Danny Kyle was a passionate supporter of traditional music and a constant campaigner for its revival in Scotland, and The Open Stage takes place each night of the festival at 5pm in the Exhibition Hall at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, where new musical talent are given the chance to shine under the Celtic Connections spotlight, and the six best acts win through to the final night showcase concert. With a support slot at next year’s festival up for grabs, it’s a hard fought competition.
Produced and presented by Danny’s close friend Liz Clark, it has been the launch pad for many now familiar names such as Karine Polwart, RURA and The Chair.
Applications for the Danny Kyle Open Stage 2023 are now open.
Applications will close on December 31st, 2022.