Everything we know about the 25th Celtic Connections Festival

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The Celtic Connections festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018 with an ambitious and eclectic line-up of musicians from all corners of the world who have been invited to take to the Glasgow stage from Thursday 18 January to Sunday 4 February 2018. The 18 days of entertainment will brighten up dark, wet winter nights with a mixture of concerts that will include one-off musical collaborations alongside talks, workshops, film screenings, ceilidhs, art exhibitions, free events and late night sessions.

When the festival began in 1994 doubters couldn’t believe the “sheer audacity” of festival organisers to plan an event of such length and scale during the month of January, when purse strings were pulled tighter and people were more inclined to batten down the hatches on the dark dismal nights than head out into the night to attend a gig, especially a folk gig!

Not only were the timings described as wrong but so also was the venue, the festival was centred round the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall which was described as “too formal, too plush, too posh for the essentially scruffy, laid-back creature that is folk music.”

From these initial scepticisms and the various doubters the Celtic Connections festival grew at a ferocious rate, increasing from 66 events in one venue with 27,000 attendees in 1994 to 172 events across 11 stages with 50,000 attendees in 1997 to now putting on over 300 events across 26 stages and an attendance figure of over 100,000.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Not only has the Celtic Connections festival grown in terms of events, stages and visitors’ attending but it has also grown significantly in terms of the music that it showcases, the genres it embraces and the international artists it welcomes. Celtic Connections 2018 will embrace music from the past to music of the present and will look ahead to the future of an increasingly experimental and exciting music scene.



With this year’s line-up and one-off collaborations the festival will show how much Scotland’s music scene has changed over the last 25 festivals, with ever increasing musical styles and cross genre fusions of jazz, classical, folk, world and electronica.

Donald Shaw, Artistic Director of Celtic Connections told Glasgowist: “Since the inception of Celtic Connections in 1994 the Scottish music scene has developed and diversified hugely. When the festival began there was still significant compartmentalisation of genres, which although has its place at times, has become less prevalent over the years. The influence and inspiration that the traditional music scene has had across the whole musical landscape in Scotland and worldwide has helped to make the journey of Celtic Connections all the more adventurous and exciting.

“As an internationally renowned festival we continually strive for better and the 25th edition is no exception. Audiences will be treated to performances from some of the best artists from across the world and an array of unique collaborations and an eclectic mix of world music.”

Emma Campbell, Music Officer, Creative Scotland, said: “It’s a wonderful thing to congratulate Celtic Connections on its twenty-five years as an integral part of Scotland’s music scene. The festival celebrates our shared musical traditions and shines a light on the brightest new stars. Celtic Connections offers a world-class stage and wildly enthusiastic audiences to top performers from home and friends from across the globe. It’s particularly exciting to welcome Ireland as the festival’s international partner in 2018. This partnership with Culture Ireland builds on a strong affinity between our countries, with joint ambitions to share our music with the world.”

Highlights of the 25th Celtic Connections Festival

Following its debut at the opening concert of Celtic Connections 2015, the GRIT Orchestra will perform another world première at The SSE Hydro during next year’s festival – a grand-scale live version of Bothy Culture, the late Martyn Bennett’s second album that is celebrating its 20th release date.

The show will feature a special appearance by Scottish stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill whose performance will be inspired by his 2014 film The Ridge (which has been viewed 55 million times on YouTube) and sound tracked by Bennett’s track ‘Blackbird’. Bennett’s music has again been arranged for orchestra by violinist Greg Lawson, who also conducts the performance.

Comprising of around 80 leading folk, jazz and classical musicians, the GRIT Orchestra will be a unique ensemble and an embodiment of Scotland’s diverse contemporary music scene, a scene that Bennett himself helped pave the way for. Skye’s Niteworks will open tonight’s show; the young quartet is well known for inciting festival and dancefloor euphoria, splicing traditional tunes and instrumentation with symphonic synths and colossal beats.

GRIT Orchestra

GRIT Orchestra

American singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin will celebrate 20 years since the release of platinum-selling A Few Small Repairs and its recent re-release in a newly expanded edition at Celtic Connections 2018. She will be joined by her full band as well as acclaimed husband and wife duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, who will also open this show.

Shetland’s Fiddler’s Bid will headline a Main Auditorium concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Having formed playing lunchtime sessions at high school, Fiddlers’ Bid share a bond going back more than 25 years and since day one their island’s unique musical heritage has been at the core of what they do. The band will be joined at Celtic Connections by Finnish seven-piece Frigg who are similarly led by four contemporary champions of proud native fiddle traditions. Audiences can expect a mix of Nordic-hued Shetland tunes, both old and brand new, laced with Québécois and east European flavours. Reprising their monumental encounter at last summer’s Kaustinen Folk Festival, on Frigg’s likewise fiddle-rich home turf, both bands will play individually before a roof-raising joint finale.



