Merchant City Trad Trail

Glasgow Music City Tours are back with more entertaining walking tours designed especially for Celtic Connections 2022!

Merchant City Trad Trail

About Merchant City Trad Trail

21st January 2022
22nd January 2022
23rd January 2022
plus 5 more date(s), see below for more info
See event website for details
Glasgow City Centre
£19.80
Event organiser/part of Celtic Connections
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Listed Under Tour Events / Music Events

The two-hour Merchant City Trad Trail follows the echoes of legendary bar sessions and traces the story of Glasgow's folk and roots scenes from their beginnings to today's Celtic Connections headliners. Walk some of the oldest streets in Glasgow as our expert guides share tales of the songwriters and storytellers who have shaped the city's vibrant folk culture. The tour will feature several indoor stops and the opportunity to warm your hands with a cup of coffee, or something stronger.

Please note, this tour has one venue which is not wheelchair accessible.

All tours start from Scottish Music Centre, by City Halls, Candleriggs G1 1NQ

Tours last approximately two hours

Additional Dates: 22 January 2022, 23 January 2022, 28 January 2022, 29 January 2022, 30 January 2022, 04 February 2022, 05 February 2022

Other Events at Various Venues or Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections Opening Night: Neath the Gloamin’ Star

Celtic Connections Opening Night: Neath the Gloamin’ Star

20th January 2022

An array of young home-grown talent will perform at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections Opening Night concert - Neath the Gloamin' Star!
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Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson

21st January 2022

Teddy Thompson will be joined by special guest Roseanne Reid for a special concert at Oran Mor Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Geraint Watkins Band and Support

Geraint Watkins Band and Support

21st January 2022

Geraint Watkins one of the most in-demand all-rounders in the business, catch him live at Drygate on 21st January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad

21st January 2022

The Twilight Sad are back in their element, sharing their dynamic brand of post-punk indie rock with a live audience! Don't miss them live at the Old Fruitmarket as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Niteworks & Royal Scottish National Orchestra and guests

Niteworks & Royal Scottish National Orchestra and guests

21st January 2022

Niteworks team up with composer John Logan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) to create an exclusive show for Celtic Connections 2022!
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Shetland 550: Ross & Ryan Couper with Jenna Reid & Harris Playfair

Shetland 550: Ross & Ryan Couper with Jenna Reid & Harris Playfair

21st January 2022

Shetland 550 is Celtic Connections' anniversary concert series celebrating the islands' distinctive Nordic/Scottish culture! Don't miss this evening of fiddle music on January 21st!
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Amythyst Kiah with Heal & Harrow

Amythyst Kiah with Heal & Harrow

21st January 2022

After a landmark year in 2021, including a hugely acclaimed second album and three Americana Music Award nominations, Tennessean singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah returns to Celtic Connections!
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Watchhouse and support

Watchhouse and support

21st January 2022

Formerly known as Mandolin Orange, Watchhouse, the US husband-and-wife duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, will play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's New Auditorium as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Jeremiahs and The Canny Band

The Jeremiahs and The Canny Band

21st January 2022

Dublin-based quartet The Jeremiahs have been hailed as 'one of the most exciting bands to come out of Ireland', don't miss them live in Glasgow on 2st January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Late Night Sessions

Late Night Sessions

Selected dates between 21st January 2022 - 5th February 2022

Drygate Brewery will host this year's Celtic Connections Late Night Sessions featuring a number of talented musicians across the festival!
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Festival Club

Festival Club

Selected dates between 21st January 2022 - 5th February 2022

When the gigs are over, the music continues at Celtic Connections' late-night Festival Club which is being held at the fantastic Glasgow Glee Club!
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The National Whisky Festival

The National Whisky Festival

22nd January 2022

The annual National Whisky Festival of Scotland will once again descend on SWG3 in January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Mary Wallopers

The Mary Wallopers

22nd January 2022

Irish folk band The Mary Wallopers have announced a show at Oran Mor Glasgow on Saturday 22nd January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Dakhabrakha and Support

Dakhabrakha and Support

22nd January 2022

Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha forge a thrillingly dynamic synthesis of their venerable native folk music with contemporary and international elements, catch them live during Celtic Connections 2022!
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Elephant Sessions 10th Anniversary with Special Guests Flook

