Celtic Connections Big Top

Celtic Connections – Glasgow’s internationally renowned folk, roots and world music festival – today announces two new additions to the line up of Big Top, the two-night music event on Skye.

Raul Malo, perhaps best known as the frontman of chart-topping country band the Mavericks, will headline Friday 23rd March and get the Celtic Connections Big Top tent rocking with a set of crowd favourites and solo material from his own album. Celtic Connections is delighted to welcome Raul back after his memorable appearance as a special guest on the sell-out Transatlantic Sessions tour.

A special Fèis Rois concert has also been confirmed for Saturday 24th March.  Fèis Rois, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, has taught thousands of budding singers and instrumentalists at its weekly classes and residential courses around the Highlands.  Many Celtic Connections performers have also been taught by the Fèis so this will be a great chance to spot their successors on this prodigiously talented bill.

In December 2011, it was announced that Celtic Connections would be leaving its Glasgow home for the first time in 19 years to stage a two night music event in Broadford, Isle of Skye from 23rd – 24th March 2012.

As the finale to Scotland’s Islands, Celtic Connections Big Top will feature a top line-up of traditional music, show-stopping arts experiences and action-packed workshops on a local and international scale, showcasing local talent alongside top international artists. Up to 4,000 residents and visitors are expected to flood into the Celtic Connections Big Top to see local performers sharing the spotlight with artists from across the globe.

Tickets are available online at www.celticconnections.com/bigtop or 0141 353 8000 priced at £40 for a full access, weekend ticket, or £25 for a day ticket.

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