Celtic Connections announce first acts

folk, roots, world, traditional, indie, blues & jazz in Glasgow in January and February

published: Tue 14th Oct 2014

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Thursday 15th January to Sunday 1st February 2015
various venues, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2 3NY, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £35
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Wed 7th Jan 2015

Celtic Connections has announced its programme of folk, roots, world, traditional, indie, blues & jazz for the forthcoming festival that happens in numerous venues around Glasgow from Thursday 15th January until Sunday 1st February 2015.

The acts confirmed include Frances Black, and Kieran Goss reuntied for the first time in more than two decades, Eddi Reader, Kris Drever, Fairport Convention, Angelique Kidjo, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, King Creosote, Tiny Ruins, Treacherous Orchestra, Michael McGoldrick, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Lambchop, Ella the Bird, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, and Calexico.

Also announced today are Leo Blanco, Maggie Bjorklund, Ian Carr & The Various Artists, Manran, Hudson Taylor, Arthur Johnstone, Bronwynne Brent, Hayseed Dixie, Kathryn Tickell & The Side, Jeffrey Foucault and Amelia Curran, Chris Jarrett & Luca Ciarla, The Bruce 700 - Allan MacDonald, Watkins, Jarosz & O'Donovan, World Party, Horse, Songhoy Blues, and Tweedy featuring the Wilco frontman and his son.

Other acts revealed include Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson, Qristina & Quinn Bachand, The Rambling Boys of Pleasure, The Pearlfishers, Sam Sweeney, World Beat Bothy, Justin Townes Earle, The Rails, Mike Vass, Shooglenifty, Motu : Oileain, Dhol Drummers of Rajasthan, Findlay Napier, Ruth Moody, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Bella Hardy, Jim Moray, John Smith, Hannah James, Rachel Newton, and Emily Askew.

Completing the acts announced today are Carlos Nunez, RuRa, Dick Gaughan, Lynched, Luka Bloom, Angus Nicolson Trio, Karine Polwart, Sam Amidon, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Oh Susanna, Dennis Ellsworth, Trio Konogan, New Road, Erlend Viken Trio, The Sea Road Sessions, Mr McFalls Chamber, Punch Brothers, Inge Thomson, Maisey Rika, Californian Feetwarmers, Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics, Trinity Roots, Llan de Cubel, JD McPherson, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Dallaghan, The Barr Brothers, Fish & Bird, Sorren Maclean, Calum and Neill MacColl, Lahore Ceol Mor, Songhoy Blues, ALDOC, Nathaniel Rateliff, Louis Baker Le Vent du Nord, Wayfaring Strangers, Breabach, The Alan Kelly Gang , Horomona Horo, Nils Lofgren, The Chair, Fara, The McCrary Sisters, The Campbell Brothers, Danu, Skerryvore, and A Stor Mo Chroi.

The line-up is broken down as:-

  • 15th Jan 2015
    Celtic Connections Opening Concert 'Nae Regrets' - Martyn Bennett's GRIT
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 16 Jan 2015
    Fairport Convention with Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 16 Jan 2015
    Qristina & Quinn Bachand, and The Rambling Boys
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 16 Jan 2015
    The Pearlfishers and Support
    Mitchell Library

  • 16 Jan 2015
    Sam Sweeney's Fiddle: Made in the Great War
    Tron Theatre

  • 16 Jan 2015
    World Beat Bothy
    The Arches

  • 17 Jan 2015
    Angelique Kidjo with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 17 Jan 2015
    Justin Townes Earle and The Rails
    Oran Mor

  • 17 Jan 2015
    'Crossing the Minch' - The Music of Pipe Major Donald MacLeod MBE
    Mitchell Library

  • 17 Jan 2015
    Findlay Napier's Very Interesting Persons and Ruth Moody
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 17 Jan 2015
    Le Vent du Nord and Special Guests
    Old Fruitmarket

  • 18 Jan 2015
    Californian Feetwarmers and Support
    Old Fruitmarket

  • 18 Jan 2015
    The Elizabethan Session featuring Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Bella Hardy, Jim Moray, John Smith, Hannah James, Rachel Newton, and Emily Askew
    Mitchell Library

  • 18 Jan 2015
    RCS presents Wayfaring Strangers
    City Halls

  • 18 Jan 2015
    Roaming Roots Revue
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 18 Jan 2015
    New Road and Erlend Viken Trio
    St Andrew's in the Square

  • 18 Jan 2015
    The Sea Road Sessions and Support
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 19 Jan 2015
    Mr McFalls Chamber
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Eddi Reader and Kris Drever
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Hanneke Cassel and ALAW
    St Andrew's in the Square

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Carlos Nunez 'The Atlantic Corridor' and Rura
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Mike Vass In the Wake of Neil Gunn and Rachel Newton
    Mitchell Library

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Dick Gaughan and Lynched
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Breabach and Alan Kelly Gang and Horomona Horo
    Old Fruitmarket

  • 22 Jan 2015
    King Creosote performs 'From Scotland with Love' and Tiny Ruins
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Luka Bloom and Support
    Mitchell Library

