Danny Kyle was a passionate supporter of traditional music and a constant campaigner for its revival in Scotland. Each night on the Open Stage, new musical talent is given the chance to shine under the Celtic Connections spotlight and the six best acts win through to the final night showcase concert. With a support slot at next year’s festival up for grabs, it’s a hard fought competition.
Compered by Danny’s close friend Liz Clark, it has been the launch pad for many now familiar names such as Karine Polwart, RURA and The Chair. This year the Open Stage returns to the home of the festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in the Exhibition Hall and will be at its original start time of 5pm. The six winners will perform in a showcase concert on Sunday 2nd February.