With audiences from over 60 countries and over 27,000 tickets and passes sold, the first ever digital Celtic Connections has been a huge success. Over 10.5 million minutes of musical entertainment have been enjoyed by viewers over the last 19 days.
The programme was made up of unique digital content from over 30 specially commissioned projects and performances that were filmed across many of Glasgow’s much-loved venues. Internationally artists contributed to the diverse line-up by recording performances remotely in over 10 locations, including Mali, Sudan, Nashville and Rajasthan.
The closing night rounded off the 19 days of entertainment in incredible style with a special 90-minute programme celebrating some of the best moments of the festival. The Celtic Connections 2021 Farewell Concert also showed some unique moments that had not previously been aired before, including a special performance in The Hydro with Hazel Whyte from the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland playing in the empty venue as dancers Jamiel Laurence and Katie Miller perform a choreographed sequence. This is the first performance to take place in The Hydro in almost a year. You can view and download the video