Danny Kyle was a passionate supporter of traditional music and a constant campaigner for its revival in Scotland. Each night on the Open Stage, new musical talent is given the chance to shine under the Celtic Connections spotlight and the six best acts win through to the final night showcase concert. With a support slot at next year’s festival up for grabs, it’s a hard fought competition.
Compered by Danny’s close friend Liz Clark, it has been the launch pad for many now familiar names such as Adam Sutherland, Karine Polwart and The Chair. Adelaides on Bath Street is the venue for the Open Stage again this year, with music starting from 4pm each day apart from Sunday. The six winners will perform in a ticketed showcase concert on Saturday 1st February.
And did we mention – it’s absolutely FREE!
How to apply for the Danny Kyle Open Stage
Fill in an application form then send it along with a demo to:
The Danny Kyle Open Stage
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
All applications are read and listened to before the festival, however, places are limited.
We will contact you if successful and offered a slot.
Applications are accepted until January 6th 2014. All successful applicants will be advised from the week beginning January 13th 2014. Demos should be 2-3 tracks in duration.