Celtic Connections, Glasgow, Scotland is an annual music festival held in Glasgow, Scotland, which celebrates the traditional and contemporary music and culture of the Celtic nations. The festival was founded in 1994 and has become one of the most popular and respected music festivals in Scotland, attracting over 100,000 visitors each year.
The festival features a diverse range of music, including traditional Celtic music, folk, jazz, blues, and rock. There are over 300 events held during the festival, including concerts, ceilidhs (traditional Scottish social gatherings), workshops, and educational events. The festival takes place in various venues across the city, including concert halls, churches, and pubs.
Celtic Connections is known for its collaborative spirit, and many of the events feature collaborations between musicians from different parts of the world. The festival is also committed to supporting and promoting new talent, and there are many opportunities for young musicians to perform and showcase their skills.
In addition to the music, the festival also features a range of other cultural events, such as exhibitions, talks, and film screenings. The festival is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Celtic nations and an opportunity for people from around the world to come together and share their love of music and culture.