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Angus Nicolson Trio with Trio Konogan
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 23 Jan 2015
    Punch Brothers and Support
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 23 Jan 2015
    Inge Thomson's Da Fishing Hands and Maisey Rika
    Tron Theatre

  • 23 Jan 2015
    Shooglenifty 25th Anniversary Concert with Motu: Oiléain and Dhol Drummers of Rajasthan
    Old Fruitmarket

  • 23 Jan 2015
    The Fiddletree
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 24 Jan 2015
    Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics with Trinity Roots
    The Arches

  • 24 Jan 2015
    Llan de Cubel @ 30 with Special Guests
    Mitchell Library

  • 24 Jan 2015
    JD McPherson and Support
    O2 ABC Glasgow

  • 24 Jan 2015
    Wired to the World featuring Treacherous Orchestra, Michael McGoldrick & Songhoy Blues
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 24 Jan 2015
    Nils Lofgren
    City Halls

  • 24 Jan 2015
    Nordic Fiddlers Bloc and Dallahan
    St Andrew's in the Square

  • 24 Jan 2015
    The Barr Brothers
    Tron Theatre

  • 24 Jan 2015
    Fish & Bird with Sorren Maclean
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 25 Jan 2015
    Ewan MacColl - 100th Anniversary Concert
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 25 Jan 2015
    Lahore Ceol Mor and Support
    Mitchell Library

  • 25 Jan 2015
    Songhoy Blues and ALDOC
    Oran Mòr

  • 25 Jan 2015
    Nathaniel Rateliff and Louis Baker
    Tron Theatre

  • 25 Jan 2015
    The Chair and Fara
    City Halls

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Karine Polwart with Sam Amidon
    Mitchell Library

  • 27 Jan 2015
    The Music of Craig Armstrong featuring The Orchestra of Scottish Opera & guests
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Oh Susanna and Dennis Ellsworth
    Tron Theatre

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Frances Black & Kieran Goss Reunion and Support
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 28 Jan 2015
    The Bruce 700 - Allan MacDonald
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 28 Jan 2015
    Watkins, Jarosz & O'Donovan and Support
    Mitchell Library

  • 28 Jan 2015
    World Party and Support
    Oran Mor

  • 28 Jan 2015
    The McCrary Sisters and The Campbell Brothers
    Old Fruitmarket

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Danú 20th Anniversary Celebration with Special Guests
    City Halls

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Tweedy and Support
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Horse 'Diamond Speaks' and Support
    Mitchell Library

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Chris Jarrett meets Luca Ciarla
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 30 Jan 2015
    Skerryvore and Support
    Old Fruitmarket

  • 30 Jan 2015
    Cahalen Morrison & Eli West with Pharis & Jason Romero
    Mitchell Library

  • 30 Jan 2015
    Blazin' Fiddles 'Strings Attached - The Next Generation'
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 30 Jan 2015
    L'Homme tranquille François & The Atlas Mountains & Burkinabé Guests & Support
    The Arches

  • 30 Jan 2015
    Hayseed Dixie and Support
    O2 ABC Glasgow

  • 30 Jan 2015
    Kathryn Tickell & The Side and Support
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 30 Jan 2015
    Jeffrey Foucault and Amelia Curran
    Tron Theatre

  • 31 Jan 2015
    A Stór Mo Chroí
    City Halls

  • 31 Jan 2015
    Transatlantic Sessions
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 31 Jan 2015
    Ian Carr & The Various Artists and Support
    St Andrew's in the Square

  • 31 Jan 2015
    Mànran and Support
    The Arches

  • 31 Jan 2015
    Hudson Taylor and Support
    City Halls

  • 31 Jan 2015
    Arthur Johnstone and Friends
    Mitchell Library

  • 31 Jan 2015
    Bronwynne Brent and Support
    Tron Theatre

  • 31 Jan 2015
    Lambchop with Maggie Björklundt
    Old Fruitmarket

  • 01 Feb 2015
    New Voices: Ella The Bird
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 01 Feb 2015
    Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita and Support
    Mitchell Library

  • 01 Feb 2015
    Transatlantic Sessions
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 01 Feb 2015
    Alistair Hulett Tribute
    St Andrew's in the Square

  • 01 Feb 2015
    Calexico and Support
    Old Fruitmarket

  • 01 Feb 2015
    Leo Blanco's Blue Lamp Quartet and Support
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • 01 Feb 2015
    BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015
    City Halls

Celtic Connections 2015 has an adventurous programme embracing Celtic music's connections with musical genres and cultural traditions from across the globe. The festival brings more than 2100 artists to Glasgow to perform to more than 100,000 concertgoers over 18 days at 300 events in over 20 venues. Plus the nightly Celtic Connections Festival Club, and Late Night Sessions at The Concert Hall.

For an easy-to-read breakdown of the acts confirmed, click here.

For more detailed information, and to book tickets for any event, please see the Celtic Connections website.

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Ticket prices vary from FREE to around £35.



Thursday 15th January to Sunday 1st February 2015
various venues, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2 3NY, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £35
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Wed 7th Jan 2015


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