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Article published 13/10/2023

The programme for Celtic Connections 2024 has been unveiled

World-renowned Glasgow festival Celtic Connections will once again light up the stages, venues and dark winter nights from Thursday 18 January to Sunday 4 February 2024, for what will be one of its biggest-ever capacity festivals according to event organisers.

Glasgow's status as a UNESCO City of Music will be well and truly on display as more than 300 events bring 25 venues across the city to life, welcoming a host of unmissable music across its 18 days. 

Bringing together world-class musicians

Proudly known as Europe's premier folk, roots and world music festival, and the home of spectacular musical showcases and one-off collaborations, Celtic Connections has continued to expand into a multitude of genres over its 30-year history. This year will see the festival stage another ambitious programme of incredible performances spanning acoustics, tradition, indie, americana, jazz, blues, orchestral, experimental and more.

Like the anticipated 110,000 attendees, musicians will descend on Glasgow from near and far. From just along the road to all corners of the globe, including North America, West Africa, India, Australia, Ukraine, Norway, Sweden, France and Ireland, international artists of the highest calibre are once again lining up to play a sought-after Celtic Connections slot.

Much loved venues, such as the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Barrowland Ballroom, as well as The Pavilion Theatre and Barony Hall, will be providing audiences with a warm Glaswegian welcome, and organisers are encouraging anyone who has never attended to come and experience its magic for themselves. 

Musicians Aileen Reed, Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter of Kinnaris Quintet at The Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow for the launch of the Celtic Connections 2024 programme. Credit: Celtic Connections

“It’s that time of year where we lift the lid on the incredible shows and events we have in the works for Celtic Connections. Celebration and collaboration are at the heart of the festival and once again we will bring the world’s music to Glasgow audiences this winter. I’m very excited that our 2024 edition will welcome a huge portion of international talent back to our stages, particularly our transatlantic cousins in America, and that we will be back to staging one of our biggest ever capacity festivals. We would encourage audiences old and new with a love of music to discover all that this diverse programme has to offer and spend the dark winter nights with us.”

Donald Shaw, Creative Producer, Celtic Connections

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