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Celtic Connections Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Celtic Connections Press Call with Vicente Amigo

Celtic Connections Press Call with Vicente Amigo

By Louise ScottThe 20th Celtic Connections festival got off to a musical start in Glasgow City Centre.

Flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo played with his group on the steps of the Royal Concert Hall Thursday morning for a press photo opportunity.

Musical acts from all over the world will come together to celebrate the special anniversary which has given a platform to many artists.

Celtic Connections Artistic director Donald Shaw said: “Every year we explore the connections between Celtic music and other musical genres, as well as with cultures across the globe. This year the programme is the most diverse yet.”

The combination of musical genres has allowed Celtic music to reach a global audience and has allowed the festival to continue and expand each year.

Thursday will be host to the opening Celebration Concert in the Royal Concert Hall followed by a club night at Walkabout and a House of Song night at the Holiday Inn.

The full schedule can be found on the Celtic Connections website.

Vicente Amigo with his group

Vicente Amigo with his group

Vicente Amigo will be performing with his band on the Friday night at the Concert Hall.

The Latin Grammy award winning artist has played alongside many world class artists including David Bowie and Bob Dylan in his successful career.

His new Flamenco/Celtic collaboration is called Tierra and is sure to impress.

Tickets for the event can be bought from the Celtic Connections website or from the Box Office on 0141 353 8000

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