It's that time of year again, time to cast off the winter blues that invariably descend each January in the anti-climax following the celebrations of the festive season. Tonight sees the start of Celtic Connections 2015 which, as always, is guaranteed to lift the gloom, with 300 events involving some 2100 artists during the course of the festival.
This year's event gets underway, tonight, in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with a celebration of the music of the late, lamented, Martyn Bennett, who was a real giant of the contemporary music scene. Sadly, Martyn's life was all too brief, tragically cut short by cancer at the early age of 33. This event commemorates the 10th anniversary of his untimely passing.
This opening event promises to be of the highest standard and will set the tone for what will, undoubtedly, be another highly successful festival.