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World Ceilidh 2016 at night (photo Graham Wynne Photography)

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(Photo: Graham Wynne Photography)

Welcome! Failte!

If you prefer a bigger festival in a smaller pot you are a Knockengorrocher!
Join us beside the glittering Water of Deugh beneath the broad shoulders of southwest Scotland's great mountain peaks to celebrate some of the finest music from the Celtic diaspora and everywhere in-between.

A world of music in the hills

The World Ceilidh melds together the most ancient roots music with the latest cutting edge sounds.
This first truly backwoods upland music fest in Scotland hosts some of the best musicians and performers from across the world.

People to the hills, music to the land

All are invited to journey over hill and dale by rock and stream to our natural greenfield auditorium and to our upland stage to experience the biggest little festival this side of anywhere!

Bird's eye view

Some great footage of the festival from the sky showing our upland location to full effect

Ceilidh!

Yes - there is an actual ceilidh...

Fancy dress Friday!

Or whenever you want.

Crafts & Culture

All kinds of workshops: stonecarving, hula hooping, drumming, tai chi, capoeira, dance, stargazing... Something for everyone.

Surrounded by jawdropping beauty

In the stunning and accessibly remote setting of the southern upland hills of Dumfries & Galloway

What people are saying

Highlight of the year….every year !!

I absolutely love love love Knockengorroch and it’s now a HUGE part of my life and my family’s life too ! Having attended since 2003, started working at the festival, met my partner there, and now have two beautiful Knockengorroch children who love it as much as we do !!! May cannot come around quick
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Lizzy Treacy

Best kept secret

Truly one of the most wonderful festivals in the land! This really is one of the best kept secrets, when it comes to festivals. A real community feeling where children can run free and be safe, with so much to do for kids and the big kids at hart too! There’s something for every one
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Stephen Mayne