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 18th January until Sunday 4th February 2018.
The opening night Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert will feature a once-in-a-lifetime line-up that includes: Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon, String Sisters, Eddi Reader, Kris Drever, Tryst, Michael McGoldrick Trio, Maya Youssef, Ian McCalman, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, Louis Abbott, Sharat Chandra Srivastava, Gyan Singh, Siobhan Miller, Saltfishforty and yet more surprise guests.
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.
To see the full programme of events please view the What's On page at Celtic Connections
Ticket prices vary from FREE to around £40.
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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