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Knockengorroch Burns night

Baghdaddies photo [credit jose farinha]

On friday 30 Jan we’ll be back in Dumfries town hosting a feast of great music in true roots spirit to celebrate Robert Burns. Greenery, decor and colourful installations will transform The Venue into a resplendent Knockengorroch winter festival.  Featured will be some of Knockengorroch’s favourite artists: Glasgow’s own international  reggae sound system legends and […]

Knockengorroch from on high

Knockengorroch aerial view

Thank you to all the mighty Knockengorrochers that came together to make another World Ceilidh year happen. Here’s some great footage of the festival from the sky showing our upland location to full effect.

Tigtri Kid’s Tent and other stuff for kids

Kids activities

Creative workshops and entertainment, cutting, sticking, painting and making. Storytelling, instruments and songs with Daniel Allison who has travelled the world gathering inspiration in Mexican deserts, African villages, Nepalese monasteries and the Amazon jungle. Rhythm & Music with Melissa Bradd. Drama, games, fun with Sophie McCabe. ‘Belly Babies’ with Roberta – shimmy, bop and sway […]

More amazing names added

Bombskare

Have a look at more great acts joining the party: Vieux Farka Toure, Coldcut, Neville Staple, Dub Pistols, Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson, Sam Lee, Kan, Alejandro and the Magic Tombolinos, Plantec, Mungo’s Hi Fi Sound System, the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers fusion set with Rebecca Vasmant, Bombskare (pictured), Sketch, Gol, Tantz, Awry, MC Xander, Radioactive Man, Paper Tiger, Victorian Trout Conspiracy, Rose Room, […]

The birds and the bees theme

Waggle Dance

At the World Ceilidh 2014 we’ll be celebrating love and the power of honey bees, which as we all know are ESSENTIAL to our ecosystem and pollinate two thirds of all the food we eat.   Plus they even have a communication system called the waggle dance. One to practise perhaps.

First names announced!

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Acts appearing at the World Ceilidh 2014 include: VIEUX FARKA TOURE COLDCUT NEVILLE STAPLE DUB PISTOLS ROSS AINSLIE AND JARLATH HENDERSON SAM LEE KAN ALEJANDRO AND THE MAGIC TOMBOLINOS PLANTEC MUNGO’S HI FI SOUND SYSTEM Many other acts from across Scotland and further afield will join the party and the festival will ring out with […]

Knockengorroch Winter Warmer

Victorian Trout Conspiracy

For one wintery night only enjoy the taste of Knockengorroch in the warm comforts of The Venue’s club environment. In celebration of Rabbie Burns’ birthday on 25 January we’re gathering together some of the World Ceilidh’s much loved acts for a winter wonderland of greenery, installations and good vibes. Featuring the mighty Nucleus Roots Sound […]

World Ceilidh 2013 Video Playlist

Dancers

Check out the vids in our World Ceilidh 2013 playlist. Representing all the angles of the festival! Thanks to all the filmmakers involved!

World Ceilidh 2013 pictures

Walkabout Ladies

The pictures from World Ceilidh 2013 are now up and how pretty you all look. Have a gander and some memories… World Ceilidh 2013 Gallery