Celtic Connections, the largest roots music festival in Europe and the UK's most established celebration of world, traditional and folk music, takes place in Glasgow during January each year. British Council Scotland works with the festival to raise its international profile, ambition and reach.
Since 2000, British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland have run Showcase Scotland, a six-day programme which introduces international delegates to the UK music sector. As the largest annual gathering of the international music community in Scotland, the showcase provides opportunities for promoters, record labels, agents and festival organisers to connect with the Scottish industry and each other.
Each year, Showcase Scotland has an international partner. In recent years these have included Australia, India and New Zealand.
Plans are currently underway for Showcase Scotland 2018 - watch this space for more information.
In 2016, we produced a series of videos to show the various ways in which Showcase Scotland helps to form international connections and partnerships.