with Louise Bichan

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys with Louise Bichan

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys continue their all-conquering progress this side of the Pond!
The Felice Brothers and Horse Thief

The Felice Brothers and Horse Thief

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss The Felice Brothers and Horse Thief as they perform at O2 ABC Glasgow on January 21st!
Dervish 25th and Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

Dervish 25th and Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Sligo supremos Dervish at the Old Fruitmarket alongside Ten Strings And A Goat Skin!
Tryst and Connla

Tryst and Connla

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Tryst will showcase new compositions from artists including Calum MacCrimmon and John Mulhearn!
Timo Alakotila

Timo Alakotila

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Timo Alakotila will play a selection of tracks from his first, all-original solo album.
Aidan O’Rourke, Alasdair Roberts, Alex Neilson and Stephanie Hladowksi

Aidan O’Rourke, Alasdair Roberts, Alex Neilson and Stephanie Hladowksi

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Four leading musicians team up to stoke the traditional music melting-pot at Platform Glasgow!
Aziza Brahim and support

Aziza Brahim and support

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch the Spanish-based Saharawi artist Aziza Brahim at Drygate on January 21st!
Shooglenifty and Special Guests: A Night for Angus

Shooglenifty and Special Guests: A Night for Angus

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Join Shooglenifty and some special guests as they hold 'A Night for Angus'.
Compton & Newberry and Laura Cortese

Compton & Newberry and Laura Cortese

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Joe Newberry returns in his two-man string band with Mike Compton for a night at the Tron Theatre!
RANT: 4/4 - A Project For Projection

RANT: 4/4 - A Project For Projection

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Join chamber-folk foursome RANT for their new venture - 4/4 - A Project For Projection!
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

21 January 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
The Yummy Fur and support

The Yummy Fur and support

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow art-rock combo and John Peel favourites The Yummy Fur play Oran Mor on January 21st!
Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl’s Craic

Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl’s Craic

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Gaels le Chèile and Ceòl’s Craic jointly present a diverse array of artists at CCA Glasgow!
Celtic Connections Ceilidhs hosted by Tom Orr Ceilidh Band

Celtic Connections Ceilidhs hosted by Tom Orr Ceilidh Band

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Limber up and get your dancing shoes on at the first of the festival's ceilidhs on January 21st!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

21 January 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
101 Scottish Songs: The Wee Red Book

101 Scottish Songs: The Wee Red Book

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Top traditional singers celebrate Collins’ republication of the Wee Red Book!
Ivan Drever’s Orkney Gathering

Ivan Drever’s Orkney Gathering

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Ivan Drever’s Orkney Gathering will feature a who’s-who of the islands’ folk and rock talent!
Koshka & Special Guests and Lula Pena

Koshka & Special Guests and Lula Pena

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss the unique collaboration that is Koshka at City Halls with support form Lula Pena!
Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire and The Anchoress

Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire and The Anchoress

21 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire are joined by The Anchoress for an evening at Saint Luke's!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Seth Lakeman with Wildwood Kin

Seth Lakeman with Wildwood Kin

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch English folk singer Seth Lakeman at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall supported by Wildwood Kin!
Suns of Arqa and support

Suns of Arqa and support

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch the pioneers of global fusion music Suns of Arqa at Oran Mor on January 22nd!
She Moved Through the Fair - The Legend of Margaret Barry

She Moved Through the Fair - The Legend of Margaret Barry

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The Tron Theatre will be home to She Moved Through the Fair - The Legend of Margaret Barry!
Twelfth Day & friends with Wildings

Twelfth Day & friends with Wildings

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Join Twelfth Day as they preview material from their forthcoming album Cracks In The Room.
The Where You’re Meant To Be Ceilidh with Aidan Moffat and Guests

The Where You’re Meant To Be Ceilidh with Aidan Moffat and Guests

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Aidan Moffat is joined by special guests for The Where You’re Meant To Be Ceilidh!
Sarah Jarosz and Blue Rose Code

Sarah Jarosz and Blue Rose Code

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Texan-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz will perform at City Halls!
NeWt Trio and support

NeWt Trio and support

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch genre-stretching jazzers NeWt Trio at Drygate Brewery on January 22nd!
Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch classically-trained Cape Town guitarist Derek Gripper at City Halls on January 22nd!
RM Hubbert

