Glasgow, Scotland – Every year, Celtic Connections launches in spectacular style with a torchlight procession through Glasgow city centre. The 2008 parade will take place Wednesday 16 January, 5pm at George Square. The event is free.
The ScottishPower Pipe Band and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Pipe Band will lead a mass of blazing torches from George Square to the Concert Hall steps, as Glasgow lights up for the first day of the festival.Celebrations commence inside the Hall, as torch-bearers are invited to the Lord Provost’s Drinks Reception, and the festival will be pronounced officially open.
If you’d like to take part in the opening torchlight parade please download the online application form at www.celticconnections.com.