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Knockengorroch World Ceilidh

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Knockengorroch World Ceilidh

Knockengorroch Festivals were born from a love of roots music, and created with the express aims of bringing great music to the hills of Galloway and supporting rural regeneration in the Uplands of Scotland.

Bringing first class World Music Acts to a beautiful and undiscovered upland corner of Scotland, seemed an excellent and relevant way to further this aim.

If lots of people were to have a great time in the process well so be it!

We began one mid-summer 1998, the year after an international ‘rainbow gathering’ took place on the land, and since then have moved from strength to strength without losing any of our original character. We now attract people from all over Scotland, the UK, and beyond, and have acted as an inspiration for several other festivals in Dumfries and Galloway, and further afield.

Originally held at Knockengorroch Farm in Galloway, we have also held festivals in the Forest of Ae near Dumfries, and Talnotry near Newton Stewart. All locations have a breath-taking beauty and ‘upland’ position in common, and it is this focus that Knockengorroch Festivals continue to promote.


Young Fathers Aziza Brahim Macka.B Peatbog Faeries Shooglenifty Scratch Perverts Ferocious Dog Mungos Hi Fi Soundsystem ft Solo Banton Awry Gnawa Blues All Stars Age of Glass John Langan Band DJ Format Bella Hardy and Big Band The Girobabies Rob Heron & the Teapad Orchestra Samedia Shebeen The Amphetameanies Big Swing Soundsystem London Afrobeat Collective Blackbeard’s Tea Party Bunty Looping Jenova Collective Samson Sounds No Go Stop Fitty Gomash The Navigantes After Hours Quintet Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 Jeremy Mage & the Magi Kate in the Kettle DJ Dolphin Boy The Badwills The Razorbills Tam Tam 2000 Ewan McLennan Sticks and Stones