RM Hubbert

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Scottish guitarist and (sometimes) singer, RM Hubbart will play The Hug and Pint on January 22nd!
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

22 January 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
Hazy Recollections

Hazy Recollections

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Assuage the aftermath of your Celtic Saturday night with Hazy Recollections at the O2 ABC!
New Voices: Seán Gray

New Voices: Seán Gray

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Seán Gray presents his New Voices composition, The Hammering Tongue at the Royal Concert Hall!
Phil Cunningham’s Highlands & Islands Suite 20th Anniversary

Phil Cunningham’s Highlands & Islands Suite 20th Anniversary

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Phil Cunningham returns to the Concert Hall for the Highlands & Islands Suite 20th Anniversary!
Danny Boyle: ‘Combined by our Humanity – Enhanced by our Diversity’ - Why an Inclusive National Identity Matters

Danny Boyle: ‘Combined by our Humanity – Enhanced by our Diversity’ - Why an Inclusive National Identity Matters

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Danny Boyle of BEMIS Scotland explores the unique local expressions of Scottish cultural heritage.
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

22 January 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
Tiree Song Book

Tiree Song Book

22 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss a celebration of Tiree's rich Gaelic traditions and its thriving music scene!
Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy

23 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Aberfeldy play their first Glasgow show in six years at The Hug and Pint on January 23rd!
Tommy Emmanuel and Support

Tommy Emmanuel and Support

23 January 2017
Two-time GRAMMY nominee Tommy Emmanuel will perform at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections!
Martin Hayes & David Power and Ryan Young

Martin Hayes & David Power and Ryan Young

23 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Martin Hayes & David Power are joined by Ryan Young at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Fairport Convention @ 50 and Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

Fairport Convention @ 50 and Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

24 January 2017
Fairport Convention kick off their golden anniversary tour at Celtic Connections with a gig at the Old Fruitmarket!
The White Buffalo and Yola Carter

The White Buffalo and Yola Carter

24 January 2017
Celtic Connections: US singer-songwriter Jake Smith, aka The White Buffalo plays O2 ABC Glasgow on January 24th!
Quinn Bachand’s Brishen and Aizle

Quinn Bachand’s Brishen and Aizle

24 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Multi-instrumental wunderkind Canadian Quinn Bachand will play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Margo Price and Aaron Lee Tasjan

Margo Price and Aaron Lee Tasjan

24 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Rising country star Margo Price will perform at Oran Mor with support from Aaron Lee Tasjan!
‘LIV ON’: An acoustic evening with Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky and John McCusker Band

‘LIV ON’: An acoustic evening with Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky and John McCusker Band

24 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky perform songs from their new album LIV ON!
Martha Ffion

Martha Ffion

24 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Irish-born singer-songwriter Martha Ffion at The Hug and Pint on January 24th!
BEMIS celebrates BURNS: A Toast Tae the Lassies

BEMIS celebrates BURNS: A Toast Tae the Lassies

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: After 2016’s inaugural success, the BEMIS Burns Night is back with A Toast Tae the Lassies!
Robyn Stapleton - Songs of Robert Burns and support

Robyn Stapleton - Songs of Robert Burns and support

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Enjoy Burns Night in the enchanting company of Galloway singer Robyn Stapleton!
Aaron Watson with Special Guests

Aaron Watson with Special Guests

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: All the way from the Lone Star State, Aaron Watson will play Oran Mor on January 25th!
Half Waif

Half Waif

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Nandi Rose Plunkett brings her project Half Waif to Glasgow's The Hug and Pint!
Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton and support

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton and support

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch a show full of fun, fast and furious music courtesy of Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton!
The Unusual Suspects of Celtic Colours and Carlos Malta & Pife Muderno

The Unusual Suspects of Celtic Colours and Carlos Malta & Pife Muderno

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The Unusual Suspects are sure to take Glasgow and the festival once more by storm!
Wind Resistance: Karine Polwart

Wind Resistance: Karine Polwart

25 January 2017 - 28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Karine Polwart brings her Edinburgh International sellout show Wind Resistance to the Tron Theatre
An Evening with Tom Paxton with special guests Cathy & Marcy

