Tag: Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections to run ‘hybrid’ online festival

Celtic Connections to run ‘hybrid’ online festival

Celtic Connections intends to run a ‘hybrid’ online version of the festival. The news comes one week after the festival was forced to cancel most of its in-person shows due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 safety measures in Scotland. A new programme will be published next week. Performances will be […]

Celtic Connections to return in full for 2022

Celtic Connections to return in full for 2022

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 […]

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: musicians joined and hip

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: musicians joined and hip

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton are two of the most talented all-round musicians on the planet. To know that it was the bagpipes that brought them together makes what they do even more remarkable. They started their life-long musical journey as kids in the late Gordon Duncan’s Pitlochry-based Vale of […]

Malin Lewis and Jarlath Henderson.

Diary: Cowal/Bob Shepherd/Celtic Connections/John Wilson

Cowal Highland Gathering may not be the piping and pipe band event it once was but its organisers are celebrating winning a leading tourism prize. Cowal has just been awarded the Best Cultural Event or Festival title at last weekend’s The Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards. Cowal beat the HebCelt […]