Celtic Connections on Campus is back at GCU

22 December 2016

Celtic Connections will be back at GCU in 2017.

Celtic Connections will be back at GCU in 2017.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students will once again showcase their skills at Celtic Connections on Campus, a free concert series running at the University from January 23 to 27.

BSc Audio Technology and BSc Audio Systems Engineering students will support live sets on campus, as well as Celtic Connections performances at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, in partnership with Celtic Music Radio.

The series of concerts will feature up-and-coming talent behind the scenes and in front of the mic, drawn from Scotland’s universities, colleges and schools.

Senior Lecturer Patrick Quinn, of the School of Engineering and Built Environment, is leading the project. He said: “GCU is delighted to be once again hosting Celtic Connections on Campus after its incredibly successful debut last year when we welcomed hundreds of music lovers from across the world to a fantastic series of concerts.

“We gave many music fans their first glimpse of emerging talent such as BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 finalist, Iona Fyfe, and we’re excited about an equally exciting line-up in 2017.

“GCU’s students have been part of Celtic Connections for the past five years and this strand of concerts offers them opportunities to develop their creative and technical skills in a real-world environment, as well as bring a vibrant group of emerging music talent to the campus.”

This year’s Celtic Connections on Campus will run for five days – up from last year’s four – and GCU’s audio students will support live performances by an array of exciting acts.

This year music fans can hear 2100 artists at 300 concerts, ceilidhs, free events, late-night sessions and workshops at more than 20 venues across Glasgow.

Celtic Connections on Campus runs in the Bistro in GCU Students’ Association building from 12.30-2pm from Monday January 23 to Friday January 27.