An Evening with Tom Paxton with special guests Cathy & Marcy

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Evergreen US folk icon Tom Paxton is joined by Cathy & Marcy for this show at the Mitchell Theatre
Mexrrissey and Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young

Mexrrissey and Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Global phenomenon Mexrrissey return to Glasgow with support from Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young!
The Transports - A Tale of Exile and Migration

The Transports - A Tale of Exile and Migration

25 January 2017
Celtic Connections: This new live production brings Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera The Transports bang up to date!
Cherish the Ladies and Fara

Cherish the Ladies and Fara

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Cherish the Ladies will be joined by a squad of stepdancers for their near-annual homecoming!
Angus Nicolson Trio with Calum Alex MacMillan

Angus Nicolson Trio with Calum Alex MacMillan

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch the Angus Nicolson Trio with Calum Alex MacMillan at St Andrews in the Square!
Fair Mothers featuring special guest Kathryn Joseph and HQFU

Fair Mothers featuring special guest Kathryn Joseph and HQFU

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Celebrate the recent launch of Fair Mothers debut album at The Hug and Pint!
Sinderins and Southern Tenant Folk Union

Sinderins and Southern Tenant Folk Union

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Dundee's Sinderins are joined by Edinburgh collective Southern Tenant Folk Union at Oran Mor!
Basco and Talisk

Basco and Talisk

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Award-winning quartet Basco are joined by Talisk for an evening at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
C Duncan and Man of Moon and Andrew Wasylyk

C Duncan and Man of Moon and Andrew Wasylyk

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow’s C Duncan performs alongside Man of Moon and Andrew Wasylyk at Saint Lukes!
Modern Studies and Tissø Lake

Modern Studies and Tissø Lake

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch two fantastic Scottish acts, Modern Studies and Tissø Lake, at The Glad Cafe!
Siobhan Miller and Ben Hunter, Joe Seamons & Phil Wiggins

Siobhan Miller and Ben Hunter, Joe Seamons & Phil Wiggins

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Siobhan Miller is joined by an all-star line-up as she launches her second album Strata!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

26 January 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Join Billy Bragg & Joe Henry at the Old Fruitmarket as they revisit their epic American journey!
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas with Galen Fraser & Friends

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas with Galen Fraser & Friends

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Fiddler Alasdair Fraser is joined by Natalie Haas for a special event at The Mackintosh Church!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and support

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and support

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Grammy award winning musicians Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer perform at The National Piping Centre!
Nae Plans and Jenn & Laura-Beth with The Jeremy Kittel Trio

Nae Plans and Jenn & Laura-Beth with The Jeremy Kittel Trio

26 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Nae Plans and Jenn & Laura-Beth with The Jeremy Kittel Trio at Drygate on January 26th!
Le Vent du Nord & De Temps Antan with Session A9

Le Vent du Nord & De Temps Antan with Session A9

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss Le Vent du Nord & De Temps Antan with Session A9 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Rachel Newton Band and Ronan Le Bars Quintet

Rachel Newton Band and Ronan Le Bars Quintet

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Acclaimed singer, harpist, fiddler and pianist Rachel Newton will play the Royal Concert Hall!
Gillian Frame ‘Pendulum’ and Yamandu Costa

Gillian Frame ‘Pendulum’ and Yamandu Costa

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Singer Gillian Frame performs material from her captivating second solo album, Pendulum!
The Ennis Sisters and Bella Gaffney

The Ennis Sisters and Bella Gaffney

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The Ennis Sisters explore songs inspired by their roots, and the resilience of Canadian islanders!
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

27 January 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

27 January 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
King Creosote and Charlie Cunningham

King Creosote and Charlie Cunningham

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: See indie/folk stalwart King Creosote at the Old Fruitmarket with support from Charlie Cunningham!
Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh and support

Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh and support

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss one of the world's leading Saraswati Veena players, Jayanthi Kumaresh on January 27th!
Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis and Tantz & Kuchke

Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis and Tantz & Kuchke

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis and Tantz & Kuchke at O2 ABC Glasgow on January 27th!
The Moth and the Mirror

The Moth and the Mirror

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch 6 piece group The Moth and the Mirror at The Hug and Pint on January 27th!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Roberta Sá and support

