The Celtic Connections winter music festival has taken place every winter since 1994.
Situated in Glasgow, the festival focuses on the roots of traditional Scottish music and has played host to a huge number of concerts, ceilidhs, talks and workshops since its inception.
At the centre of the festival is the Education Programme – an initiative created to encourage children to take an interest in music. The programme allows thousands of children to attend free morning concerts that that can include anything from Burns recitals, to folk or blues.
Almost as important as the Education Programme is the nightly Celtic Connections Festival Club; an unscripted collaboration between musicians who have performed during the daytime concerts. The aim of this is to create a special, one-off, collaborative occasion for both the audience and performers.