Elephant Sessions 10th Anniversary with Special Guests Flook

22nd January 2022

Not many ten-year-olds get to headline the Barrowlands but Highland folk-fusioneers Elephant Sessions will do just that on 22nd January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Neal Francis and Support

Neal Francis and Support

22nd January 2022

Don't miss Chicago-based singer-songwriter and pianist Neal Francis live at Drygate on 22nd January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Dallahan and Stundom

Dallahan and Stundom

22nd January 2022

Dallahan invite you to embark on a musical journey as they traverse styles and continents with their dazzling array of original songs at The Mackintosh Church for Celtic Connections 2022!
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Mull Historical Society & Special Guests and Yvonne Lyon

Mull Historical Society & Special Guests and Yvonne Lyon

22nd January 2022

Ahead of a new album in 2022, Mull Historical Society is joined by Sorren MacIean, Hannah Fisher and Seonaid Aitken and more for this special concert at St Luke's Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Lonesome Ace Stringband and The Magpies

The Lonesome Ace Stringband and The Magpies

22nd January 2022

Canadian trio The Lonesome Ace Stringband will play the Mitchell Theatre on January 22nd with support from The Magpies as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Shetland 550: Norn Voices

Shetland 550: Norn Voices

22nd January 2022

A host of Shetland's foremost cultural ambassadors, plus some of their closest musical pals come together for this centrepiece concert in Celtic Connections' programme for 2022!
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This is the Kit with Roddy Woomble

This is the Kit with Roddy Woomble

22nd January 2022

This is The Kit will perform music from their rapturously acclaimed fifth album, Off Off On at City Halls as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Conundrum: International Piping Night

The Conundrum: International Piping Night

22nd January 2022

The Conundrum brings together an international array of celebrated contemporary pipers, highlighting the connections and contrasts between their instruments and repertoire.
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Ceòl is Craic: Naad-Hara with Kapil Seshasayee

Ceòl is Craic: Naad-Hara with Kapil Seshasayee

22nd January 2022

Don't miss new Scottish/Indian project Naad-hara, featuring Lewis singer Mischa Macpherson and Hyderabad's Ankna Arockiam, live at CCA Glasgow on 22nd January!
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Sierra Ferrell and Arlo McKinley

Sierra Ferrell and Arlo McKinley

22nd January 2022

Sierra Ferrell will perform songs from her hotly awaited debut album, Long Time Coming: a mix of country, folk, bluegrass and jazz live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's Strathclyde Suite!
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Roaming Roots Revue: 10th Anniversary

Roaming Roots Revue: 10th Anniversary

23rd January 2022

Returning for Celtic Connections 2022 on January 23rd, this year's Roaming Roots Revue features an all-star line up in celebration of the 10th anniversary of this collaborative concert!
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Frankie Gavin & Máirtín Ò Connor and Stundom

Frankie Gavin & Máirtín Ò Connor and Stundom

23rd January 2022

Don't miss the opportunity to witness two true titans of Irish music, fiddler Frankie Gavin and accordionist Máirtín O'Connor, join forces for this special concert for Celtic Connections 2022!
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Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan and Daoirí Farrell Trio

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan and Daoirí Farrell Trio

23rd January 2022

Don't miss the first live outing for a new collaboration between multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Karine Polwart and renowned jazz/folk pianist Dave Milligan at Celtic Connections 2022!
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Megan Henderson with Ainsley Hamill: Not Just Ship Land

Megan Henderson with Ainsley Hamill: Not Just Ship Land

23rd January 2022

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Megan Henderson, of acclaimed Highland quintet Breabach, is one of Scotland's most in-demand musicians! Dont miss her headline performance at the Mitchell Theatre!
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‘Schenectady Calling’ Featuring Martin Taylor

‘Schenectady Calling’ Featuring Martin Taylor

23rd January 2022

Part of the Shetland 550 series at Celtic Connections 2022, Schenectady Calling celebrates the singular legacy of Shetland guitar hero 'Peerie' Willie Johnson!
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Brian Finnegan with Ross Ainslie & Tim Edey

Brian Finnegan with Ross Ainslie & Tim Edey

23rd January 2022

Brian Finnegan is joined by multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, Patsy Reid on strings, bassist Conor McCreanor and drummer John Blease for this evening at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
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New Voices

