19 Jan - 5 Feb 2023
New Talent

Battle of the Folk Bands


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21st Jan 2023
Drygate Brewery
£11.20 includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Seating Type
Seated and Standing
Celtic Connections 2023
Battle of the Folk Bands returns to Celtic Connections for another deciding bout. 

Four finalist line-ups, selected from an open submission process, perform for a panel of expert judges. The finalists are Falasgair, Glastur, Tarran and The Paddy Buchanan Band.

The judges are looking for the optimum blend of musicality and originality. With recording and gig opportunities up for grabs as well as the victor’s laurels, previous years’ winners – including Dosca, Eabhal, The Canny Band, the Tom Campbell Trio and Deira – all continue to make their mark on the Scottish scene. Come along and catch tomorrow’s stars today. 

The contest was established by folk development agency Hands Up for Trad to encourage and support new and emerging Scottish acts.  

Venue details

Drygate Brewery
85 Drygate
G4 0UT
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