Celtic Connections 2016 lineup announced

Celtic Connections 2016 lineup announced

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Performers include Rickie Lee Jones, The Chieftains, Robert Plant and Lucinda Williams

The lineup for this year's Celtic Connections has been announced. From Thu 14–Sun 31 Jan, Glasgow will play host to 2,500 musicians from across the globe for the annual celebration of Scottish and world folk music.

Artists performing across the 26 stages include Rickie Lee Jones, The Chieftains, Lau, The Unthanks, Béla Fleck, Moving Hearts, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Admiral Fallow, Toumani Diabaté, Karine Polwart, Boys of the Lough, and Larry Carlton.

The 2016 programme features a number of running themes including 'Family Ties', exploring how music can bring familial folk together; 'New Americana', exploring country, bluegrass and folk; and 'The Auld Alliance', examining the long-standing relationship between Scotland and France.

With the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland celebrating 50 years, its musical director Siobhan Miller will host the festival's opening concert. And there'll be a celebration of Aly Bain's 70th birthday as he performs with Phil Cunningham.

Celtic Connections is on Thu 14–Sun 31 Jan and tickets are available now.

Celtic Connections

Glasgow's annual folk, roots, indie, world and traditional music festival celebrates the links between Celtic music and cultures across the globe, featuring ceilidhs, workshops, talks, dancing, art exhibitions, and free events.

Online events

Tue 26 Jan

Free / 0141 353 8000

Dementia-Friendly Concert: Robbie Greig and Hamish MacLeod

Free / 0141 353 8000

Danny Kyle Open Stage

£7 / 0141 353 8000

With Fara, Rachel Walker, Assynt, Chloë Bryce and Amy Papiransky.

Wed 27 Jan

Free / 0141 353 8000

Danny Kyle Open Stage

£5 / 0141 353 8000

Home on the Sea

£7 / 0141 353 8000

With Cherish the Ladies and Westward the Light.

Thu 28 Jan

Free / 0141 353 8000

Danny Kyle Open Stage

£2 / 0141 353 8000

Night of Wales at Celtic Connections

£7 / 0141 353 8000

The Conundrum with Tryst and Project Smok

…and 4 more dates until 1 Feb

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