New Voices

Selected dates between 23rd January 2022 - 6th February 2022

Enjoy the work some of Scotland's most exciting new musical talent as part of Celtic Connections 'New Voices' strand!
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Johanna Warren and support

Johanna Warren and support

24th January 2022

Nomadic multi-instrumentalist and producer Johanna Warren will perform live at The Hug and Pint as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Outside Track and support

The Outside Track and support

24th January 2022

Multi-award-winning band The Outside Track will perform live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's Strathclyde Suite as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Chloe Foy and support

Chloe Foy and support

25th January 2022

Chloe Foy has brings her long-awaited debut album Where Shall We Begin to the Hug and Pint as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

25th January 2022

Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram has earned acclaim as an outstanding blues virtuoso and has won numerous industry awards! See him live at St Luke's Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Scotland Sings Nanci Griffith

Scotland Sings Nanci Griffith

25th January 2022

A homage will be paid to the great Texan singer-songwriter Nanci Griffth with this special concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 25th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Allison Russell and Alas de Liona

Allison Russell and Alas de Liona

26th January 2022

Allison Russell brings her first ever solo album, Outside Child, to St Luke's Glasgow on Wednesday 26th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Breabach: Dùsgadh (n.awakening) with Beòlach

Breabach: Dùsgadh (n.awakening) with Beòlach

26th January 2022

in a world premiere, celebrated Highland five-piece Breabach will perform their vividly evocative original score alongside a big-screen showing of Dùsgadh as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Aoife O’Donovan with Lera Lynn

Aoife O’Donovan with Lera Lynn

26th January 2022

Aoife O'Donovan returns to Celtic Connections to launch her much-anticipated third album Age of Apathy, recorded with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry!
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Bruce MacGregor & Friends and support

Bruce MacGregor & Friends and support

26th January 2022

Blazin' Fiddler, BBC broadcaster and composer, Bruce MacGregor brings together some of the very best traditional musicians in the land to launch his stunning new album The Road to Tyranny!
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David Latto and support

David Latto and support

26th January 2022

David Latto is one of Scotland’s most exciting up and coming folk artists! Catch him live at The Glad Cafe on 26th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Lost Words: Spell Songs

The Lost Words: Spell Songs

27th January 2022

Spell Songs gathers together several remarkable musicians whose music engages deeply with landscape and nature, to respond to the creatures, art and language of The Lost Words!
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Efterklang and Support

Efterklang and Support

27th January 2022

The Danish trio Efterklang bring their haunting brand of experimental electronica to The Old Fruitmarket and Celtic Connections on 27th January!
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Lera Lynn and support

Lera Lynn and support

27th January 2022

Lera Lynn is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter specializing in original, post-americana music, catch her live at CCA Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Fara and Michael Biggins

Fara and Michael Biggins

27th January 2022

Fiddle-led quartet Fara look ahead to their hotly-anticipated third album with a special live preview at Celtic Connections 2022!
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Beyond the Swelkie - Celebrating George MacKay Brown

Beyond the Swelkie - Celebrating George MacKay Brown

27th January 2022

Beyond The Swelkie is a new collection of poetry, prose and essays celebrating George Mackay Brown, a seminal figure of 20th Century Scottish literature!
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AK Patterson

AK Patterson

27th January 2022

AK Patterson are a three-piece formed in Brighton, catch them live at The Glad Cafe on 27th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Le Vent Du Nord - 20th Anniversary with Special Guests

Le Vent Du Nord - 20th Anniversary with Special Guests

28th January 2022

Join Le Vent du Nord for a rollicking 20th birthday celebration at The Old Fruitmarket as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Mànran and Moxie

Mànran and Moxie

28th January 2022

The multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran promises an unforgettable evening of exhilarating music at Tramway Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Anoushka Shankar & Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestral Qawwali Project

Anoushka Shankar & Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestral Qawwali Project

28th January 2022

Catch sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall where she'll be joined by Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a special concert as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Dean Owens & The Sinners and Kirsten Adamson

Dean Owens & The Sinners and Kirsten Adamson

28th January 2022

Award winning Scottish troubadour Dean Owens launches his highly anticipated Sinner's Shrine album featuring a multi-talented band at CCA Glasgow on 28th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Spiers & Boden and support

