Danny Kyle Open Stage

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 Karine Polwart, Rura and The Chair.  This year the Open Stage returns to the home of the festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in the Exhibition Hall and will be at its original start time of 5pm.  The six winners will perform in a ticketed showcase concert on Sunday 1st February.  

And did we mention – it’s absolutely FREE! 


How to apply for the Danny Kyle Open Stage

Fill in an application form (an editable pdf) then email it along with a demo to dkos.info@yahoo.com​​

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 5th 2015.  All successful applicants will be advised from the week beginning January 12th 2015.  Demos should be 2-3 tracks in duration.​
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