Music festival Celtic Connections kicks off in Glasgow

The annual traditional music festival will see more than 300 events take place across Glasgow.

More than 2000 musicians are set to descend on Glasgow, as the annual traditional music festival Celtic Connections gets under way.

Celebrating Celtic music’s connections from across the world, more than 300 concerts, ceilidhs, talks, late night sessions and workshops will take place.

Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections creative producer, said: “Over the next 18 days we will proudly showcase a rich array of unforgettable music – taking in local talent, international collaborations and inimitable artistic performances.