A statement from the Celtic Connections organisers said: “Although the festival has not been able to return on the scale initially planned, and the majority of programmed shows have been impacted in some way, we are still working extremely hard to stage as many performances as we can in 2022.
“We are continuing to engage with the Scottish government regarding in-person shows due to take place from 24th January onwards and will be able to confirm our approach in line with any ongoing restrictions following the first minister’s update next week.”
During the last “live” festival in January 2020, about 130,000 people attended more than 300 events. Organisers said more than 2,100 artists from around the world had taken part.
Celtic Connections was first held in 1994 and is considered to be one of Europe’s top winter music festivals.
The initial programme is elsewhere on The Democrat.