Celtic Connections 2017

Connecting you with 2,100 artists, 300 events, 20 venues in 1 brilliant festival.

Glasgow has the perfect antidote for the cold Scottish winter – the 18-day long annual shindig that is Celtic Connections.

We're proud to be a partner of Celtic Connections, Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival. Between 19 January and 5 February 2017 the city comes alive with over 2,500 musicians from across the globe coming together to celebrate the best in Celtic music

With 300 events across multiple genres of music, concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events, Celtic Connections has something for everyone.

The festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows.

The camaraderie between musicians continues into the wee small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.

Take the train to see a programme that boasts a stellar line-up including Aberfeldy, Ivan Drever’s Orkney Gathering, Laura Marling & the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hannah Fisher, Tommy Emmanuel and Derek Gripper and many more.

Plan your journey by train