From the 14th to 31st January Glasgow will be brought to life by more than 2100 musicians from around the world. Celtic Connections is the cities annual folk, roots and world music festival and celebrates Celtic music and its connections to other cultures around the world.
From concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions and workshops, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Some of the most unique sessions revolve around collaboration, where you can witness special ‘one night only’ line ups – some of which are planned, whilst others are just spontaneous.
The festival takes place across the city with more than 25 venues hosting more than 300 events. The venues are as diverse as the artists and include the famous Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the jaw dropping Mitchell Library as well as one of the West Ends best live music pubs – The Hug and Pint.
Celtic Connections is an ideal day trip from Loch Lomond Waterfront and can be easily accessed by car, bus or train. But if you’re not lucky enough to experience it for yourself, why not check out some of the highlights of Celtic Connections through the BBC.