Glasgow is alive with music, singing, dancing and laughter; it must be Celtic Connections!  Musicians from around the world have descend on Glasgow for 18 days of concerts, free events, late night sessions, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops and a host of special one-off musical collaborations.

This year Scotland is celebrating Homecoming Scotland and Celtic Connections, which is now in its 21st year, will stage a special one-off collaboration in the brand new SSE Hydro (Scotland’s 12,000 capacity entertainment arena). With 2014 headlined as the year that ‘Scotland Welcomes the World’, there could hardly be a more fitting time nor place for Celtic Connections to celebrate its coming-of-age than on Robert Burns’ birthday.

With 2,100 artists, there really is something to suit most musical tastes. Names that people may recognise include: Bobby Womack, Suzanne Vega, Lloyd Cole, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Capercaillie, Del Amitri, The Big Dish and Mogwai. Hello Scotland’s favourites include Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire, Lau, Salsa Celtica and Fiddlers’ Bid…and so many more. In fact, a husband and a husband-to-be of two of our team members play in bands in Celtic Connections!

Musical minded incentive groups would love Scotland during Celtic Connections as it is an exciting time to be in Glasgow. The Scots are very proud of their musical heritage and is an essential part of any experience when here. Whether it is a band during a gala dinner or a ceilidh to get guests out of their seats, it adds an authentic and fun feel to an incentive. To tune into Hello Scotland’s creative ideas, contact us today on inspireme@helloscotland.com

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