World Ceilidh 2016 – 26th to 29th May

Young Fathers at the World Ceilidh 2015

Earlybird tickets are now on sale. Buy here. Come back again, you patrons of the best music festival I know of anywhere in any truly heiland glen between here and the Himalayan snow. Spread the word! Introduce a friend, or many friends. We need you all to make the Ceilidh magic happen… World Ceilidh 2015 […]

Knock bus tickets on sale


Knock bus tickets are now on sale!  For those who cannot / do not (want to) drive!  Get to the festival in an eco-friendly way, and enjoy the scenery en route!  You can travel from Glasgow or Edinburgh on Thursday or Friday.  Book here For the first time we are also taking bookings for a […]

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


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!

Monpays4@Zeb Goodell(lo-res)

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 […]