Celtic Connections 2018 Glasgow’s winter music festival.

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Celtic Connections 2018 – Glasgow’s winter music festival will feature an ambitious and eclectic line-up of musicians from all corners of the world to celebrate its 25the anniversary. 

The festival will run from 18 January until 4 February, 2018

The 18 days programme will include a host of one-off musical collaborations alongside talks, workshops, film screenings, ceilidhs, art exhibitions, free events and late night sessions.  Over 300 events will take place at venues throughout the city. 

Celtic Connections is the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of celtic music and including a range of genres: Americana, Folk, World, Indie, Jazz, Trad and Fusion/
www.celticconnections.com

 

Dick Gaughan Tribute Concert at Celtic Connections 2018 – photography and review Pauline Keightley

The Wilson Family

Songs of Defiance and social conscience and an evening of contrast, quality, and sincerity The Old Fruitmarket, Celtic Connections,January,2018 This concert was a celebration of the music that matters to Dick Gaughan. It was hosted by actress Elaine C Smith, who introduced an incomparable line up of Gaughan’s long time friends and collaborators. This included […]

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Blue Rose Code at Celtic Connections 2018 photos and review Pauline Keightley

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code (aka Ross Wilson) performed at Celtic Connections supporting Beth Orton. Ross commanded the ABC stage as he sang with a full band line up. He performed songs from his new 2017 album Water of Leith, as well as other fan favourites. In some memorable songs he connected to his Scottish roots and […]

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Beth Orton at Celtic Connections  2018 review and photographs by Pauline Keightley

Beth Orton

Short stories with some beautiful sounds Beth Orton the Brit award-winning, English singer-songwriter, known for her fusion of folk and electronica sounds (folktronica), performed a concert at the O2 ABC at Celtic Connections 2018. She played guitar and was backed by Grey McMurray, on electronic keys, guitar and bass. During her set she was brightly […]

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Session A9 Celtic Connections 2018 review and photographs by Pauline Keightley

Session A9

An entertaining night!  Session A9 are a multi-talented band led by fiddler Charlie Mckerron –  striking music with four top fiddlers. The band treated us to a variety of  slow airs, songs, reels and jigs, with feet dancing rhythms and bows swinging with powerhouse dynamism! There were also slow melancholy tunes. Included was a Ross […]

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Max Richter at Celtic Connections 2018 review and photography by Pauline Keightley

Max Richter

A night to remember! Max Richter, renowned composer of stage and screen, performed his eight album of classical and electronic sound ‘Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works (2017)’ at Celtic Connections.  The music is from the score he composed for the ballet Woolf Works in collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor. The work follows a three-part […]

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Alela Diane and Mick Flannery, Celtic Connections 2018 review by Pat Byrne

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The Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross provided the perfect intimate setting for these talented, laid back performers. Celtic Connections fans were treated to Alela Diane’s first concert since the birth of her second daughter. It was also her first opportunity to play songs from her new album ‘Cusp’, due for release 9 February, 2018. Playing […]

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Shawn Colvin Celtic Connections 2018 review and photographs Pauline Keightley

Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin, is a Grammy award-winning American singer-songwriter, best known for her song ‘Sunny Came Home’. The concert at Celtic Connections was opened with a welcoming and accomplished duo from Colvin’s band, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Colvin is celebrating 20 years since the success of her ‘Few Small Repairs’ album and the re-release of a […]

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Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Opening Concert, review and photographs by Pauline Keightley

Sian Shian, singers from Highlands and Islands

Opening Concert 25th Celtic Connections, January, 2018 Celtic Connection’s Opening concert was organised by pianist Dave Milligan, one of the performers back in 1994. The world’s biggest folk, world and roots festival celebrated the launch of its 25th  Anniversary with a packed line up of talented international and local musicians. The line up for the […]

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Celtic Connections 2018 – Highlights from Scots Whay Hae!

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Alistair Braidwood of Scots Whay Hae! has highlighted some of the events you’ll find at Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Festival. Worth Watching Out For As usual you’ll find an impressive programme combining international and some lesser known gems: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Kate Rusby, Shawn Colvin, Kathryn Williams, Beth Orton, Joe Henry and The Mavericks! Some of Scots Whay Hae! top […]

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New additions to Celtic Connections Programme 2018

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With only one week to go until the Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary (18 January – 4 February, 2018) there has been a flurry of new names added to the line-up! If you haven’t already, put your feet up, scroll through the website and plan your festival. ADDITIONS TO THE LINE-UP Dale Watson & His Lone Stars […]

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Celtic Connections 2018 – Programme Launch

Celtic Connections 2018, Glasgow’s winter music festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018. In true Celtic Connections style it will feature an ambitious and eclectic line-up of musicians from all corners of the world. The festival will run from Thursday 18 January to Sunday 4 February 2018 – providing eighteen days of entertainment to […]

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