Celtic Connections

Every January, Celtic Connections brings Glasgow to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions and free events!

Celtic Connections

About Celtic Connections

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More than 2,500 musicians from around the world will gather in Glasgow for Celtic Connections.

The largest annual winter music festival of its kind and the UK's premier celebration of Celtic music, Celtic Connections features concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, free events, late night sessions and a host of special one-off musical collaborations.

More than 20 venues across the city stage shows to hugely enthusiastic audiences – we welcomed more than 100,000 attendances to 300 events in 2018.

Details of the stars of world, folk and roots music and the exciting emerging talent who will be appearing at Celtic Connections 2019 will be announced later this year.

Upcoming Events at Celtic Connections

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble and Marker Starling

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble and Marker Starling

17th January 2019
Laetitia Sadier, best known as a founding member of the London-based Stereolab is set to perform in Glasgow with her Source Ensemble as part of Celtic Connections 2019!
Judy Collins

Judy Collins

20th January 2019
The award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins will play The Mackintosh Church on January 20th as part of Celtic Connections 2019!
Charles Esten

Charles Esten

20th January 2019
Charles 'Chip' Esten will play Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket on Sunday 20th January as part of Celtic Connections with special guests The Adelaides!
The Once and support

The Once and support

23rd January 2019
Newfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets, and players, over the last decade The Once have written themselves into that story. Catch them at Celtic Connections 2019!
Gavin James

Gavin James

25th January 2019
Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James returns to Oran Mor Glasgow on Friday 25th January as part of Celtic Connections 2019!
The National Whisky Festival

The National Whisky Festival

26th January 2019
The annual National Whisky Festival of Scotland will once again descend on SWG3 in January as part of Celtic Connections 2019!
Karine Polwart & Kris Drever with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Karine Polwart & Kris Drever with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

27th January 2019
Karine Polwart & Kris Drever return to Celtic Connections when they première sumptuous orchestral versions of songs old and new at the King's Theatre Glasgow!
Hot Sardines and Support

Hot Sardines and Support

28th January 2019
From reinvented show-tunes to sizzling swing classics, the Hot Sardines deliver A-list musicianship and showmanship alike! Catch them at the King's Theatre Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections!
Gretchen Peters and The Honey Dewdrops

Gretchen Peters and The Honey Dewdrops

29th January 2019
Don't miss Grammy nominated, Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters at the King's Theatre Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections with support from The Honey Dewdrops!
Eddi Reader and Special Guests

Eddi Reader and Special Guests

30th January 2019
Eddi Reader will be playing songs both old and new when she performs at the King's Theatre Glasgow on January 30th as part of Celtic Connections!
Blazin Fiddles with Special Guest Karen Matheson and Support

Blazin Fiddles with Special Guest Karen Matheson and Support

31st January 2019
Instrumental supergroup Blazin’ Fiddles reprise their recent Celtic Sessions tour, featuring Capercaillie’s Karen Matheson at the King's Theatre Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections!
John Grant & Support

John Grant & Support

1st February 2019
With the new album Love Is Magic due out 12th October, John Grant has announced a UK tour for 2019 including a date at Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival on February 1st!
Chris Stout with Catriona McKay and Special Guests

Chris Stout with Catriona McKay and Special Guests

2nd February 2019
It's a rare privilege be able to see these wonderful and diverse musicians grace the stage of Glasgow's King's Theatre, catch Chris Stout with Catriona McKay and guests as part of Celtic Connections.
The Dead South and support

The Dead South and support

3rd February 2019
Canada's The Dead South are truly a one of a kind, make sure you catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2019!

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The Bodyguard
The Theatre Royal Glasgow are delighted to announce that the international smash hit musical, The Bodyguard will open its UK tour at Theatre Royal, Glasgow this Christmas!

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