Celtic Connections – Celtic Music Radio Is There

Written by on January 18, 2024

Celtic Music Radio 95FM’s 150 hours of programmes specifically related to the world-renowned Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow starts tomorrow.

The station’s special schedule includes more than 90 hours of live shows from the city’s Royal Concert Hall, starting at 11 am with Gerry Maguire who is followed by Mike Ritchie and Gordon Hotchkiss.

The Royal Concert Hall programmes will include interviews and live sessions next week as well as Celtic Connections’ news updates.

And at 5 pm every evening, there will be live coverage of the Danny Kyle Open Stage which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Celtic Connections kicks off this evening (January 18) with Grammy-Award winner, Chris Thile and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a special show also featuring, Scottish folk musician, Rachel Sermanni.

It is the European premiere of ATTENTION! – the remarkable new symphonic work by Chris.

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival celebrates its connections to cultures across the globe and from today more than 2,100 musicians from around the world bring the city to life for 18 days.

During that time, there are concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops and free events. Creative Director Donald Shaw has programmed more than 300 events across multiple genres of music.

The festival is renowned for its ability to bring together one-off line-ups for special collaborative shows. The camaraderie between musicians continues late into the night at the Festival Club – home to legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.

“There are situations that you’ll see where people are playing that you’ll never see again, or if you do, it’s because it worked here first,” said Donald Shaw.



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