Described as being one of the world’s greatest female singers, Mali’s Oumou Sangaré returned from an eight-year recording break in 2017 when she released her album Mogoya – marking a bold step away from previously recorded material. Featuring French production trio A.l.b.e.r.t. and iconic Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, the album couples her phenomenal voice and traditional Wassoulou roots with dynamic dashes of rock, funk and soul, together with edgy dance grooves, while retaining the powerful social commentary for which she’s also renowned.

Just over 25 years ago, an 18 year old Kate Rusby gave her first solo public performance at Holmfirth Folk Festival – fifteen solo albums and four BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards later and Kate’s shining star continues to rise. She will be joined at next year’s festival by some special friends.

In 1998, Bruce MacGregor assembled a selection of Highland and Island fiddlers, spotlighting distinctive regional styles, for a one-off two-week tour that showcased an array of young talent. It is from here that Blazin’ Fiddles was born. The line-up still includes Bruce, alongside Jenna Reid, Rua MacMillan, Kristan Harvey, Anna Massie and Angus Lyon – retaining the founding format of multiple frontline fiddles, plus powerhouse piano and guitar. This 20th anniversary show will feature ex-Blazers Duncan Chisholm, Aidan O’Rourke, Catriona Macdonald, Iain MacFarlane, Allan Henderson, Marc Clement and Andy Thorburn.

Levellers

Levellers

In 1988, Levellers co-founders Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham met in Brighton pub The Eagle and discovered their mutual musical tastes and political views. Fast forward thirty years and they remain one of the UK’s most passionate live acts, and also the most fiercely independent – booking their own gigs, recording on their own label and running their own Beautiful Days festival. Their heartfelt punk-folk sound and anti—authoritarian stance earned them a string of gold albums during the 1990s, and amid today’s political climate they’re still as relevant as ever. Fans old and new can watch them at Old Fruitmarket as part of Celtic Connections 2018.

In a world premiere Celtic Connections will present a night of symphonic arrangements of Gaelic repertoire under the title of Òrain nan Gàidheal: Songs of the Gael – featuring The BBC SSO & special guests. This show, taking place in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, will feature much loved and renowned Gaelic vocalists including Kathleen MacInnes, Julie Fowlis, Karen Matheson, Robert Robertson, Isobel Ann Martin, Kim Carnie and Mischa Macpherson.

Frank Turner

Frank Turner

England’s Frank Turner turned his focus to a primarily acoustic based solo career in 2005 after the demise of his former punk-hardcore band Million Dead. With a devoted fanbase via six studio albums and a touring schedule not for the faint hearted, Turner is working towards his seventh album which he will showcase at next year’s festival. Describing his new material as “a radical departure” from his previous solo work, Turner has centred his new album on classic soul and EDM influences.

In the words of The Mavericks’ frontman Raul Malo, alluding to current US and world events, “No matter what’s going on, you can still shake your ass”. While their new album Brand New Day features some pointedly topical lyrics (“building walls between us doesn’t fix a thing”), these new songs will have Celtic Connections audiences dancing the night away in the Old Fruitmarket this January.

At City Halls, Gaelic songstress Julie Fowlis will perform her spine-tingling new album alterum. With supernatural themes subtly intertwined with the new material, Julie performs the songs in her native Gaelic as well as in English and Galician, with harmony vocals from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Muirean Nic Amhlaoibh and Gillebride MacMillan, all accompanied by Julie’s customary brilliant live band.

Alabama-born sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer have each enjoyed separate, equally successful careers that have grown out of their shared Southern musical roots. Their first ever joint recording came in 2017 when they collaborated on the album Not Dark Yet. Celtic Connections audiences can enjoy the material from this new album in the iconic City Halls.

Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert

The Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert will take place on the opening night of the festival and will embody all of these elements. This show will be a celebration of artists who have performed at the festival over the years. There will be a few familiar names joining in the celebrations, including Tryst, Saltfishforty, Cherish the Ladies, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon, String Sisters, Kris Drever, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton.

Celtic Connections once again gets the chance to test the Barrowlands dance floor with the return of West coast folk-rockers Skerryvore who will play the historic venue on the first Saturday of the festival. This multi award-winning band will be supported by We Banjo 3, two sets of brothers from Galway who have shot to international fame with their multi-instrumentalist performances of traditional Irish, old time, and bluegrass music that they call Celtgrass.

The quintet Lord Huron’s unique spin on US indie-folk sets tales of romance and tragedy amid harmonised, reverb-heavy soundscapes. With all of their work based on imagined characters dreamed up by Michigan-born frontman Ben Schneider, who seeks inspiration from Western adventure novels and Kurt Vonnegut’s writings, this is sure to be a memorable night in Glasgow’s O2 ABC.

Celtic Connections Collaborations

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay will perform with King Creosote, Scottish Ensemble and a selection of special guests. Following their new duo album Bare Knuckle, Shetland fiddler Chris Stout and harp trailblazer Catriona McKay will host an unprecedented meeting of disparate musical worlds, highlighting their myriad of musical adventures over the past 7 years. As a duo Chris and Catriona consistently challenge what traditional music is and their performances and collaborations take the music to a whole new creative level.