Spiers & Boden and support

28th January 2022

Spiers & Boden are back with brand new album Fallow Ground! Catch them perform live at Oran Mor Glasgow on 28th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Iain Fraser ‘Gneiss’ with Josie Duncan

Iain Fraser ‘Gneiss’ with Josie Duncan

28th January 2022

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fèis Rois nan Inbheach Fèis Rois presents a new suite of music by leading Scottish fiddler Iain Fraser!
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Mec Lir with Kinnaris Quintet

Mec Lir with Kinnaris Quintet

28th January 2022

Mec Lir are a bold and exuberant Isle of Man/Glasgow based band with a stellar line up, don't miss them live at St Luke's Glasgow on 28th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Remedy Club and support

The Remedy Club and support

28th January 2022

Ireland's best kept musical secret The Remedy Club will perform live at The Glad Cafe on 28th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Polly Paulusma and support

Polly Paulusma and support

28th January 2022

Ahead of the release of her ninth album, The Pivot Round Which the World Turns, Polly Paulusma will perform live at The Hug and Pint Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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UAINE with Gráinne Brady: ‘Newcomer’

UAINE with Gráinne Brady: ‘Newcomer’

28th January 2022

UAINE consists of four exceptional and highly esteemed musicians, bonded by musical affinity and mutual admiration! Catch them perform live on 28th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Jim Sutherland & Evolution Orchestra: When Fish Begin to Crawl

Jim Sutherland & Evolution Orchestra: When Fish Begin to Crawl

29th January 2022

Scottish composer, producer, band-leader and all-round musical polymath Jim Sutherland presents When Fish Begin to Crawl, arguably his most ambitious project to date!
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Capercaillie & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Capercaillie & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

29th January 2022

Marking yet another first in their illustrious career, Capercaillie take to the stage at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall flanked by the full splendour of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra!
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Bab L’Bluz and support

Bab L’Bluz and support

29th January 2022

Catch Moroccan/French quartet Bab L'Bluz live at Drygate Brewery on the 29th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Matt Carmichael with Seonaid Aitken: Chasing Sakura

Matt Carmichael with Seonaid Aitken: Chasing Sakura

29th January 2022

Scottish saxophonist Matt Carmichael will perform music from his acclaimed 2021 debut album, Where Will the River Flow, at The Mackintosh Church as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Paul McKenna Band with HEISK and TRIP

The Paul McKenna Band with HEISK and TRIP

29th January 2022

Fronted by one of Scotland's most eloquently expressive vocalists and songwriters, The Paul McKenna Band return to Celtic Connections on 29th January!
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Talisk & Jigjam

Talisk & Jigjam

29th January 2022

Talisk have toured the world and are now back to storm Celtic Connections with their adventurous take on traditional music!
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Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy and BEMIS

Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy and BEMIS

29th January 2022

Alogte Oho brings his mix of highlife, Afro-pop, funk, soul and reggae to Tramway Glasgow and Celtic Connections 2022 alongside local performance groups!
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Leventime: A Tribute to Jackie Leven

Leventime: A Tribute to Jackie Leven

29th January 2022

Expect laughter, a few tears, some tall tales and great, great music at Leventime: A Tribute to Jackie Leven being held in Oran Mor on 29th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Deaf Shepherd and Grosse Isle

Deaf Shepherd and Grosse Isle

29th January 2022

Deaf Shepherd celebrate their longer-term return to the circuit, complete with new album in the offing, with this special show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Ed Dowie and support

Ed Dowie and support

29th January 2022

Catch musician Ed Dowie live at The Glad Cafe on 29th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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A.O. Gerber and support

A.O. Gerber and support

29th January 2022

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist A.O. Gerber will perform live at The Hug and Pint Glasgow on 29th January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Jill Jackson Plus Special Guests

Jill Jackson Plus Special Guests

30th January 2022

Paisley born singer-songwriter Jill Jackson returns to Celtic Connections, continuing her long musical journey from Paisley to Top of the Pops to playing in every state of America!
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Stina Marie Claire and support

Stina Marie Claire and support

30th January 2022

Stina Marie Claire is the new solo project of singer/songwriter Stina Tweeddale aka Honeyblood, catch her live at CCA Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Fergus McCreadie Trio with Justyna Jablonska & Jyotsna Srikanth