Roberta Sá and support

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Roberta Sá, the breakout star of Rio 2016, at Drygate on January 27th!
Four Men and a Dog and Ímar

Four Men and a Dog and Ímar

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: One of Ireland’s best-loved acts, Four Men & a Dog will perform at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Elephant Sessions and Dosca

Elephant Sessions and Dosca

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Fiery Highland five-piece The Elephant Sessions are joined by trad-based quintet Dosca at Oran Mor
Starless and the Kaela Rowan Band

Starless and the Kaela Rowan Band

27 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss Paul McGeechan’s Starless supported by the Kaela Rowan Band at the Mitchell Theatre!
The National Whisky Festival 2017

The National Whisky Festival 2017

28 January 2017
The first annual National Whisky Festival of Scotland will be held in January as part of Celtic Connections 2017!
Strings of the World featuring Mark O’Connor, Yamandu Costa & Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh

Strings of the World featuring Mark O’Connor, Yamandu Costa & Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Mark O’Connor, Yamandu Costa & Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh perform Strings of the World on Jan 28th!
Celtic Connections Ceilidh hosted by RSCDS: Gary Sutherland Ceilidh Band

Celtic Connections Ceilidh hosted by RSCDS: Gary Sutherland Ceilidh Band

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Limber up and get your dancing shoes on at the second of the festival's ceilidhs on January 28th!
GINKGOA and support

GINKGOA and support

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: GINKGOA bring their vintage and contemporary sounds to Drygate on January 28th!
Rachel Sermanni with Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

Rachel Sermanni with Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Rachel Sermanni is joined by Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton at The Mackintosh Church!
The Bevvy Sisters’ 10th Birthday Bash with The Jerry Cans

The Bevvy Sisters’ 10th Birthday Bash with The Jerry Cans

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The Bevvy Sisters celebrate their 10th birthday at Saint Lukes with The Jerry Cans!
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

28 January 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
Roaming Roots Revue: The Women of Song

Roaming Roots Revue: The Women of Song

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The fifth Roaming Roots Revue foregrounds the female in richly celebratory style!
Inveraray & District Pipe Band with Bagad Kemper: Melezour

Inveraray & District Pipe Band with Bagad Kemper: Melezour

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss Grade 1 Champion of Champions Inveraray & District Pipe Band at the Royal Concert Hall!
Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan with Ozere

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan with Ozere

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan celebrate 15 years of music making at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Darlingside with Adam Holmes & The Embers

Darlingside with Adam Holmes & The Embers

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Massachusetts quartet Darlingside are joined by rising Scottish star Adam Holmes at Oran Mor!
Kayah & Kila and support

Kayah & Kila and support

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: veteran trad/world adventurers Kíla and top Polish chanteuse Kayah reunite at the O2 ABC Glasgow!
Scottish Clarinet Quartet with Ros Dunlop

Scottish Clarinet Quartet with Ros Dunlop

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The Scottish Clarinet Quartet are joined by Ros Dunlop for this concert at The Glad Cafe!
Top Floor Taivers with Anna Lindblad Trio

Top Floor Taivers with Anna Lindblad Trio

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Up-and-coming line-up from the RCS, Top Floor Taivers, play St Andrew's in the Square!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

28 January 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
Far Flung Corners with Fuaran

Far Flung Corners with Fuaran

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Come and hear some lovely new music, including Anna-Wendy's acclaimed new composition Suite Uist.
Anxo Lorenzo trio with Xabier Diaz e Adufeiras do Salitre and Barluath

Anxo Lorenzo trio with Xabier Diaz e Adufeiras do Salitre and Barluath

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Anxo Lorenzo trio with Xabier Diaz e Adufeiras do Salitre and Barluath at the Mitchell!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Duncan Chisholm: The Gathering and Renata Rosa

Duncan Chisholm: The Gathering and Renata Rosa

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Celebrating 20 years since his solo debut, Duncan Chisholm presents The Gathering at City Halls!
Mischa Macpherson and Brighde Chaimbeul

Mischa Macpherson and Brighde Chaimbeul

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Gaelic singer and harpist Mischa Macpherson is joined by Brighde Chaimbeul at The Piping Centre!
State Broadcasters

