The world’s largest ceilidh is set to take place in Glasgow this Christmas.
Hoolie in the Hydro will feature some of the biggest and best names in the traditional music scene, including famed Caledonia singer Dougie MacLean, Celtic-rock sensations Manran, Ireland’s Sharon Shannon Band, award-winning Scottish outfit Skerryvore and festival favourites Trail West.
Organiser Gary Innes hopes the event will be the beginning of something special.
The musician and broadcaster first came up with the idea in 2020 after reaching 20,000 Facebook page likes.
He joked that if half of the people who liked his page bought a ticket for the Hydro, they could have the world’s biggest ceilidh.
Speaking about the event, he said: “This world-first event is set to be the biggest night of traditional music that Scotland has ever seen.
“I can’t wait to have thousands of people join us for what’s sure to be a serious party and a history-making moment.”
Martin Gillespie, of Skerryvore, said it’s going to be an “incredible night”.
Kim Carnie, of Manran, added: “This night has the potential to be one of the biggest moments for Scotland’s traditional music scene.
“It is an incredible opportunity to make history as the genre takes to the country’s biggest stage.
“This night will mark the culmination of years of hard work and dedication from the bands who have come before us and inspired us to do what we do, as well as the work of those who promote and have promoted our culture, music and languages.
“It really shows how much traditional music has grown in popularity over the last three decades. It is certainly an exciting night to be a part of.”
The star-studded night of entertainment will take place at the Ovo Hydro on Saturday, December 17.
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