Fergus McCreadie Trio with Justyna Jablonska & Jyotsna Srikanth

30th January 2022

The Fergus McCreadie Trio, one of the hottest, most exciting young bands in European jazz, will play the New Auditorium at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Andrew Wasylyk and support

Andrew Wasylyk and support

30th January 2022

Dundee-based jazz musician/producer Andrew Wasylyk plays music from Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation: the third in his acclaimed trilogy exploring the east coast of Scotland!
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FRETS: Norman Blake, Bernard Butler & James Grant and Monica Queen

FRETS: Norman Blake, Bernard Butler & James Grant and Monica Queen

30th January 2022

Don't miss a rare chance to get up close and personal with Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, guitar legend Bernard Butler and Love and Money frontman James Grant when FRETS comes to Celtic Connections!
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Hamish Henderson Night: ‘Ballad of the Banffies’

Hamish Henderson Night: ‘Ballad of the Banffies’

30th January 2022

Celebrating the release in Autumn 2021 of Greentrax Recordings' Hamish Henderson Tribute Vol 2 - Ballad of the Banffies, many of the featured singers and musicians reunite for this live performance!
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Bob Mould

Bob Mould

31st January 2022

Bob Mould will perform a solo electric gig at Oran Mor Glasgow on Monday 31st Jaunary as part of Celtic Connections!
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Lloyd Cole: From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork

Lloyd Cole: From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork

31st January 2022

Following a triumphant 2019 'From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork' tour, Lloyd Cole returns to his second home to play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Monday 31st January!
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William Prince

William Prince

31st January 2022

DF Concerts presents JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince at King Tut's Glsagow on 31st January!
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David Grubb and support

David Grubb and support

31st January 2022

Fife-born accomplished fiddle player David Grubb heads to The Hug and Pint, Glasgow for an intimate show on 31st January as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Kate Rusby & Friends

Kate Rusby & Friends

1st February 2022

Renowned for achingly beautiful vocals, Celtic Connections favourite Kate Rusby returns with a special show marking 30 years as a touring artist!
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Arny Margret and support

Arny Margret and support

1st February 2022

Arny Margret is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from the Westfjords of Iceland, she'll be performing live at The Hug and Pint, Glasgow on 1st February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Rachel Baiman and Cahalen Morrison

Rachel Baiman and Cahalen Morrison

1st February 2022

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Rachel Baiman powerfully performs music from her new album, Cycles at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Amadou & Mariam and support

Amadou & Mariam and support

2nd February 2022

Malian husband-and-wife duo of Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia will perform at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 2nd February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Catriona Price: Hert and Cynefin

Catriona Price: Hert and Cynefin

2nd February 2022

Prolific, versatile and prodigiously gifted, violinist/composer Catriona Price will perform live at the Mitchell Theatre on 2nd February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Darlingside and support

Darlingside and support

2nd February 2022

Boston quartet Darlingside come to St Luke's Glasgow on 2nd February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Roberto Cassani’s Ansema and Debra Salem: In a Sma Room

Roberto Cassani’s Ansema and Debra Salem: In a Sma Room

2nd February 2022

Join songwriter and double bassist Roberto Cassani at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's Strathclyde Suite on 2nd February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Sons Of The East

Sons Of The East

3rd February 2022

To celebrate the release of their debut album Sons Of The East and their full five piece band are playing 28 headline shows including a night at Oran Mor Glasgow on 3rd February!
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Blue Rose Code and Eve Goodman

Blue Rose Code and Eve Goodman

3rd February 2022

Don't miss Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, aka Blue Rose Code live at Saint Luke's Glasgow with support from Welsh singer-songwriter Eve Goodman as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Jarrod Dickenson

Jarrod Dickenson

3rd February 2022

Jarrod Dickenson will bring his own particular brand of soulful Americana to CCA Glasgow on Thursday 3rd February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Dervish and Pedair

Dervish and Pedair

3rd February 2022

One of Ireland's best known and loved traditional bands, Dervish will return to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 3rd February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Gnoss and Mairi McGillivray

Gnoss and Mairi McGillivray

3rd February 2022

From frenetic fiddle tunes to heartfelt love songs, Glasgow-based Gnoss perform music that stirs the blood... don't miss them at The Mackintosh Church as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Hannah Rarity and The Alt & special guest Kevin Burke

