Celtic Connections announces Baaba Maal, Ron Pope, Lucinda Williams, & more

including Jason Isbell, John Grant, & Rachel Sermanni

published: Mon 19th Oct 2015

Baaba Maal

Thursday 14th January to Monday 1st February 2016
various venues, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2 3NY, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £35
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Mon 11th Jan 2016

Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal leads the first acts revealed for Celtic Connections's programme of folk, roots, world, traditional, indie, blues & jazz for the forthcoming festival that happens in numerous venues around Glasgow from Thursday 14th until Sunday 31st January 2016.

The acts confirmed include Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell, John Grant, Rachel Sermanni, James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail, Withered Hand, They Might Be Giants, and 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band & Guests presenting 'Live in Ireland 87' Piping Concert with guests including Chris Armstrong, Ryan Canning, Ian Duncan, Stuart Liddell, Steven McWhirter, Duncan Nicholson, Richard Parkes, Terry Tully, Ross Walker, John Wilson, and Bob Worrall.

Celtic Connections 2016 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.

buy tickets now >

Ticket prices vary from FREE to around £35.



Thursday 14th January to Monday 1st February 2016
various venues, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2 3NY, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £35
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Mon 11th Jan 2016


latest on this festival

Celtic Connections Festival
festival home page
last updated: Mon 6th Jan 2020
Celtic Connections 2020
festival details
last updated: Tue 17th Dec 2019
Celtic Connections 2019
festival details
last updated: Tue 8th Jan 2019
Celtic Connections 2019
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Wed 5th Dec 2018
Celtic Connections 2018
festival details
last updated: Fri 22nd Dec 2017