Musicians from across the globe will take part in over 300 events in venues throughout Glasgow for the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK's premier celebration of celtic music.
The 18 days of entertainment will brighten up the dark, wet January nights with a mixture of concerts that include a host of one-off musical collaborations alongside talks, workshops, film screenings, theatre productions, ceilidhs, exhibitions, free events and late-night sessions.
Following last year’s 25th festival celebrations, Celtic Connections continues to grow and diversify in 2019.
As in past years, it will be graced with household names including Rhiannon Giddens, Graham Nash, Cherish the Ladies, Niteworks, Bokanté, Loudon Wainwright III, Elephant Sessions, Judy Collins, Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes, Shooglenifty, Kathy Mattea and Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert.
From the world music scene Celtic Connections 2019 will welcome Benjamin Clementine, Delgres, The Como Mamas, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Mariza and Bassekou Kouyate.
Since the inaugural event in 1994, when its 66 events centred around one venue and welcomed 27,000 attendees, Celtic Connections has become more adventurous, more experimental and more diverse. A huge range of musical genres are now showcased, as well as genre-busting performances that defy any attempt at categorisation.
Last updated: January, 2019