Looking forward to Celtic Connections 2019!
Famous Names 2019
Loudon Wainwirght III, Rhiannon Giddons, Graham Nash, Seth Lakeman, Judy Collins, Karen Matheson, composer Patrick Doyle, Kathy Mattea, Eddi Reader, Blazin Fiddles, Cherish the Ladies, John Grant, Elephant Sessions, Aiden Moffat and RM Hubbert.
Some of the great Scots writing – celebrating Hamish Henderson, John Martyn,
In this year of young people, the Opening Concert celebrates new talent and the passing of traditions between the generations and 15 years since Harvest 2004.
Other Concerts -
Other Concerts -
Little books of Scottish folk songs and TMSA Young Trad tour, Strathclyde suite 26th Jan,
Blue Rose Code, Caledonian Soul, City halls.
Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook – 2nd February
McGonagall’s Chronicles at the Tron theatre.
The Bards Tale – Concert hall
Kathleen MacInnis and amiina (from Iceland)
Julie Fowlis and Duncan Chisholm.
'Grace and Danger' concert celebrating John Martyn.
A celebration of folk-blues singer-guitarist John Martyn’s Grace and Danger album with a special line up – Paul Weller, Lucy Rose, Eddi Reader, Ross Wilson, Rory, Butler, Eric Bibb, John Smith, Katie Spencer.
Scotland continues to have a diverse, vibrant and thriving live acoustic music scene, which I discovered in my twenties and is much more real than the music we are fed by mainstream radio. I want to discover my own music through a variety of means – reviews, folk clubs, festivals, more. Today online streaming doesn’t always have the albums I want to listen to.
Celtic Connections 2019 is premier 18 days major winter music festival,
17thJan - 3rdFeb 2019, Glasgow
Over 20 venues, 300 events and 2,100 artists.
The festival will feature special event concerts, film screenings workshops, talks, theatre, ceilidhs, exhibitions, free events and late night sessions. Celtic Connections includes innovative collaborations while respecting past traditions and encourages new talent with late sessions, open mic and more. There is always such a fantastic buzz!