Celtic Connections 2009

Thursday 15th January to Sunday 1st February 2009
various venues, Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £20
last updated: Mon 24th Nov 2008

One of Scotland's most predominant mid-winter music festivals, which attracts the Celtic and World music talent from around the globe, with more than 150 acts performing around the city of Glasgow. Celtic Connections takes place from Monday January 15th - Friday 1st February 2009.

The line-up for 2009 includes the Celtic Connections Opening Concert "The Cape Breton Connection", Sharon Shannon Big Band with Cara Dillon, Drever, McCusker & Woomble, Kathleen MacInnes, The Wilders with The Hot Seats, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba with Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko, and Youssou N'Dour and Old Blind Dogs. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Most of the festival concerts take place at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall but other venues include the City Halls, the Old Fruitmarket, The Classic Grand, and The National Piping Centre. Many events sell out very quickly and as well as the predictably popular artists, there are also many specialist events, almost too numerous to mention, such as a Hurdy Gurdy night, Accordian Night and Scottish Pipe Band performances.

Other highlights to expect include the nightly Celtic Connections Festival Club (for season ticket holders), the free Open Stage Sessions at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall Exhibition Hall, workshops every weekend, talks, films and dance.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 15th January to Sunday 1st February 2009
various venues, Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £20
last updated: Mon 24th Nov 2008


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