This concert will feature Fife indie-folk troubadour King Creosote, as well as top contemporary string orchestra Scottish Ensemble. Another of the night’s guests, the astounding São Paulo vocalist and body-percussionist Marcelo Preto, reflects Chris Stout’s continuing exploration of Brazilian music, since his Brazilian Theory project in 2010-11. Centred on the new Bare Knuckle material – almost entirely self-penned – the show will feature a variety of groupings within the line-up, together with full-ensemble arrangements.

The hugely popular Roaming Roots Revue will return once again for Celtic Connections 2018. In its 6 year history this cross-collaborative concert has never paid tribute to one single artist, until now. The untimely passing of one of America’s greatest song-writing icons will see this show make an exception with a gala concert in honour of the music and magic of Tom Petty. Roddy Hart curates an all-star transatlantic cast of emerging talent, with expert backing from house band The Lonesome Fire. The line-up includes Natalie Prass, Nerina Pallot, Susanne Sundfør, Joel Plaskett, Lera Lynn, Leeroy Stagger, Sierra Hull, Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae, Pictish Trail and Alela Diane.



At the turn of the century one of Scotland’s most popular progressive folk acts was born, Croft No.5. The band was made up of eight young talents who introduced a highly influential fusion of trad, funk, world and EDM elements to their music. All having gone on to play with other bands or develop other careers, John and Misha Somerville, Barry Reid, Somhairle Macdonald, Paul Jennings, Adam Sutherland, Duncan Lyall and Innes Watson will revisit their headily precocious youth two decades after they formed for this one-off Celtic Connections show.

Bringing together six leading contemporary folk talents, sharing fruitfully diverse backgrounds, The Secret North began with five days’ intensive workshopping in a remote Highland studio last summer. Scotland’s Ailie Robertson (harp) and Donald Grant (fiddle), together with Jarlath Henderson (uillean pipes/whistles), Karen Tweed (accordion), Norway’s Sondre Meisfjord (bass) and Swedish/Norwegian mandola ace Marit Fält all contributed new original compositions, charting fresh common ground between Celtic and Scandinavian tradition, jazz and classical music. They will showcase this cross-collaboration at the Old Fruitmarket as part of next year’s festival.

Accordionesse is a new international quintet of leading contemporary accordionists and composers who are creating new music exploring the contrasts and common ground between Celtic, Nordic and Baltic traditions, as well as each player’s wide-ranging artistic travels. The band comprises of Tuulikki Bartosik (Estonia), Hannah James (England), Teija Niku (Finland), Mairearad Green (Scotland) and Karen Tweed (England/Ireland) with Accordionesse fusing a range of influences together that encompass tango, musette, Balkan, electronic and Americana sounds.

International and Americana at Celtic Connections

Uniting the celebrated talents of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan, I’m With Her is set to be an unmissable shows in the Celtic Connections 2018 line-up. Their amazing voices, top-rank instrumental skills and superb songwriting spans the spectrum from beautiful ballads to crowd-pleasing footstompers. Alongside existing originals, covers and traditional songs, they’ve also begun writing together and have just released their first EP Little Lies.

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For more than 40 years, the legendary singer, guitarist, bandleader and impresario Juan de Marcos has been a linchpin figure in the evolution and popularisation of his native Cuban music. Having co-founded the great Sierra Maestra in 1976, he oversaw that line-up’s eventual expansion into the Afro-Cuban All Stars. Today’s multi-generational, 17-piece All Stars draw on at least a century’s worth of Cuban sounds and styles, from vintage son via Latin jazz to hip-hop, matching master musicianship with red-hot passion. A moving night of music is guaranteed with Juan and the Afro-Cuban All Stars in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the first Monday night of the festival.

Tennesse native Sierra Hull, aged just 19, is a star on the rise on the Americana scene. When Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, Rhiannon Giddens and Abigail Washburn all guest on a young artist’s album, it’s time to sit up and take notice. A former child prodigy on mandolin, Sierra spread her wings with her third album in 2016, the Grammy-nominated Weighted Mind, which showcased her as a vocalist and songwriter of equally exceptional talent.

Approaching their 30th year, Swedish trio Väsen continue to win rapturous acclaim throughout the folk world and beyond. Väsen have worked with acts as diverse as the Danish String Quartet and Snarky Puppy, and have most recently excelled themselves once again with their recent 17th album Brewed. Audiences can enjoy Väsen in the breathtaking surroundings of the Mackintosh Church.

Born into one Africa’s richest musical cultures – home to some 450 different ethnic groups – the music of Congolese artist Jupiter Bokondji, together with his high-octane band Okwess, reaches beyond its popular conga and soukous sounds, mixing myriad lesser-known styles and rhythms with funk, soul and rock, while urgently addressing his homeland’s post-colonial travails.

US trio The Lone Bellow, featuring three vocals, two guitars, mandolin and keyboard, have rapidly climbed the Americana rankings since their self-titled debut album in 2013. Their heartfelt, soulful, gospel-tinged sound is acutely heard in their most recent album Walk Into A Storm and their passionate live shows are sure to impress the Celtic Connections crowd.

