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Festival fans can catch the best bits of Celtic Connections 2012 on TV, radio and online once again this January. BBC Radio Scotland will stage six live shows at BBC Scotland’s headquarters at Pacific Quay. In January, Mary Ann features music from round the world and round the corner with a handpicked selection of festival artists playing live in BBC Scotland's headquarters on the Clyde on Tuesday 24th and Tuesday 31st January.

Bruce MacGregor presents two special editions of Travelling Folk live at Pacific Quay on Thursday 26th January and Thursday 2nd February, featuring some of the best folk acts at the festival. Another Country with Ricky Ross comes live from Pacific Quay on Friday 27th January and Friday 3rd February, with performances by Americana and alternative country artists.

BBC Radio Scotland's longest running programme Take The Floor makes a welcome return to the festival on Saturday 4th February with presenter Robbie Shepherd hosting a great night of music, song and dance courtesy of Iain Anderson and his Scottish Dance Band at the Pearce Institute’s MacLeod Hall.

The station will also bring live coverage of the BBC Radio Scotland Young

Traditional Musician of the Year competition, featuring performances by the six talented finalists live from City Halls on Sunday 5th February.

BBC Radio 2 return to Celtic Connections to broadcast the highlights of this year’s festival in two hour long specials presented by Ricky Ross on Wednesday 2nd February and Wednesday 9th February at 10pm. Following the huge success of BBC Radio 3’s World on 3 broadcasts at the previous two festivals, World on 3 returns for a four night residency live from Late Night Sessions. Presented by Mary Ann Kennedy, the shows will feature a top line up of festival artists performing live between Tuesday 31st January to Friday 3rd February.

Community radio station Celtic Music Radio will also bring listeners all the latest information on shows, interviews with the stars and up and coming artists, the latest ticket availability and the very best in Celtic music during the festival.

Celtic Connections 2012 includes a Gerry Rafferty tribute when an all-star line-up will assemble to celebrate the life and music of Gerry Rafferty, in a show curated by his daughter Martha Rafferty and long-time friend Rab Noakes, featuring The Proclaimers, Barbara Dickson, Maria Muldaur, Ron Sexsmith and more.


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