Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

Published: 11/01/2016

The biggest winter music festival in the world is about to take place in Glasgow, with Celtic Connections kicking off on 14 January.

With over 300 events taking place around the city in the next few weeks there is plenty to choose from but we are particularly excited about seeing our students perform at this international event. Our Traditional Music students will be hosting an afternoon of music showcasing their talent on Saturday 16 January 2016, alongside students from Newcastle University’s Folk Music course and under the tutelage of Phil Cunningham and Jenn Butterworth. This is a chance to see the next generation of trad musicians perform in what is sure to be an entertaining afternoon programme.

We’re also looking forward to catching RCS graduates and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musicians of the Year Robyn Stapleton and Claire Hastings in concert at the Glasgow Art Club on 30 January.

If you see spot any of our students or graduates at this year’s Celtic Connections (and there are lots of them!) make sure you let us know @RCStweets.

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