Celtic Connections

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Country and Region United KingdomScotland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Glasgow, Scotland UK
Festival Contact Information

Celtic Connections
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
Scotland UK
Phone: +44 0141 353 8000
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Festival Description

Glasgow’s international festival of traditional music takes place in January each year. The first festival was programmed in 1993 to fill a scheduling gap in The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s winter season and to meet the growing demand for folk music. Since then it has developed into a citywide celebration of Celtic music and culture. Performances during the days and evenings comprise over 200 events in multiple venues across the city. Although focusing mainly on Scottish traditional music, the festival is truly international. Performers from the Celtic heartlands of Canada, USA, France and Spain regularly appear—and in the last two years, we have begun to showcase Nordic music.

Festival Dates January 17 - February 3, 2013
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Festival Events:

Artist feature 2013:
  • The Be Good Tanyas, with Sara Watkins
    Performance — January 26, 2013
    • Capturing the hearts of fans and critics alike with their special mixture of deep country, early American folk, old time blues and gospel. The Be Good Tanyas are voices that come out of the wilderness onto centre stage, with music that transcends their years and transports listeners from the past to the present.Their new Nettwerk album ‘A Collection (2000-2012)’ is a 16-song collection including two new tracks ‘Little Black Bear’ and ‘Gospel Song’. Gorgeous instrumentation, stunning vocals and seamless harmonies create music that is warm, honest and captivating. Their performance is opened by Sara Watkins.


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Practical Info:

  • The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office
    2 Sauchiehall Street
    G2 3NY Scotland UK
    Fax: (44) 141-353-8006


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