14 January 2020
Get ready for the invasion! This week, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival opens - and this year it's bringing a Storm...
This year's Celtic Connections festival, from 16 January – 2 February, promises 18 fantastic days of world-class concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, talks and more in venues across the city.
And on its opening weekend the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music invites you to a really BIG event...
On Saturday 18 January, Storm, Scotland’s largest puppet, will walk through Glasgow’s City Centre. Aided by eight puppeteers, the ten-metre tall puppet will ‘wake up’ at 10am* by the Clyde at Victoria Bridge, and make her way to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall via the Merchant City and George Square. Backed by a beautiful soundscape from Scotland’s pioneering folk singer Mairi Campbell, Storm will be joined by some surprise performances along the way, culminating in a specially choreographed dance performance by students from Glasgow Kelvin College’s Performing Arts Programme.
Created by Vision Mechanics to celebrate Scotland's official year of Coasts and Waters 2020, Storm is a feat of mechanical mastery. Made entirely out of recycled materials, she encourages us all to celebrate our seas, care for our coastlines and put the environment first.
Join us on Saturday for this free, family-friendly outdoor spectacle.
* Times are approximate.
More about Celtic Connections 2020
Storm is just one of many visitors heading to Glasgow for this year’s Celtic Connections. Attracting audiences - not to mention over 2000 musicians - from across the globe, it truly is a world-renowned festival. And with 300 events to choose from, there really is something for everyone!
Find out more by following these links...
(all links will take you to the Celtic Connections website)
- Search the programme by genre, including Soul, Indie, World Music, Americana, Jazz and more
- Search workshops, including many come and try sessions, and family-friendly classes too
- Read the Artistic Director’s Top 10 highlights 2020 for an insider’s guide
“If there’s one thing that makes wintertime in Glasgow great then it’s Celtic Connections.” The Guardian