Showcase Scotland

Starts  — Ends

Glasgow, Scottland

Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
Folk rock band Gangar will perform at the The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Friday 26th of January 2024 (photo: Glasgow Life)

Showcase Scotland is an industry event, part of the Celtic Connections Festival - Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival. Norway is partner country in 2024.

The following six selected artists get a unique opportunity to showcase themselves in front of 200 of the most influential bookers and industry professionals in Europe. Additionally, they will perform a concert at Celtic Connections, which runs concurrently with Showcase Scotland and is one of the largest folk music festivals in Europe, attracting over 130,000 attendees over 18 days.

The project is a collaboration between FolkOrg and Music Norway, supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The partnership agreement spans three years, during which we work closely with the organizer to achieve the maximum impact and visibility both before and after the focus year.

The Norwegian artists will play the following gigs in January 2024:

Alexander Aga Røynstrand
Wed 24. 8pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite
w/The Canny Band

Erlend Viken Trio

Thu 25. 7:30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium
w/Paul McKenna Band & Frankie Archer

Private reception / showcase (6 bands)

Fri 26. 3pm


Fri 26. 7:30pm
The Mackintosh Church


Fri 26. 8pm
Old Fruitmarket
w/Kinnaris Quintet & Ciaran Ryan Band

Julie Alapnes

Sat 27. 7:30pm
Saint Luke's


Sat 27. 8:15 pm
w/Adwaith and Teud