Share the Music


Celtic Friends are at the very heart of the festival. Over the years our Friends have supported Celtic Connections’ award-winning education programme, championed up-and-coming artists from Scotland and around the world, and enjoyed a host of benefits into the bargain!​

This year (as always), we’re very excited about our New Voices commissions, and we want to share them with you. As part of your Celtic Friends benefits, choose one New Voices concert, and enjoy the work some of Scotland’s most exciting new musical talent.

Become ​a Friend

“It’s been a huge learning curve – but now I’m really looking forward to writing more.”
​Duncan Lyall interviewed in the Sunday Herald 
on his New Voices commission, 2012


For just £30, you can become a Celtic Friend and receive the following: 

Ticket to one New Voices concert

Exclusive ticket offers

Personalised Celtic Friends pass 

Access to the Celtic Friends benefits at the Holiday Inn

Priority entry to the Danny Kyle Open Stage 

The chance to be a judge at the Danny Kyle Open Stage 


This year the Celtic Connections Friends will be hosted by the Holiday Inn, Glasgow Theatreland.  Friends will be given vouchers to exchange for tea and coffee in the lounge area.

Please note that benefits are subject to availability.



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