Celtic Connections has announced its 2014 plans as the festival, which takes place next January, celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The line-up spans the years and genres with headliners in Little Feat, The Animals, Salif Keita, The Mavericks, Martha Wainwright, Be Good Tanyas, Cowboy Junkies, Kate Rusby, Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, of The Frames, and Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares.

Acts from closer to home include Dougie MacLean, Karine Polwart, Martin Stephenson & the Daintees, Roddy Hart / Three Blind Wolves, Bellowhead, Capercaillie, Mike Heron / Trembling Bells and Aly Bain.
No sign of Frog Pocket, but it’s a long list so there’s sure to be other names in there we’ve missed.

The Royal Concert Hall will not be utilised this time round, due to work being done on the building to expand the venue. However, Kelvingrove will be used for a Burns Night event and the Barrowland will also host shows. The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards will take place late in the year at the RCH with the ceremony being broadcast live on TV for the first time.

The opening concert brings together artists who have appeared at Celtic Connections in the past including Eddi Reader, Dick Gaughan, and Julie Fowlis.

Tickets for all shows at the festival, which runs from 17 January to 3 February, are on sale now.

Full details at www.celticconnections.com.