Celtic Connections will return in full for 2022.
The 18-day programme of live events marks a welcome revival for Scotland’s traditional music scene that has been impacted badly by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This will be the 29th year of the world-famous event, and it will take place in Glasgow from Thursday, January 20 to Sunday, February 6, 2022. Last year’s festival took place entirely online and saw aroound 30,000 people in 60 countries tune in.
Enhanced hygiene measures will be in place at all venues and they will operate in line with Scottish Government guidelines. An online element to this year’s festival is currently being explored and more shows are set to be announced.
Celtic Connections is still a celebration of traditional music but has evolved since its early year to encompass Americana, jazz, soul and world music. For the 2022 festival, piping enthusiasts will be catered for by concerts from Beòlach (from Cape Breton), Old Blind Dogs, Talisk, RUSA, Michael McGoldrick, Ross Ainslie and Mànran.
There will also be a reprise of The Conundrum international piping concert. That was first staged at the festival in 2019 and which received a glowing review in the Piping Times.
• For the full line-up and to purchase tickets, go to: www.celticconnections.com
Celtic Connections receives funding from Glasgow City Council, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government Festivals Expo Fund.