State Broadcasters

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow four-piece The State Broadcasters will play The Hug and Pint on January 28th!
World Beat Bothy featuring Niteworks, Inyal and Hamilton de Holanda & Baile do Almeidinha

World Beat Bothy featuring Niteworks, Inyal and Hamilton de Holanda & Baile do Almeidinha

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: World Beat Bothy returns featuring Niteworks, Inyal and Hamilton de Holanda & Baile do Almeidinha!
Drake Music Scotland ‘Equilibrium’

Drake Music Scotland ‘Equilibrium’

28 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Drake Music Scotland presents ‘Equilibrium’ which premières the Young Mary Suite by Amy Moar!
La Banda Europa and Xabier Diaz

La Banda Europa and Xabier Diaz

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: La Banda Europa will showcase home-grown talent including Simon Thoumire and Fraser Fifield!
New Voices: Hannah Fisher

New Voices: Hannah Fisher

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Hannah Fisher steps fully into the spotlight with her New Voices song cycle Around this View.
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

29 January 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
‘Dirt Road’ featuring Dirk Powell & Special Guests with Jon Cleary Trio

‘Dirt Road’ featuring Dirk Powell & Special Guests with Jon Cleary Trio

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Dirk Powell is joined by some special guests for ‘Dirt Road’ at the Old Fruitmarket!
Hazy Recollections

Hazy Recollections

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Assuage the aftermath of your Celtic Saturday night with Hazy Recollections at the O2 ABC!
Law Holt

Law Holt

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Edinburgh vocalist and songwriter Law Holt will perform at The Hug and Pint on January 29th!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

29 January 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
The Lions of Lisbon

The Lions of Lisbon

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Willy Maley and Ian Auld’s hit play The Lions of Lisbon is revived as a rehearsed reading!
Made in Perthshire

Made in Perthshire

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Enjoy a wonderful night of music courtesy of Ross Ainslie and Patsy Reid at Made in Perthshire!
Auld Hat New Heids and Angela Paterson

Auld Hat New Heids and Angela Paterson

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Join Auld Hat New Heids and Angela Paterson at St Andrew's in the Square on January 29th!
St Paul & the Broken Bones and Brent Cobb

St Paul & the Broken Bones and Brent Cobb

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Alabama soul sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones play Glasgow's O2 ABC on January 29th!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
The Mark O’Connor Band & Graham Mackenzie: Crossing Borders

The Mark O’Connor Band & Graham Mackenzie: Crossing Borders

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss Mark O’Connor, one of the most restless and rewarding talents in American music!
Stand and Stare

Stand and Stare

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Leading writers and musicians come together to celebrate Welsh author W.H. Davies.
In the Shadows of Steam and UrbanFarmHand

In the Shadows of Steam and UrbanFarmHand

29 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Enjoy a powerfully immersive performance from In the Shadows of Steam at Drygate on January 29th!
Southern Tenant Folk Union

Southern Tenant Folk Union

30 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Award winning Edinburgh based collective, Southern Tenant Folk Union, play The Hug and Pint!
Special Consensus and Quick

Special Consensus and Quick

30 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Chicago’s Special Consensus are joined by Ayrshire trio Quick at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes

Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes

30 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch exciting new duo Aidan O'Rourke & Kit Downes perform music from their upcoming release!
Mary Chapin Carpenter with Altan and Julie Fowlis

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Altan and Julie Fowlis

30 January 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Royal Concert Hall!
The Macmath Collective and Kirsty Law ‘Young Night Thought’

The Macmath Collective and Kirsty Law ‘Young Night Thought’

31 January 2017
Celtic Connections: The Macmath Collective are joined by Kirsty Law for an evening at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Trilok Gurtu and Evelyn Glennie

Trilok Gurtu and Evelyn Glennie

01 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Two of the planet’s most innovative percussionists premiere their collaboration, The Rhythm in Me!
Celtic Guitar Journeys and support

Celtic Guitar Journeys and support

01 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Soig Sibéril, Ian Melrose and Dylan Fowler come together as Celtic Guitar Journeys!
John Paul White and Callaghan

John Paul White and Callaghan

01 February 2017
Celtic Connections: John Paul White is joined by Callaghan for an evening at The Mackintosh Church on February 1st!
Barry Hyde & Tom Rogerson