The Celtic Connections Global Session: Stramash 25

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary Celtic Connections will partner with more than 20 organisations worldwide to create a live and online interactive session involving folk musicians of all ages and all instruments.

There will be a synchronized musical session lasting at least an hour featuring pre-arranged Scottish tunes and songs hosted in various halls and spaces with live audience interaction across the world – including The UK and Ireland, France, Spain, Scandinavia, Italy, Germany, Canada, USA, India, Brazil and Malawi.

FULL LISTINGS FOR CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2018

Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert
Thursday 18 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £22
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Broken Records and Special Guests
Thursday 18 January
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Merchant City Trad Trail
Friday 19 January
11am, 2pm
Tickets from £17
Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs

Danny Kyle Open Stage
Friday 19 January
5pm
FREE
Exhibition Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay with King Creosote, Scottish Ensemble and special guests
Friday 19 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £21
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

This is the Kit with Last Horizons
Friday 19 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
O2 ABC

To Kill A King
Friday 19 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £12.50
Drygate

Ricky Ross and Roseanne Reid
Friday 19 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £25
Mackintosh Church

Saltfishforty and Red Tail Ring
Friday 19 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mitchell Theatre

Iain MacFarlane Trio and Kim Carnie
Friday 19 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
St Andrews in the Square

The One Ensemble and support
Friday 19 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The Glad Café

David Ramirez
Friday 19 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £11
Broadcast

The Secret North and Navá
Friday 19 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Jim Malcolm and Avocet
Friday 19 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Tron Theatre

Drever McCusker Woomble and Emily Baker
Friday 19 January
9.30pm
Tickets from £16
Old Fruitmarket

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Friday 19 January
10:30pm
Tickets from £10
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Friday 19 January
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

House of Song
Friday 19 January
11pm
FREE
Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland

Corelo’s Interactive Workshop for the Under 5’s
Saturday 20 January
9.30am
Tickets from £4
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

Come&Try Irish Sean-nós with Aneta Dortová
Saturday 20 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Caledonian University

Come&Try Ukelele with Finlay Allison
Saturday 20 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Come&Try Accordion with John Somerville
Saturday 20 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

Come&Try Bodhran with Cormac Byrne
Saturday 20 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Clyde Foyer

Singin’ on yer Mammy’s Knee with Christina Stewart
Saturday 20 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Lomond Foyer

Merchant City Trad Trail
Saturday 20 January
11am, 2pm
Tickets from £17
The Scottish Music Centre

The National Whisky Festival
Saturday 20 January
12pm/4.15pm
Tickets from £41
SWG3

Johnstone Pipe Band & Special Guests
Saturday 20 January
12.30pm
Tickets from £15
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Come&Try Step Dance with Sophie Stephenson
Saturday 20 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Caledonian University

Big Slow Session with Nigel Gatherer
Saturday 20 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Beginners Accordion with John Somerville
Saturday 20 January
1.30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

Bodhran for Improvers/Players with Cormac Byrne
Saturday 20 January
1.30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Clyde Foyer

Playsongs for Bigger Bairns with Christina Stewart
Saturday 20 January
1.30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Lomond Foyer

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Saturday 20 January
2pm
Tickets from £12.50
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

musicALL: The Fridays
Saturday 20 January
3pm
Tickets from £5
City Halls, Recital Room

Dove Tales, the Association of Scottish Artists for Peace, presents a discussion about The Human Cost of War
Saturday 20 January
4.30pm
Tickets from £5
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage
Saturday 20 January
5pm
FREE
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Centre

String Sisters and ‘Scotland’s Wild Heart’
Saturday 20 January
7:30pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

The Lone Bellow with Deer Tick
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £17
O2 ABC

Ross Ainslie & The Sanctuary Band and Brighde Chaimbeul
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mitchell Theatre

Skerryvore and We Banjo 3
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £22
Barrowland Ballroom

The Friel Sisters & Special Guests
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
St Andrews in the Square

Alasdair Roberts in collaboration with Joashino
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £12.50
Platform

Croft No. 5 and Dosca
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
Saint Luke’s

Jupiter & Okwess and Les Triaboliques
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
Drygate

Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl’s Craic
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14.50
CCA

Lankum with Stick in the Wheel
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
Oran Mor

Findlay Napier’s Glasgow
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mackintosh Church

Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie with Hecla
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The National Piping Centre

Brownbear
Saturday 20 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £8
Broadcast

The Glad Café Community Choir and friends
Saturday 20 Janaury
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The Glad Café

The Tannahill Weavers – Golden Anniversary
Saturday 20 January
8pm
Tickets from £15
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Julie Fowlis and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
Saturday 20 January
8pm
Tickets from £18
City Halls

The Music of Laura Nyro featuring Diane Garisto & Guests
Saturday 20 January
Tickets from £18
Old Fruitmarket

Swarb! It Suits Him Well featuring The Jason Wilson Band, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick & Simon Swarbrick
Saturday 20 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Tron Theatre

Trembling Bells and Special Guests
Saturday 20 January
8pm
Tickets from £13
The Hug & Pint

Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances: Ceòlas/Beinn Lee Ceilidh Band
Saturday 20 January
8pm
Tickets from £12
Partick Burgh Halls

25th Anniversary Ceilidh featuring The Occassionals & Guests
Saturday 20 January
10.30pm
Tickets from £13
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Saturday 20 January
10:30pm
Tickets from £10
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Saturday 20 January
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

Sean Nós dancing for Beginners with Aneta Dortová
Sunday 21 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Caledonian University

Come&Try Fiddle with Daniel Thorpe
Sunday 21 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Rock that Uke with Finlay Allison
Sunday 21 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

Come&Try Mandolin with Lanarkshire Guitar & Mandolin Association
Sunday 21 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Clyde Foyer

Come&Try Whistle with Steven Blake
Sunday 21 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Lomond Foyer

Women’s Samba with Big Groove
Sunday 21 January
11am
Tickets from £7
City Halls Studio 1

Bodhran for Ensemble with Cormac Byrne
Sunday 21 January
11am
Tickets from £7
City Halls Studio 2

Come&Try Clarsach with Heather Yule
Sunday 21 January
11am
Tickets from £7
City Halls Recital Room

New Voices: Innes White
Sunday 21 January
1pm
Tickets from £12
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Step Dance for Beginners with Sophie Stephenson
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Caledonian University

Fiddle for Beginners with Daniel Thorpe
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Song Arranging on Ukulele (Tips & Tricks) with Finlay Allison
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

Come&Try Mandolin with Lanarkshire Guitar & Mandolin Association
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Clyde Foyer

Whistle for Beginners with Steven Blake
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Lomond Foyer

Spoons for All with Cormac Byrne
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
City Halls Studio 2

Clarsach for Beginners with Heather Yule
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
City Halls Recital Room

Come&Try Djembe with Allan Hughes
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
City Halls Club Room

Kids Come&Try Samba Drumming (4-7 years) with Big Groove
Sunday 21 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £4
City Halls Studio 1

Merchant City Trad Trail
Sunday 21 January
2pm
Tickets from £17
Scottish Music Centre

Hazy Recollections
Sunday 21 January
2.30pm
Tickets from £12.50
O2 ABC2

Kids Come&Try Samba Drumming (8-12 years) with Big Groove
Sunday 21 January
2.30pm
Tickets from £4
City Halls Studio 1

All Age Samba Band (ages 8-adult) with Big Groove
Sunday 21 January
3.30pm
Tickets from £7
City Halls Studio 1

Innovation & Tradition: The Future of Piping
Sunday 21 January
4.30pm
Tickets from £5
City of Music Studio, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage
Sunday 21 January
5pm
Tickets from £15
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Shawn Colvin and Her Band – A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour with special guests Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Sunday 21 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £28
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Ladies of Soul
Sunday 21 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Oran Mor

KGB (Keenan Gavin Byrne) and Lahira
Sunday 21 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
City Halls

Jean-Michel Veillon & Yvon Riou and The LIT Trio
Sunday 21 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
St Andrews in the Square

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock and Fergus McCreadie Trio
Sunday 21 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium

Boo Hewerdine and Marianne McGregor
Sunday 21 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Tron Theatre

Brian Kennedy and support
Sunday 21 January
8pm
Tickets from £18
Old Fruitmarket

Accordionesse
Sunday 21 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

SOUNDING: Modern Studies & Lomond Campbell with The Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 21 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Saint Luke’s

Doghouse Roses, John Alexander and Mandula & Hephziba
Sunday 21 January
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Sunday 21 January
10:30pm
Tickets from £5
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Sunday 21 January
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

Celtic Connections on Campus
Monday 22 January
12.30pm
FREE
Glasgow Caledonian University

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage
Monday 22 January
5pm
FREE
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Juan de Marcos Afro-Cuban All Stars and support
Monday 22 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £23
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Start to End: Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark
Monday 22 January
8.30pm
Tickets from £11
Oran Mor

Celtic Connections on Campus
Tuesday 23 January
12.30pm
FREE
Glasgow Caledonian University

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage
Tuesday 23 January
5pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Lee Fields & the Expressions and Lights Out by Nine
Tuesday 23 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16.50
Oran Mor

Max Richter Ensemble: Woolf Works
Tuesday 23 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £24
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

The Youth and Young
Tuesday 23 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £6
Broadcast

Liz Carroll with Séan Óg Graham & Trevor Hutchinson and Niamh Dunne
Tuesday 23 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Frank Turner and support
Tuesday 23 January
8pm
Tickets from £26
Old Fruitmarket

Start to End: John Martyn – Solid Air
Tuesday 23 January
6pm, 8.30pm
Tickets from £11
Oran Mor

Celtic Connections on Campus
Wednesday 24 January
12.30pm
FREE
Glasgow Caledonian University

Danny Kyle Open Stage
Wednesday 24 January
5pm
FREE
Exhibition Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Dougie MacLean and Yvonne Lyon
Wednesday 24 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £22
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Le Vent du Nord with Apiary
Wednesday 24 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £18
O2 ABC

