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 (a ticketed event on 31 January). 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 Adam Sutherland, Karine Polwart and The Chair. Tonight's event is free - no ticket is required.
Admission is on a first come first served basis on the day of the event.
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