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Celtic Connections 2017: Aberfeldy
Celtic Connections is the largest annual winter music festival of its kind and the UK's premier celebration of Celtic music.
Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections, celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. From 19th January – 5th February 2017?, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.
Celtic Connections is programmed by Artistic Director (and founding member of Celtic supergroup Capercaillie) Donald Shaw, and features more than 300 events across multiple genres of music.
The festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows. The camaraderie between musicians continues into the wee small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.
'There are situations that you’ll see where people are playing that you’ll never see again, or if you do, it’s because it worked here first.' Donald Shaw, Artistic Director
The festival has broadened its reach and in 2012 brought a taste of Celtic Connections to the Isle of Skye as part of the Year of Scotland’s Islands, as well as visiting Chicago as part of Year of Creative Scotland to programme various musical performances throughout the Ryder Cup, including the Opening and Closing ceremonies along with a number of other hospitality events.
Please visit www.celticconnections.com for more information.
Named after a village in the Scottish Highlands, Riley Briggs (singer/ songwriter), Ian Stoddart (drums), Ken McIntosh (bass), Sarah McFadyen (fiddle/vocals) and Ruth Barrie (keyboard/vocals) combine acoustic guitars with fiddles, soft percussion and gentle harmonies creating beautifully arranged, atmospheric pop; following in the footsteps of fellow Scots, Belle & Sebastian.
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