Celtic Connections which happens in numerous venues around Glasgow has expanded by a day and will now run from Thursday 14th until Monday 1st February 2016.
The reason for the extra day is another Bert Inspired: A Concert for Bert Jansch has been added following the first concert selling out in four days. The line-up on Monday 1 February in the Main Auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall includes Bernard Butler, Jacqui McShee, Robert Plant accompanied by Mike Piggott, and Ryley Walker. Also added to the bill on Thursday 28th January is a concert celebrating a classic night at the 1998 Meltdown Festival curated by John Peel, happening at Oran Mor and featuring The Nectarine No9, The Secret Goldfish, The Leopards, and special guests who will present Bent Meltdown (Redux) in tribute to Peel.
Other new additions to the line-up are Honeyblood, Matthew E. White, Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings, George Duff, Kevin Macleod, John Martin, Bixiga 70, Jyotsna Srikanth, Dr Dhananjay Daithanker, Greg Trooper, The James Brothers, Addictive TV, Broken Back, Bella Hardy, Jimmie Macgregor, Annie Grace, Lauren MacColl, Tim Edey, Bella and the Bear, Teen Canteen, Have Mercy Las Vegas, Findlay Napier, Dean Owens, and Maya Youssef.
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 2,500 artists to Glasgow to perform to more than 100,000 concertgoers at 300 events in over 20 venues. Plus the nightly Celtic Connections Festival Club, and Late Night Sessions at The Concert Hall.
Ticket prices vary from FREE to around £35.
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