One of the highlights of Celtic festival is the open mic stage every day at 5. I enjoyed the Danny Kyle open stage at Celtic Connections 2017 - two stand outs this year were beautiful ballad singer Iona Fyfe and the ceilidh band Trip. The stage attracts top folk musicians world wide. I’ve heard many top musicians here and sometimes those artists who have gone on to win. Celtic is not only about the concerts - its about the buzz, the arts, the instruments an enjoying music that is not mainstream.