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18 January - 04 February 2018

Venues, Glasgow, G23NY

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Celtic Connections is programmed by Artistic Director (and founding member of Celtic supergroup Capercaillie) Donald Shaw, and features over 300 events across multiple genres of music.

The festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows. The camaraderie between musicians continues into the wee small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.

There are situations that you’ll see where people are playing that you’ll never see again, or if you do, it’s because it worked here first.

At the core of the festival is the Education Programme, which sees 10,000 school children attend one of five free concerts each year, many experiencing live traditional Scottish music for the first time. Every year, the festival works closely with new and established artists in order to commission new works through individual compositions and the acclaimed New Voices series. Since the festival’s inception over 65 new commissions have taken place. Ideally, these collaborations and commissions are then performed at different festivals to ensure the legacy of new works continues.

An integral part of the festival is the annual staging of Showcase Scotland. A global leader in its field inviting over 200 music industry delegates, Showcase Scotland provides Scottish acts with the opportunity to perform in front of promoters, record labels and agents from over 25 countries and often leads to record deals and overseas touring contracts, promoting Scottish music and artists to new audiences around the world.

2018 has a strong line-up already, with The Oh Hellos, Lord Huron, Deer Tick, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer and a very special event featuring famed cyclist Danny MacAskill celebrating musician and producer Martyn Bennett and his album Bothy Culture with the re-formed GRIT Orchestra will help celebrate Celtic Connections’ 25th Anniversary in 2018.

Danny MacAskill

Deer Tick

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Lord Huron

Lost Horizons

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

The Barr Brothers

The Deslondes

The GRIT Orchestra

The Lone Bellow

The Oh Hellos

This Is The Kit

To Kill A King

Underhill Rose


City Halls



G1 1NQ


Drygate Brewery

85 Drygate


G4 0UT


O2 ABC Glasgow

300 Sauchiehall Street


G2 3JA


Oran Mòr

Top of Byres Road


G12 8QX



100 Eastvale Pl


G3 8QG


Saint Luke's

17 Bain Street


G40 2JZ


The SSE Hydro

Exhibition Way


G3 8WY

Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Broken Records The Hug & Pint
Lord Huron O2 ABC Glasgow
The Grit The SSE Hydro
Danny Macaskill The SSE Hydro
Blasta Celtic Connections Stage - Mitchell Theatre
Artist Stage Day
Blasta Celtic Connections Stage - Mitchell Theatre Sat 3rd
Broken Records The Hug & Pint Thu 18th
Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Thu 18th
Danny Macaskill The SSE Hydro Sat 27th
David Ramirez Broadcast Fri 19th
Lee Fields & The Expressions Oran Mor Tue 23rd
Lord Huron O2 ABC Glasgow Sat 27th
The Grit The SSE Hydro Sat 27th
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Venues, Glasgow, G23NY