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.

You can support Celtic Connections by signing up to become a Friend or by making a donation when you purchase tickets online. All donations to Celtic Connections will help to support the core festival activities.

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

Friends pass

Personalised Celtic Friends pass 

Access to the Celtic Friends area at the Concert Hall

Priority entry to the Danny Kyle Open Stage. Each night on the Open Stage new musical talent is given the chance to perform. Admission is free but you can avoid the queues.

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

10% discount in the Concert Hall shop and all Glasgow Museums shops for 1 year

Please note that benefits are subject to availability.​