Saturday, January 21, 2012

Celtic Connections 2012: the music begins

January. Glasgow. Celtic Connections.

Celtic Connection's is Europe's premiere winer festival, and one of the top music festivals across the world. Both the Celtic side of things, with artists from all across Scotland, from ireland, the United States, Canada, and elsehwere in the Celtic world come to share their music, as do musicians from other traditions.

Celtic Connections 2012. The music begins...

with the Scottish Power Pipe Band playing to launch the first night of the festival, as the steps of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall are lit with fire and music
piper celtic connections copyright kerry dexter

glasgow celtic connections open 2012 copyright kerry dexter

celtic connections firedancer copyright kerry dexter

The fire continued inside on the first evening, as the main auditorium at the Royal Concert Hall was lit with music from Bela Fleck and friends.

bela fleck celtic connections copyright kerry dexter

More to come on this concert and others as the music continues.

photographs made with permission of the festival and the artists, and are copyrighted. thank you for respecting this.

kathleen macinnes abigail washburn karen matheson celtic conections copyrightkerry dexter

you may also wish to see

Celtic Connections:
an overview of events at this year's festival, at Wandering Educators

Music Road: Celtic Connections 2011: images


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Blogger Anjuli said...

this sounds amazing- what a way to begin 2012!!

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Kris @ Attainable Sustainable said...

I think I said this LAST year, but I sure would love to attend this event. I can just imagine the energy.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Melanie Haiken said...

I went to a festival on the Isle of Mull many years ago that sounds something like this. It was so memorable, I still remember every minute of that magical weekend! Thanks for making us feel like we're there.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I would love to attend a music festival like this - sounds wonderful!

9:51 AM  

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