Get Connected: A Preview Of Celtic Connections 2021…

This year’s Celtic Connections (15th Jan – 2nd Feb), like everything else in life these days, will be rather different, but they have still put together a varied, vibrant, and eclectic line-up which, all things considered, deserves huge respect and congratulations. More than ever this year’s festival feels like a celebration of music – one which we can all join in.

There are too many bands and artists to mention them all here, but go to Celtic Connections to find out who is appearing, when, how to book, and how to watch, and receive all the up-to-date news by following the festival on Twitter, and Facebook.

In case you’re not sure where to begin, we have put together our selection of SWH!’s Ten Highlights from this year’s programme, with videos from one of the acts involved each time.

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay | Georgia Cécile | Fergus McCreadie Trio | Sona Jobarteh

Come Away In with Karine Polwart, Eddi Reader, Rab Noakes, Siobhan Miller & Findlay Napier

Breabach | Aidan O’ Rourke 365 | Rachel Newton | Bassekou Kouyate | Katherine Priddy

Blue Rose Code | Karen Matheson | LYRE | Rory Butler

Admiral Fallow in Concert

The Secret Sisters | Kinnaris Quintet | An Tobar presents

James Grant & Hallelujah String Quartet | Declan O’Rourke | Siobhan Wilson | Zoë Bestel

QuebecFest featuring Le Vent du Nord, De Temps Antan & Grosse Isle

Elephant Sessions: Lockdown Special

Dean Owens with Joey Burns (Calexico) | Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi | Kris Drever | Cahalen Morrison

And that’s only a small example of the great music on offer, so head over to celticconnections.com and find your own highlights…

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