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Belshazzar's Feast

The duo of musicians Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson play traditional style folk songs.

Falcon Hotel, Bude

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01288 356360

Salsa Sabrosa

Salsa dancing with live percussion and tapas to start your evening off in suitably hot and spicy style.

La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 0141 581 3401

Fri 2 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 581 3401

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 581 3401

…and 47 more dates until 4 Dec 2015

A Solstice Saturnalia With Jowe Head

This evening is intended to celebrate the turning of the year, at the winter solstice, when the sun is at it's lowest.

Hundred Years Gallery, London E2

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 3602 7973

All Things Considered

The five-piece group who hail from Berkshire performs its contemporary folk material containing a range of influences. With support from Phamie Gow.

The Bedford, London SW12

Tue 3 Feb 2015

Free / 020 8682 8940

Allan Johnston

Celtic music from this multi-instrumental.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

Free

Tue 30 Dec

Free

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Atlantic Currants

Folk and Americana from the quintet.

The Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs

Fri 2 Jan 2015

Free / 01843 862013

Atlantic Currants

The four-piece performs Americana, plus Celtic and English folk.

The Great Tree, Ramsgate

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Free

Azadeh

London-born but ethnically Iranian singer-songwriter who's toured in support of Robert Cray and Jools Holland.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival.

  • 13:00 – 13:40 Azadeh National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 20:30 – 21:00 Azadeh Summerhall, Edinburgh

Back To The Folklaws

Relaxed, intimate evening of folk music.

Dingwalls, London NW1

Thu 26 Feb 2015

Free / 020 7428 0010

Barbarella's Bang Bang

The European five-piece performs its avant garde Gypsy-folk material. With support from Gorgeous George, Danny Leman, Charlie Lankaster.

The Bird's Nest, London SE8

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 020 8692 1928

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Barluath

A modern take on folk from the Glasgow-based six-piece featuring pipes, flute, fiddle, mandolin, whistle and vocals.

Orpington Folk Club

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Free / 01959 532754

BBC Radio 2 at Celtic Connections

The BBC is delighted to be part of Celtic Connections again, and this year returns to the CCA in Sauchiehall Street, in the heart of the city. BBC Radio 2 will broadcast two live programmes from the festival, featuring guests and live music performances presented by Mark Radcliffe. Tickets for this event will be…

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Celtic Connections.

Beggars

Irish folk group.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Beyond Roots

Rekesh Chauhan (piano) and Kousic Sen (tabla) in concert.

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

Fri 1 May 2015

Free / 0844 800 0410

Caddy Cooper

Acoustic Blues, Country and Folk singer songwriter, Caddy Cooper is a travelling soul.

Elephant & Castle, Amersham

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Free / 01494 726 410

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Caddy Cooper & Friends

Blues, Country and Folk singer songwriter, Caddy Cooper is a travelling soul. After a year dotting across the globe Caddy returns in 2015 to do it all again with her band and a brand new album entitled Outside the Wire

Emmbrook Sports And Social Club, Wokingham

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Free

Cast Of Light

The four-piece performs pop and rock-influenced folk. With support from Blessem.

Esquires, Bedford

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 01234 340120

Cauldstane Slap

Accordion led folk session

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free

Celtic Session Lead By Alastair Caplin

Celtic, Scottish & Irish tunes that have been passed down for 100's of years warming the soul and inflaming a throng of stomping feet, bringing friends old and new together in our musical hub that is Jamboree.

Jamboree, London E1W

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

Celtic Session With Alastaire Caplain

Celtic, Scottish & Irish tunes.

Jamboree, London E1W

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

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Danny Kyle Open Stage 2014 Finalists

Last year's Danny Kyle Open Stage Finalists (The Chaplins, Austen George, Mischa Macpherson, Hò-Rò Arthur Nicolson and Griogair Morrison) open this year's competition. They can also be seen enjoying support slots during this year's festival.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Free non ticketed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Danny Kyle Open Stage 2015 Finalists

The finalists of Danny Kyle's Open stage 2015 for a showcase concert celebrating this year's competition.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Free non ticketed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Danny Kyle's Open Stage

The open stage night made famous by Celtic Connections – a chance to see new musical talent before the young guns make it big, with the winners announced at the end.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free non ticketed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free non ticketed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free non ticketed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

…and 12 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

David Knowles

The singer-songwriter from Edinburgh performs his alternative folk originals.

The Bedford, London SW12

Mon 30 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8682 8940

December Sunday Sessions

Some Sunday tunes from Edinburgh musicians.

The Basement Bar and Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 557 0097

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 557 0097

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