19 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

House of Song


Every day from 3rd Feb 2023 until 4th Feb 2023
Maldron Hotel
Free - no ticket required
Age restrictions
Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Celtic Connections 2023

Following Doris Rougvie's retirement and a change in venue, the format for this year’s House of Song at Celtic Connections has been slightly altered. As a result, we will have different hosts for each weekend, with each bringing their own perspective to our well-loved late night event.

Hosting the first weekend of the festival will be well known singer and tutor Amy Lord from Dunblane. A former student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Amy is currently tutor to a number of singing groups including Angus Folk, and the Wighton Singers.

Our middle weekend will be hosted by Natalie Chalmers, a fine young singer from the north-east of Scotland who has entered and won many competitions over the years, and has competed at the Bothy Ballad Champion of Championships in Elgin. She has guested at many festivals, including at Glastonbury and Cambridge in 2019.

Bothy Ballad and Traditional singer Scott Gardiner from near Forfar will take over the helm for the final weekend. Scott has appeared at festivals all over the UK and Ireland, and his repertoire of songs is legendary. A former Bothy Ballad Champion of Champions, Scott is particularly fond of songs from his native Angus.  

Nestled away in the Maldon Hotel on Renfrew Street, this calm and warm session in partnership with the TMSA is just around the corner from the Concert Hall.

This event takes place every Friday and Saturday during the festival from 11pm - 1am.

Venue details

Maldron Hotel
50 Renfrew St
G2 3BW
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