Tuesday, 27 October 2015


Punch Brothers

From Thursday 14 to Sunday 31 January, 2,500 musicians from around the world will gather in Glasgow for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, free events, late night sessions and a host of special one-off musical collaborations. 

Stars of world, folk and roots music, who will perform on 26 stages at venues across the city, include Rickie Lee Jones, The Chieftains, Lau, The Unthanks, Béla Fleck, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Admiral Fallow, Toumani Diabaté, Karine Polwart, Boys of the Lough, John Grant. 

Martyn Bennett concert

With artists from Inner Mongolia to Armagh, Senegal to Italy, and Brittany to the Outer Hebrides to Southern Manitoba performing at the festival in 2016 Celtic Connections remains a hotbed of musical talent from cultures and countries from across the globe. 
Eddi Reader
Nicola Benedetti
I have been taking photos at Celtic Connections since 2008. 
When I look at my Celtic Connections photos - one thing stands out – the fun and joy of those taking part have during the 18 day festival.  Also the very high quality of musicanship, beautiful voices and interesting collborations.

Aly Bain
Finlay MacDonald