Hannah Rarity and The Alt & special guest Kevin Burke

3rd February 2022

Singer and songwriter Hannah Rarity previews material from her eagerly-anticipated second album at the Mitchell Theatre as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Conchúr White and support

Conchúr White and support

3rd February 2022

Armagh surrealist singer-songwriter Conchúr White will perform live at The Hug and Pint on 3rd February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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St. Paul and the Broken Bones

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

4th February 2022

Celtic Connections welcomes the soulful Southern rock group St. Paul & The Broken Bones to The Old Fruitmarket on 4th February!
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The Mastersons and Julian Taylor

The Mastersons and Julian Taylor

4th February 2022

The Mastersons are singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalists Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, catch them live at CCA Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The East Pointers and Calum Stewart Quartet

The East Pointers and Calum Stewart Quartet

4th February 2022

The multi-award-winning East Pointers are back on the road with new music from their upcoming EP, catch them live at Oran Mor Glasgow on 4th February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Adam Holmes and Clare Sands

Adam Holmes and Clare Sands

4th February 2022

Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene! Don't miss him live at Drygate on 4th February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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The Sharon Shannon Quartet and The Trials of Cato

The Sharon Shannon Quartet and The Trials of Cato

4th February 2022

Don't miss one of the most gifted musicians from her generation when Sharon Shannon comes to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's New Auditorium as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Westward the Light and Alfi

Westward the Light and Alfi

4th February 2022

Westward the Light will perform music from their acclaimed self-titled album at The Mackintosh Church on 4th February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Old Blind Dogs with Startijenn

Old Blind Dogs with Startijenn

4th February 2022

Old Blind Dogs launch their 30th anniversary year with a performance at Saint Luke's Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022 on 4th February!
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Ryan Young & Chris Amer with Janice Burns & Jon Doran

Ryan Young & Chris Amer with Janice Burns & Jon Doran

4th February 2022

Ryan Young is a traditional fiddle player from Scotland bringing fresh and inventive ideas to traditional Scottish music!
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Lena Jonsson Trio with LYRE LYRE

Lena Jonsson Trio with LYRE LYRE

4th February 2022

One of Sweden's most accomplished and versatile fiddlers, Lena Jonsson is joined by guitarist Erik Ronström and bassist Kristofer Sundström, for this special show as part of Celtic Connections!
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Transatlantic Sessions

Transatlantic Sessions

Selected dates between 4th February 2022 - 6th February 2022

It wouldn't be Celtic Connections without Transatlantic Sessions featuring the regular all-star line-up from here in Scotland and across the pond for 2022!
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The Chair & Support

The Chair & Support

5th February 2022

Orkney eight-piece, The Chair, promise a raucously musical blend of folk, blues, reels, rock, dub, klezmer and plenty more! Don't miss them live at The Old Fruitmarket as part of Celtic Connections!
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RURA & Special Guests

RURA & Special Guests

5th February 2022

Festival favourites RURA have teamed up with four folk music luminaries to create a unique collaborative EP, which will be premiered at the Theatre Royal Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Sian with Michael McGoldrick Quintet

Sian with Michael McGoldrick Quintet

5th February 2022

Sian comprises three of today's most exquisitely gifted young Gaelic singers, don't miss them live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's New Auditorium on 5th February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Nae Plans Extravaganza

Nae Plans Extravaganza

5th February 2022

Adam Sutherland and Hamish Napier host a truly mighty gathering of like-minded dynamic duos, all ready and raring to go for whatever a Nae Plans party might bring!
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Heidi Talbot & Dirk Powell with Kim Carnie

Heidi Talbot & Dirk Powell with Kim Carnie

5th February 2022

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Heidi Talbot is joined by Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and Americana icon Dirk Powell as she unveils songs from her latest solo release!
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Iona Fyfe and Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy

Iona Fyfe and Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy

5th February 2022

Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland's finest young folk singers, watch her perform live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's Strathclyde Suite on 5th February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire and Support

Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire and Support

6th February 2022

5 years after the release of their last album Swithering – Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire return to the stage! Don't miss them live at St Luke's Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Bedouine and support

Bedouine and support

6th February 2022

Bedouine will support her new album, Waysides, with a headline tour of the UK including a night at The Mackintosh Church on 6th February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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