Celtic Connections Festival Announces 20th Anniversary Line-Up

The popular Celtic Connections music festival announced this week the lineup for the 2013 edition. Held in Glasgow, Scotland, Celtic Connections will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. Some of the finest acts in folk, Celtic, roots, world music, traditional, indie, blues and jazz will perform in Glasgow between January 17th and February 3rd.

Artists scheduled to perform at Celtic Connections 2013 include The Mavericks, Transatlantic Sessions with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Salif Keita, Kate Rusby, Carlos Núñez & the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Amy Helm, Dougie MacLean, Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire, Fiddlers Bid, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Aimee Mann, Caravan Palace and Bellowhead.

The festival includes concerts, ceilidhs, conferences, workshops, free events and late night sessions taking place over 18 days in various venues throughout Glasgow. Venues include the Main Auditorium in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, O2 ABC, The Tron, Òran Mór, The Arches, The Mitchell Theatre, City Halls, Kelvingrove, The Barrowland Ballroom, St Andrews in the Square and festival fans’ favorite the Old Fruitmarket.

Tickets for Celtic Connections are now available at the newly launched website www.celticconnections.com, by phone at 0141 353 8000, or in person at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City Halls and Old Fruitmarket.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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