The Deslondes with Underhill Rose
Wednesday 24 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Oran Mor

Mandolin Orange and support
Wednesday 24 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mackintosh Church

Bright Phoebus Revisited
Wednesday 24 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Mitchell Theatre

Scott Matthews and Gwyneth Glyn
Wednesday 24 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
St Andrews in the Square

BEMIS celebrates Burns
Wednesday 24 January
8pm
Tickets from £22
Old Fruitmarket

Cathal McConnell and Hannah Rarity
Wednesday 24 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Alessi’s Ark and Special Guest
Wednesday 24 January
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Greater Belfast
Wednesday 24 January
8pm
Tickets from £18
Tron Theatre

Celtic Connections on Campus
Thursday 25 January
12.30pm
FREE
Glasgow Caledonian University

Merchant City Trad Trail
Thursday 25 January
2pm
Tickets from £17
Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage
Thursday 25 January
5pm
FREE
Exhibition Centre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fiddler’s Bid with Frigg
Thursday 25 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

James Grant and Yola Carter
Thursday 25 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
O2 ABC

The Fretless with Ewan Robertson
Thursday 25 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
St Andrew’s in the Square

John Smith & Friends and support
Thursday 25 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mitchell Theatre

Teddy Thompson with Lera Lynn
Thursday 25 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £18
The Mackintosh Church

Bridget Marsden Leif Ottosson with Alastair Savage
Thursday 25 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The National Piping Centre

An Evening with LAU
Thursday 25 January
8pm
Tickets from £18
City Halls

Band of Burns
Thursday 25 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Old Fruitmarket

Binneas nam Ban
Thursday 25 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Last Night from Glasgow: Carla Easton, The Gracious Losers and The Miss’s
Thursday 25 January
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Greater Belfast
Thursday 25 January
8pm
Tickets from £18
Tron Theatre

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Thursday 25 January
10:30pm
Tickets from £10
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Thursday 25 January
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

Merchant City Trad Trail
Friday 26 January
11am, 2pm
Tickets from £17
Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs

Celtic Connections on Campus
Friday 26 January
12.30pm
FREE
Glasgow Caledonian University

Danny Kyle Open Stage
Friday 26 January
5pm
FREE
Exhibition Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Òrain nan Gàidheal: Songs of the Gael featuring the BBC SSO & Special Guests
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £22
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Session A9 and Paul McKenna Band
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium
Tickets from £15

Sierra Hull with Jarlath Henderson
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mitchell Theatre

Väsen and Aizle
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
Mackintosh Church

Lúnasa & Special Guests
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £18
City Halls

Big Country 25th Anniversary and support
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £21
O2 ABC

Hayes Carll and Corb Lund
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Saint Luke’s

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro and support
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Drygate

John Coletta & The HUMPFF FAMILY Revival and support
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Oran Mor

The Glad Community Choir and Friends
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The Glad Café

Phamie Gow with The Routes Quartet
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
St Andrews in the Square

Matthew Tighe and An Dhá
Friday 26 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The National Piping Centre

Greater Belfast
Friday 26 January
8pm
Tickets from £18
Tron Theatre

Peatbog Faeries with special guest Vieux Farka Touré
Friday 26 January
8pm
Tickets from £18
Old Fruitmarket

Finlay MacDonald & Torupilli Jussi Trio with James Duncan MacKenzie
Friday 26 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Charlie Straw & special guests
Friday 26 January
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Friday 26 January
10:30pm
Tickets from £10
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Friday 26 January
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

Corelo’s Interactive Workshop for the Under 5’s
Saturday 27 January
9.30am
Tickets from £4
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

Fiddle Village with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January
Start at 10am
Tickets from £60 (for 2 day workshop)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Ukulele School with Finlay Allison
Saturday 27 January and Sunday 28 January
Start at 10am
Tickets from £60 (for 2 day workshop)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

Come&Try Stepdance with Kae Sakurai
Saturday 27 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Caledonian University

Merchant City Trad Trail
Saturday 27 January
11am, 2pm
Tickets from £17
Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs

Stepdance, Jigs and Slipjigs for Beginners with Kae Sakurai
Saturday 27 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Caledonian University

Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail with KIN and the Community
Saturday 27 January
2pm
Tickets from £12.50
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Greater Belfast
Saturday 27 January
2pm
Tickets from £18
Tron Theatre

Danny Kyle Open Stage
Saturday 27 January
5pm
FREE
Exhibition Centre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Roaming Roots Revue: The Wild One, Forever – A Tribute To Tom Petty
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £18
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer and Teddy Thompson
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £23
City Halls

Lord Huron and The Weather Station and Flyte
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
O2 ABC

The 4 of Us and Lizabett Russo
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Oran Mor

Sean McKeown & Liam O’Connor with Smok
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The National Piping Centre

A New International
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The Glad Café

Cara Dillon and The Fretless
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium

Chris Wood and Me for Queen
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14.50
St Andrew’s in the Square

Bothy Culture & Beyond and Niteworks
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £39.75
The SSE Hydro

