More than 60 live shows will be staged by Celtic Connections music festival after restrictions on crowd capacities are lifted next week.

Full-capacity shows will be staged across 14 days in venues around the city after the Scottish Government confirmed the easing of measures introduced on Boxing Day.

Organisers announced a revamped line-up for live shows after being forced to cancel much of the planned programme.

The opening weekend will be limited to recordings of online concerts at the Royal Concert Hall which just 200 ticket-holders will be able to attend in line with the current restrictions.

Full shows will go ahead at the Royal Concert Hall, the Old Fruitmarket, the Mackintosh Church, the Tramway, Saint Luke’s, The Hug and Pint, King Tut’s and The Glad Cafe from Monday.

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Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Kathryn Joseph, Iona Fyfe, Rachel Newton and Bruce MacGregor, are among the leading Scottish musicians due to appear before live audiences.

Organisers said: “We warmly welcome confirmation that live indoor performances can proceed without the capacity limits in Scotland from 24 January.

"We have more than 60 shows still programmed between then and 6 February which we cannot wait to stage.

“These exciting and eclectic performances are going to be truly unforgettable and are made all the more special given the recent uncertainty.

“Tickets for these in-person shows are on sale now and we would encourage everyone who is able to support the festival to join us over the next three weeks for some magical live music once again.

"The safety of audiences, artists and suppliers is central to all of our plans and we are continually working with the Scottish Government and venues to ensure we put all necessary public health measures in place.

“We can also now confirm festival passes for our digital programme will be on sale from January 21.

“Priced at £25, a digital ticket will give people access to at least 12 hours of exclusive filmed live content from across the festival for a three-week period starting on January 26.

"More detail about artists included in the online programme will be revealed when tickets go on sale.

“We also look forward to staging the first of our live filmed sessions at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall this Thursday as our opening night concert, ‘Neath the Gloamin’ Star, comes to life in front of an intimate audience of 200 people.”