Islay Pipe Band at Celtic Connections

Black Bottle Whisky will now be the official blended whisky of Celtic Connections, the Glasgow based music festival. Available at all venues, Black Bottle will even have its own 'gigs', with several master classes scheduled and hosted by Bunnahabhain Distillery manager, John MacLellan. Now in its 15th year, the festival takes place between 16th January and 3rd February. With over 300 events Celtic Connections has something for everyone, including concerts by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Scots rockers Teenage Fanclub, Senegalese singing sensation Baaba Maal and Scottish folk big band The Unusual Suspects.

Talking about their sponsorship, David Allan, Brand Manager for Black Bottle says 'We are delighted to be part of Celtic Connections and see our sponsorship as really relevant given the host of Scottish musical talent that plays a big part in the Festival. What could be better than enjoying an award winning dram at the same time as appreciating some of Scotland?s best musical talent?' Donald Shaw, Artistic Director of Celtic Connections is equally pleased about the new sponsorship deal: 'Although we have an international flavour with acts performing from around the world, we pride ourselves on being a major platform for home-grown talent. Having Black Bottle join us as a sponsor extends this platform for Scottish musical talent to include our national drink as well'. Additionally, as part of the Festival, Black Bottle Islay Pipe Band will play at the Donald Dewar Memorial at the top of Buchanan Street, below the Concert Hall entrance on Saturday 2nd February between 12 noon and 2pm.

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This story was published with kind permission of the Ileach local newspaper.

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