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As well as giving the world the International anthem “Auld Lang Syne” Scotland has bred a treasury of music and song telling, not only its own poignant story, but influencing other cultures in the process.

Celtic Connections are worldwide. From Cape Breton, the Appalachian Mountains and the Louisiana bayous to the African continent and beyond, all bear testament to the tradition in their music.

Throughout your tour we will link the experience in story, music and song relevant to your visit. Ballads, often penned in adversity, illustrate history in a unique way. “Nobody does pathos quite like the Gael.” Even people who have no understanding of the Gaelic language are moved by the experience of listening to the exquisite beauty of the songs.

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