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Written by on 18/10/2013


celtic connections 2014

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One of Scotland’s most predominant mid-winter music festivals, which attracts the Celtic and World music talent from around the globe, with more than 150 acts performing around the city of Glasgow. Celtic Connections takes place from Thursday 16th January until Sunday 2nd February 2014.

Councillor Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life, said: “The festival attracts visitors from all over the world and therefore contributes to a hugely positive cultural and economic impact for Glasgow and the rest of the country.

More than 2100 artists will take part in 300 events in over 20 venues across Glasgow including Bobby Womack, Suzanne Vega, Lloyd Cole, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Seth Lakeman, Tim Finn, Julie Fowlis, Barbara Dickson,

Of course the Danny Kyle’s Open Stage will be there again at Adelaides from Saturday 18th January and will be broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio and Dunoon Community Radio

For a flavour of what you can expect from the Danny Kyle Open Stage Liz Clark and the Celtic Music Team will be at the Spree in Paisley till Friday 18th October at the Speigeltent  5pm and listen out for a special appearance of DCR’s Fiona McNeill and Reely Jiggererd on Thursday 17th October live here on DCR 97.4fm

Other artist  and venues announced include

Amadou & Mariam, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Boban & Marko Markovic Gypsy Orkestar, Caladh Nua, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, Capercaillie, Elephant Revival, Geordie MacKeeman And His Rhythm Boys, Habadekuk, Iain Anderson, Vincent McMorrow, Jazzateers, Karine Polwart, Kathleen MacInnes, Lau, Luke Daniels, Mairi MacInnes, Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire, Roy Harper, Sadie And The Hotheads, Salsa Celtica, Samantha Crain, Sangsters, Seth Lakeman, Sharon Shannon, Siobhan Miller, Soopna, Stephen Quigg, Stevie Palmer, Sturgill Simpson, Su-a Lee, Elysian Quartet, The Milk Carton Kids, The Mountain Firework Company, The Outside Track, The Staves, Thomas Bartlett, Tim Finn, Tim O’Brien, Tom Ward, Treacherous Orchestra, Vasen, Del Amitri, The Big Dish, Mogwai, Bill Callahan, and the International Burns Concert

Various venues across Glasgow are utilised for Celtic Connections 2014 such as the Main Auditorium in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, O2 ABC, The Tron, Òran Mór, The Mitchell Theatre, City Halls, Kelvingrove, St Andrews in the Square and the Old Fruitmarket will all play host to Celtic Connections events. Celtic Connections 2014 will also use the brand new SSE Hydro, Scotland’s biggest ever music venue.

Many events sell out very quickly and as well as the predictably popular artists, there are also many specialist events.