Barry Hyde & Tom Rogerson

01 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) + Tom Rogerson (Three Trapped Tigers) at The Hug and Pint!
Dallahan with Vishten

Dallahan with Vishten

01 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Award-winning Edinburgh four-piece Dallahan are joined by Canadian trio Vishtèn on February 1st!
The Light Comes Back: Liz Lochhead with The Hazey Janes + Steve Kettley

The Light Comes Back: Liz Lochhead with The Hazey Janes + Steve Kettley

01 February 2017
Celtic Connections: The Light Comes Back is a warm-hearted hybrid of lyrical monologue and evocative folk/jazz!
Brahms in Budapest - BBC SSO with Budapest Bar

Brahms in Budapest - BBC SSO with Budapest Bar

01 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Enjoy a night of true Magyar passions features Brahms’s Hungarian Dances at City Halls!
Damien Dempsey and Hermitage Green

Damien Dempsey and Hermitage Green

01 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Damien Dempsey is joined by Hermitage Green for this gig at O2 ABC Glasgow on February 1st!
Martin Green’s FLIT

Martin Green’s FLIT

02 February 2017 - 03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Premièred to huge acclaim Martin Green’s Flit is a haunting, moving, visually rich production!
Atlantic Arc Orchestra with Karan Casey

Atlantic Arc Orchestra with Karan Casey

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Featuring several celebrated folk innovators, The Atlantic Arc Orchestra perform at City Halls!
Folklub with Atlas and Guests

Folklub with Atlas and Guests

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Cillian Doheny & Cillian King also known as ATLAS play The Hug and Pint on February 2nd!
James McMurtry with Nathan Bell and Alice Drinks The Kool Aid

James McMurtry with Nathan Bell and Alice Drinks The Kool Aid

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch James McMurtry with Nathan Bell and Alice Drinks The Kool Aid at Oran Mor on February 2nd!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

02 February 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Rachel Walker: Seudan

Rachel Walker: Seudan

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Gaelic Singer of the Year 2013, Rachel Walker reprises her 2015 work at the Tron Theatre!
Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band and The Eskies

Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band and The Eskies

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band are joined by The Eskies for a gig at the O2 ABC Glasgow!
Gary Innes and Vishten

Gary Innes and Vishten

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Spean Bridge accordionist Gary Innes performs his new material at Drygate Brewery on February 2nd!
Rab Noakes, 70/50 in 2017

Rab Noakes, 70/50 in 2017

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Join Scottish troubadour Rab Noakes as he celebrates his 70th birthday and his 50th anniversary!
Orchestra Baobab and support

Orchestra Baobab and support

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Orchestra Baobab return to the festival after a highlight appearance in 2012!
FEDERATION OF THE DISCO PIMP (ft. Scope) with FAT-SUIT

FEDERATION OF THE DISCO PIMP (ft. Scope) with FAT-SUIT

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss a thrilling and electric one-off show from Federation of the Disco Pimp and Fat Suit!
Guitar Journey Duet: Giorgio Serci & Jonny Phillips

Guitar Journey Duet: Giorgio Serci & Jonny Phillips

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss Guitar Journey Duet featuring Giorgio Serci and Jonny Phillips at City Halls
The Alyn Cosker Group with Dinosaur

The Alyn Cosker Group with Dinosaur

02 February 2017
Celtic Connections: The Alyn Cosker Group is joined by Dinosaur at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on February 2nd!
Craig Armstrong & Calum Martin present Salm Music: New Works

Craig Armstrong & Calum Martin present Salm Music: New Works

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Composers Craig Armstrong and Calum Martin present their new collaboration Salm Music: New Works!
Lewis & Leigh and Bella and the Bear

Lewis & Leigh and Bella and the Bear

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Lewis & Leigh are joined by Bella and the Bear on February 3rd at St Andrew's in the Square!
Old Roots New Shoots

Old Roots New Shoots

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: A diverse array of artists from Scotland’s North-East perform as part of Old Roots New Shoots!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

03 February 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
The Pipes, The Pipes + support

The Pipes, The Pipes + support

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: The Pipes, The Pipes is a magical homage to the uilleann pipes by Donal Dineen at the Tron Theatre
Breabach and Beoga

