Knockengorroch Festivals were born from a love of roots music, and created with the express aim of 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.
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.
The object of Knockengorroch artistic direction is to establish progressive linkage between the celebration of the natural amphitheatre of its two Galloway venues and the now far- flung Celtic diaspora, once rooted in such homely places.
On the still wider contemporary seas of world-music the aim is primarily to promote multi-cultural forms and musical genres, highlighting the connection between roots music and the land that gave birth to that music and its people.
Music from all continents is therefore booked alongside the best in Scottish, and European talent to showcase Celtic and World music in both traditional and contemporary fields.
It is Knockengorroch’s unique remit not only to celebrate ethnic diversity and fusion, but to make the music home amongst the hills once more, and give it up to the people …
Website: Knockengorroch World Ceilidh