Celtic Connections 2017

Thursday 19th January to Sunday 5th February 2017
various venues, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2 3NY, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £35
Daily capacity: 25,000
Last updated: Thu 27th Oct 2016

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 Thursday 19th until Sunday 5th February 2017.


Laura Marling, Martha Wainwright, Olivia Newton-John, Fairport Convention, St Paul and The Broken Bones, Orchestra Baobab, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Sharon Shannon, The Eskies, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Felice Brothers, Tommy Emmanuel, and Billy Bragg, Joe Henry Karine Polwart, Steve Tilston, Jez Lowe, Ed Harcourt, Calexico, Manran, Seth Lakeman, Shirley Collins, King Creosote, Treacherous Orchestra, Charlie Cunningham, Atlantic Arc Orchestra, Wildwood Kin, The White Buffalo, Pictish Trail, Fat Suit, Federation of The Disco Pimp, Lewis & Leigh, Bella and the Bear, Aziza Brahim, Dervish, Breabach, Anna Meredith, Beoga, Night Moves, Blazin' Fiddles, Broken Witt Rebels, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Amy Sky, John McCusker Band, Four Men & A Dog, Imar, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Shooglenifty, Suns of Arqa, Bemis, Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire, Margo Price, The Anchoress, Feis Rois, Heidi Talbot, John Smith, Lauren MacColl, Mexrrissey, Los Pacaminos, C Duncan, Man of Moon, Tryst, Connla, Aaron Watson, Siobhan Miller, and Cherish The Ladies,Le Vent du Nord, Damien Dempsey, Hermitage Green, De Temps, Fara, Ezza, Basco, Talisk, Tom Russell, Cera Impala, Pierce Turner and Charly Houston, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Rayon, Gaelic Psalm Singers, The Glad Community Choir, Sarah Jarosz, La Banda Europa, Blue Rose Code, Fiona Hunter, Rod Paterson, Claire Hastings, Ross Kennedy, John Morran, Wendy Weatherby, Brian O'hEadhra, Gaels Le Cheile, Balkanopolis, Aidan O'Rourke, Alasdair Roberts, Alex Neilson, Stephanie Hladowksi, Koshka, Lula Pena, A Night for Angus, RANT: 4/4 - A Project For Projection, Ivan Drever's Orkney Gathering, Louise Bichan, Compton & Newberry, Sean Gray, NeWt Trio, Phil Cunningham, Aidan Moffat, Derek Gripper, Tom Paxton, The Elephant Sessions, Dosca, Darlingside, Adam Holmes and the Embers, Cathy & Marcy, Robyn Stapleton, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Galen Fraser, Baby do Brasil, Far Flung Corners, Fuaran, Angus Nicolson Trio, Calum Alex Macmillan, Modern Studies, Tisso Lake, Nae Plans , Jeremy Kittel, Slobodan Trkulja, Roberta Sa, Gillian Frame, Trilok Gurtu, Evelyn Glennie, Dallahan, Vishten, Jarlath Henderson, Anna Lindblad Trio, Starless, Inveraray and District Pipe Band, Bagad Kemper: Melezour, Duncan Chisholm, Renata Rose, Ginkgoa, Scottish Clarinet Quintet, Ros Dunlop, World Beat Bothy, Niteworks, Inyal, Hamilton de Holanda, Hannah Fisher, Xabier Diaz, Mark O'Connor, Graham Mackenzie, Auld Hat New Heids, George Monbiot, Ewan McLennan, Stand and Stare, Shovels & Rope, Dirk Powell & Jon Cleary, The Lions of Lisbon, The Special Consensus, Quick, The Macmath Collective, John Paul White, Callaghan, Budapest Bar, Liz Lochhead, The Hazey Janes, Steve Kettley, Karan Casey, Rab Noakes, Tartine de Clous, Alasdair Roberts, Neil McDermott, James McMurtry, Nathan Bell, Alice Drinks the Kookaid, Rachel Walker, FLIT, Craig Armstrong, Calum Martin, The Pipes, The Pipes, Issho Drummers, Alice Marra, The Gaels Blue Orchestra, 3hattrio, Lizabett Russo, Strathspey, Surreal Society, Russell deCarle, Denis Keldie & Steve Briggs, David Francey, and Fraya Thomsen...

For a breakdown of the acts confirmed, click here.

More than 2,500 artists will take part in 300 events in over 20 venues across Glasgow. Plus the nightly Celtic Connections Festival Club, and Late Night Sessions at The Concert Hall.


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Ticket prices vary from FREE to around £35.


Various venues across Glasgow are utilised for Celtic Connections such as the Main Auditorium in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, O2 ABC, The Tron, Òran Mór, The Mitchell Theatre, City Halls, Kelvingrove, St Andrews in the Square and the Old Fruitmarket will all play host to Celtic Connections events.

Many events sell out very quickly and as well as the predictably popular artists, there are also many specialist events.


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

More information will be here when available.

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