Celtic Connections is the biggest winter festival of its kind - featuring 2000 musicians from 30 different countries. It all happens over 18 days with over 200 shows at 20 venues across the city.

This year's highlights include: Brit Award-winner Laura Marling; international superstar and Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John with Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky; the legendary singer-songwriter Shirley Collins and folk-rock singer Martha Wainwright. Billy Bragg and Joe Henry make a special appearance to play their Shine a Light album and Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance makes a welcome return to stage after a sell-out Edinburgh International Festival 2016 appearance.

19th January – 5th February 2017