**Celtic Connections 2021 announces its first live digital festival from 15th January to 1st February 2021
Offers a unique content online fro the very first time, hoping to reach an even wider audience with special collaborations and workshops.
Donald Shaw, artistic director on Folk nights Radio Two, spoke of his long time collaborations with American Dirk Powell and of the ceilidh bands he grew up with on the Argyll peninsula. Shaw visited Powell when the Transatlantic Sessions played several concerts over in America a few years back. Shaw likes to soak up the ambience of any region and celebrate our differences and also for the festival to engage internationally.
Folk music is about the community and is inter-generational. The old plus the new.
Celtic Connections is Europe’s largest winter music festival – welcoming over 2K artists over 300 events. 2021 will be the festivals 28th year with some of the biggest names in Scottish music scene and beyond. The full program will be announced in early December – with some fo the well-known and bets-loved acts that have graced the festival stages.
Roots music is always at the heart of the festival that unites with cultures and music world wide. The festival will focus on creating new digital content commissioned projects filmed over some fo Glasgow’s iconic venues. To support and encourage creative industries and to protect Scotland’s rich musical legacy.
A number of international artists will be filmed remotely and added to the line up. Shows will be available for a week .
Funded by Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland and the Scottish government.