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It’s that time of year again: Celtic Connections 2016

by January 8, 2016 Leave your thoughts
Celtic Connections 2013 opening concert at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Celtic Connections 2013 opening concert at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

A new year is underway, and that can only mean one thing; Scotland’s premier winter music festival is just about here. Running from 14 – 31 January, if you’ve not already got your tickets sorted it’s now time to pour over the programme and circle your must-see gigs and concerts.

Now in its 22nd year, this Glasgow festival blends traditional and distinctive Scottish sounds with a huge variety of music from across the globe, with folk, roots and world-music genres featuring heavily.Hailing from the length and breadth of Scotland to as far afield as Inner Mongolia, the 2,100 acts performing at this year’s festival make Celtic Connections a truly international showcase.

Expect a typically eclectic line up of exceptional talents including the legendary Robert Plant, Rickie Lee Jones, The Chieftains, Lau, The Unthanks, Béla Fleck, Moving Hearts, , Lucinda Williams, Admiral Fallow, Toumani Diabaté, Karine Polwart, Boys of the Lough, and Larry Carlton.

Bringing together some of the biggest names in the business alongside acts you’ve never heard before, it’s the perfect festival to broaden your musical horizons

Get planning and find out more about the Celtic Connections programme and tickets. And when in the city, why not check out Glasgow’s many great attractions, restaurants and bars?

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Amy Robertson

Amy is a content executive at VisitScotland. Hailing from the west coast of Scotland, she's rather fond of music festivals, coastal walks, whisky and coal fires.

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