Molly Tuttle and support
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mitchell Theatre

Fuaigh
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
Saint Luke’s

Louise Jordan – No Petticoats Here
Saturday 27 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
Recital Room, City Halls

Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia & Tubular Brass – Tubular Bells
Saturday 27 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Old Fruitmarket

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters with Salt House
Saturday 27 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Marnie and Special Guests
Saturday 27 January
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Greater Belfast
Saturday 27 January
8pm
Tickets from £18
Tron Theatre

Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances: Scott Harvey Ceilidh Band
Saturday 27 January
8pm
Tickets from £12
Partick Burgh Hall

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Saturday 27 January
10:30pm
Tickets from £10
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Saturday 27 January
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

Stepdance for All with Kae Sakurai and Sophie Stephenson
Sunday 28 January
10.30am
Tickets from £7
Caledonian University

New Voices: Sarah-Jane Summers
Sunday 28 January
1pm
Tickets from £12
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Stepdance for All with Kae Sakurai and Sophie Stephenson
Sunday 28 January
1.30pm
Tickets from £7
Caledonian University

Merchant City Trad Trail
Sunday 28 January
2pm
Tickets from £17
Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs

Hazy Recollections
Sunday 28 January
2.30pm
Tickets from £12.50
O2 ABC2

The Groove is Not Trivial with Q&A (screening)
Sunday 28 January
3.45pm
Tickets from £9.50
GFT

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Final 2018
Sunday 28 January
5pm
Tickets from £15
City Halls

Danny Kyle Open Stage
Sunday 28 January
5pm
FREE
Exhibition Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Northern Star – Scotland Sings Canada
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

I’m With Her and Rory Butler
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium

Isle of Eigg 20th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Drygate

Alela Diane and Mick Flannery
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
Mackintosh Church

The Barr Brothers with The Oh Hellos
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
Saint Luke’s

Maid of the Loch ‘The Heart of Loch Lomond’
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
Mitchell Theatre

The Americans and support
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Oran Mor

Richard Dawson and support
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £12.50
Platform

Alkinoos Ioannidis and support
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
St Andrew’s in the Square

David Foley & Jack Smedley with Heather Downie
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The National Piping Centre

Songwriters Circle: Mick Hargan, Katee Kross and Panic Anchor
Sunday 28 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £6
Broadcast

Northern Celtic Routes and Estbel
Sunday 28 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Old Fruitmarket

Adam Sutherland, Mairearad Green, Anna Massie & Hamish Napier with Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund
Sunday 28 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Last Night from Glasgow: Sister John, Annie Booth and Andrew Nicol
Sunday 28 January
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Northern Flyway
Sunday 28 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Tron Theatre

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Sunday 28 January
10:30pm
Tickets from £5
The Art School

Danny Kyle Open Stage
Monday 29 January
5pm
FREE
Exhibition Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars and special guests
Monday 29 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £22
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Martin Simpson with Tony McManus
Monday 29 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines) and Special Guests
Monday 29 January
8pm
Tickets from £13
The Hug & Pint

Northern Flyway
Monday 29 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Tron Theatre

Danny Kyle Open Stage
Tuesday 30 January
5pm
FREE
Exhibition Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Oumou Sangaré and Solo & Indrė
Tuesday 30 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

James Yorkston and Sarah Hayes & Sara Kazmi
Tuesday 30 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The Glad Café

Dick Gaughan Benefit Concert with Special Guests
Tuesday 30 January
8pm
Tickets from £20
Old Fruitmarket

The Railsplitters and Iona Fyfe: Away From My Window
Tuesday 30 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Fiskur and Friends
Tuesday 30 January
8.30pm
Tickets from £13
The Hug & Pint

Kate Rusby & Friends and Aoife Scott
Wednesday 31 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £22
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Shake the Chains
Wednesday 31 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mitchell Theatre

Words and Music by Willy Vlautin
Wednesday 31 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mackintosh Church

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle and Snuffbox
Wednesday 31 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Drygate

A.Savage and Jack Cooper
Wednesday 31 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £10.50
Broadcast

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards and WHYTE
Wednesday 31 January
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
St Andrew’s in the Square

Martin Hayes Quartet and Brothers of the Free Reed
Wednesday 31 January
8pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert, Main Auditorium

Ímar and Kaia Kater
Wednesday 31 January
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Mary Ann Kennedy and Luar na Lubre
Wednesday 31 January
8pm
Tickets from £16
Old Fruitmarket

Blazin’ Fiddles 20th and Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
Thursday 1 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Fiddle Fair at Celtic Connections
Thursday 1 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
St Andrew’s in the Square

Declan O’Rourke and Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente
Thursday 1 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £18
Mitchell Theatre

Hayseed Dixie and Emma McGrath
Thursday 1 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £18.50
O2 ABC

Arrest This Moment: Celebrating the Life of Michael Marra in Words and Music
Thursday 1 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Pavilion Theatre

Ryan Young with Andrew Finn Magill
Thursday 1 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The National Piping Centre

C.Macleod and Wallis Bird
Thursday 1 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Saint Luke’s