Breabach and Beoga

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Scotland’s Breabach and Ireland’s Beoga both perform at Glasgow's City Halls on February 3rd!
David Francey & Guests

David Francey & Guests

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Scots-born Canadian David Francey is joined by some special guests at City Halls - Recital Room!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Meursault

Meursault

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Scottish indie rock band from Edinburgh, Meursault play The Hug and Pint on February 3rd!
Pronto Mama and The Vegan Leather

Pronto Mama and The Vegan Leather

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: BBC Introducing favourites, Pronto Mama and The Vegan Leather play Oran Mòr on February 3rd!
Martha Wainwright with Ed Harcourt

Martha Wainwright with Ed Harcourt

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch compelling singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright with support from Ed Harcourt at the O2 ABC!
Cathy Ann MacPhee and Canach

Cathy Ann MacPhee and Canach

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss one of Scotland’s finest Gaelic singers, Cathy Ann MacPhee at The Piping Centre!
Ezza and support

Ezza and support

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Join Ezza as they combine classic desert rock with intricate rhythms at Drygate Brewery!
Mull Historical Society and Martha Ffion

Mull Historical Society and Martha Ffion

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Colin MacIntyre celebrates his latest album Dear Satellite!
Sharon Shannon Band & Special Guests and Aurelio

Sharon Shannon Band & Special Guests and Aurelio

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Sharon Shannon, one of Ireland’s most gifted and popular artists, plays the Old Fruitmarket!
George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan: Breaking The Spell of Loneliness

George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan: Breaking The Spell of Loneliness

03 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Enjoy a unique and one-off interplay of songs and stories from George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan!
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

03 February 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
Russell deCarle with Denis Keldie + Steve Briggs + David Francey

Russell deCarle with Denis Keldie + Steve Briggs + David Francey

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Ahead of a new studio album, deCarle, Keldie and Briggs return to Glasgow!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

04 February 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
3hattrio and Lizabett Russo

3hattrio and Lizabett Russo

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: 3hattrio bring their 'haunting melodies and lyrics' to The Mackintosh Church on February 4th!
Feis Rois & Lauren MacColl: The Seer with TMSA Young Trad Tour

Feis Rois & Lauren MacColl: The Seer with TMSA Young Trad Tour

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Feis Rois & Lauren MacColl: The Seer with TMSA Young Trad Tour at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Treacherous Orchestra and Ezza

Treacherous Orchestra and Ezza

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Don't miss Glasgow's own, 11-man instrumental behemoth, Treacherous Orchestra at the O2 ABC!
Alice Marra & The Gaels Blue Orchestra and support

Alice Marra & The Gaels Blue Orchestra and support

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Join Alice Marra as she launches her new solo collection Chain Up the Swings on February 4th!
Heidi Talbot with John Smith

Heidi Talbot with John Smith

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Irish singer Heidi Talbot is joined by guitarist John Smith at Mitchell Theatre on February 4th!
Shovels & Rope and JOHNNYSWIM

Shovels & Rope and JOHNNYSWIM

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Catch South Carolina's Shovels & Rope and Nashville's JOHNNYSWIM at Drygate Brewery!
Celtic Connections Ceilidhs hosted by Black Rose Ceilidh Band

Celtic Connections Ceilidhs hosted by Black Rose Ceilidh Band

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Limber up and get your dancing shoes on at the last of the festival's ceilidhs on February 4th!
Issho Drummers from Taiko to Txalaparta

Issho Drummers from Taiko to Txalaparta

04 February 2017
Celtic Connections: The Issho Drummers are joined by vocalist Nerea Bello for a special performance at The Glad Cafe!
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

04 February 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

05 February 2017
Spend a relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival Club at the Late Night Sessions!
Celtic Connections Festival Club

Celtic Connections Festival Club

05 February 2017
The Celtic Connections Festival Club ensures that there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over!
Merchant City Trad Trail

Merchant City Trad Trail

05 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours!
Hazy Recollections

Hazy Recollections

05 February 2017
Celtic Connections: Assuage the aftermath of your Celtic Saturday night with Hazy Recollections at the O2 ABC!