Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections 2021, in its digital format, will present concerts using an online platform every night between Friday 15th January – Tuesday 2nd February!

Celtic Connections

About Celtic Connections

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Internationally renowned as Europe’s largest winter music festival, annually welcoming over 2,000 artists to take part in over 300 events, Celtic Connections was set to celebrate its 28th incarnation in 2021. However, as with the rest of the world, plans have been turned on their head as the global pandemic continues to take hold.

Loathed to sit back and watch as Covid-19 inflicts chaos on the lives and livelihoods of musicians, technical crews, venue staff and indeed the whole creative supply chain, the Celtic Connections team, along with their funding supporters Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government, have put together a digital-first festival in response to the current situation and the effect this has on the way music fans must now consume live music and entertainment.

Celtic Connections 2021, in its digital format, will present concerts using an online platform every night between Friday 15 January – Tuesday 2 February 2021. Top quality performances will be available to view online across the 19 days with some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond appearing on screens across the world as part of the festival.

The line-up for Celtic Connections 2021 will include:

Admiral Fallow / Aidan O'Rourke 365 / Amira Kheir / Bassekou Kouyate & Amy Sacko / Blazin Fiddles / Blue Rose Code / Breabach / Cherish The Ladies / Chris Stout & Catriona McKay / Declan O'Rourke / De Temps Antan / Duncan Chisholm & Scottish Ensemble / Eddi Reader / Edwin Morgan 100th / Elephant Sessions / Fara / Fergus McCreadie Trio / Fiona Hunter / Georgia Cécile / Gnoss / Grosse Isle / Imar / James Grant / José González / Kinnaris Quintet / Kris Drever / Karen Matheson / Kathleen MacInnes / Le Vent Du Nord / Lyre / Mairearad Green / Mànran / Paul McKenna Band / Project Smok / RANT / Rachel Newton / Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi / Roaming Roots Revue / Rory Butler / Ross Ainslie / SCO with Karine Polwart & Pekka Kuusisto / Shooglenifty / Sian / Siobhan Miller / Sona Jobarteh / Sorren MacLean & Hannah Fisher / Talisk / The Secret Sisters / Transatlantic Sessions / TRYST / Westward the Light / Xabier Diaz / Zoe Bestel

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for Celtic Connections are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at Celtic Connections

Home on the Sea

Home on the Sea

27th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Home on the Sea is a celebration of the music of Scotland's island communities as part of Celtic Connections 2021!
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Cherish the Ladies & Westward the Light

Cherish the Ladies & Westward the Light

27th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Enjoy an evening of musical talent courtesy of Cherish the Ladies & Westward the Light as part of Celtic Connections 2021!
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The Conundrum with Tryst and Project Smok

The Conundrum with Tryst and Project Smok

28th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Finlay MacDonald brings together a local showcase of music focusing on the innovative Scottish & Irish bellows-piping traditions as part of Celtic Connections 2021!
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Transatlantic Sessions with Special Guests

Transatlantic Sessions with Special Guests

29th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

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 2021!
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QuebecFest featuring Le Vent Du Nord, De Temps Antan & Isle Gross

QuebecFest featuring Le Vent Du Nord, De Temps Antan & Isle Gross

29th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Don't miss a celebration of all things Quebec featuring Le Vent Du Nord, De Temps Antan & Isle Gross as part of Celtic Connections 2021!
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Roaming Roots Revue with Special Guests

Roaming Roots Revue with Special Guests

30th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Returning for Celtic Connections 2021 on January 30th, this year's Roaming Roots Revue features an all-star line up!
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Elephant Sessions: Lockdown Special

Elephant Sessions: Lockdown Special

30th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

After an unforgettable year for all the wrong reasons, Elephant Sessions are back, for one night only, from their hometown of Inverness, online and streaming worldwide as part of Celtic Connections!
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Steven Blake: New Voices

Steven Blake: New Voices

31st January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Enjoy the work some of Scotland's most exciting new musical talent as part of Celtic Connections 'New Voices' strand, on 31st January they'll be featuring music from Steven Blake!
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Dean Owens with Joey Burns (Calexico), Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Kris Drever & Cahalen Morrison

Dean Owens with Joey Burns (Calexico), Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Kris Drever & Cahalen Morrison

31st January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Enjoy an evening of musical talent courtesy of Dean Owens with Joey Burns (Calexico), Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Kris Drever & Cahalen Morrison as part of Celtic Connections 2021!
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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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