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Celtic Connections 2021 Opening Celebration Concert

Celtic Connections 2021 Opening Celebration Concert

Celtic Connections 2021 Opening Celebration Concert

Celtic Connections

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All ages
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Dates and times

Friday 15 January 2021
7:30PM - 9:00PM

7:30pm GMT*

Celebrate the Opening of Celtic Connections 2021, with sets from some of the very best musicians on both the Scottish and international music scenes. With over 12 performances packed into the 90-minute show including the Celtic Connections 2021 Big Band, Duncan Chisholm with Scottish Ensemble, Ímar, Fiona Hunter, Kinnaris Quintet, Le Vent du Nord and many more surprise guests, the footage has been recorded across many of Glasgow’s venues as well as captured remotely across the world, bringing a true feeling of optimism and connections as it welcomes back so many musicians who have graced the festival stages across the years.

Fiddle: Patsy Reid, Graham Mackenzie, Laura Wilkie, Hannah Fisher

Whistles and Saxophone: Fraser Fifield

Flute and Whistles: Michael McGoldrick

Pipes and Whistles: Ross Ainslie

Guitar: Anna Massie, Sorren Maclean

Percussion: James Mackintosh, Alyn Cosker

Piano and accordion: Donald Shaw

Double bass: Duncan Lyall

Trumpet: Neil Yates

Saxophone: Paul Towndrow

Trombone: Chris Greive

Violin: Greg Lawson, Alistair Savage, Fiona Stephen, Kobus Frick

Viola: Georgia Boyd, Liam Lynch

Cello: Sonia Cromarty, Jessica Kerr

Karen Matheson: Vocals

Stepdance: Sophie Stephenson

*This performance will be available to watch for one week after the live date (until 22 Jan 2021) to accommodate different time zones.

This performance is included in the Celtic Connections 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

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