Scottish champion Whitburn is looking forward to performing at the high profile 25th anniversary Celtic Connections music festival.
It will be the first time that the 2017 Grand Shield and Scottish Open winner has been invited to the Glasgow event that attracts some of the biggest names in traditional Scottish and folk music
Folk and Scottish artists
Whitburn will perform at a concert with Lau, a former winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, whilst other featured artists include American folk singer Sam Amidon, BBC Young Folk award winner Brighde Chaimbeul, The Pictish Trail, and writer Jaimini Jethwa who will perform an excerpt of her play 'The Last Queen of Scotland'.
The event on Saturday 3rd February takes place at Glasgow's Centre of Contemporary Arts (CCA).
We are delighted to be playing at Celtic Connections — one of the highlights of the Scottish cultural calendarWhitburn Band Manager, Charlie Farren
Whitburn Band Manager Charlie Farren told 4BR: "We are delighted to be playing at Celtic Connections — one of the highlights of the Scottish cultural calendar.
It also marks the start of what is a very busy period for the band which will culminate at the Scottish Championship in Perth in March where we hope to retain the Scottish title for the first time in quarter of a century."