The Poozies and support
Thursday 1 February
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

The Gallant Sixteen and Twine it Weel
Thursday 1 February
8pm
Tickets from £15
Tron Theatre

Declan Welsh and Friends
Thursday 1 February
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Levellers Acoustic and The Brother Brothers
Thursday 1 February
9.30pm
Tickets from £22
Old Fruitmarket

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Thursday 1 February
10:30pm
Tickets from £10
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Thursday 1 February
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

Transatlantic Sessions
Friday 2 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £28
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Adam Sutherland Band with Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola
Friday 2 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium

Skipinnish and Special Guests
Friday 2 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £24
Pavilion Theatre

The Bow Brothers and Calum Stewart
Friday 2 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £18
Mitchell Theatre

Out Lines and Hamish Hawk
Friday 2 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Saint Luke’s

101 Scottish Songs – The Wee Red Book
Friday 2 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
St Andrew’s in the Square

Dean Owens and Jenny Sturgeon Trio
Friday 2 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Drygate

Sound of Yell, IIk and Aby Vulliamy
Friday 2 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The Glad Café

Rura and Kinnaris Quintet
Friday 2 February
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Peter Broderick and Jamie Sutherland (Broken Records)
Friday 2 February
8pm
Tickets from £13
The Hug & Pint

Lorcán Mac Mathúna with Cassie & Maggie
Friday 2 February
8pm
Tickets from £15
Tron Theatre

Elephant Sessions and Notify
Friday 2 February
9.30pm
Tickets from £16
Old Fruitmarket

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Friday 2 February
10:30pm
Tickets from £10
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Friday 2 February
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

Lau-Land: Fiddle Workshop – Aidan O’Rourke
Saturday 3 February
10.30am
Tickets from £10
CCA

Lau-Land: Guitar Workshop – Accompanying Traditional Music – Kris Drever
Saturday 3 February
10.30am
Tickets from £10
CCA

Lau-Land: Workshop – Arranging Trad Tunes (any instrument)
Saturday 3 February
10.30am
Tickets from £10
CCA

Lau-Land: Karine Polwart “Insight into the Making of Wind Resistance”
Saturday 3 February
12.30
Tickets from £10
CCA

Lau-Land: Fiddle Cormac Begley – Finding Your Own Musical Voice
Saturday 3 February
12.30
Tickets from £10
CCA

TMSA Young Trad Tour
Saturday 3 February
2pm
Tickets from £12.50
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Lau-Land: Dialectics – A Celebration of Regional Voices
Saturday 3 February
3pm
Tickets from £10
CCA

Lau-Land: Panel Discussion “Progression in Traditional Music”
Saturday 3 February
4pm
Free but ticketed
CCA

Michael McGoldrick Band and Talisk
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
O2 ABC

Alex Rex and Radie Peat
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £13
The Glad Café

Fara and Low Lily
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
St Andrew’s in the Square

Blasta and Xabi Aburruzaga
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mitchell Theatre

Fergie MacDonald: The Ceilidh King
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £22
Pavilion Theatre

Siobhan Wilson Band with the Demi Octet and Jamie Sutherland
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Mackintosh Church

TootArd with Trio Tekke
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
Drygate

Old Blind Dogs
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £15
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium

Tide Lines and support
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £14
Saint Luke’s

Sam Outlaw and support
Saturday 3 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
Oran Mor

Colter Wall and Tyler Childers
Saturday 3 February
8pm
Tickets from £15
Tron Theatre

Daoiri Farrell
Saturday 3 February
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Jaye Bartell and Special Guests
Saturday 3 February
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Celtic Connections Ceilidh Dances: RSCDS Ceilidh: The Clappy Doo Ceilidh Band
Saturday 3 February
8pm
Tickets from £12
Partick Burgh Hall

Lau-Land: Lau 10th Birthday Party
Saturday 3 February
9pm
Tickets from £14
CCA

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Saturday 3 February
10:30pm
Tickets from £10
The Art School

Late Night Sessions
Saturday 3 February
11pm
Tickets from £7.50
Drygate

New Voices: Ailie Robertson
Sunday 4 February
1pm
Tickets from £12
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Hazy Recollections
Sunday 4 February
2.30pm
Tickets from £12.50
O2 ABC2

Duncan Chisholm presents Sandwood and support
Sunday 4 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £20
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium

Celtic Connections Closing Party – Mànran & special guests and The Young Folk
Sunday 4 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £18
O2 ABC

Transatlantic Sessions
Sunday 4 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £28
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Sam Baker and support
Sunday 4 February
7.30pm
Tickets from £16
Mackintosh Church

Matthew Logan Vasquez (The Delta Spirit) and Special Guests
Sunday 4 February
8pm
Tickets from £11
The Hug & Pint

Sultans of String and Maeve Mackinnon
Sunday 4 February
8pm
Tickets from £14
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

The Mavericks and support
Sunday 4 February
8pm
Tickets from £26
Old Fruitmarket

Celtic Connections Festival Club
Sunday 4 February
10:30pm
Tickets from £5
The Art School