Created in 1994 the Celtic Connections is one of the Celtic music festivals that is marked on the agenda of all lover of the genre. In its origins arose from the need to fill the season of the Glasgow concert hall after Christmas and to promote and promote traditional Celtic music. The success was such that today is the biggest music festival in all of Scotland.
The Celtic Winter Music festival par excellence
From January 17th to February 3rd, the rooms and spaces of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall host more than 100 000 visitors each year. With a duration of 18 days, it is the largest festival of Celtic music of winter. Around 300 events, and more than 2000 musicians from 50 countries each year are truly impressive figures and it is not surprising the tremendous economic and cultural impact it poses for the city of Glasgow.
Renowned musicians and artists
Throughout his 25 years, he has hosted countless prestigious artists and musicians of the stature of Julie Fowlis or Sinéad O’Connor. However, the festival also bets for those novice artists who seek their niche in folk music. The festival has a strong spirit of collaboration between all participants and a marked orientation to the indie panorama, offering a series of concerts that seeks and promotes new talents.
The Celtic connections has already 25 editions and its success does not stop increasing. Although its director, Donald Shaw, one of the founders of Capercaillie, has decided to take a step back after so many successful years, the one who takes his relief will do so having in his own the biggest winter festivals in the world, which continues to give much to talk Among the lovers of Celtic music.