Celtic Connections coming up
Large concerts, intimate songwriter sessions, high energy evenings and evenings filled with quiet listening: all of these are part of the festival as well. This year, a collaboration among artist from India, Ireland, and Scotland kicks off things that first night as the parade ends, in a concert called Pulse of the World, featuring tabla master Zakir Hussain. Across eighteen days artists including legendary songwriter Richard Thompson, gospel singer Mavis Stapes, folk big band The Unusual Suspects, Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, fiddler Bonnie Rideout, banjo player Alison Brown, guitarist John Doyle, singing group The Cornish Fishermen, country star Marty Stuart, and pop icon Sir Tom Jones are but a few of the musicians who will appear. There will be workshops, concerts for school children, and open stage competitions as well, along with the always well enjoyed after hours sessions and festival club, where playing, singing, and craic go on through the night and into the morning hours after the formal concerts are done.
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