Photos from Celtic Connections’ annual pipe band concert

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World-renowned folk, roots and world music festival Celtic Connections 2024 drew to a triumphant close in Glasgow last night after 18 days of spectacular sold-out concerts, innovative musical sessions and star-studded collaborations.

From January 18 to February 4, the city came alive with over 300 incredible events involving 1,200 artists across 25 of the city’s venues. The biggest winter festival of its kind in Europe, known for its eclectic mix of genres and inclusive atmosphere, is celebrating over 100 sold out shows across its 300 events alongside welcoming over 115,000 attendees. 

Piping of all kinds featured throughout the festival and culminated with the annual pipe band concert on Saturday afternoon, February 3. The concert featured the National Youth Pipe Band and current Grade 1 World Champions, Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band.