From melodic, slow airs to high-octane jigs and reels, the Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton Trio
perform a captivating selection of music from their highly acclaimed albums, Symbiosis I, II and III
. Lifelong friends and long-time musical partners Ainslie and Hutton team up with Owen Sinclair
to create a masterly blend of modern and Scottish folk music, combining pipes, whistles, guitars and vocals for a sound that feels both deeply traditional and sharply modern.
The undisputed masters of the Breton dance floor, Startijenn bring their exhilarating mix of trance music and traditional folk to Celtic Connections. Together since school days, the band (Youenn Roue, Lionel Le Page, Tangi Le Gall-Carré, Tangi Oillo and Julien Stévenin) deploy iconic Breton instruments including bombard, accordion, guitar and pipes, to exhilarating effect. Their 7th album, Talm Ur Galon (A Heart’s Beating) is a fresh departure, adding an injection of rap to their folk-rock sound.